I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
This series is just plain adorable. Katherine Kellgren's narration is worth a credit on its own. She's marvelous as Jacky. Like a big bowl of ice cream, it's a great treat. But, it's not a meal. I've listened to the first three and I'm done.
As a break in the routine, I've thoroughly enjoyed listening - more because of Kellgren than the rather simplistic plot. But all the talk of mizzen masts and bowsprits makes me long for another listen to the whole Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian. With Patrick Tull giving voice to Stephen and Jack, it's a complete meal for sure.
Have no idea since I have not read the book but will say the interpretation by the reader and voice inflection adds to the experience.
I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!
This is an amazing series! The stories are fa fetched and crazy and of course the heroine always gets out of trouble. But I like to quote her famous words to myself..."Why can't I be Good? She is Rebellious and Raucous, wild, fearless, and just plain Bloody Jack! You will fall in love I promise." But you must start at the beginning so choose the first in the series and work your way down because much of the series is based on true historical lore.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks.
I miss the character from the first book. Sure, it is natural and also good to have an interesting character progression. I always appreciate that. However, the author chose to move Bloody Jack into a ridiculous motherly role on the ship that is laughable, sad, and most unfortunately boring and predictable. What I had thought was going to be a fun series about an interesting young woman turned into a bland story that I've read zillions of times in various forms. Ho hum.
As throughout the series, the narration makes this book, Kellgren is again fantastic! I was happy to be back at sea, as the 2nd book was mainly about the girls' school and therefore restricted in scope. I fell in love with sailing life through Patrick O'Brian's series on audio, and it's great to have a female version.
This book has a lot in it, it maybe could have been 2 books as there are a couple of distinct parts. After while some of the action seemed repetitive but the narration always made up for it. I'll be moving on to the next volume!
I loved this book! I had my ear buds in constantly until I finished it. Jacky is back at sea where she belongs. The story moved quickly from one adventure to the next. I sometimes worried that the end was coming for Jacky, and had to remind myself that there are more books in the series. Even knowing she would come out in the end, I had to keep listening to hear what happened next.
Although I am well past my teen years, as are my children, I am loving this series!
I continue to love this series and narrator. I recommend it for all adults and young adults (and children whose parents don't mind some allusions to sexual situations that will mostly go over their heads, and are never on stage or involving the main character).
I have thoroughly enjoyed the writing and though the plot is a bit dickenisk (characters return in most fortuitous situations) it is very enjoyable
Avid reader and listener, of both fiction on non-fiction. I especially love history, adventure, and creative, clever and unusual characters!
#1: Jacky Faber, star of this book and the series of books, is one of the most interesting and well-written characters I have encountered. L.A. Meyer has created a female character that appeals to all ages (okay, maybe 12 and up), males and females. She is extremely talented and clever, but sometimes doesn't seem to realize just how clever she is. At other times, she just seems to save the day by pure dumb luck. And all along, she accumulates a circle of loyal and influential friends and valuable trinkets that most people can only dream about!
#2: The reader of this series, Katherine Kellgren, makes an already amazing adventure of a book into the most fun story I have ever listened to. My husband and I go around repeating Jacky's "catch phrases" with the accent and inflection imparted by Kellgren. Oh, she gives so much character to the character, I almost can't imagine reading the print version without doing her voice in my head!
#3: If you just can't envision a character who is the darling of an exclusive finishing school for girls, and also an accomplished privateer for the Royal Navy, and also a talented performer who sings and plays multiple instruments in raucus pubs, and also is the infamous subject of many pirate tales and songs (and all before reaching the age of majority), then you haven't met Jacky Faber!
The narration for this series is everything one could ever ask for in an audiobook. The characters are fully fleshed out because of the vocal work, and the reader is sucked right in to the center of the story.
Everything. By listening rather than just reading, our minds were free to see the open ocean. More than the story itself are the songs. What a wonderful voice, and hearing the songs actually sung brings a depth to them that I would not otherwise have known.