• City Spies

  • City Spies, Book 1
  • By: James Ponti
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)

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City Spies

By: James Ponti
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller! 

A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection! 

“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” (People)

“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” (Beth McMullen, author of Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls)

Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI5 agency.

Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can't.

Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling 30 feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain...all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.

No one said saving the world was easy....

©2020 James Ponti (P)2020 Simon & Schuster

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I want more!!!

I really recommend this book, because it has a great way of introducing the characters and telling the story. I didn’t get lost once in this book, and since then have read all of James Ponti’s books. I wasn’t bored through the entire book and it made me want to do exactly what Sarah, the main character, does. Lisa Flanagan made it a very interesting book, putting emotion into her voice while reading. I give it an A+ because of the description and greatness Mr.Ponti has put into it. He wrote an incredible novel which is worth reading for all ages. I wish that I was Sarah and that I could have her adventures.

Happy reading!

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city spies, so so

not super great, but ok. left the audience hanging at the end with no fixed resolution. obviously hoping for a series.

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Fun Spy Book for the Whole Family

This is another book that I listened to with my kids (11, 13 & 15 years old). We all loved it, however, my high schooler had a hard time admitting how much he enjoyed it even though he was the one asking to listen to the book at least half of the time. The kids in the story range in ages starting around 12 years old so it is geared towards older elementary, middle school and up.... therefore making it less cool for him.😆 The narrator did a fantastic job! Now we are just waiting for book two.

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awesome book you feel like you're in the story

five stars, you feel like you are in the story and the action is amazing

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Great book. We really enjoyed it.

We enjoyed reading the book together. The story often made them ask me to continue reading after bedtime came.

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New good family listen

We have a new author to listen to. Enjoyed listening to this as a family

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Very Entertaining

Great Kids book. Kids and parents alike will love it. Love the way the author developed the characters. It's a definite good book to listen to.

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So great!

I love the story line and the characters. I can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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We love these City Spies stories.

James Ponti has created such an engaging plot and characters. My kids (10 and 12) listen to these stories multiple times. The details are thorough and convincing. The reader is delightful and creates good character depth in her voice and reading.