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review 2018-06-07 02:17
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents - Lemony Snicket

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A fun, engaging read that allows the reader to partake in the solving of thirteen mysteries. The book is set up so that the mystery is presented in the first half, then the conclusion can be found at the end. This is a nice way to engage the reader.

The mysteries themselves were well-written and it was find to try to figure out what happened in each. 

The only downside was that I listened to the audiobook. This is a weird book to listen to as an audiobook, because instead of flipping to the end of the book to see if your guess was right, you'd have to change the CD, then find the appropriate track (also the tracks are only listed on the actual CDs). Way too much work. So I just had to listen to all thirteen stories, then try to remember what happened in each separate mystery by the time I got to listen to the conclusions. Still a fun book, but an odd choice for an audiobook. Probably best to just read the physical book, although the all-star cast of narrators is pretty great.

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review 2018-06-05 01:30
"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?" (All the Wrong Questions) - Lemony Snicket,Seth
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An epic conclusion to the All the Wrong Questions series. 

This series ends in a similar way to A Series of Unfortunately Events. Most of the riddles and mysteries are solved, but there are a few ends that don't get addressed. Still an entertaining book. 

The ending was kind of spoiled for me when I looked up a character's name for spelling purposes while writing a review for the previous book (darn audiobooks- I never know how to spell people's names) and saw something that allowed me to guess what happened at the end (darn spoilers!). But it was still a good book. 

I wasn't completely satisfied by the ending. But I still enjoyed the novel on the whole. 

Overall, the series was an interesting one that kept me guessing. I liked all of the mysteries and the weird setting that Snicket is so talented in creating. 

A good series for fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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review 2018-05-26 03:29
When Did You See Her Last? - Seth,Lemony Snicket

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Overall, a good read, especially for fans of Lemony Snicket and his unique narration style. 

This book contains a new wrong question and a new mystery while continuing the larger scheme from the first book. It picks up right where the first book left off. There are more strange characters and new developments regarding Kit. It is a good mystery story.

I didn't like this one as much as the first one. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I think this one dragged on a bit more than the first. I wanted it to move a bit quicker. The story was interesting, but it was a bit slow at times. 

Great artwork, as with the first book. And like the first book, the audio narration is well done. Good job, Original Klaus Baudelaire. 

Overall, a good read and I definitely want to continue the series, but it didn't live up to the excitement I felt reading the first book in the series. Can't wait to see what else Stain'd-by-the-Sea has in store for young Snicket.

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review 2018-05-11 14:39
Who Could That Be At This Hour? - Lemony Snicket,Seth

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As with The Series of Unfortunate Events, this book is not altogether satisfying at the end and leaves more questions asked than answered, but it is still an entertaining mystery story. 

I enjoyed learning more about Lemony Snicket's youth and how he got his start. 

I loved the mystery and the various twists and turns. Yes, there are a few twists that are pretty obvious ("Come on, Snicket, step up your game. Who's the first person you always suspect in a fancy-pants mystery in a mansion?), but it is still an interesting book. 

As far as the audiobook itself was concerned, I enjoyed it. I listened to the audiobook of Hatchet before this, whose narrator had a really low voice that was hard to hear. In comparison, Liam Aiken did a very good job. Bonus points for changing his voice in the dialogue. 

The book ends by setting up the second book in the series, much like the misadventures of the Baudelaires, which again is a bit unsatisfying, but it did make me want to continue the series. You successfully snagged a reader intent on finishing the series. Bravo, Snicket. 

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review 2018-02-25 02:49
The Slippery Slope
The Slippery Slope - Michael Kupperman,Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist


The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without. (From Amazon)


The title of this book refers not only to the mountain the Baudelaire children find themselves on but also to the slippery slope that could lead them to become villains. The Baudelaires are challenged to save their sister and find out the secrets of VFD without comprising their principles.


The performance of Tim Curry (who reads the story) is flawless - to the point where I forget who I'm listening to. His portrayal of Count Olaf is deliciously evil.

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