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©2003 L.A. Meyer; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
I love the way Katherine Kellgren portrays, the main character, Jacky!! She is the perfect essence of who I imagine Jacky to be. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series! The story is great and the narrator portrays that greatness with her voice and emotion. L.A. Meyer is one of my new favorites. This was a great book to listen to! I would recommend it to anybody.
Katherine Kellgren may be the best narrator I have ever listened to and I listen to many many books while I knit design samples. The story is fun. Jacky is a hoot and the subtle play with mores is wonderful. I love how Jacky becomes more and more aware of just how the female sex is put down and devalued.
Almost done with Book 2 so I downloaded Book 3 to not be without.
The main character is a gutsy girl, orphaned at a young age, who maintains her defiance and sense of adventure while masquerading as a male deckhand on a pirate ship. It's good pirate fun a girl who refuses to conform to anyone's image of who she should be other than her own.
My favorite sequence was the 'lost on a deserted island' adventures.
This book kept my interest as it was fast paced and entertaining. The narrator did a nice job with the accent. I will be gettting more books in this series.
"A girl destined to be hanged is not likely to be drowned"
she is amazing! she reads the book with such believability and feeling! I felt as if Bloody Jack were actually talking to me and I was right there with her on the ship.
I laughed several times, feel tearful a few and excited and adventurous most times! Ready to take off with her on the ship!
Everyone should listen to this audio. If you make this ur first audio, it will most certainly not be your last! This series has 10 books! yay :)
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
How have a missed this book before??? I can I not love a book about a sassy girl who cannot keep herself from getting into trouble/adventures? No one can help loving Jackie, despite or because of her most relatable flaws. This book is a perfect marriage of character development, charm, whit, a bit of romance, and adventure.
It is a book that I could read over and over again, because I feel that I am right there experiencing the adventure. I rarely give a 5, and it is without a doubt worth five stars.
The book not only is a story about a girl coming of age and battling pirates, it is bloody hilarious.
If any Dads out there want to get a daughter (or son) eased into their Aubrey and Maturin collection: this book would be a good start.
Yes probably just to see if I enjoy it as much the second time.
It totally caught me off guard. It is not my usual genre and I picked it because of the reader and I thought Katherine Kellgren did a stellar job of the book and I will definitely be looking for more of her work.
My motivation for purchasing this book was to pass the time on a 5 hour drive to a conference. Not only did it keep me awake for the drive - I was waiting for breaks so that I could continue listening and was exited for the drive home so I could hear more of the story.
I'm just concerned that possibly it will be hard to live up to the expectations for audio books after starting with this one hahaha.
Probably not for many years anyway. I have a good memory.
Mary (Jack) She is a determined young lady with a stong sense of self preservation.
I liked everything about Katherine Kellgren's reading. She brings the story and characters to life with great vocal variety and energy. I am so picky about narrators and totally reject books I would otherwise enjoy except that I don't enjoy the reading voice. She is the main reason I read this book at all.
I love to re-read books with audible.
One of the best.
The big reveal!
Her characterization is astounding. Best I've heard, ever.
In the Navy!
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