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Author: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller Narrator: Jason Segel Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Nightmares! Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780804168113
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"Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly

The hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares! is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.


Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

 

Charlie Laird has several problems.

 

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.

2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.

3.He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

 

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

 

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.



Praise for Nightmares!




Book one is a
New York Times bestseller and Texas Bluebonnet nominee!

"Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again."—The New York Times Book Review

"A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."—US Weekly

"“[Nightmares!] succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure…[It's] sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews

"Segel...and Miller build an entertaining, cartoony world full of scary (but not too scary) monsters, silly jokes, plucky kid heroes...with a promise of adventures to come."—Booklist

"An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."—VOYA

"There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."—School Library Journal

"Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Texas Bluebonnet Nominee
  • Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again. The New York Times Book Review
  • A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night. US Weekly
  • "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller. Publishers Weekly
  • Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read. Booklist
  • Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative. Kirkus Reviews
  • An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor. VOYA
  • There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor. School Library Journal
  • Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.' ILA Literacy Daily
  • Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Segel and coauthor Miller…Their Netherworld is populated by everything from talking bugs to killer clowns, and the underlying message—sometimes you have to admit to and confront your fears—is important.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It will be evident to listeners that Jason Segel is having fun narrating his first book. The story features eleven-year-old Charlie and his friends, all of whom have terrible nightmares—ones that seem to drag the children bodily into their scary world. Segel takes Charlie’s concerns seriously, honestly conveying the character’s worry, fear, anxiety, and anger. But he lightens the scariness with humorous touches, like giving over-the-top accents to various monsters. A French Bigfoot, anyone? The human characters are varied and realistic, except for the ones Charlie suspects of being monsters, who have sharp edges to their voices. This fun middle-grade story would make a good listening on a car trip. Segel’s performance is lively enough for those of all ages to enjoy.”

    AudioFile

  • “As a first book in a proposed trilogy, there’s a lot of promise here. The authors set up the supernatural rules of this world with ease, not getting bogged down with exceptions or contradictions. The book succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure, with the Nightmares as varied as they are humorous. At the heart of the endeavor is a story of personal growth, one that fits nicely with the spooky doings surrounding it. Best of all, this is a contained story. There’s no cliffhanger, no shoddy lingering threats. Upon completion, readers could set it down and never return to the Netherworld, but this world is so enjoyable and interesting, it’s hard to not anticipate future trips. Sweet, charming, and imaginative: a promising launch.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Jason Segel used to have nightmares just like Charlie, and just like Charlie, he has learned that the things we’re most afraid of are the things that can make us strong … if we’re brave enough to face them. Jason likes acting, writing, making music, and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from The Muppets and Despicable Me. Your parents might know him from other stuff. Nightmares! is his first novel.