Minion by John David Anderson audiobook

Minion

By John David Anderson
Read by Steve Tardio

HarperCollins, Walden Pond Press 9780062133113

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781483004969

  • ISBN: 9781483004952

Runtime: 6.90 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

John David Anderson returns to the world of superheroes he created in Sidekicked with an entirely new cast of characters in Minion, a funny and emotional companion to his first breakout tween novel—perfect for superhero fans who also love the work of bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Louis Sachar, and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Michael Morn might be a villain, but he's really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, there are no Supers and only two kinds of people: those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes—special devices with mysterious abilities—that they sell to the mob at a price. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they'd never betray each other.

But then a Super comes to town, and Michael's world is thrown into disarray. The Comet could destroy everything Michael and his dad have built, the safe and secure life they've made for themselves. And now Michael and his father face a choice: to hold tight to their life or to let it unravel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this companion to Sidekicked, Anderson introduces a fascinating new cast of characters…The real strength lies in the writing, with its humorous, vivid descriptions, and strong, original voice…The story has a high-pitched climax, complete with a truly evil supervillain, yet leaves plenty of room for a sequel. This is an engaging, thought-provoking novel for middle-grade superhero fans.” Library Journal
“Michael’s musing that ‘sometimes it’s just hard to know what’s right and what’s best and why there even has to be a difference’ provides both a specific theme for this outing and an overall one for all of the author’s thought-provoking work to date.” Booklist
“One of the pleasures of superhero stories is guessing what’s coming next, but the joy here is that most of the time readers will guess wrong…The author trusts his readers enough to keep the characters ambiguous and to leave some mysteries unexplained at the end of the book. This novel should make Anderson’s parents proud, even if they threw away his comics when he was little. His readers will just be happy.” Kirkus Reviews
“As riveting a rendition of superdom as even Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel, could have pulled off.” New York Times on Sidekicked
“From memorable characters to a complex yet accessible plot, this [is a] superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Sidekicked

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Author

Author Bio: John David Anderson

Author Bio: John David Anderson

John David Anderson is the author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an ALA Notable Book; as well as Posted, Sidekicked, Minion, and The Dungeoneers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.90
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English