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A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

Written by Lemony Snicket

Narrated by Lemony Snicket


A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

Written by Lemony Snicket

Narrated by Lemony Snicket

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4/5 (239 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
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Released:
Sep 21, 2004
ISBN:
9780060793456
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Description

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.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 21, 2004
ISBN:
9780060793456
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books including The Dark, and the books collectively titled All The Wrong Questions.



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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The Baudelaire orphans (Sunny, Violet and Klaus) have been moved to a new caretaker, Aunt Josephine. Their aunt is scared of many things, like turning the hob on, touching the radiator or twisting a doorknob - anything so simple like that. Since she lost her dear husband Ike in Lake Lachrymose, she will now never go even on its sandy shores.

    When the children once again meet cruel, horrible Count Olaf, how will they survive this terrible adventure without getting into his care? Everybody knows that the only thing evil Olaf is after is the Baudelaire fortune, but his future hope might not come true...

    This book is amazing, but I have to say, I rate it for eight to fifteen year olds. It is astonishing, especially the funny and intelligent way it is written.

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  • (4/5)
    These books are quick and quirky! I enjoy all the underlying things in this series!
    Sadly the children don't find a home and the count is still after them, of course Poe doesn't believe them and treats them as though they know nothing. Their "aunt" is so involved with her fears she doesn't take care of the children properly. It's a shame. Off to the next book to see how horrible things go
  • (3/5)
    I think this one was better than the first two
  • (5/5)
    After their last misadventure, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are sent to live with their aunt Josephine, a woman with many irrational fears and a house perched on the edge of a cliff. The trio of siblings do their best to make a lovely new home, but the threat of Count Olaf is never far...This series continues to please with over-the-top characters and scenarios accompanied by a salty brand of humor. You'll be rooting for the Baudelaires, especially as they start to put together pieces about their parents' past.
  • (3/5)
    Out of the three books I have read in the series this was my least favorite of them. It isn't a bad story, but when you are reading them more quickly than they were originally published you get a little worn out of the fact no one is listening to these children and that people cannot see through rather simplistic disguises. Also this felt like it suffered a bit from middle-bookitis as I call it, which is an author of a series throwing anything and everything together for a plot that is somewhere in the middle of a series. Often this ends up with a plot that just doesn't feel like a truly interesting and well-thought out book. I am hoping that in the subsequent books we get less carting off to a family member and some engaging underlying plot of the entire series instead of one book off stories. This will provide a reason to continue on into the other ten books of the series, otherwise I may unfortunately end my time with this series of events.
  • (4/5)
    Every story in the "Series of Unfortunate Events" so far has been fun, but I especially loved the wordplay in this book and the fact that it throws out the window (ahem) some of the patterned elements of the previous two stories so that the series can grow and stay interesting to readers. The story also has a powerful message about facing your fears.