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3.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46 (24 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: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060793449
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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.”

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  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Torres | 1/15/2014

    " these series really leave you confused but very adventrous "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake B | 1/11/2014

    " This is where all the mystery starts to kick off, brilliant book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janna Raber | 1/7/2014

    " Count Olaf was so sneaky! I could not figure out what he was up to! Kind of a gruesome ending... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norelle | 1/7/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoy reading this series with my children...such clever writing and fantastic use of the written word! This book is the fourth book in the series, definitely not intended to be a happily ever after afffair! The name of the series sums it up beautifully, as every thing the children deal with is very unfortunate! I am looking forward to reading the next installment...I can't wait to see where count Olaf turns up next. I just need to get the picture of Jim Carrey out of my head...lol .(I thought he was perfect in the film adaptation) I.highly recommend this book/series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Butta | 9/30/2013

    " after they have gone through to much already they have to work at a wood mill they only get chewing gum for lunch and get coupons insted of money (most of the coupons are "buy one get one free") "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Rebellion | 8/25/2013

    " These books are always the saddest! well, written, one of the best children book series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 7/31/2013

    " I got so bored with this book I just stopped reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ash | 7/10/2013

    " I think one of my favorite book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 3/2/2013

    " i was okay, but this time, pretty predictable... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 1/29/2013

    " Few of the jokes are new at this point in the series, but they remain amusing. Bonus points for naming the hypnotist who lives in an eye-shaped building Dr. Orwell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 1/11/2012

    " My favourite in the series so far; adored the sword/toothfight, Klaus and Violet taking each others places and Phil and Charles. And not too much misunderstanding, which gets on my nerves sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judie Holliday | 8/30/2011

    " Not the best one of the series so far, but still fun and helped to make a long car ride more bearable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/25/2011

    " This book was an easy read, but compared to the ones before it, it seemed boring and uneventful. The things taht did happen were kind of slow paced. I didn't hate it, but I wasn't on the edge of my seat like last time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rene | 8/26/2010

    " Eric and William are still really enjoying these books. Count Olaf is quite the character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire Yerkey | 4/22/2009

    " reading currently, well sorta. i haven't technically started reading it, but i'm almost there! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fin | 8/24/2008

    " This one was just depressing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/27/2008

    " I didn't like it that much... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/28/2007

    " Good one, but not as many clever laugh out loud phrases in this one as the last one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jager | 7/30/2007

    " The fourth book is much more bland compared to the first three but still holds its place in this adventure in a wood mill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/25/2007

    " Lemony Snicket is fun, it's terribly depressing and highly entertaining. All the books make me feel like I'm 12 again, and I curl up on the couch, laughing out loud and eating gummy bears. "

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About the Author
Author Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler has written numerous books for grown-ups under his own name and a series of books for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.