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Publisher's Summary

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C. L. Stone, listen to Friends vs. Family, the third book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series.

Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother's extreme punishments. It almost kills her.

The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family. Their solution: complete invasion of her life. Kota, Luke, Silas, Nathan, Victor, Gabriel and North do everything within their power to show Sang what true loyalty means. It takes more than blood to make a family and they want Sang in theirs.

In this third book of The Academy series Sang experiences a taste of freedom and what it's like to truly be cared for...to be wanted. Sang learns a bit more about the boys' broken families and the boys discover more than they could ever have bargained for about Sang's. The Academy was the answer to their problems. Could it be hers?

Sang's actions will force her mother to reveal a startling truth. A truth that will change Sang's life and the boys' lives in unpredictable ways. Forever.

The Academy, allegiance.

©2013 C. L. Stone (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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sang is pathetic

the main character in this book is pathetically annoying. I'm still continuing with the series because i haven't managed to work out the story line yet. something has to happen eventually

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  • BCherry27
  • 27-05-2018

Wonderfully intense and entertaining

The books in this series keep getting better. Love the relationships that Sang is forming with the guys and how affectionate and protective they all are of her. Love all the guys!! Makes you wish you had friends like them growing up!

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  • MeWow Kitty Kitty
  • 03-09-2017

Fantastic!

I have finally adjusted to the new narrator and actually enjoy her performance. I love this series and am excited for all the books to have audio editions!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2017

love this series

I love the reverse harem that this series has going on! and the narrator does a good job at trying to keep up with all the different ascents.

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  • physior
  • 25-08-2017

Missed double perfomer

It was good however i really missed the other performance in introduction and first days... having a female and male voice was really great since there's so much interaction between one girl and 9 guys. Also on some amazing way the male voice was able to personalize each on!!! Personally i would prefer to the other version even if this version was good but compared to before it didn't get close

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  • Avid Reader
  • 24-08-2017

Pleasantly Surprised by Narrative!

The new narrator does an excellent job. I was pleasantly surprised by Natalie's performance and her vocals for the guys were great.

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  • JillB
  • 05-11-2017

Excellent narration of bk 3 in Ghost Bird series

I have the whole series so far in pixels and print and, after hearing Natalie Eaton's narration of book 1, decided that I would get the other audio books in the series as so far they are very well done.
Sang and the boys get to know each other better and we see more of her interaction with them and also her mother and sister. There are some dark moments revolving around how Sang is treated by her mother, and her mother's attitude towards her is explained at the climax of the book - not justified, but rather her skewed viewpoint is explained.
The romance between the boys and Sang is very slow burn; she feels affection for them and they for her but it's still nascent enough that it's sitting in the box of close friendship and it's nice to see it develop gradually as Sang works out what she wants as she moves away from her mother's abusive control.
I love the different voices used for the characters; I know exactly who's speaking just by Natalie's narration which is excellent. I'm really enjoying the whole experience of listening to these novels and will give others by this author and narrator a go as well.