• First Days

  • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 2
  • By: C. L. Stone
  • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (266 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author CL Stone, listen to First Days, the second book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series.

Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes that her new friends will be the change she's been craving and will make fitting in a breeze. But Academy students aren't there to take it easy. The high school is overcrowded and rife with violence. When fights begin, Sang will uncover the true reason the boys traded in their private school life for a public one. This year, Sang will no longer be invisible. This year, Sang is a target. The principal and vice principal are hot to take Sang down, and her own mother is determined to entrap Sang forever in her belief that the safest place to be is in the shadows. Despite this, Nathan, Luke, Kota, North, Silas, Victor, and Gabriel will discover Sang's unyielding loyalty. And they will sorely need it. The Academy, supremely influential.

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

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A very attractive audible book serries.

Young at heart audiences will appreciate the humor and care put in to this book series.

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love this series

I need more Owen. i cant wait for mr Blackburn's pov introduction. my life needs more Blackburn relationship progression

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still in love ve

I have been following this series from book one. please check out Sang's story, you'll fall in love with someone, trust me.

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Cannot get enough!

Another home run!
Natalie Eaton did an amazing job at making each character's voice differentiate. She did an fantastic job with the boys voices. Quite impressive.
C.L. Stone never fails at providing flawless writing that will keep you at the edge of your seat craving more and more. The individual relationships that Sang has with each of the boys is so unique. Her tenderness is so sweet. I cannot wait to begin the next book!

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Did not disappoint.

Loved it! It was an interesting listen all the way through that left me want more. ill be getting the next installment later today.

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pins and needles

loved it I feel for the kids and love the narrator kant wait for the next installment

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love the Academy!

i love all the academy books. i have read them all and now i get to listen to them. wonderful reading.

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Best series ever!

Fantastic second book in this awesome series! Now that Sang and the guys have started school, Ashley Waters HS is proving to be one problem after another. But she’s getting closer with the seven of them and even getting to know Dr. Green and Mr. Blackbourne, which makes her very happy. But trouble seems to follow Sang wherever she goes.
The best part was probably the “A Report” at the end of the book...just wow!
Natalie is doing a great job with the narration!

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Amazing

This is one of my favorite book series ever! I want to read this all the time.

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  • Kayleigh H
  • 01-08-20

love it

love these books. didn't expect some of the accents for the boys but still good .

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  • Debbie tiplady
  • 11-19-17

love it

love this book and I think they made the perfect choice for narrated can't wait for the next one

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  • JBo
  • 10-02-17

Loved this book

I really enjoyed the narration and storyline of this, the second book in the Ghost Bird series. We get to know Sang and the Academy boys a little better; we know there are more problems at the school than just bad students but we don't know what exactly those problems mught be. We learn a secret about Sang which could explain somewhat her parents' attitude towards her and it ends, not precisely on a cliffhanger, but there's certainly no real resolution so you do need to go forward to the next book (which is okay because I have that one already).
I loved the pixel/ print version of this book and enjoyed (& will listen again to) the audio version. Sometimes Sang came across as more highstrung in the narration than she had in my head but that's my only real quibble.

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  • Brayan Steven Quintero
  • 09-24-17

Adoption!

Love this one, at the end the emotion of the adoption, and the way she is treated among the guys. Remarkable

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  • Felicity
  • 01-30-20

AMAZING BOOK!!

I loved this book! Full of mystery, action and a tad bit of romance. I love the parts at the end of each novel with the point of view from the different boys, including the academy teachers. I love the loyalty that was shown with the boys and those they cared about, it makes you wish for that kind of relationship. C.L Stone is an amazing author, with amazing ideas and creativity, I am completely in love with her writing and story. I am loving it so far and find myself - like with any good book series - caught up in the emotions of the book. I completely and utterly love the differences between the boys and how they each are different and yet, perfect for Sang and what she needs to be more confident. I find myself laughing in this book so many times and am still amazed that it has no kissing in it, and yet it is an amazing story. I also love the insight into Sang’s mind and the show of her innocence in not knowing what was ok, I found a connection with this and the not knowing what is right. Full marks from me, I love this book!!!

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  • Sarah
  • 11-29-17

the main character Sang is pathetic.

I'm still waiting for the plot explanation so will keep reading the series but she is annoying me