I enjoy the twentfirst century view of women's abilities, despite the eighteenth century setting. Jackie is fabulous, and I love listening to her escapades!
Her haunting the preacher is a favorite.
I'm listening to them in order, So, this is my second.
Yes, I listen while I'm working around my home. Make it go fast!
I could listen to the Curse of the Blue tattoo again very easily. there is lots of action throughout. The plot is very entertaining and easy to follow.
The main female character is much like the Eve Dallas character by J.D. Robb. (never say die).
An energetic performance which is easy to get involved in.
I listened to this one at work, and got many strange looks from my laugh out loud outbursts.
Well worth the price of a credit to hear this story.
In this second installment, Jackie moves from ship to girls boarding school, but still manages to get into all kinds of sailor's scrapes. The book is fun to listen to with Katherine Kellgren at the performance helm. I can't even begin to explain how amazing her performance of this book is!
I imagine that this is a book for young adults, but the content, at times, seems a bit beyond that at times; I'd feel just a bit squeamish, as I would have in the previous book, about some of the parts of this book, but they are handled sensitively by the author and peformer.
Overall, it's a fun romp, and the more Jackie Fabre the better in my opinion.
Boarding school for pirates!
The narrator makes the story come alive. While the text make drag at times the narrator's ability to infuse the story with each personality, the anxiety of being a young teen, and the thrill of Jackie's exploits makes this a fantastic listen. I highly recommend the series especially with this narrator.
Avid reader and listener, of both fiction on non-fiction. I especially love history, adventure, and creative, clever and unusual characters!
My daughter, after having read "Bloody Jack," was interested in reading more about Jacky, and by the middle of this book, she was hooked. Being a somewhat "slow" reader of conventional books, she loves the Audible versions. We go around mimicking "Jacky" phrases in our best impression of reader Katherine Kellgren's voice. I don't know how I could fathom reading (or listening) to another Bloody Jack book without hearing it in her voice!
Without giving too much away, the new character Amy Trevelyan is one of my daughter's favorite characters--plus the lovely sheepdog, Millie!
WARNING #1: If you have read/listened to "Bloody Jack" and are considering this book, you will probably be hopelessly hooked on the series. ENJOY!
WARNING #2: This book is definitely for ages 12+. Many scenes, while not being too graphic, are definitely not for younger kids.
I enjoyed this book, but got a little frustrated with Jackie at times. She seemed a lot more intelligent in Bloody Jack! In this book she is a bit more like a teenager with little experience in real life. Perhaps she just needs to go back to sea because she is is more familiar with expectations on water than land. It was still worth reading, and I will get the 3rd book in the series. The narrator was amazing in this book, just like the first one!
I can't stop. Audiobooks are the diversion and comfort when I am alone, the excitement I don't have the time for, and scratch for that itch
I LOVE the narrator, and I love the series. Tis true that landlocked Jackie is less stimulating than pirate fighting Jackie, but there still were great scenes that made me want to be a better person and left me laughing out loud and yelling at the characters. Not quite as good as the first, but really the series is so good, that any book in it is far superior to any other book I have read in the last year.
There is never a dull moment when Jacky Faber is around. Just when you think things can't get worse, they do. There are many exciting twists and turns, but in the end Jacky continues to her next adventure.
Great adventure story.
When Jacky was riding the Shiek.
Ms. Kellgren has a great voice, speaking as well as singing. She does a great cockney accent and when she sings the songs that Jacky performs, the audio book adds so much to the experience of listening to the book.
I laughed a lot while listening to this book on my iPod. I walked around grinning like the village idiot.
This is a great series. Jacky Faber is an amazing heroine and the only way to experience the books are by listening on audio.