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Bloody Jack Audiobook
Bloody Jack
Written by: 
L.A. Meyer
Narrated by: 
Katherine Kellgren
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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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    Blake Cincinnati, OH, United States 10-01-12
    Blake Cincinnati, OH, United States 10-01-12
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    "Great Book!!!!"

    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.

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    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 09-13-12
    S. Sarabasha West Danby, NY USA 09-13-12 Member Since 2010

    patient heart

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    "Such fun!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. webb 09-13-12
    L. webb 09-13-12
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    "Swashbuckling, adventurous fun."
    What did you love best about Bloody Jack?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloody Jack?

    My favorite sequence was the 'lost on a deserted island' adventures.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lost in space 09-08-12

    Dawn

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    "Entertaining!"

    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.

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    Regina Sharp 09-08-12

    ya fiction freaks

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    "Best audio I have ever listened too!"
    Where does Bloody Jack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloody Jack?

    "A girl destined to be hanged is not likely to be drowned"


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

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed several times, feel tearful a few and excited and adventurous most times! Ready to take off with her on the ship!


    Any additional comments?

    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 :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bianca Perrysburg, OH, United States 09-04-12
    Bianca Perrysburg, OH, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011

    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

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    "Lifetime Favorite-"

    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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    Matthew Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 08-24-12
    Matthew Sidney, British Columbia, Canada 08-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Pretty good little nautical novel."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Roxanne Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-12-12
    Roxanne Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-12-12
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    "My first audio book and I will never forget it"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    Yes probably just to see if I enjoy it as much the second time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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    Deborah Corvallis, Oregon, United States 08-09-12
    Deborah Corvallis, Oregon, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not just for young adults"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    Probably not for many years anyway. I have a good memory.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary (Jack) She is a determined young lady with a stong sense of self preservation.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paladinboy Dracut, MA 01826 06-22-12
    Paladinboy Dracut, MA 01826 06-22-12 Member Since 2010

    I love to re-read books with audible.

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    "Paladinboy gives Bloody Jack and Arrrgggghhh +"
    Where does Bloody Jack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloody Jack?

    The big reveal!


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Her characterization is astounding. Best I've heard, ever.


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

    In the Navy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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