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Nightmare Academy

Nightmare Academy

Escrito por Dean Lorey

Narrado por Oliver Wyman


Nightmare Academy

Escrito por Dean Lorey

Narrado por Oliver Wyman

avaliações:
4/5 (8 avaliações)
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7 horas
Editora:
Lançado em:
Aug 21, 2007
ISBN:
9780061546389
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

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!

A HarperAudio production.

Editora:
Lançado em:
Aug 21, 2007
ISBN:
9780061546389
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

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).

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  • (5/5)
    Charlie Benjamin lives a very, VERY sheltered life. His parents shield him from the world that could potentially hurt and bully their only son. All Charlie wants is to be "normal" and attend a "normal school" and have "normal friend". But bad things happen when he sleeps and has nightmares.After a certain incident that becomes known as the "Sleepover Apocalypse", Charlie finds himself dreaming, which leads becomes a nightmare. Forcing himself awake, he is surprised to find a monstrous looking scorpion in his room, the same monster from his nightmare. Just when he feels that he's about to die, a strange man crashes into his room along with two others who battle the creature.Charlie learns that the monster is a creature from the Netherworld. When children with "the Gift" have nightmares, they unknowingly open up portals that allow the monsters into the real world. Reluctantly, his parents agree to let Charlie go with the strangers, and through a series of events, Charlie finds him attending the Nightmare Academy, a place that trains kids who have the Gift to battle monsters.Just when Charlie feels that he has found a place to belong, he realizes just how different he is. However, armed with a few new friends, Charlie sets out to save those he loves on an adventure that will change his life.I love this book. The characters are very believable (especially as the story and series progresses) and have amazing back stories. I love how Charlie has to learn how to deal with his emotions before he is able to real deal with the monsters physically. The story is also very engaging; the story never really has a dull moment. It is kind of surprising what happens within a 24 hour period. There is suspense, a bit of mystery, and a lot of adventure.
  • (5/5)
    Dean Lorey's Nightmare Academy amazed me with its fast paced scenes and the suspense and horror! This was one of the best books I have ever read!Charlie, the main character, is very different from most people of his age and he doesn't fit in with people. He has such strong imagination that in his nightmares, the creatures that are in his nightmare get portaled into his room. In this book, what he has is called "the gift". This has caused many problems for Charlie, like his parents becoming very protective of him and isolating him from other people and children and also during nap time in preschool He feels very lonely until one day, a group of people come from the Nightmare Academy. The Nightmare Academy is a school that trains children with "the gift" to fight monsters from the netherworld.At the academy, on his first day, he ends up "accidentally" opening up a portal into the inner circle of the netherworld. Nobody at the academy has ever done this before, so he is one of the most powerful students there. After the portal incident, he begins to make good friends and start training to fight the monsters of the netherworld.Dean Lorey has made the plot of this book so interesting that I didn't want to stop reading it! The plot of this book is told in a suspenseful and exciting way that makes it a lot better than most of the horror books I have read. There are many good examples of this, such as at the beginning, the group of people from the Nightmare Academy rescue Charlie from the scorpion-like creature that he portaled in his nightmare. But the best plot part of the book would be in the middle and the end of the book. However, these would be spoilers and it would ruin the review.If you are looking for a fun, fantasy read, then you should try reading this book and see if you like it. I also recommend this book to anyone who is interested in or likes horror or suspense. However, don't let the cover fool you about the book. The book is different from that for most of the part.
  • (3/5)
    This book is enjoyable, but it doesn't quite measure up to other books from the same genre. It's obvious the author used to write screenplays, which would explain some of the inappropriate viewpoint changes, and the book is still lacking with regards to the plot, while the characters seem to lose importance once the plot got started. Overall, I'd say the story would look better on screen than it does on paper.There were many details that got on my nerves (the internet terms, for one), but overall I still wouldn't call the book bad. If the author and his editors put some more work into the next books, the series could become great. It does have a lot of potential, this books proves as much.
  • (2/5)
    Although the story didn't appeal to me, I'm certain there is a group of students who would find this book entertaining. A decent reader at the grade four level might find this book fun. The main character, Charlie Benjamin, is special. His nightmares can open portals to the Netherworld, and allow some pretty scary creatures to come through into Earth. Once he realizes what he is capable of doing, he is recruited to attend the Nightmare Academy. Before he can even be accepted, he accidentally opens a portal and lets a very scary creature enter Earth. When the book ends, Charlie has rescued his parents, but the two creatures are still alive and scheming to bring the other two Named to Earth so they can summon the Fifth. This is book one of the NIghtmare Academy series.
  • (4/5)
    This was a very good book, I enjoyed reading it and it was a very quick read. Charlie is a kid that has very bad nightmares, but little does he know his nightmares come to life. Charlie finds out that he has a special gift of portaling monsters from their world to his. Charlie must find the courage within to face these monsters and save his family and friends. Charlie is like many kids his age, he wants to befriend people and he wants to fit in. And like many kids Charlie has a secret or in real life an insecurity that stops him from making friends. Kids can relate to Charlie and his feelings and some of his experiences, and they will be rooting for him to save the day.