Best narration ever! I couldn't get enough! The narrator became the character. This was a super story and I can't wait to get the next one.
I couldn't stop listening to it. It won me over in the first chapter and a day later I emerged from a world on the high seas. The protagonist is charming and the story moves at a rapid pace. It is a pretty standard sailor-style book, but in my mind there is no reason to mess with a good thing.
Katherine Kellgren is outstanding. I am not sure it gets much better than this. She truly brings Bloody Jack (and every other character) to life. The characters have, well, character. Vibrancy. Just so good.
This book starts out a bit sadly, but ends well, and the parts in between are well-written and performed. We listened to it as we drove across country and the Miles flew by. Recommended for any age.
You won't fall asleep listening to Katherine read this series of books. They are all very fun to listen to and also scary and even sometimes sad. And all with a little bit of history thrown in. Great reads and great on audio both!
This story kept me so involved that I could not stop listening. The author did a wonderful job of character development and telling the story. The narrator truly brought it to life!
This story was probably okay for teens. It was a bit shallow as an adult read. I am a fan of historical fiction and was disappointed. The premise was mostly plausible up to the last twenty percent of the book, but the execution was relatively thin. Viewing ship life from the perspective of a ship's boy is an interesting slant, but it was just lacking depth and stakes.
The performance also detracted from the overall listen. The interpretation was just a bit too dramatic and overdone.
Again, this is probably a good read for teens, but I won't be following the rest of the series.
Hilarious, Adventurous and Heartwarming!
I have read a lot of books, but the series was different. It really appealed to my fun, devil may care self. How to make as much trouble as possible but get away with it. It was a childish view of fun but in a grownups world.
Bravo Katherine Kellgren on keeping the characters straight and the amount of gusto and humer you added was wonderful! I could really tell you truly enjoyed doing this series.
"The Look", a haughty expression, which is half-lidded eyes, straight back, lips together, teeth apart. I could just imagine seeing everyone doing "The Look "after the movie.
Love the use of history and the many famous people that was tossed in. Truly enjoyble. May have listen to it again.
jack is a wonderful character and I didn't want to turn the book off. I didn't realize it was a kids book when I picked it up, and I never felt like it was written at a basic level. everyone who loves strong characters and great story will like this book. and the narrator is wonderful
A lot of fun to listen too! The story is interesting from beginning to end. Starting as an orphan then she leaves her "street friends" to become a young assistant on a pirate hunting ship. The entire book focuses on the interplay between young friendships. The end did not disappoint me, I am anxious to listen to Jacky's next adventures.
The narrator was amazing! The cockney accent was sometimes hard to catch but that made it even more interesting to listen to.