I love the Jackie Faber books and have enjoyed each of the books in the series. This one was my favorite since the first in the series. It brings the characters from the Lawson Peabody to the sea and allows for excellent character development, particularly of Clarissa Howell and her friends. The plot is more focused than some of the other books have been and seems to have more new elements than the second and third books in the series did.
This was my favorite book in the Bloody Jack series. I don't know if it was because of the book or the narrator that made it so good. That narrator made Jacky Faber come alive! Excellent!
Love, love, love all the Bloody Jack series! Wish there was a rating above 5 stars! LA Meyer is a wonderful writer, stories are exciting, hilarious, and gripping. And Katherine Kellgren is BY FAR THE BEST NARRATOR I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO in the hundreds of audio books I've devoured. She brings any book - but especially these - to life like no one else can with flawless accents (so many accents) and such feeling. Hear her speak as a little Hindu boy, Napoleon Bonaparte, a gypsy grandma, and sing as an old drunken Scottsman, a feisty Irish lass, or a swarthy Spanish soldier and so many more throughout the series.
This book in particular departs from most of the other Bloody Jack books in that instead of cavorting around the globe with various friends or alone, Jacky is stuck in one location (mostly) with a group of (mostly) spoiled young girls who she must bring together to free themselves. This setting allows for a lot of character development & shows off Jacky's heart & people skills to a "T".
I don't care who you are, this series is a must read!
I love this series. Jacky teaches me much on the ways of this world, oh yes she does. This book in particular is wonderful. The resourcefulness of the girls, Jacy's storytelling, and all the parts as a whole, provided me with much joy and some tears as well. This is my 2nd time through the series, and I realized how a person unfamiliar with the series could fall in love with the story on this one and go back to fill out the experience with the earlier stories. Hope you enjoy!!
This is one of the best in the series, the next one is good too then it starts to go down hill a little. Just wish she get over Jamie and take one of the better men in her life.
I have been listening to this series in order for a while. The behavior of Jackie, the protagonist was starting to get quite old. While her frustrating self destructive choices in the previous books make for an exciting set of stories, the plot line was getting a tad old. This adventure was not brought on by her oft goofy behavior. As a result, I found this the best story so far in the series. The narrator, as usual was terrific.
I recently listened to an interview by LA Mayer where he said that most of his listeners are young girls. I am make and approaching 50 and have loved all of them so far.