The Hostile Hospital : A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • by Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by Tim Curry
  • Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,This audio is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful audios in the world.
There are many pleasant things to listen to, but this audio contains not one of them. Within it are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to hear about such things.
I have sworn to research this story, and to record it as best I can, so I should know that this audio is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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What the Critics Say

"Tim Curry is in his element performing Lemony Snicket. He offers abundant vocal impersonations, including real-sounding children; the excitement of squeaks, screams, and groans; and then, soothingly, a clear, warm narrative voice. Ideal for children and parents with imagination and a sense of the absurd." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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missing letter to the editor again

like the past few books this one was missing the letter to the editor :(
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- Brittny Hansen

How much more can we take??!!

Things aren't getting any better, and the adventures continue for these resourceful unfortunates. In this book, Sunny has learned to walk, and we don't need all her words translated. As an adult listener hooked on this series when travelling with pre-teens, I find I enjoy these books at periodic intervals - otherwise they are too depressing. That said, the author's use of language had me laughing several times, and overlooking the wildly implausible situations, the stories are well-constructed. This one ended with a cliff-hanger, and I will be downloading "The Carniverous Carnival".....just as soon as I cheer up a little!
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio