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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller Narrator: Jason Segel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Nightmares! Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780804168113
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Jason Segel, multi-talented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares!, 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 sleep didn’t involve taking a ride on the Nightmare train. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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.”


  • “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.