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A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy by [Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist, Michael Kupperman]

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“Snicket disarms us again with his playful juxtapositions – only he can compare bombs with strawberry shortcake (both are as dangerous to make as assumptions), muse on how babies adjust developmentally to the idea of curtains, or ponder why the Baudelaire orphans would not want to be stalks of celery despite their incessant bad luck as humans. We can't get enough of this splendid series of misadventures, and can only wager that swarms of young readers will be right next to us in line for the next installment.” Karin Snelson, Amazon.com

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Author Lemony Snicket takes great delight in the audio production of his work. The woes of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. A strong sense of family despite adversity. Delight in vocabulary. All these are touchstones of Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events titles. In this fifth installment, the three Baudelaires attend Prufrock Preparatory School, where they need their collective wits to survive the forces of evil. It's a pleasure to hear an author read his own creation. One gets to hear the story just as the creator would like it heard. Each inflection, babble of baby Sunny, elongated word, or character introduction is Snicket's own, with all the import he would like it to have. This is a listening delight. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B000VYX8P4
  • Publisher : HarperCollins; 1st edition (13 October 2009)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3983 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 231 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 8484412148
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