I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
This series is just plain adorable. Katherine Kellgren's narration is worth a credit on its own. She's marvelous as Jacky. Like a big bowl of ice cream, it's a great treat. But, it's not a meal. I've listened to the first three and I'm done.
As a break in the routine, I've thoroughly enjoyed listening - more because of Kellgren than the rather simplistic plot. But all the talk of mizzen masts and bowsprits makes me long for another listen to the whole Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian. With Patrick Tull giving voice to Stephen and Jack, it's a complete meal for sure.
There's a Pipi Longstocking element to this book that's adorable. No, it won't make you smarter or add to your understanding of the world. It's just swashbuckling good fun. But the best part of the book is the narration. Really, it should be Example 1 in the "How to narrate a book" tutorial. Katherine Kellgren makes this book what it is. She is Jacky. This is a simply a delightful, entertaining listen.