A Series Of Unfortunate Events #13: The End: The End

Hardcover | October 13, 2006

byLemony Snicket

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Like an off-key violin concert, the Roman Empire, or food poisoning, all things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The thirteenth and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers′ most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? If there′s nothing out there, what was that noise?

Then again, why trouble yourself with unfortunate resolutions? Avoid the thirteenth and final book of Lemony Snicket′s international bestselling series and you′ll never have to know what happens.

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Like an off-key violin concert, the Roman Empire, or food poisoning, all things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The thirteenth and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers′ most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires sur...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.27 inPublished:October 13, 2006Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064410161

ISBN - 13:9780064410168

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from BIG FAN!?? I loved this book! I am a huge fan of the sieres and once I pick up the book their is no going back.BUT.....their are sooo meany quitoins left and NO answers it's killing me! If you are a fan their is no doubt you should get it but once it's done don't complain. Eny way still MY fave!
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The end This book is great and kind of leaves you on a cliff hanger. I wouldn't recommend it to people that can't handle sad stories though. All in all this book is amazing.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. The book is an amazing ending to an unfortunate series. It leaves many questions, but many can be answered, or at least understood, in other books by Lemony Snicket. I honestly could not put the book down.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from two thumbs down i didn't like it at all. you didn't find out what happened to some important characters. and the Bodalers are left at sea with a new baby. what the heck! it was a Major let down. what happens to them?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!? do the stay at sea?!?! do they make it home?!?! where IS home?!?! so many questions no answers.
Date published: 2010-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had to take off a point.... This was an AMAZING series! I remember loving them! Full of adventure, mystery and suspense. This one was turning out to be just as great as the rest... Until the end. It was HORRIBLE!!! It wasn't sad or happy, it was nothing. I felt it created more questions then answered. I still have no idea what happened to ANY of the characters! I don't even know who survived and who didn't. That's the thing that made it the worst for me, then there could just be a few little plot holes, but what was that whole thing with the submarine? Where did they go? It almost felt like he just didn't want to write anymore and stopped at some random point. Urgh, good ending if there was more to the series...
Date published: 2009-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful, yet unsettling "end." Some reviews have complained that this book didn't answer any of their questions, or that it wasn't a good book, etc. Well all I have to say to you is that on the back of the book Lemony Snicket clearly states that you will not enjoy it, and that you should read something else. You were warned, it was your choice. I however, thought this book a good ending to a series full of mysteries I knew would never really be solved. Some mysteries were wrapped up in this "end", some weren't. Some are wrapped up, given all the clues in the other books in the series, if the reader looks closely enough. All in all, besides still shrouded mysteries that Lemony leaves us to guess at, this book is actually a very well done story, probably one of my favorites in the entire series. I would highly recommend it!
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome this book was stunning! i couln't put it down! some people say thats it didnt rap up any mysteries, but i heard that lemony snicket, is making a new series. apariently it talks more about the sugar bowl, and other things that need to be rapped up. happy reading!
Date published: 2008-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Things Of Legends Let me begin by stating that I have read multitudes of books in my lifetime, classic literature, popular trends, and the likes, but never have I encountered a work of fiction that captured my imagination like A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Lose your preconceived notions: despite the illustrations on the covers, these books are masterpieces to be appreciated and devoured by the oldest and youngest of intelligent minds. The author uses literature, mind-games, and secrets to such an extent that your reality takes second seat as these books begin to occupy your every waking thought. Rivaling the twists and turns of the greatest of conspiracy novels, VFD is a secret that truely takes over these books. The protagonists and villains are so multi-dimensional, and so richly written, that you can not help but want to know everything there is to know about them. All the way to its mind-blowing finish, this series takes control of your being, to such extent that more than a year after 'The End' was published, I am still contemplating these novels. I have taken enough of your time, now go read this series, while I re-read it for the fifth time. ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Date published: 2007-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from String Out of the Macabre This very unfortunate tale, ends with dare I say it - even more unfortunate than the title! This book is something people will pick up and enjoy, but they will never understand the deep meaning of this book! May the Series of Unfortunate Events live on...
Date published: 2007-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was okay,, It hadn't turned out what I thought it would be like. Now that I look back at it, I have the whole collection and the ending was the worst. Ugh. Too bad it sucked so bad and I just hhaaaaadddd to buy it when it was super expensive.
Date published: 2007-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from nope Yeah i loved most of the books in the series, even when they got so confusing that no one knew what was going on anymore. but this has to be the worst ending ever to a series. the entire last 5 books leads you to vfd and the sugar but none of those questions are even answered, they leave it off without answering anything, i was expecting a long answer from some wise person as to what was going on the entire time, but theres nothing at all. i would say if you read the series beginning to now, cap it off and read the book, but you will be extremely disappointed.
Date published: 2007-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very, Very, VERY, Good Book! This book was very good. I want to know what happens next. SO good! I felt really sorry for the Baudelaires Orphans. I'm happy that.... Nope, I'm not going to tell you. YOU have to read it for yourselves.
Date published: 2007-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Umm some people... I read a lot of the other reveiws and they are so rude! This man spends days and days of his life writing these books and soem people go and riduclue them just becasue they didnt like the end ... whatever i am here to tell you that the end may be a very confusing book but it is truley geat! Just pay close attention and then you will figure it out. Just read the unathourized autobigraphy and the beatrice letters and then you will find out. I think that evryone should atleast give this book a try!
Date published: 2007-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its more than you think I read the other reviews and thought of how harsh they seemed. Once I read the book, I thought the same, until I searched The End on google.ca. The book, and the series in fact is more than it seems. The extra type book of Lemony Snicket: An Unauthorized Biography answers many of the loose ends The End left, but also creates more. Dont be so quick to judge this book as it follows an interesting pattern that many readers do not see when reading A Series of Unfortunate Events. In fact I learnt much more investigating on the internet than I did reading the books because I myself did not catch the clues. For example, how many of you knew that Lemony Snicket was the authors pen name and the name was also a character in the book who also narrated the series? I didnt. I loved The End. It was good until the very last page, which I dreaded because I knew the series ended.
Date published: 2007-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A great dissapointment Please do not bother reading this book. It was certainly an unfortunate story... made no sense whatsoever... what kind of author leaves so many questions in their reader's mind??? Trust me when I say dont read this book... it will just waste your time.
Date published: 2006-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT yes, if you only read this book of the series of 13 books then its confusing but if you have read 1-12 this book is AWESOME. i loved it i have reAd all the others AND it made perfect sense to me. dont bother even picking up this book before you have read 1-12 i am a HUGE fan of lemony snicket and i know every thing that was going on in book number 13 because i started at book 1. its a great series so if you want to reAd them start at book 1
Date published: 2006-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from we finally find out why he always talks about B i just finished reading this book and it was only decent in my opinion. I DIDNT LIKE the fact that we didnt learn what VFD meant or what was in the sugar bowl. What I did like was the end of the THE END. We learn who Betrice is. I also wished 2 know more about the Snicket and Olaf relationship...... Was olaf the father of KITs baby?
Date published: 2006-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A real stinker! This book was TERRIBLE. I am so confused - did I miss a book in between? Was there a Book #12 1/2? What about the one parent who may have survived the fire? Where are the triplets? What the heck was in the sugar bowl? Where is the sugar bowl? I think Lemony Snicket (if that is his real name) pulled a Robert Jordan. Perhaps he lost control of the story line and didn't know where he was going with the plot. Or maybe The End isn't really the end and he's going to milk it for a few more books. Don't bother with this one. It creates more questions than it answers. A big whopping two thumbs down.
Date published: 2006-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So Disappointing!! I have to agree with the others who have actually read the book - there are not enough answers and too random an ending to be satisfying. What happened to all the characters?? So confusing at the end... Is Lemony their dad? Beatrice their mother? Is Olaf really the father of Beatrice 2? What was in the sugar bowl? Where are the triplets? What was the big question mark? Maybe I read too quickly, but I'm just more lost than ever. Maybe the movie version will clear this up.
Date published: 2006-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A sad end to the Bauderlairs After an utterly amazing story that makes you want to keep reading more and more, THE END was a major disapointment. Not only is this book much slower than all the rest and has way too many fillers (i.e - being in the dark) it leaves you with a feeling of disapointment at the end of THE END. I found that not only did this book NOT answer all the questions you acquired from the first 12 books, BUT it left you with even more questions. This book wasn't bad but it had the potential to be so much better and I believe that is what lead to the disapointing end. I hope that Snicket will come out with a book that will eventually answer all the questions surround the Bauderlairs and the VFD.
Date published: 2006-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! OMG people, this is SUCH an awesome book, it is the BEST one in the whole series...it is SO sad to know there won't be any more!!! I wish there would be more!!!
Date published: 2006-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing End After the fabulous journey undertaken by the Baudelaire Orphans, I was eagerly awaiting this final chapter in their lives. After reading it this weekend, I was left with a bit of "Medusoid Mycelium" in my mouth, a phrase here which means: a bad taste. While it was nice to see the outcomes of Count Olaf and the Baudelaire Orphans, I was left with my questions unanswered. What happened to everyone else (Esme, The Quagmires)? What is the story of VFD? What was in the sugar bowl? None of these questions were answered to any great degree. Instead, many new characters were introduced that added to the whole jumble of mysteries the book series is used to. In the end, this story seemed to written to fit midway through the series, and the Penultimate Peril should have had the plot for the final book (all previous characters returning). A disappointing end to the series, but a usual plot, none the less.
Date published: 2006-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The End #13 This is an exellent book, it is a little slow to start out though. Secrets are revealed, but not all of them which is a big disapointment. But, though i was a little disapointed, i still loved this novel, proving its GOOD!
Date published: 2006-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The End.is just the beginning ... The tales of Violet,Sunny, and Klaus just continues in unravel a new layer like a onion perhaps. however when you think your done , it continues on and on. This book is a must read , i have personally read it , the greatness of this book it can only be described, however you should take this chance and read this book because, it may just change your perceptive of whats right and whats wrong , and . you may even realize by the end of this book that , Evil, isn't always Evil.
Date published: 2006-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting After having read the whole series, the 13th book was a slight departure from the feel of the series. It is *good* and it *does* finish the series and answer most of the questions readers have been asking throughout the series but it's not as *great* as the other books. This book should satisfy the reader with both questions answered and a decent ending.
Date published: 2006-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have read this book and it is amazing. It's ever suspenseful and if any other person on the planet had written it, it wouldn't have been as good. There's a surprising twist at the end that really makes you think about the story. People who enjoy reading Harry Potter books and the Artemis Fowl Series would enjoy reading this one. -Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2006-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from totally amazing I never read this book yet but I'm getting it this week,as I said it's going to be totally amazing!!! I've read all of the series and I love those books. as a girl 11 years old I recommened you to read other books like maidson finn, harry potter, this type and other one that may suit a person like you.................... happy reading!!
Date published: 2006-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Best Series! I haven't read this one but I bet it will be the best of them all. Make sure you read the others first so you don't get confused. A must read series recommended for 10 and up.
Date published: 2006-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from horribly wonderful!!!! i have read every signle lemony snicket book-they are all fabulous!!! i cant wait for this one to come out!!! everyone read these books! if you dont youll regret it!!!
Date published: 2006-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wicked dear reader, your about to be dreadfully amazed by this book.this book is so dreadful that it is dreadfully amazing.i dreadfully recommend it
Date published: 2006-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Wait Dear Reader, If you are reading this I am guessing that it will be the best ever book in The Series of Awesome Books!
Date published: 2006-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from terrible ahhhh dont read it
Date published: 2006-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreadfully excellent! Dear Reader, If you are reading this, then you obviously have stumbled upon my review for this dreadfully amazing book. Unfortunately, I am reviewing The End of the tales of the Beaudelaire siblings, and if you have found this by accident, I highly suggest you refrain from reading any further as I review a book I found most tragically excellent. Within the pages of the book, many dreadfully intriguing secrets can be found, along with numerous interesting things, of which I highly suggest you refrain from refraining to read, as they are key points which are important to the lives of the three siblings and your knowledge. It also contains dreadfully well-done illustrations (compliments of Mr. Helquist), thirteen grim yet amazing chapters, and a very persuasive and intriguing writing style. It is my solemn duty to review this one of the many chapters of the lives of the Beaudelaires, and because it is not yours, I suggest you avoid avoiding to read this book, as it is remarkable and excellent regardless of its grim exterior. With all due respect, The Reviewer.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome This is The greatest book in the series. I have read all the series and this one is the best.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book EVER is this book great or WHAT! i am 8 and am in grade 4 but read at a grade 8,9 level! This book was Amazing!
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever!!! Great new ending to the series!!
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome book! I loved this book! It is so well written and really makes you understand the mindset of the characters!!! Great Read!!!!
Date published: 2006-06-11