The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-ROM | 3 pages
  • 135.13 x 146.81 x 20.57mm | 117.93g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0061365335
  • 9780061365331
  • 765,844

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AVOID LISTENING TO THIS NEW MULTI-VOICE RECORDING OF THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL

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.
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Rating details

434,401 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 36% (156,077)
4 34% (147,910)
3 22% (93,745)
2 6% (25,440)
1 3% (11,229)
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