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The Wide Window

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lemony Snicket

Narrated By: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2003

Duration: 3 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Dear Listener,

I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.

If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this audio will probably fill you with despair.

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

I will continue to record these tragic tales for that is what I do. You should decide for yourself if you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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  • Anonymous

    I have the 2nd book on cassette ad it is so much better when Tim Curry reads. I jut can't get over the authors lisp.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • A.K. Deshaies

    First of all, Lemony Snickett needs to let Tim Curry do all of his narrating. I'm sure it's indulgent to hear your own voice reading your own work, but he doesn't entertain like Mr. Curry. The story wore on me after awhile- I know that it is early in the series, but it got so depressing, I really didn't want to read another one too soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Rachel Capezza

    I love the Lemony Snicket books, and this was one of my favorites. I do wish there had been more consistency in volume with the narration, however.

  • ashley holbrook

    Good book. However, the narrator reading was awful. The sound was ridiculously low and the effort to make the story dramatic by reading high and low only caused a strain on our ears even with the volume on the radio and phone at its maximum.

  • Danielle Busch

    Great book... My son and I loved it. So glad we got this application.

  • Taylor Roberts

    I hope everyone knows that (although I agree that Tim Curry is phenomenal at reading these unfortunate events) the narrator for book 3-5 is the author... Just sayin'. I think he did just fine, and if you don't like it just wait it out until you get to book 6, and Tim curry will enter your ears once again.

  • oodeluph

    The review that said "Tim Curry should read this" is bang on the money. Sound was uneven and the reader faded out because of dramatic intent. Good story; bad delivery.