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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (50,406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: A Series of Unfortunate Events Release Date:
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Dear Listener,

If you have chosen to listen to this audio for pleasure, I advise you to put it down instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest. This recording contains such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, and coupons. If you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection. I have promised to record the entire history of these poor children, but you haven’t, so please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of these wickedly funny, suspenseful adventures won’t want to miss out on…The delicate balance of delight and disaster we’ve come to expect from this exciting series.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “While many of the events that occur on these pages are indeed bleak, miserable, and unfortunate, the indomitable spirits of the Baudelaire children and Lemony Snicket’s gleeful telling of their tale makes reading them irresistible. As a side benefit, there’s also a marvelous education in linguistics hidden amidst the mishaps.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “It remains, however, irrelevant what gloom and doom actually descends upon these children while Snicket is the omniscient narrator in charge. His marvelous asides and play on words are what enliven these Victorian-style satires.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Snicket’s tale lends itself to being read aloud, and what better person to do this than the author! His commentary on word meaning and life experiences becomes informative asides. His treatment of the array of zany characters is humorous and full of appealing voices. He champions Violet, Klaus, and Sonny, whose individual strengths and devotion to each other are detailed in the adventure and underscored through Snicket’s tender narration.”


  • “The story is deliciously mock-Victorian and self-mockingly melodramatic…The author’s many asides to the reader underscore the droll humor, which many children will relish. Another plum for the orphans’ fans.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mlkbrandons. 707 | 2/19/2014

    " Great book with a whole bunch of plot twists. Good amount of action and mystery. Pretty sure everyone will enjoy this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aaron Hand | 2/10/2014

    " I started this series of 13 books because Sophie was reading it, but I think I'm done. Just can't take more of the variations on the same plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stevie | 2/3/2014

    " Never really drawn to these books, but they seem to be getting better and better as the 'unfortunate events' get worse and worse. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Saara Myrene Raappana | 1/19/2014

    " If only there were a way to rate something with a negative star. Really, this series of books would be better if they were less a series and more just the first book, by itself. At the second book, the predictability and word-defining gets tiresome. By the third book, the willful stupidity of the children just gets infuriating. I mean, really: after two books, it seems like they might assume that whatever weird-looking skinny person enters their lives and starts messing with them for no reason is Count Olaf. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, I deserve to be kidnapped and killed by a creepy man with a tattoo on his ankle. "

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