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The vile village

by Snicket, Lemony.

Format: Book on CD 2003
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
Available (5)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD BOOK SNI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio JCD SNICKET Children's Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  JCD SNICKET Children's Unabridged
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks JCD FIC SNIC
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Audiobooks
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD 703
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 703
Plum Community Library Juvenile Audio J CD SNI
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  J CD SNI
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual STORAGE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual

Dear Listener,

Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this CD.

I can think of no reason why anyone would want to listen to a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the Duluxe Cell, and some very strange hats.

I also shouldn't mention the interactive features of the CD, which include:

A perplexing word game - Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives - Art from The Brett Helquist gallery

It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children's lives and write them all down, but you may decide to do some other sacred and solemn thing, such as listening to another book instead.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-6. The Ersatz Elevator, "Book the Sixth," in A Series of Unfortunate Events, opens with the hapless Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, climbing up very dark stairs to the penthouse, the home of their new guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Squalor. Genial Mr. Squalor seems genuinely delighted to have the children. Mrs. Squalor is a different matter: her life is ruled by "what's in" (aqueous martinis, pinstripe suits, and orphans) and "what's out" (alcoholic martinis, light, and elevators). Mr. Squalor's life is ruled by Mrs. Squalor. Children will enjoy the humorous barbs aimed at Mrs. Squalor and her ilk. The plot thickens with the reappearance of the nefarious Count Olaf, first in disguise to do his dastardly deeds and then unmasked to sneer at the Baudelaires. "Book the Seventh," The Vile Village, pokes wicked fun at the saying "It takes a village to raise a child" and at aphorisms in general: "The quoting of an aphorism, like the angry barking or a dog or the smell of overcooked broccoli, rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen." Sure enough, the Baudelaires are soon adopted by an entire town whose inhabitants look upon the orphans as free labor. The Baudelaires struggle to solve the riddling messages that could lead them to rescue the Quagmire triplets, while trying to avoid being burned at the stake. Series fans will enjoy the quick pace, entertaining authorial asides, and over-the-top characterizations, and Brett Helquist's droll pencil drawings will add to their reading pleasure. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Snicket, Lemony. Series of unfortunate events (Harper Audio (Firm)) ; bk. 7.
#1 - The Bad beginning
#2 - The Reptile room
#3 - The Wide window
#4 - The Miserable mill
#5 - The Austere academy
#6 - The Ersatz elevator
#7 - The Vile village
#8 - The Hostile hospital
#9 - The Carnivorous carnival
#10 - The Slippery slope
#11 - The Grim grotto
#12 - The Penultimate peril
#13 - The End
Subjects Orphans -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Humorous stories.
Publisher New York :Harper Children's Audio,2003
Contributors Curry, Tim.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Performed by Tim Curry.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
System Details Enhanced CD ; digital recording.
Enhanced CD.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital.
ISBN 0060566221
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