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by Stevenson, Noelle,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA CD/BK FIC STEVE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult
Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Audio Visual YA CDBOOK STEVENSON
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Audio Visual

Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller *New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book

An original full cast audio adaptation of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic.

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Adapted for audio, this brilliant production is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and graphic novel, and is sure to win Noelle many new ones. This full cast audio edition is performed by Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury, and David Pittu, and features original music composed and produced by Loren Toolajian at Sandblast Productions.

Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ballister Blackheart is just minding his nefarious business when red-haired, shapeshifting Nimona, a bad-gal-in-training and would-be sidekick, handily infiltrates his den of villainy. He is initially reluctant to take her on, but it's tough to say no when she is a shark. Nimona doesn't have the patience for Blackheart's rule-following method of villainy, and she quickly shakes things up with some chaotic mayhem. As Nimona battles her way into Blackheart's good graces, he begins poking around in her past, which is something she abhors. Stevenson gleefully plays with classic sword-and-sorcery tropes, adding some mad science for good measure, but it's her depiction of the impish Nimona that really shines. The irrepressible minivillain is a tyrant, for sure, but Stevenson's cartoonish full-color illustrations give her such wide-eyed innocence and gleeful facial expressions that it's hard not to love her, even when she is blowing up buildings. Packed with spot-on comedic timing and heartening relationships, this is perfect for readers who prefer their adventures rollickingly clever. Fans of the original webcomic will be delighted by the print-only epilogue.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Stevenson's funny, smart, and provocative graphic novel (which originated as a webcomic), a gentlemanly clash between rivals is disrupted when an energetic shapeshifter raises the stakes with her predilection for violence. Set in a medieval-meets-modern fantasy kingdom, the story begins when Nimona offers her services to Lord Ballister Blackheart, banished evil genius and friend-turned-nemesis of Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, champion of the powerful Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. Through Nimona's influence, Ballister's tepid schemes graduate into deadly and destructive plots, forcing the Institution to respond with drastic measures that reveal its own nefarious leanings. Initially poking fun at hero and villain stereotypes ("You can't just go around murdering people. There are rules, Nimona," Ballister tells the pierced, pink-haired shapeshifter after she suggests a bloody public execution of the king), Stevenson's tale presents a nuanced view of morality while offering thoughtful comment on friendship and individuality. Sharp visuals, a nifty amalgam of fantasy and science fiction elements, and relationships drawn with complexity, wit, and depth create a world worth returning to again and again. Ages 13-up. Agent: Charlie Olsen, Inkwell Management. (May)? © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Heroes -- Juvenile fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction.
Villains -- Fiction.
Heroes -- Fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher [Ashland, Oregon] :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Participants/Performers Read by a full cast.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
Description 2 audio discs (2 hr., 15 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781504735117
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