I jsut can't say enough good things about this series. I'm smitten with all the close calls and close scrapes Jackie navigates through. Talk about a gal with a heavy dose of bad, and good, luck!
Though frustrating at times, due to all the mischief she gets into, the story is so cute and hard to put down!
The reader is exceptional and really brings all the characters to life. Highly recommended for an easy, feel good listen!
top 25%, in great part because of the marvelous narrator. A definite no-brainer, if that's your mood.
clever pacing up to the end when it kind of falls apart with over the top "solutions." Obviously, the heroine is being set up for a sequel--that's great--but the end still disappoints.
Jackie, of course.
a thrill a minute with no blood or guts or space creatures
Can't say enough good about the narrator.
I truly think Jacky Faber is my favorite character of ALL TIME! Just as the first book in this series, Jacky is full of energy. She jumps into to things before thinking, or even if she does think about the circumstances feels the experience or the need is greater than the punishment.
Again, the narrator truly makes this book.
The book is funny, endearing, uplifting, exciting, heartbreaking all in one. I never got bored and opted to listen to this audio book rather than watch TV.
Just thinking of Jacky Faber and the troubles she gets herself into makes me smile. This is a natural antidepressant.
I really enjoy this character. She makes the most out of what's given to her, she's unreasonable, out of control, and the luckiest person around. I love even more that I just discovered her and there are many more adventures left to read!
I am smitten with Katherine Kellgren's ability to be so many characters effectively. She switches seamlessly between the characters and has an immense range where the voices are concerned. The story, itself is superb and original in it's arrangement. This audio book was worth every cent and I plan to continue the series.
Having thoroughly enjoyed "Bloody Jack", I quickly jumped at the chance to read this book when I saw it on sale.
Bottom line up front: It's a good story, but not as good as "Bloody Jack". This may be unfair, given how solid the first of the series was, but I think it is an accurate assessment.
While Bloody Jack would be more gender neutral, specifically in that it could be enjoyed by all sexes, I think this story moves firmly into the female domain. In this regard, it gives young girls a solid heroine to follow and end enjoy. This isn't to say the story isn't fast paced and enjoyable, but I think it won't appeal to as broad of an audience.
Outside of gender categorization, the story itself isn't quite as engaging as "Bloody Jack". There's still lots of excitement, and the story provides a great illustration of the prejudices suffered by females two hundred years ago, but it isn't as gripping as the inaugural book.
Katherine Kellgren remains one of the best narrators out there, and her performance here is flawless. She really brings the story to life and her performance itself is worth purchasing the audio version.
I can highly recommend this to the YA audience, especially females, but it also worthy of a listen by a more mature reader.
Absolutely! The narrator of this book is the very best of the couple hundred I've heard.
Without a doubt it was the horse race -- again the narration made it seem like you were right there watching the race. I was driving and actually did a 'lil seated jig when they crossed the finish line.
She doesn't just read the words from the page, she "acts" the dialog. Even though I can't see her, I can picture the scenes just from her voice inflections. And I love that she does different voices for the various characters.
Yes. I was lucky enough to have several lengthy driving trips in a short period so I could listen to it often (really -- did I say lucky to have long driving trips???)
I love this series not only for the great narration but also for the fantastic characters and storylines.