Katarina Bishop just wants a normal, average life. She has had enough adventure and globetrotting to last her a lifetime. In an effort to take control and change the direction of her life, Kat enrolls at Colgon School, which is an incredibly prestigious prep school. However, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. When the headmaster’s Porsche ends up on a roof, Kat is blamed and forced back into the Heist Society that she desperately wanted to leave.
Ally Carter deftly weaves a tale of intrigue and walking on the wrong side of the law. You see, Kat can’t just walk away that easily. Her dad is in huge trouble. This gangster moblike dude named Arturo Taconi does not get crossed. He believes that Kat’s dad has stolen some very valubale paintings from him. Kat, loyal to family to the end, makes a deal with Taconi, as she believes her dad didn’t do it. And so, Taconi gives Kat a deadline to get the paintings back to him.
Reading Heist Society really made me want to watch Ocean’s 11 because it turns out I really like reading about crews with specialist members who each have their own special job who come together to carry out a mission. Seriously, this is a theme I love. My favorite part of the entire audiobook was the heist. I loved reading about the crew coming together to pull off the job. The characters are dynamic if not quite 3-D. Kat is the girl between identities, Hale is the megarich potential lover, Gabby is the hot underestimated sensuality wielding girl, Simon the nerdy tech, and British brothers. I loved the whole family relations between some of the members of the crew and the interactions.
Further, if you are anything like me, you probably don’t understand art, but appreciate the sentiment and the process and the idea of art. Like, if you set me in front of a painting at the Met, I would be like ‘oh that’s cool, let’s go to the Egypt room’. Anyways, there’s a big idea actually presented in Heist Society on who art really belongs to. And I loved that, even though I don’t exactly understand art.
I read Ally Carter’s book via audiobook. The audiobook of Heist Society is produced by Brilliance Audio. It is 6 hours and 6 minutes long and narrated by Angela Dawe. I very much enjoyed Dawe’s voice. Now, she’s no Jenna Lamia, but she suffices. She has a bit of 1940s sophisticated twang which is exactly how I would imagine a globetrotter to sound. Also, usually I notice the opposite gender sounds ridiculous in audiobooks, but she actually does a great job making the males in Heist Society sound legitimate and normal, not like women with low voices. And with the action and the heist, this is definitely a great audio to download from audible for the gym.
Disclosure: Purchased with my audible credit.