Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of
The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming
A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it. Unless you have an ear for such ghastly details as a tragic fire, a nefarious villain, itchy clothing, and cold porridge for breakfast, all narrated in chilly detail by the distinguished, and disturbed, Tim Curry with a team of talented readers, you would be better off listening to something else.
THE BAD BEGINING
I find the book quiet good as fiction.
Good read ;-)
This is a good book and it is read well. Tim Curry is perfect for this series and I look forward to hearing the reptile room.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
I cannot believe the official "review" that is posted on this site for this audiobook. A completely biased view, and whoever wrote it should be reviewing strictly for Disney productions. This is an intelligent recording, both educational and remarkably creative. The children in the story may come up against a series of obstacles, but they are smart, compassionate, polite, industrious and creative. If you want stunted vocabulary and stories about butterflies and princesses, this may not be for you. If you want your children to learn and think for themselves, this is worth a listen.