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Gallagher Girls, Book 3
Narrated by: Renée Raudman
Series: Gallagher Girls, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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When Cammie Morgan arrives at her friend Macey's five star hotel for the Democratic National Convention - where Macey's father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination - she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. But if you're a Gallagher Girl, "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart.

Things quickly go south when Macey is summoned to the hotel roof to shoot a PR piece with the presidential candidate's son. But instead of cameras, attackers descend from a helicopter and swarm the girls, commanding, "Grab her." After a narrow escape, Cammie and Macey find themselves at a top secret hideout owned by the Gallagher Academy...and thus begins Cammie's junior year at spy school.

Cammie doesn't need her genius IQ to see that the kidnapping attempt has changed everything, especially now that Macey is a major celebrity, and the school has been besieged by news crews. More disturbing, Cammie can't shake the suspicion that her mom and Mr. Solomon know more about the attack than they're letting on. After all, why weren't the attackers surprised to find themselves in combat with two teenage girls who handled themselves like seasoned pros?

But these suspicions won't stop Cammie from jumping at the chance to join Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. Before long, the girls are using their espionage skills at every turn, as Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...

©2009 Ally Carter (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Love this Series!

This series gets better with each book. I really enjoyed the first two, but thought they were cute and light reading. This third installment kicks up the action a little bit and Cammie and her friends start to grow up a little more.

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Awesome female lead!

My sister and I went on a roadtrip a few months back and choose this as a book we could both enjoy on the 12 hour trip. We loved it! The Raudman does a great job of capturing Cammie's panic and excitement as she continues her training at the Gallagher school. This was one of my favorites in this series and I'm saving the next two for our next roadtrip!

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spy girl

it was the best of her book.

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First Real Mission for the Gallagher Girls

The Gallagher Girl books are good, clean YA stories with teen girl protagonists attending an all-school for training to be spies. The characters are all more capable in at least one area than would be generally believable, but that is true for most YA series and does not detract as their insecurities, misunderstandings and emotions are right for the tween years. The introduction of real threats from outside and deep threats from the past proivide an engaging story and a promising set up for the rest of the series. An enjoyable listen for those wanting strong heroines or fun spy stories.

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Continues to be a great series

For me, a four-star rating means I liked the book a lot. It was an enjoyable read but probably didn't keep me up at night waiting to see what happens next.

RECAP: This is the third book in the Gallagher Girls series. Cammie Morgan, the main character of the book is in Boston with Macey, her roommate and classmate from the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women (AKA spy school). Macey’s father is running for Vice President and while they’re in Boston there is a kidnapping attempt involving Macey, Cammie, and Preston (the President hopeful’s son). The rest of the book is wrapped up in uncovering who is trying to kidnap Macey and how can the Gallagher girls help protect her. In the first book of this series, Cammie is in middle school, now she’s 16 and the danger cranks up a bit.

BLUSH FACTOR/LANGUAGE: Normally, I wouldn’t even comment on this but since this book is designed for middle schoolers I’m throwing it in for all the parents trying to figure out if it’s an appropriate book for their pre- or early teen. There is some kissing in this book, and discussion on the hotness of certain male characters in the story. I’d let my middle schooler read it but I know some people are more conservative in that area than I am.

THE WRITING: As always, good writing.

STAND-ALONE OR CLIFFHANGER ENDING? This book could definitely stand-alone but will be more enjoyable if you’ve read the first two books in the series and know the characters. It’s also left wide-open at the end for a sequel but I wouldn’t say it’ll leave you frustrated if you don’t read the next book.

AUDIBLE PRESENTATION: Outstanding. That’s probably my favorite part about these books is how well they are read on Audible.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: Very good.

BOTTOM LINE: I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense fiction. The subject matter in this story revolves around attempted kidnapping of a young girl, one scene being quite vivid and potentially frightening. If you, or the person you’re thinking of buying this book for frightens easily, you might want to hold off for a bit.

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Super fun to listen too!

I love this book, it is definitely a middle school to high school sieries. So don't get this for your 9 yol. Some parts are about love, if your kid isn't ok with hearing about love. But the book isn't just about lobe, but it's about friendship, sisterhood, solving mysteries, a girl struggling with emotions of growing up being a girl and growing up being a spy.

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Excellent!

Story pulls you in and keeps you engaged in the pages of fiction. Recommend for anyone who wants to be kept in the edge of their seat.

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Spy girls at it again

I first read this novel as a teenager and decided to listen to the series all the way through here on audible. I was definitely surprised at the things about this book that I had forgotten or were brought to life by listening to it rather than reading it.

Definitely a series that teenage girls and their friends could get together to listen to as a group.

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Not as Entertaining

This book was a fun listen, but it was not as entertaining as the previous books in this series. I enjoy the "spy parts" of these books, but this book did not have as much spy drama as I like. It still was a great book and worth listening to. Once again the narration was tops!

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So fun! New twists and turns throughout

Ally - I love your books! a respite to be sure. The Gallagher Girls series is empowering and so much fun!!! Cant wait to get to the next one!