Listening to this book as an adult is different from reading it as a child. I already know how the plot progresses so each time they are stumped for answers, I know how to answer it. I wanted to scream out the answer so the Baudelaires could hear me but alas, they couldn’t because they are fictional characters.
However, now I have a lot of questions especially about the Baudelaire parents. Were those parents really as kind as the children are remembering? How is it that the entire fortune is locked up until Violet comes of age with no provision for the care of the children? Are the children supposed to starve to death while they wait for Violet to come of age? I know they didn’t expect to die before their children grew up but they had a will so that means that they planned for such a situation.
I know that in this book, the Baudelaire children are probably still in shock but I’ve read the rest of the series. If I were in their position, I would be very angry with my parents. How dare they die and leave me to fall into a series of unfortunate events? However, the Baudelaire children seem to be better than that. I think that’s why I’ve never really re-read the series even though I went to the effort of collecting all the books.