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Kat Bishop: friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. Or simply, the girl who robbed the greatest museum in the world...Now she's been asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. Trouble is, not only is the gem elusive - it's cursed. Kat might be in way over her head but help is at hand. She enlists the gorgeous Hale and the rest of the crew from Heist Society on a heart-stopping round-the-world search. But this time, Kat - who knows every trick and con in the book - is making up her own rules.
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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and the popular Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young, Out of Sight, Out of Time and United We Spy. She lives in the Midwest where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, know...


(HEIST SOCIETY) is a thoroughly enjoyable, cinema-ready adventure, and the details of thieving tools and techniques, lavish settings, and cast of eccentric characters, including possible spies and love interests, all add texture and depth to the action. - Booklist, US

Gr 6-10-Kat, 16, is one of the top international art thieves for hire. Her parents were thieves and apples don't fall far from trees. She learned well from them and is now pitching in on a heist of the famous Cleopatra Emerald with her friend and crush, Hale. Kat and her friends are jetsetters and move in a society far removed from the average teen. Listeners can live vicariously as Kat and Hale sun themselves on a yacht or play roulette in Monaco. Money is no object and the heist itself is all they care about. Kat has become involved in a plot to steal the emerald because she was tricked into believing that it was going to be given to its rightful owner. When she discovers the truth, Kat is determined to get it back from the woman who tricked her into stealing it in the first place. There is one complicating factor-the emerald is cursed. Angela Dawe narrates Ally Carter's novel (Hyperion, 2011) in a clear and straightforward performance, capturing the voices of the teens well. Different pronunciations of Uruguay are bothersome as is the whiny voice of fellow thief, Simon. The print versions of "Heist Society" novels are popular, so this audiobook should also fly off the shelves.-Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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