• The Reptile Room

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,707 ratings)

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The Reptile Room

By: Lemony Snicket
Narrated by: Tim Curry
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Publisher's Summary

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

©1999 Lemony Snicket (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

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So these are great books and I love them dearly, but I have never appreciated them half so much as I do when hearing them read by Tim Curry. Curry's Olaf (or, if you like, Stephano) may well give me nightmares into my 80s. His reading of Snicket brought me to laughter and his Beaudelaire orphans very nearly brought me to tears. This, as I said, a wonderful book, but Tim Curry's reading of it makes it at least twice as good.

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My kids love it!

13 year old, 10 year old and 7 year old really loved listening to this series on a long road trip. This saved our sanity!!!

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My favorite in the series (so far)

So far I've read through book 9 and this has been my favorite. This part of the story really engages the reader and leaves you excited to see what happens next.

Tim Currys reading is icing on the cake.

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I didn’t think I’d like the Tim curry narration but it’s much better than the actual author

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Tim Curry and Lemony Snicket = brilliant

such a great story to listen to! Tim Curry does a brilliant job narrating. the story is dark and humorous, and curry captures it perfectly.

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Great story made better by Tim Curry's narration!

I've always loved Tim Curry as a performer. This was a real treat to get to have him read to me! He really brought everyone to life....very glad I got these books!

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As fantastic as the first!

Tim Curry narrates this full story (where’s a full cast narrates the Bad Beginning) but it is beautifully narrated and a delightful story. Highly recommend!

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Monty’s voice is obnoxious.

The performance is pretty good except for Monty’s voice. Monty just sounds so nasally and phlegmy it’s hard to listen to.

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I have loved these books for years. I love Tim Curry, but his voice for Uncle Monty just butchered this book for me. Made me think of Nigel Thornberry.

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TIM CURRY?!

The masterpiece of a children book “lemony snicket” created with its fantastic lessons and beautiful emotion is AMPLIFIED by the narration of the brilliant Tim Curry. I loved every moment

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  • carly
  • 05-03-21

flamewhizz

a perfect audiobook for the Netflix serie and captures th personality of klaus sunny,violet

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-22

The reptile room

I can’t believe this book it’s so good keep up the good work and keep reading -lily

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  • 02-24-22

Good

Amazing story anout the netflix tv show better than the book and tv show. :)

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  • Alex Wagenberg
  • 04-12-20

Great book

I loved the actually story however the narrator ruined the excitement. Either way
a good book to buy

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  • René Signoret
  • 07-28-15

loved Tim Curry

this was my first audio book. I really loved Tim Curry. also I like the way Lemony Snicket wrote this book.

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  • Miss Dawn Keefe
  • 03-30-15

Amazing narration ..

Tim curry really brought this story to life with his fabulous array of voices !
Loved it ! Fantastic !
Dawn Stroud adult