The Ersatz Elevator

The Ersatz Elevator

Audiobook CD - 2003
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Dear Reader,

If you have just picked up this audio, then it is not too late to put it back down. Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to read.

Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda.

I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them, but if you decide to read something else instead, you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Publisher: [New York] : Harper Children's Audio, p2003, c2001.
ISBN: 9780060566210
Branch Call Number: j AUDIOBK CD F SNICKET
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 14, 2017

My favourite in the series! I like this one because at least some good things happens to the siblings. I still hate that all the adults are so unhelpful though!!

JCLSamS Feb 08, 2017

Having read several books in this series, I can definitively say this is one of my favorites! In this installment, the Baudelaire orphans are sent to 667 Dark Avenue, a fancy high-rise apartment in which all residents are obsessed with what is "in," and desperately trying to avoid what is "out". Fortunately for them, orphans are very "in". As per usual, this book is filled with dark humor, incompetent adults, and clever twists. The audiobook narration is performed masterfully and hilariously by Tim Curry, and that alone makes it worth listening to. If you caught the Netflix adaptation or enjoyed any of the previous books, definitely give this one a shot!

Nov 22, 2013

The audiobook is fantastic! Fun and quirky, as always, with music and read by Tim Curry!


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