The Slippery Slope, book number ten in A Series of Unfortunate Events, begins right where book nine left off It’s as terrifying as ever with poor little Sunny Baudelaire now separated from her older siblings and in Count Olaf’s clutches Not only is Sunny in danger, but Violet and Klaus are in their own horrifying predicament: speeding down the Mortmain Mountains in an uncontrolled caravan As they descend further and further away from Sunny, they scramble to concoct a plan, and contemplate when and if they’ll be reunited with Sunny again.Violet and Klaus moved closer to one another, and felt the icy winds of the Mortmain Mountains blow down the road less traveled and give them goosebumps They looked at the dark and swirling waters of the Stricken Stream, and they looked down from the edge of the peak into the mist, and then looked at one another and shivered, not only at the fates they had avoided, but all the mysterious fates that lay ahead.Every time we begin reading the next book in this series, it feels like a littlehope is lost, yet we must continue to find out the truth about what happened to the Baudelaires’ parents It doesn’t matter how grimm things get, these kids are extremely intelligent, persevering, always polite, and incredibly strong; they stick together and pull themselves to safety time and time again.Sunny’s been one of our favorite characters since the beginning, and she’s matured tremendously over the course of the series Her character really shines in this book as it’s made clear that she’s simply too smart for Count Olaf and his accomplices in the Mortmain Mountains It’s hilarious the things that she’s able to teach her older siblings too We’re looking forward to discovering her part in solving the mystery of V.F.D and of course their parents.I know I’ve mentioned it before, but one of the recurring (and my favorite) themes in this series is loyalty, because the Baudelaires are willing to do anything for one another–even if it means risking their lives They know that Count Olaf is wrong with all his despicable crimes, but at the same time (especially in this installment) they want to do what’s right They find themselves “fighting fire with fire” and can’t ignore the thoughts running through their heads that two wrongs don’t make a right.I’ve heard multiple people say that these books aren’t good for children, but I disagree The books are educational, teaching a good amount of vocabulary and multiple idioms Not only that, we just love these characters as they have so many good qualities The constant adversity in their turbulent lives does seem negative, but what’s important is how they handle these situations, in my opinion.What might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey.Something else we appreciate is the way the author brings characters into the series that are mentioned in previous installments, and at other times connects them It’s always a nice surprise.Overall, this turned out to be an excellent addition to the series The book was full of suspense! After the cliffhanger ending, we moved right on to book eleven which I’ll review soon.4****You can also read this review @www.readrantrockandroll.com UPDATE: 19/Jan/2017Ignore everything I said before, I like this booknow that I've finished the entire series 26/Dec/2016This series is REALLY dragging out I'm so close to finishing it and discovering what everything means! BTW me giving a bunch of these books 3 2 stars does not me I don't like them. I'm getting boring with 3* for the last 8 volumes in the series this one drifts close to 2*.The book opens with a double whammy of the oftmentioned bad science combined with the not infrequent impossibletovisualise scene.The Mortmain Mountains are bizarrely cubeshaped and have the expected vast vertical cliffs one of which our heroes are hurtling toward in a loose caravan This then begs the question how is there a slope for them to hurtle down? And the broader question about how a car is driven to the top of the tallest such mountainAnyhow this hurtling caravan is stopped with drag chute and by pouring a sticky combination of cooking ingredients on the wheels a witches' brew containing as an ingredient that famously sticky substance uh olive oilAnyhow we get some Quagmire action in this volume and wait for it snogging!Sunny has a bunch of solo scenes with the enemy in which she shows her language, walking, and cooking skills all improving.Olaaf is deserted by some old cronies and meets some new ones Carmelita Spats is back yay! And we get to see the VFD headquarters, albeit in reduced circumstances.The Sugar Bowl features the ownership of which become the driving force behind much of the remaining series.Um. there's a frozen waterfall, a variety of highly strained VFD acronyms, including the somewhat risible Verbal Fridge Dialogue Issues of good vs evil and the greying of the space in between continue to feature.Celyn enjoyed it for me it was one of the weakest volumes, just not really managing to be muchthan a collection of things that happened You should join my 3emailsayear mailing list for updates about my books #prizes ….. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10), Lemony SnicketThe Slippery Slope is the tenth novel in the children's novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket It was illustrated by Brett Helquist and released on September 23, 2003 In the novel, Violet and Klaus Baudelaire make their way up the Mortmain Mountains to rescue their sister Sunny from Count Olaf and his troupe They meet Quigley Quagmire, a character who they thought to be dead, and visit the headquarters of a mysterious organization called V.F.D They are reunited with Sunny and manage to escape from Olaf The book has received positive reviews and been translated into several different languages.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و پنجم ماه آوریل سال 2011 میلادیعنوان: آبشار یخ زده: مجموعه ماجراهای بچه های بدشانس کتاب دهم؛ نویسنده: لیمونی اسنیکت؛ مترجم: رضا دهقان؛ تهران، ماهی، 1384؛ در 237 ص؛ شابک: 978964794804؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ پنجم 1388؛ موضوع: داستانهای نوجوانان از نویسندگان امریکایی سده 21 معنوان: سراشیبی لغزنده؛ نویسنده: لیمونی اسنیکت؛ مترجم: حسین قنبری؛ مشهد، شریعه توس؛ 1384؛ در 276 ص؛ شابک: 9648557152؛بودلرها در کوهستانی با «کوییگلی» برادر «ایزادورا» و «دانکن»، دو قلوهایی که در مدرسه دیدند، روبه رو میشوند و با کمک او «سانی» را نجات میدهند ا شربیانی Dear Reader, Like handshakes, house pets, or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey upand downa range of strange and distressing mountainsIn order to spare you any further repulsion, it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful map, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a troupe of organized youngsters, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fireUnfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire orphans There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit With all due respect, Lemony Snicket 3.75* these kids really can't catch a break, can they? A bit of an uneventful stepdown from the Carnivorous Carnival and not an awful lot happened, and 10 books in, the repetitiveness is really grating I still enjoy my time reading these books because they're short and I am intrigued, but I'm just waiting for this to be over now haha. I liked this onethan I thought I would!! Some of these books were starting to be a little redundant and it was getting kind of old :P But I liked this one a lot! We got to meet a certain new character and I was really happy about that person being introduced :D I can't say who because of spoilers lol It's hard to believe though that I only have threebooks left in this series and then I am done! My new favourite in the series 💙10 down, only 3to go! Audiobook Narrator Tim Curry Yes, Tim Curry gets 100 stars!!! Woohoo! Hurray!!! And.I love his evil chuckle Makes my evil chuckle come out and play Lol Mr Curry's pronunciation of Count Olaf is a tad bit different than my pronunciation His: O'Laugh Mine: Ol' Off His seems to beappropriate You can see how the author improved his stories A Series of Unfortunate Events now seemslike a long continuous adventure During the first four novels, it feltlike little Unfortunate Events with no cohesion Onward ho..