Stain'd-by-the-Sea and now they are onto a case of a missing girl who happens to be the daughter of the wealthiest people in town. All of the adults seems to feel that the girl has run away to the circus. But Snicket sees things that the grownups don't notice and it leads me on a strange path to find the missing girl and one step closer to the evil plan of the villain Hangfire.
It's interesting to listen to a Snicket book after reading a Handler book. It shows how versatile a reading he is. Not everyone could do a contemporary YA from a female POV and a gothic childrens from a male POV and do it so well.
This series isn't nearly as depressing as ASoUE, at least so far. There is the barest mention of VFD and Snicket's associates though there is a visit from one at the end. I do like a good mystery series and this one is a mystery per book. There are the craziest characters in a Snicket book and this one is no exception. The adults are all typical adults and don't notice things and take everything at face value but the children are the smart ones who figure things out. I can see shades of what Lemony Snicket will become in the later books but in these at least he is a more optimistic fellow.
The narrator is Liam Aiken and I liked him better than I did in the first book. He has the right tone and reading for this kind of book. His voices for the different characters are good.
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