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.
Katherine Kellgren does such a wonderful job narrating the Bloody Jack series! I just loved the excitement of the horse race in Curse of the Blue Tattoo.
An excellent follow up to Bloody Jack. Ms. Kellgren is an outstanding narrator; I felt like I was listening to Jackie herself. I was actually a little peeved at Jackie for some of her decisions, but then in the last third of the book there is a lot happening and I found it difficult to put down. It is a credit to the narrator that I was angry with Jackie and not the author. I highly recommend this book for all ages with the warning that there is some PG13 rated stuff.
I read "Bloody Jack" awhile back and really enjoyed it. So I used a credit to get "Curse of the Blue Tattoo", not really sure if Meyer and Kellgren could maintain the interest. They did better than I could have thought. This is a keeper kind of book and since I'm a re-reader of books, I could easily see myself reading this one again and again. Today, I'm downloading book 3 because I just couldn't wait till my credits come out. I HAVE to see what happens next! That's my definition of a great book.
I couldn't stop listening to the first book, so I just bought the next 2 for a road trip. I think my 8 year old grand daughter might be ready, maybe 10 would be better, but so far it's exciting and Captain Jackorino is a powerful role model for girls! What age do other's think?
Once again Katherine Kellgren delivers a first rate oral presentation of 'Jackie Faber'. She delivers a full cast rendering in one voice of LA Meyer's incredible literary talent for kids and adults. My kids, 8 and 11, have boycotted all other books until we finish the series. My 8 year old got so excited she was reading ahead in the book, and my 80 year old parents have requested the sequels for Christmas!
Many thanks to Audible for making the series available.