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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,623 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Liam Aiken Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The All the Wrong Questions Series Release Date:
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In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn’t be read. This is the first volume.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles, and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet.”

    Washington Post

  • “A Pink Panther-esque page turner that marks the return of eccentric narrator Lemony Snicket…An outrageous, long-overdue, middle-grade follow-up series from a truly beloved narrator.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues…Equal parts wit and absurdity.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Delicious…A charming, clever, and enormously enjoyable little mystery which asks all sorts of questions but answers very few of them; I’m already impatient to read the rest of the series.”

    The Guardian (London)

  • “This book belongs in all collections serving middle school students. Readers will be eagerly awaiting the next volume in the series.”

    VOYA (starred review)

  • “Please, it’s Lemony Snicket. Enough said.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children, 2012
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2012 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Kids
  • Selected for the Winter 2012 Kids' Indie Next List
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2012 Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2012 Amazon Best Books of the Year for Middle Grade Readers

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eleanor | 2/20/2014

    " I was initially slightly worried when my sister gave me this book for Christmas, because though I loved reading the Series of Unfortunate Events as a child, I always felt that "Lemony Snicket" was cheating. I felt sure that reading more from this author with more experience with literature would leave me feeling negatively towards a series that I did thoroughly enjoy as a youngster. However, this book certainly did not leave me feeling cold. It has all the familiar elements from S.o.u.E.; the ridiculous plot lines, the treacherous villains, the confusion, the odd definitions of words, and the penchant of Mr. Snicket to never reveal any real answers. This is all part of the charm, as frustrating as it sometimes seems when you read it. If the author had finally answered all the big questions in 'The End', I doubt that all the readers would have been satisfied (I do not think a Harry Potter-style conclusion would have been possible here; too many loose ends!). Mystery is an integral part of these works. Who could that be at this hour seeks to follow a different path; the trials of the Beaudelaire Orphins being well and truly told. This volume picks up the story of the 13 year old Lemony Snicket; who were know as the Narrator of the original series. Snicket's experiences seem to echo the orphins'; he is shunted around against his will in the care of the villainous S. Theodore Markson. Lemony has been taken on by this woman as an apprentice, a role which turns out to be more the executor of dirty work. Lemony takes matters into his own hands and gets help from two girls that he meets along the way. The familiar and almost cozy twist and turns of the plot kept me on my toes, and I found this a rollicking and enjoyable read. Lemony Snicket continues to leave everything unexplained and the poor reader scratching his head trying to figure out what it all means; but resolution is not the point; the process of reading is the whole point, and I think it takes a child's mind to 'get' this idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/19/2014

    " It felt great to be reading another novel by Lemony Snicket. His writing mimicked A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I loved. Snicket's use of humor, red herrings, and a type of film noir style writing makes for one enjoyable adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ethan | 2/9/2014

    " lots of Very Fine Dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/7/2014

    " I Will never get to old for any Daniel Handler book ever. Will definetely continue reading these series "

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