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'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'

Lu par : Liam Aiken
Série : All the Wrong Questions, Volume 1
Durée : 3 h et 43 min
Catégories : Anglais - Kids, Ages 8-10
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In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

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©2012 Daniel Handler (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • Alan
  • 27/11/2012

Lemony Leave Me Hanging

Any additional comments?

I love all the books by Lemony Snicket, I just wish they would resolve. I really just want an ending where more than 50% of the loose ends are tied up...

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  • Kevin Holtsberry
  • 26/12/2016

witty, clever tongue-in-cheek mystery

if you enjoy Lemony Snicket's sense of humor you will enjoy this first volume.in the series. Full of interesting characters, odd ball settings, and witty, and odd, banter.

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  • Sumi Cho
  • 22/08/2016

Interesting book

Even as a kids book the plot is kind of 'grown up style'. Very serious and makes you think. Very enjoyable

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  • bigdjunta
  • 28/02/2018

Let's make it a FIVE! So many questions...

I enjoyed this book. It's quirky, extremely funny, and truthfully a darn good mystery. I have so many questions about the characters, plot situations, etc.
Definitely worth the credit.
Definitely worth buying the next book!

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  • ihavefournames
  • 28/03/2016

Worthy follow-up to that series of unfortunate events

Despite absolutely loving the original series, I felt like I was done with it on completion. I sat on this prequel series for a long time, and the synopsis on the back didn't really seem to help interest me at all. After the slowly-burning, intricate and deceitful world that was created in the originals, did I really want to read a very short book about some kid doing detective work - even if that kid was Lemony himself?

Turns out it was my mistake for waiting so long to pull the trigger on this prequel series. It has the same sense of strange dread and incredibly contrived situations that somehow feel deep when though should feel trite, however it is also distinct enough to stand on its own. Whereas the original series was a slave to its own constantly repeating imagery, word-tricks and symbolism, this is a (comparatively) more straightforward tale. As much as I loved the mechanics of those original series, it turns out Handler can write just as well in that world without making it an exercise in literary whirlpools.

There are a few "a word which hear means"-es though.

As for the story: just read it. Great characters, great location, great writing. The audiobook production is great too (though of course I miss Handler and Tim Curry, as well as the Magnetic Fields songs).

Finally, SPOILERS:

So I guess the bominating beast is the Unknown question mark which devoured so many Unfortunate Events characters?

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  • Alex Larsen
  • 15/07/2018

Excellent narration

The narrator does an excellent job. He brings this book to life and makes you feel as if a young Lemony Snicket is really speaking to you. I keep restarting this book just to listen to the first few lines. “I was almost thirteen, and I was wrong.” Such an excellent book, the narration makes this experience top notch.

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  • SDunbar
  • 23/03/2017

the illustrations are the best!!

so,I noticed that the person who read the book is Liam Aiken who acted as Klaus in the movie a series of unfortunate events and I liked the illustrations
very very very much it was a good book

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  • Lilly-Marie Lamarl
  • 07/11/2015

If you liked a series of unfortunate events, you'll love this one!

I recommend this title to anyone who loved a series of unfortunate events, and everyone else who loves books that are both realistic and imaginative and filled with beautifully random sensory detail. The writing crosses all boundaries of age and gender,– – This may be a children's book but as a grown-up with a masters degree in English, I couldn't think of a more fulfilling, stimulating read.

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  • Brian
  • 20/03/2015

THE BEST BOOK EVER

I love this book it's so good it is really
Wired butt I love it the book you can get
For a kid

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