The Reptile Room

The Reptile Room

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Dear Fan of Count Olaf, If you have picked up this book hoping to find a simple and cheery tale, then I must remind you that this is a "book," and even children know that books are more depressing than movies. You would have a much simpler, cheerier time watching a motion picture starring a handsome count. My major motion picture, for example, starring me, features a deadly serpent, three sad orphans, a dashing count, and the promise of a trip to Peru. True, this "book" has all the same details, but because it contains so many pages, you probably won't like it. Take my advice: Put this thing down at once and rush to your local movie theater to marvel at my groundbreaking performance in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events . Of course you may have my autograph: Count Olaf
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2004.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780807217115
0807217115
Call Number: SNICKET
Characteristics: 3 compact discs (3 hrs.)
Subjects: Compact discs, Juvenile book.

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jandt_mcmurray
Nov 02, 2017

Violet, Klaus, & baby Sunny Baudelaire were made orphans after the unfortunate death of the parents in a fire. Their parents' Will stated that all of their fortune was to go in to trust & not to be accessable until Violet comes of age. Also stated in their Will is that children were to be given to their next-of-kin. Since the placement with Count Olaf was a complete failure, they were transferred to the next available family member, Montgomery Montgomery, or Uncle Monty. Uncle Monty is a lover of snakes, all kinds. He was the one to discover a new breed of snake which he decided to name the Incredibly Deadly Viper. Ironically enough, this snake is completely harmless, hence the fun in naming it a seriously dangerous name. This particular snake would help the children escape from yet another attempt by Count Olaf to step in & take control of the children again. This time, Count Olaf disguised himself as a fellow snake researcher, gained entrance into Montgomery's home, & murdered him. Once the kids solved the mystery & revealed Olaf's true identity, Mr Poe began looking for the next family member to take custody of the children which led him to Aunt Josephine. On to Book 3!

This book started with the children meeting their new guardian, Uncle Monty. Unlike Count Olaf, they determined very quickly that he was a kind man, despite the fact that he shares his home with hundreds of snakes! It was so nice to see the kids end up with somebody that really cared about them. However, as there are several more books in this series named "A Series of Unfortunate Events", it wasn't hard to deduce that this was too happy of a situation for things to end here. I hated to see Uncle Monty die as he seemed to be a genuinely sweet man. I once again chose a version of the audio book that happened to be narrated by Tim Curry. Once again...fantastic narration! He did an AMAZING job of hacking just like I imagine Mr Poe doing. I am sad to see the kids being transferred to yet another family member, but I have been constantly amazing at their intelligence & ingenuity. I am definitely in it to finish the series.

Age recommendation: 10 & up

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 6.

I really liked the song.. ♪ "In the Reptile Room" ♪

JCLAmyF May 14, 2013

I don't think I stopped giggling the whole way through. Uncle Montgomery's voice... Tim Curry is the best.

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jandt_mcmurray
Nov 02, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

JCLAmyF May 14, 2013

JCLAmyF thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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JCLAmyF May 14, 2013

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