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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Myklusch Narrator: Norbert Leo Butz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Blank Trilogy Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781442304796
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Don’t miss the first installment in a knockout new fantasy adventure series that no one will be able to get enough of!

All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby’s Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost, an orphanage that sinks further into the swampland of New Jersey with each passing year. His aptitude tests predict that he will spend a long, unhappy career as a toilet brush cleaner. His only chance at escape comes through the comic books donated years ago to the orphanage that he secretly reads in the dark corners of the library.

Everything changes one icy gray morning when Jack receives two visitors that alter his life forever. The first is a deadly robot straight out of one of his comic books that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called The Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate—including Jack.

Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability—one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation and the world beyond, or the biggest threat they’ve ever faced.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker before him, Jack Blank is a mythic hero.” 

    San Francisco Book Review

  • “An ambitious, no-holds-barred adventure…The exuberance and anything-goes whimsy of this story—enhanced by a light, comic book sensibility along with questions it raises about fate, corporate power, and heroism—make this a concept with potential.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Part Harry Potter, part Peter Pan, this is a book which mid-level readers, especially boys, will enjoy. The conceit of the ‘Imagine Nation’ is excellent.” 

    Children’s Literature

  • “Narrator Norbert Leo Butz imbues Matt Myklusch’s text with the proper suspense and animation.” 

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chewy | 1/20/2014

    " Comic books come to life, all together a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 1/16/2014

    " Never expected it to be a nice book, but it actually was! Don't ever judge a book by it's title! hahaha.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia | 1/1/2014

    " I loved it. Jack was a great character and I didn't expect most of the twists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/31/2013

    " A clever premise, an exciting adventure, and a very intriguing twist. Looking forward to the sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 12/28/2013

    " This was a book I had to keep reading. Now I have to get the next book. It leaves you wanting more at the end. I love the idea of the Imagine Nation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meet | 12/25/2013

    " A bit of a cliche start but it gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 12/12/2013

    " Read this because my kids did. As Juvenile fiction it wasn't too bad. It started out very formula and I couldn't help rolling my eyes. Clearly aimed at young boys... super heroes, etc. It surprised me in the end though with more depth than I expected. Would recommend it for any young male reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/10/2013

    " Lots of action, fast paced, but some good messages sprinkled in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wyatt | 11/25/2013

    " Good Book Want to read second one full of amazing technology and powers a must read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan Pugh | 11/20/2013

    " Less a fault with the writer than with my own life circumstances. Just couldn't find enjoyment with a central emotionally abused character stuck in a bleak orphanage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Henry | 8/20/2013

    " This was a very fascinating fantasy story. The overall premise is that we are our own worst enemy. I liked the thought-provoking plot and the steady development of the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hunter01 | 9/14/2012

    " It was good. It has three books, 2nd is the secret war, 3rd is the end of infinity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 si-garet | 5/3/2012

    " i think its a great book if your looking for a book with not much, but enough action and a book that makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/22/2011

    " I loved the story line, however sometimes the arrangement of words felt like I was reading a translated into English book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 10/1/2011

    " Too much like a comic book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilarie | 8/8/2011

    " Really a great book. This is one I will read to my kids when they get a bit older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis' Mom | 5/5/2011

    " It would be cool to have powers like Jack has. Cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/25/2011

    " A good tale for preteens. Jack leaves the orphanage, travels to the Imagine Nation and tries to find out who he is, but discovers he is infected and will turn into an evil biomachine.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/9/2011

    " Lots of action, fast paced, but some good messages sprinkled in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/3/2011

    " I loved the story line, however sometimes the arrangement of words felt like I was reading a translated into English book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/14/2011

    " This is a book series that is written/being written by my second cousin. It's geared towards tweens. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allefra25 | 11/21/2010

    " I got this book for free after seeing Harry Potter. The sole redeeming quality of the book was that there was a character with the same name as me in it. Other than that, it was just humorously poor. "

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About the Author
Author Matt MykluschMatt Myklusch lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.
About the Narrator

Norbert Leo Butz is an American actor, singer, and narrator best known for his work in Broadway theater. He is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and is one of only nine actors ever to have won the award twice as lead actor.