Spy School

Spy School Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
Series: Spy School, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so - and his life may depend on it!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he's already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn't exactly scream "secret agent". In fact Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science - but he's entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior CIA academy. Could the CIA really want him?

Actually, no. There's been a case of mistaken identity - but that doesn't stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy...if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!

©2012 Stuart Gibbs. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I have read it 5 times and it's still as good as the first time

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Great book, but...

Great story, fun theme, but just beware there is language in the book that is emphasized in an audio version. So not necessary and added nothing. My 7, 12 and 14 year old all enjoyed, but multiple uses of curse words ruined it for me. Why do authors feel the need to add language into a children’s book?

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my son and I really enjoyed the book.

we had the book on every morning on the way to school. it is very funny and engaging. the narrator made you feel like you are actually seeing or living the story

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This one is so awesome it makes me laugh😂😂😂😂😂😁😀😎😎

It's awesome and amazing😍😍😍😺😺😺😺😻😹😸😼😁! Any one will love this book! You guys Will laugh your heart out

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Spy school

Amazing Amazing Amazing
This book is great with lots of detail but the book is still exiting! I really love all of Stuart Gibbs books! Gibson Frazier is also great!

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We couldn't turn it off

We chose this book to listen to as we headed out Memorial Day weekend. My 4th and 2nd graders loved the book - we couldn't stop listening to the story. So much fun!

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Great book for all ages. Boys 8 and 11

Great book. Fun, entertaining, great writing and the family lives or. Not a little kids d book but all will enjoy. Gibson Frazier added all the character to each and made it all worth it! I need more books read by Frazier!

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Warning, strong language not for little ears

Would you try another book from Stuart Gibbs and/or Gibson Frazier?

I do not believe that I would get another of these books. The plot is great, the characters are awesome, but WHY, WHY the language. We are pretty careful about the words that we use in our home. This book had many uses of "damn" and "ass." It's so disappointing. I was so excited about the potential, but honestly the language ruined it for me; It was just completely out of place.

Would you recommend Spy School to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend this to friend because of the strong language.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Very engaging plot and distinct characters.

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best stuff

This is the best of the best in the world and is a great book for four listeners to come when I read this book I thought it would be nice and boring but about 5 minutes in it had are ready cot my attention me personally I recommend this book to be in your hands 👧 this book is very exciting if you like excrement you should try it hope you enjoy it

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GRET BOOK!!!

Spy school is very interesting and a fun book to read with mystery and action. Very good and would recommend a 9/10 because some very little parts don’t make sense but in general it’s AMAZING!!! And a great book to have when you’re doing something and going to bed.

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