Scarab Beetle

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 337 ratings

Thief Publisher's 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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  • Book 1

    • Thief

    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 1
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Picking a pocket

    • By happyjo on 09-11-18
    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 1
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 08-22-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Liar

    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 2
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Kayli Winchester can finally let go of her thieving past and for once walk on the right side of the law. She's had enough of the hustle and is determined to become the good girl. But her brother, Wil, is still missing. On the hunt for him, she discovers something worse than a missing sibling: Marc, Raven, Axel, Corey and Brandon. These aren't just scoundrels with hearts of gold. They're flat-out criminals. But they're criminals who need her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By LaneyDay on 10-21-17
    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 2
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 08-22-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Fake

    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 3
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Still on the hunt for her missing brother, Kayli Winchester's life amid the Academy team comes to an abrupt halt when she and Brandon are kidnapped. Mistaken for his identical twin brother, Brandon's life is threatened unless he helps a team of criminals hack into a secret underground cellular network and exploit it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spot on narration!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 03-12-18
    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 3
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Accessory

    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 4
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Kayli Winchester is still recovering from her last adventure and is out hunting for her missing brother, Wil, when Ethan Murdock calls, asking for help. Billions of dollars have gone missing and Kayli is the perfect person to find them - as one of the few people Ethan trusts. Only one problem: The team is led by Blake Coaltar. Kayli negotiates her way into a co-lead position, but for the Academy guys, that might not be good enough.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All around excellence!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 03-12-18
    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 4
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • Hoax

    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 5
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    After going overboard and nearly drowning, Kayli regroups and joins Axel, Corey, Brandon, Marc, and Raven back on board the Lucienda. This time, she's brought reinforcements. Liam and Henry join the team in an all-out hunt for a killer. It can't be too hard; there's only so many places to hide on a cruise ship. But the number of suspects is climbing. Tensions are high, and everyone is on alert, but along the way, there's way too many distractions - very hot distractions. Kayli's done hiding her feelings. She's showing her hand, come what may.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the narration!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 03-17-18
    • The Academy: The Scarab Beetle, Book 5
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 08-17-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99