Summary

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C. L. Stone, listen to Thief, the first book in The Academy Scarab Beetle Series.
Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she's desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she's a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming...
Thinking she's been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it's her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel, their stoic leader, there's a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.
Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it's done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.
Meet an all-new Academy team in Thief, the beginning of the Scarab Beetle series.
Warning: This is a new adult series. Listeners of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.
©2014 C. L. Stone (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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5 out of 5 stars
By JillB on 17-09-17

Fantastic audio version of Thief

I really enjoyed this book; I had read it in pixels before (why be different?!) but I'm always on the lookout for audio versions of books I like so that I can re-experience them while doing other things (driving to work, washing up etc.) I'd enjoyed the two Ghost Bird audio books done earlier this year and so when the Scarab Beetle series was released I got Thief to see what it was like as the narrator was new to me. I thought the narration was well done, the characters well defined. Doyle's accent wasn't quite there for me but he didn't say that much in this book so it may have been difficult to do his part with it being short - either way it didn't hurt the story for me. I've bought the next three books in the series and I'm going to get the fifth as well. I like the characters and the way they're brought to life, the humour and tension comes through. I will definitely be listening to this again.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Modglin on 09-07-18

Struggled to finish, wish I hadn't wasted my time

Unrealistic that every male character fell for the heroine. Her indecision was boring and promiscuous.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nonie on 11-06-18

Awesome!

Loved everything about it! Can’t wait until the next one! The narrator was great and this story was awesome.

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