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I am not sure I would recommend this to a friend because it is geared more for teens I believe. However, It was a very fun read and I had all of the remaining books in my wish list.
Jacky is the STAR. The girl has pluck and is very energetic.
I loved the scene where she is transported (I don't want to give away any of the plot) to the deserted island.
Orphan of the High Seas
Delightfully full of life, well written and performed! I loved Jackie and simultaneously felt protective of her, proud of her and empathetic with her. As her character revealed itself, the little brave waif who stands up to life with extraordinary courage and cunning captured my heart. I am now listening to the second in the series and lick my mental chops to enjoy so much fun with the coming books in the series. Written ten years ago, I am happy to have discovered it at the beginning of 2013. What a great way to start out the new year!
Yes, I almost never like audio better, and all I hope for is as good. This narrator was perfect. I wish I could give her more than five stars.
I think from now on this will be my standard to compare other coming of age adventure novels to. I can't say enough good things.
Jack of course, but she did all of the characters well.
This book made me laugh and cry many times, sometimes at the same time.
I bought this book a long time ago, but didn't listen to it until now. It's an enchanting story, made perfect by this awesome narrator. I can't imagine anyone else as the voice of Jacky Favor. I will be listening to other books in this series.
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.
ya fiction freaks
"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.
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