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Author: Annie Auerbach Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781607883715
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Despicable Me: The Junior Novel reprises the story of Felonious Gru, the hilarious villain who sets out to steal the moon. Gru is about to pull off his biggest heist yet when he is changed forever by three adorable orphans. 

Smart and funny, Despicable Me: The Junior Novel is perfect for fans of the 2010 animated hit movie.

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  • “Narrator Tim Curry brings the wicked, lovable character of Gru to life. Both those new to the story and those who loved the movie will be captured from the opening minutes of this production. The motley characters—the slightly over-the-hill villain, Gru; his nerdy nemesis, Vector; and the three orphan girls who steal his heart—are full of surprises, and a soundtrack enhances the fast-paced action. Curry expertly differentiates a cast of malefactors, including Mr. Perkins of the Bank of Evil and Gru’s staff genius, Dr. Nefarious. Curry also excels at giving orphans Margo, Edith, and Agnes distinct, youthful-sounding personalities. With Curry’s narration, it’s perfectly clear who will boldly go where no girl has sold robot cookies before, who will make a mess, and who will hug a unicorn.”


  • “Tim Curry’s excellent narration is spot-on. Listeners need not have seen the movie to enjoy this audiobook. This is a more satisfying novel than the very abbreviated movie spin-off by Lucy Rosen intended for a much younger audience.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/9/2013

    " I know this book is for children and is an adaptation from the movie but I loved it :) Tim Curry narrates the audiobook and does fun character voices. There is also a lot of music in it too! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denorris | 7/9/2010

    " Funny, exactly as the movie, the kids loved it. "

About the Author

Annie Auerbach is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Bob’s Egg Hunt. She holds a BA from UCLA and has a background in theater and film. Although she currently lives in Oregon with her husband and son, she loves to travel and go on adventures as exciting as those of the characters she writes about.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.