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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: A Series of Unfortunate Events Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060793418
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Dear Listener,

Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this CD.

I can think of no reason why anyone would want to listen to a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the Duluxe Cell, and some very strange hats.

I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include:

A perplexing word game • Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives • Art from The Brett Helquist gallery

It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children's lives and write them all down, but you may decide to do some other sacred and solemn thing, such as listening to another book instead.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans won’t want to miss any of this marvelously morbid series!” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Tim Curry gives distinct character vocalizations without compromising the rich undertones of his voice. He keeps the tongue-in-cheek humor and mockery of this children’s series refreshing rather than redundant.” 

    AudioFile

  • “The Baudelaires are dynamic characters who inspire loyalty to the inevitable end of the series.”  

    School Library Journal

  • “Series fans will enjoy the quick pace, entertaining authorial asides, and over-the-top characterizations.” 

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ansley | 12/30/2013

    " The one even had some cool poetry and mysteries! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 12/28/2013

    " it was a interesting book. it was very mysterious and crazy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 12/17/2013

    " I think that the book started a little boring. It made me want to read something else. The book also ended saddly like all the other Lemony Snicket books do. They become so close to escaping with their friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrence | 12/17/2013

    " "The Vile Village" is the seventh book in the famed "A Series of Unfortunate Events." The book starts off with Sunny, Kalus, and Violet in the office of Mr. Poe. They are looking for a new guardian, because their last one was not an ideal caretaker. Mr. Poe finds them a village who will look after the three kids. They start on their journey to the village. When they get to the village it is covered with crows, and the elders who run the village a dressed as crows. The kids get situated into the village and are forced to do a numerous amount of chores throughout the whole village. Later on the encounter their first guardian, Count Olaf. He is still trying to get his hands on the children's inheritance. He causes the children to get sent to jail, and are to be executed the next day. They eventually escape and leave the village in search of yet another guardian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cailie | 11/27/2013

    " This is an interesting book that I would reccomend for anyone to read. It's a fun adventure book that you can't keep your eyes off of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devine | 10/21/2013

    " My favorite book of them all...so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 10/1/2013

    " I bet you're getting bored of these reviews. in almost every book i have said i loved it. and guess what? i am going to say it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 9/26/2013

    " The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7) by Lemony Snicket (2001) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adria | 5/26/2013

    " bedtime reading for my son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adamk | 5/3/2013

    " it was an exciting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 3/12/2013

    " ok so im only one chapter 3 but i know its going to be a really good book because all them had been so far but if it has more child abuse im going to kill some one!!! IM DONE!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/25/2012

    " AMAZING. I totally called the fountain thing, even though I didn't have any evidence. I liked that Olaf didn't show up for most of the book, and I am THRILLED about the Jacques Snicket thing. I cannot wait for Beatrice and Lemony Snicket to become real characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 9/26/2012

    " the ballon and the almost escape was awesome. i hate large groups of birds though, so this one creeped me out a little more than ususal..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 9/22/2012

    " this was a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 7/26/2012

    " Can you image a village filled with crows?? it's horrible "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 6/27/2011

    " These books are just fun...if you can count orphans in peril fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/28/2011

    " More awesome instruction. A murder of crows. Small potatoes (and some delicious related metaphors!). And, of course, my all-time favorite: deus ex machina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rifesof0 | 5/5/2011

    " The book is awesome! because it has action, sad and twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/23/2010

    " Hands down, my absolute favorite A Series of Unfortunate Events book ever as well as the climax of the series! None of the others could compare, not even The Grim Grotto. If you are to read this series, you HAVE to read this particular installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 5/10/2009

    " This book is so unpleasant and undesirable and makes you want to put it down so much that it is impossible not to enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 4/27/2009

    " And another unexpected twist at the end of this story. The Village was indeed vile and completely bonkers, but still quite believable for a wicked story. I keep enjoying those bits and pieces about Snicket's love and his own tragic story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nola | 3/26/2008

    " This book started getting a bit more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 7/2/2007

    " This is another series of unfortunate events book. This time the orphans are trying to hide from count olaf by living in a village. But that wont stop count Olaf from trying to get their fortune. This was a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Mayhem | 6/22/2006

    " First nearly functional adult we've met in the series, which I guess is something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/20/2005

    " The Baudelaires are off again - to a villiage, that all take care of them. Although they care more for their famous crows, so the orphans have to clean the villiage for everyone. You will have to read to find out what happens next - have fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celine Parker | 7/28/2005

    " Another dismal setting for the Baudelaire children, but that doesn't make for a dismal story. The siblings have such courage and do whatever they can to escape the evil that has followed them ever since the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyanne | 2/2/2005

    " might be more contraversail because there thrown in jain and 2 triplets are stuck inside a statue and 2 of the bouldilairs are going to be potentially killed at the end of the book. There are also many other adults that are going to burn others at the stake. Probably not going to go over well. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.