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If you've made it this far in the series, you clearly like Lemony Snicket's work and this book does not disappoint! It is consistently well written and is a murder mystery on a train....who doesn't like that! Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I want more.
Aiken's performance is just as consistently subtle and nuanced as his other readings in this series. I can't imagine Lemony's sardonic voice as anyone else. As far as the story was concerned the pacing seemed unusually faster and what I thought would be Snicket's Murder on the Orient Express turned into a quick ans unsatisfactory game of Clue. I don't know why I expected closure or satisfaction from this. It's his trademark as a writer and character. But the turn this book took derailed the entirety of the atmosphere built up in the other books and I'm left a bit confused as to what the audience, who are supposed to be young readers first, was to gain from this. I have to revisit this series of work later. I hope Snicket does too as I thoroughly enjoyed the cast throughout this series and for it to end as suddenly and bitterly as it did just feels wrong and dismal. Hmm...