Shouldn't You Be in School? by Lemony Snicket audiobook

Shouldn't You Be in School?

By Lemony Snicket , with Seth
Read by Liam Aiken

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316123068
5.87 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world. Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector? Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had? Maybe you should be in school?

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Summary

Summary

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.


Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector?


Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?


Maybe you should be in school?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* "Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two. Publishers Weekly, starred review
The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet. The Washington Post
Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues. The Boston Globe
* "[With] gothic wackiness, linguistic play and literary allusions....Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers who've yet to delve into that well of sadness will have no problem enjoying this weird and witty yarn. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
There's no stopping Snicket! Booklist
* "Will thrill fans of the author's earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have. School Library Journal, starred review
* "Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections. VOYA, starred review
“Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket must work together with his incompetent chaperone to figure out who is burning down all of the buildings in the quaint town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea…This series carries the same sarcastic charm of the Unfortunate Events books and will have young readers chuckling out loud. The characters are all fun and quirky in their own right, and the mystery is well developed and enticing…The author does a fantastic job of incorporating mini vocabulary lessons into each chapter. Fans of Snicket’s previous outings will devour the latest entry.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Even Lemony laments he has the incorrect questions, albeit often the right answers. If you haven’t read the two previous titles, there’s no point in picking up this one. Go back, young adventurer, and start with Who Could It Be at This Hour?Booklist
“Linguistic play and literary allusions abound in this smart, slyly humorous noir thriller. Fans will be over the moon, a phrase that here means exceedingly pleased.” Kirkus Reviews
“Liam Aiken narrates this prequel to the Series of Unfortunate Events in a somber, deadpan tone that heightens its dark humor…Aiken creates voices that delineate character and help keep clear the large cast of Snicket’s associates, enemies, and enemies that turn out to be associates. Aiken’s tone of quiet urgency will keep listeners hooked through wordplay, mysteries, good meals, romance, and the appearance of a new villain named Hangfire…This smart and funny listen will please Snicket fans and create new ones.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler has written numerous books for grown-ups under his own name and a series of books for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English