We loved the adventures of Jacky Faber! The descriptions of the Black Plague are graphic, but a springboard for a discussion of the era. We have begun our own high seas adventures with Jackie, following her throughout all the sequels.
Ms. Kellgren does a FABULOUS job narrating and has an INCREDIBLE talent for oration, fluency and dialect. I feel fortunate to have her reading style as a role model for my children.
Well theres no denying it, I would listen to anything this narrator does! She makes this audio book feel like youre experiencing academy award winning acting wrapped up in a fun, exciting, interesting book. The story never faltered from keeping my interest, and I cant wait to listen to the rest of the series. Theres a little bit of romance, a lot of action, and a lovable heroine who is brought to life by the wonderful Katherine Kellgren.
Loved this adorable story. The Narration is just wonderful as well. Katherine Kellgren really made Jack come alive - what a wonderful character. I believe the book is under the Young Adult category, maybe even younger and there are a few subjects within the book that might raise some questions that may be hard to answer. Especially for young children.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am now almost done with #2 in the series and looking forward to the rest. Jacky has a great sense of humor and the reader is superb.
The plot was uneventful and the narrator's accents were terrible, really terrible.
The story seemed promising, so I was pretty disappointed.
With all the reviews, I couldn't believe how dark this was. I only got to chapter 2 and then stopped. Children dying, children getting hanged? No thanks. Would not listen to this myself, forget about my kids.
There is an actual attempted rape scene in this book! It is very open about sodomy, rape and brutal beatings. I would never let my children read this!