She's the tomboy I always wanted to be.
The female Huck Finn with her great adventures.
Her many different accents and beautiful voice for singing. Meyer is very descriptive in his writing so when Kellgren is speaking for that person your given such a perfect picture in your minds eye.
My extreme reaction would have to be that I wanted to listen to more and soon. Laugh yes. Cry no.
What a fun adventure to live through Bloody Jack!
Professional puppeteer, audio book narrator, author.
Jackie Faber, the main character, thinks that she isn't very brave, but she very much is.
She has an amazing voice and makes each character distinct, not just in sound but in emotional range. This is beautifully acted.
I usually listen while I'm driving or doing work with my hands. I found myself doing extra cleaning so as to not stop listening.
I already have. forced a friend of mine at work to listen to the performance alone. Katherine is truly amazing. I am a Fantasy Nut by reputation. Katherine alone has led me to two categories all by herself. She alone has made my last month of listening a 5 book adventure.
Katherine has the ability to make each and every character a unique and genuine experience. I can close my eyes and see the scene before me like never before.
In this case yes. I think the narrator did a fantastic job with the voices. She had a jaunty and fun accent that emphasized the nautical feel of the book.
Bloody Jack was of course. I'm now an adult but this story is so great for females who long to read about adventure on the wild seas. It was really interesting to read about Mary aka Jackie's transition from girl to boy to girl.
There were a lot to choose from. Ultimately my favorite scene was when Jackie got her first meal on The Dolphin. Her excitement, pleasure, and contentment with a full meal was palpable. She and the others seemed so pleased with such questionable cuisine (it might have been horse meat, but one is never quite sure) that it made me smile.
Yes. I listened to it on a 400 mile drive and I was reluctant to leave the car when I finally arrived at my destination. I wanted to know what would happen to Jackie!
If you want fun and entertainment and hints of depth, then I definitely think this book fits the bill. It's a great adventure book.
The narration was the big seller for me. I've read the book before, but Kathrine Kellgren's narration just brought the whole thing to life.
Now that would be telling, I wouldn't want to spoil things for new readers/listeners. I will say that I enjoyed the bit with the kite.
I've bought things she's narrated just because she narrated them. She's really good in this book and just gets better in the sequels.
This book is a joy. May be a bit young for fussy readers, however, Katherine Kellgren brings this book and Bloody Jack to life. I can't say now many smiles and chuckles it brought me. I recommend this book highly and hope Katherine becomes a very rich woman because of this performance.
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I am not sure I would recommend this to a friend because it is geared more for teens I believe. However, It was a very fun read and I had all of the remaining books in my wish list.
Jacky is the STAR. The girl has pluck and is very energetic.
I loved the scene where she is transported (I don't want to give away any of the plot) to the deserted island.
Orphan of the High Seas
Delightfully full of life, well written and performed! I loved Jackie and simultaneously felt protective of her, proud of her and empathetic with her. As her character revealed itself, the little brave waif who stands up to life with extraordinary courage and cunning captured my heart. I am now listening to the second in the series and lick my mental chops to enjoy so much fun with the coming books in the series. Written ten years ago, I am happy to have discovered it at the beginning of 2013. What a great way to start out the new year!
Yes, I almost never like audio better, and all I hope for is as good. This narrator was perfect. I wish I could give her more than five stars.
I think from now on this will be my standard to compare other coming of age adventure novels to. I can't say enough good things.
Jack of course, but she did all of the characters well.
This book made me laugh and cry many times, sometimes at the same time.
I bought this book a long time ago, but didn't listen to it until now. It's an enchanting story, made perfect by this awesome narrator. I can't imagine anyone else as the voice of Jacky Favor. I will be listening to other books in this series.