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Bloody Jack Audiobook

Bloody Jack

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Publisher's Summary

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life...if only she doesn't get caught.

Listen to the sequel, Curse of the Blue Tattoo.

©2003 L.A. Meyer; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Children's Titles - Ages 12+, 2008

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    Alicia 10-24-14
    Alicia 10-24-14
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    "Great Fun!"

    I'd been looking at this in my wish list for some time, and after re-reading a few reviews decided to give it a shot. I was very, very pleased. The story itself is a great romp, not terribly overpowering but realistically described. Fans of sailor stories will enjoy it, even if Jack IS a girl.

    As for the narration? Wow. JUST WOW. Sometimes accents can be annoying, but this one was engaging, consistant, and just really, really added to the listening experience. I gave it five stars because there just wasn't a bad element, anywhere. Well worth the time and credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aunt Ruthie Burnsville, MN, United States 10-17-14
    Aunt Ruthie Burnsville, MN, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect combination of author and reader!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloody Jack to be better than the print version?

    Much, although well written, Ms. Kellgren's masterful narration brings the characters alive.


    Any additional comments?

    So much fun. I felt l learned much about the time and the culture on a sailing vessel. Worth more than 1 credit for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    raymond bates 10-15-14
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    "jakl;fdjakl;"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    Would you be willing to try another book from L.A. Meyer? Why or why not?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    Any additional comments?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Habnar 10-13-14
    Habnar 10-13-14

    habnar

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    "Story is lacking"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narration was brilliant but, I found the story just wasn't compelling enough to continue the series


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    Max Pritikin 09-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Promising premise destroyed by a bad story"
    Any additional comments?

    The story is moving along nicely until Jackie gets successfully settled in as a ship boy. And then it becomes a sappy, horrible, poke a shiv in my ears, tale of a whiny little girl that wants to sew, and cook, and fall in love and have a sweet wedding and wear dresses. It was amazingly frustrating how the main character, the only developed character, turns out to fall apart and become a helpless "girl" at any sign of trouble. The author proceeds to ignore and trivialize anything interesting about pirates or the ship from then on and instead spends useless hours going on and on about how Jackie'd rather just be a "lady" and generally avoids furthering the plot or developing any other characters.

    Honestly. Don't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LCNanny 08-09-14
    LCNanny 08-09-14
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    "What a Tale!"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    I will listen to these stories again and again, and can't wait to share them with family and friends. The audio performance lends to the high rating as much as the wonderful and engaging author. It translates between genders and age, so will be a delight to all. There's drama, adventure, suspense, love, villains, uneducated and over educated and a few who are just right, loyalty, innocence, honor and hope..what more could we ask for!


    What other book might you compare Bloody Jack to and why?

    I've not listened to or read a book that caught the linguistics of the period so perfectly and never once did it drop or fade away, so I can't say as I know of anything that compares.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    why Jacky (Mary) of course, but she did an AMAZING job at changing voices for the other characters too.


    Any additional comments?

    This book picked me up and transported me to the decks and lands of Good ol Jacky, and because of this unique and wonderful story am now purchasing All the books & Audio-books in the series. I thought the story was believable; from the time she is orphaned and through her struggles to survive and thrive. It's not often I am engaged to really cheer for the success and safety of a character, but that's indeed what I found myself doing and am all the more blessed for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grayfox 88 Colorado Springs, CO United States 07-13-14
    Grayfox 88 Colorado Springs, CO United States 07-13-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Bloody Good Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloody Jack to be better than the print version?

    Probably


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    The Characters were obviously different.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We listened to this book while driving. When we got home, we came into the house and did not turn on the TV. We listened to the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the variety of situations that Jack encountered. It was not clear which women in his life would be his mate until the very end.

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    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 06-25-14
    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 06-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Too good to be true - and yet it is! Incredible1"

    I ripped through this one, and then immediately picked up more of this series. I can't express just how terrific this book was - I have made others listen to the incredible performance by Katherine Kellgren. The story was fantastic all by itself, but the narration was what made this book and series come to life. The indomitable character of Jacky Faber is impossible not to like, with her sense of drama, showmanship, cleverness and unfailing loyalty. The descriptions of maritime life in the 1700's is vivid and believable, while the series of events Jacky tumbles through is so impossible, I just had to shake my head and enjoy the ride. And it's a wild ride - one you won't regret "hopping aboard" and joining Jacky in!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 06-07-14

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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    "Perfect for Family Car Trips with Teens"

    Katherine Kellgren seems to be everyones favorite narrator and listening to this charmer of a story it's easy to see why. She puts life and excitement into a girls version of swashbuckling sailors vs. pirate books and carries the listener along on the wild ocean adventures.

    Although I've just listened to this first novel, there was so much background on Mary 'Jacky' s' life, prior to her life at sea, that I get the feeling it's important to read these books in order.

    Enjoyable, full of adventure and a bit of romance, harsh scenes of Mary's younger life as an orphan in London might make this too hard for a younger-than-10 child but I think it would be ok for 13 and above girls. And their moms. Good for the family car trips this summer.

    I'm on to the next episode in this already long series!

    Well worth your credit

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    Jeanette 05-21-14
    Jeanette 05-21-14
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    "Katherine is awesome; the story...not so much"
    What did you like best about Bloody Jack? What did you like least?

    I have loved every audible narrated by Katherine K so when this book came up as something I would like I jumped on it. We were going on a road trip so I thought my 9 year old would like the story. We both found it kind of boring. The voices were great but it after 3 hours we gave up on it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    ?


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was the best part. The only disappointment was that her Liam voice was exactly the same as Darcy from the Royal Spyness series. It was hard to separate the two characters.


    Was Bloody Jack worth the listening time?

    No. The "am I going to be found out" storyline ran thin.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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