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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Lorey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780061546389
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When Charlie Benjamin sleeps, monsters wake up.

It's hard to fit in when your nightmares open portals to the Netherworld, where horrible creatures live—like the class 3 Netherstalker that invaded a sleepover and tried to eat the other children. Luckily there's a place for Charlie—the Nightmare Academy. Built from wrecked ships set in the branches of the world's most incredible tree fort, the Academy trains people to use their unique gifts to fight the monsters that rush in when the lights go out. But Charlie is far more powerful than anyone ever imagined, and his entrance exam opens a portal straight to the heart of the Netherworld, where ultimate evil plots Earth's destruction. He'll need all his cleverness—and the help of his new friends—to save himself and his family and to put these bad boys to bed once and for all. The monsters under your bed are real!

But never fear—the Nightmare Academy will train Nethermancers and Banishers like you to destroy them!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fast-paced, action-packed read, full of twists and turns, fighting with monsters, and even some cool inventions.”


  • “Lorey deftly blends the comic with the suspenseful, and has created a solid premise, as well as a compelling hero in Charlie…A fast-paced and exciting read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It’s Men in Black for kids. Pure entertainment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dindin | 6/22/2011

    " I rally love reading children's books. That's why I enjoyed reading this book. Believe it or not, I found some grammatical errors in the book. Or maybe it was just me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marshall | 4/16/2011

    " This book is about a boy name charlie who with a gift and he has to find his parents after a named has kidnapped them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 3/12/2011

    " This was a fun quick read. I don't know if I would really want to read the others. It was too similar to the Harry Potter formula for stories... three teenagers (two boys and one girl) run away from the nightmare academy (without their teachers or headmaster) to take on the big bad villain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 2/9/2011

    " It's a very nice fantazy book. "

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

    " I like the concept, the writing's pretty decent and I wouldn't mind reading the next book. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/7/2010

    " I really like this book. I love the original story line and how interesting all the characters are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uci | 12/5/2010

    " Hmm...kok seperti gabungan Percy Jackson + Harry Potter :P
    Lumayan seru sih...

    Makasih banyak untuk pinjamannya Mbak Truly ^_^ "

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About the Author

Dean Lorey is a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include co-executive producer of the cult TV hit Arrested Development. He was inspired to write Nightmare Academy, his first series for young readers, by his personal enthusiasm for imagined worlds and video games. The first book in the trilogy, monster hunters, received the Southern California Booksellers' Award for Best Children's Novel of the Year. Dean Lorey lives in Calabasas, California, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Chris (first reader for the Nightmare Academy trilogy) and Alex (then too young to read).

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award for Best Narration. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.