The sound effects and multiple voices made the story really come to life! I can hardly wait to play it for my students when they start the book tomorrow! The story keeps you wanting to find out how the kids will get out of one mishap and then here comes another! It was a book I didn't want to stop reading until I found out everything! I also liked how the author would give explanations of particular words. That is very helpful for students with a limited vocabulary. It's a great book I highly recommend to middle grade readers.
I already owned some of the books from when I was a kid but decided to re-buy the entire series for ebook because it's such a classic to me. The Bad Beginning was one of the first books I've really read and turned me onto reading as a kid. It's always gonna have a special place and is a must read in my opinion.
Read as an adult this afternoon, and enjoyed somewhat. Brief distraction from a dull office job? yes, but there are some interesting lessons here. Great vocab builder as well. Potentially helpful for bright kids who are starting to realize how much hypocrisy is all around.
This is an excellent book for all ages. I highly recommend this books for new readers looking for something interesting to read. I have read the entire series several times, and it is no waste of time. You will instantly be hooked and will have to read the entire series. There is now a Netflix television show based on these novels, including a movie. The pictures make the book even better for all readers alike. I HIGHLY recommend reading this book.
This author is great. My girls love listening to this story. I really captures the imagination of children. I watched the movie before I read books. The movie was very adult geared so I was nervous about the childrens books. They aren't creepy like the movie but really done tastefully and very child like. Great book.