The first volume in a two-part audiobook series that invites you to match wits with Lemony Snicket and solve perplexing mini-mysteries.
Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a gurgled message is being transmitted by walkie-talkie - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate these suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.
A delicious read that welcomes listeners into Lemony Snicket's world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions.
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This is one of the best family audiobooks we've listened to.
The author does a great job depicting the setting, Stain'd by the Sea, a miserable seaside town populated by absurd people and ridiculous businesses ( including a board store and a French horn factory). The humor throughout the book kept us laughing.
Not really. Some of the narrators are great (Ira Glass and Stephin Merritt) while others are just okay.
If you think you're miserable now, wait until you visit Stain'd by the Sea!
The mysteries are presented and you have to wait until the end of the book to hear each solution. My kids (ages 14 and 10) had a great time trying to solve them. This was a terrific choice for our road trip. It's fun for both children and adults.
- Nancy A. DeTurk