Nightmares!

by Segel, Jason, 1980-

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Children's Audio Video j CD BOOK FIC SEG
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Audiobooks J CD BK SEG
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD SEGEL
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Audiobooks J CD/BK FIC SEGEL
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Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC SEGEL (COMPACT DISC)
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Audio Juv CDB Segel
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Summary
A New York Times Bestseller written and narrated by Jason Segel

Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares , the first audiobook 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

"In Segel's reading, we get many versions of him - bellowing villain, hissing snakes, exhausted dad and wisecracking stepmom... He] exudes an exuberant joy in the telling and an absence of cynicism that suits a writer of middle-grade fiction."-- New York Times

"It will be evident to listeners that Jason Segel is having fun narrating his first book. This fun middle-grade story would make good listening on a car trip. Segel's performance is lively enough for those of all ages to enjoy."-- AudioFile

" Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Jason] Segel and co-author Kirsten] Miller."-- Publishers 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, and a cinematic plot that trundles onward to a satisfying conclusion, with a promise of adventures to come."-- Booklist

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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Charlie Laird's mom died, he was, of course, devastated, and he's devastated all over again when his dad marries Charlotte, the kooky herbalist with unruly red hair. After they all move to Charlotte's family home a spooky, purple mansion Charlie begins having terrible nightmares starring a cauldron-stirring, red-haired witch, and he starts believing that his stepmom is not who she seems. While investigating her workroom in the tower of the house, he stumbles through a portal into the Netherworld, a creepy, fractured version of his own town that's populated with elements from kids' nightmares, including bunnies with toothy jaws for faces and a fedora-wearing gorgon. There he discovers who's really behind his bad dreams as well as some secrets about not only Charlotte but also his own mother. Segel (of The Muppets movie) and Miller build an entertaining, cartoony world full of scary (but not too scary) monsters, silly jokes, plucky kid heroes, and a cinematic plot that trundles onward to a satisfying conclusion, with a promise of adventures to come. Final illustrations not seen.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor Segel and co-author Miller (How to Lead a Life of Crime), first in a trilogy. Twelve-year-old Charlie Laird believes his new stepmother is a witch, in part due to his horrible nightmares about being held captive by witches. Charlie soon learns that the witches' Netherworld is real, and his fear has opened a portal allowing creatures to travel between realms. When Charlie ventures into the Netherworld to rescue his kidnapped younger brother, he becomes embroiled in an epic struggle to prevent the terrifying President Fear from turning the mortal world into a place of eternal nightmares. In a story that's both whimsical and disturbing, Charlie works to rescue his friends, help them overcome their fears, and find his courage. Segel and Miller make for a solid team; 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. Kwasny's illustrations provide a fitting mixture of realism and absurdity. Ages 8-12. Agent: Erin Malone, William Morris Endeavor and Abrams Entertainment. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Nightmares novels
#1 - Nightmares!
Subjects Children -- Juvenile fiction.
Nightmares -- Juvenile fiction.
Children -- Fiction.
Nightmares -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Miller, Kirsten, 1973- author.
Participants/Performers Read by Jason Segel.
Audience 7-8
Language English
Notes Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr., 33 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780804168120
0804168121
9780804168106
0804168105
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