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.
This story is pure escapism wonderfully done. Our heroine feels like a real person - a plucky little orphan who sees some of the worst possible things and yet maintains her optimism, drive and the love in her 'eart. The narrator does a fantastic job in bringing dimension to her characters. I was really sad to get to the end of the book, but thankfully it is the first in a series! Highly recommend.
loved it. what a nice story and Jackie was a salty dog for a young one...
I guess I was too caught up in trying to figure out the target audience for this book. Theme feels childish, and geared towards junior high, but there are a few adult concepts in there- sexual assault, murder- that threw me for a loop. its a cute story, but not what I was looking for overall.
I picked this up as a whim, Serendipity smiled and this book was quite entertaining. Blending Fictional characters into a historical setting brilliantly done. While this book may have been aimed at the young adult audience I found it a delight. I would highly recommend this to any teenager especially a young lady with a rebellious streak.
The narration was amazing, the characters were distinct and the accents clear. A wonderful accompaniment to a great story.
Yes, has a lot of action, and the narrator is fantastic
When she found out what it was all about, being a girl.
Great book and enjoyable listen
Haven't read the print version, but the audio was exceptionally well narrated.
It is all well told.
The lead character was excellent, and well brought to life. Katherine Kellgren changes voices easily, so you can tell who is talking without being told.
No - I listen primarily in the car. However, I will say that this book continued at home for hours after the end of my car ride. Too long to listen to in one sitting.
Very enjoyable light "reading." I am sure there is a sequel, which I am considering.
I figured I give this a try based on the excellent reviews this work has received. I must admit that as an older male I had some trepidation. After all, this is a story about a girl and with a female narrator, which to date have not been spectacular.
What a pleasant surprise! The story was enthralling and covers various aspects of late 1700 England. The narrator really was excellent. She brought the characters to life through what can best be described as acting. She is the best female narrator I have encountered yet.
The story does have it's dark parts, and some material that would best be suited to the mature YA audience. There are also a few sillier parts, but hey, it's fiction, and these parts weren't too over the top.
This audible book comes with my highest recommendation if you enjoy great fiction coupled with outstanding narration.
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So good. I loved every minute of this one and It would not be the same without getting to listen. I was right there. Katherine Kellgren was just excellent. I was so caught up in the story, L. A. Meyer is a great story teller. I would lover to listen to this one again.
I'd been looking at this in my wish list for some time, and after re-reading a few reviews decided to give it a shot. I was very, very pleased. The story itself is a great romp, not terribly overpowering but realistically described. Fans of sailor stories will enjoy it, even if Jack IS a girl.
As for the narration? Wow. JUST WOW. Sometimes accents can be annoying, but this one was engaging, consistant, and just really, really added to the listening experience. I gave it five stars because there just wasn't a bad element, anywhere. Well worth the time and credit.