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Publisher's Summary

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters - from T. rex to Napoleon - the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he - alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob - ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female supervillain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the '60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination's Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

A retelling of the new feature film!

©2015 Universal (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • 33 year old lawyer
  • 25-05-16

For 8 year olds and older; kind of boring

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. First, it tended to drone on. Second, some of the sections about them finding sadistic masters got a bit intense for my 6 year old, and I had to turn it off. This is probably better for upper level elementary students.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Normally, I think dry narration is preferable to over-acting but this kind of needed something. Possibly more over the top narration? I have no idea.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

There's a deadpan humor to all this Minion stuff with them all having boringly funny names like Kevin and Bob etc. and the narrator delivers that well.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

My kids enjoy Minions but would want to make sure it is rated G. I would say this book would have to be PG at least on some chapters.

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  • Beth
  • 10-10-16


I love minions in anything, reader could have made more sounds like the minions do in the movie.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-08-20

minon the novel is a good book

SUPER DUPER INFINTE TIMES AWSOME bob Kevin Stuart are awsome and they are all minons

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  • Ben Suiter
  • 27-02-16

I hate this book

Minions are for babies are you guys babies , don't read this assassin DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!-