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Mississippi Jack Audiobook

Mississippi Jack: Bloody Jack #5

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In Mississippi Jack, the fifth installment in the Bloody Jack series, the intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way.

Will Jacky's carelessness and impulsive actions ultimately cause her beloved Jaimy to be left in her wake? Bold, daring, and downright fun, Jacky Faber proves once again that with resilience and can-do spirit, she can wiggle out of any scrape...well, almost.

©2009 LA Meyer; (P)2009 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    Paul 11-27-13
    Paul 11-27-13 Member Since 2015

    Sci-fi/Fantasy geek :)

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    "Over The Top?"

    This book is over-the-top in an Indiana Jones Temple of Doom way. It's the least believable book in the series so far. I couldn't stand listening to the characterization of Mike Fink. But actually, his characterization kind of fits the whole book to me, too big, too noisy, and just plain unbelievable. I actually laughed out loud at the preposterous nature of a big scene near the end.

    Note to writer/editor: You cannot have a verbal reading of a journal entry that the person never wrote down and it was only in their mind!

    I have loved all of the previous books in this series. So, I'm going to listen to one more. If it doesn't redeem the series for me, I'll stop there. Also, if they don't either consumate their relationship or break it cleanly in the next book, I'm going to be quite unhappy. Enough is enough I say.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 12-31-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 12-31-12
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    "Hilarious in places"

    While I've LOVED the Bloody Jack series to date and Katherine Kellgren's performance, this wasn't one of my favorites on either account. The story was a bit too long with too many mishaps and I didn't like Ms. Kellgren's portrayal of some of Jacky's wilderness "friend" (for lack of a better word). Every time Mike Fink spoke I had to cringe just a little.

    What I loved about this story, was Jaimy Fletcher's travel down the Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. When he was coming up with wording for the U.S.A. acronym I was absolutely doubled over in laughter. I couldn't wait to get back to Jaimy's story to hear what he came up with next. Poor Jaimy - he simply could not catch a break in this book.

    If you are reading/listening to this series, you cannot skip this book. It is very good - just not my favorite.

    Enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tee Bellflower Atlanta, GA 03-05-10
    Tee Bellflower Atlanta, GA 03-05-10 Member Since 2009

    Tee Bee

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    "Kellgren does it again!"

    I am a 40-yr old fan of this series. I read book 3, but did audio for 1,2 & 4, and let me tell you, I wish I had done it for #3 - I really felt I missed out on something! Kellgren is impossibly brilliant in her voicework and narration. If I had read book 4, I would have never heard her take on Mike Fink, and that is very scary, as it is the most annoyingly hilarious thing thus far in the series...or as funny as hearing mam'selle call Jacky "preciousssss". I now walk around saying "Well, helloooooo, preciousssssss", but no one understands.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ted 05-10-16
    Ted 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The last of the good ones"

    Truthfully, this is the last of the bloody jack series that I really like after this one the stories just were not that good to me.

    But they are worth listening to. The narrator of all the bloody jack stories is really great. And the author, did a good job of keeping the series alive and give g us a look at what history was line with kind of a modern prospective on it.

    Part of my problem after this point is Jamie is not the best match for our Jackie, Lord Richard Allen was far better for her. And as the series continues that becomes more and more apparent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew DALLAS, TX, United States 02-19-13
    Matthew DALLAS, TX, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak Link of the Series"

    If you're a fan, stick with it and move on to the next one, they get better again. They're formulaic and silly, but enjoyable. This particular book and the narration were the weak link in the series, I challenge anyone to not cringe while hearing the narrator voice the character of Mike Fink in this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Celia Louisivlle, KY, United States 06-29-09
    Celia Louisivlle, KY, United States 06-29-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Laughed, Cried, Enjoyed Every Minute!"

    Another splendid rendition both by narrator and auther. Wonderful characters, memorable voice acting. I liked how this one evolved Jamie a little bit more.

    And who can't like Fink?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deanna 03-12-12
    Deanna 03-12-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Love the series, not keen on this book"

    I LOVE this series. I can't get enough of Jacky Faber and her mischievous ways, and Katherine Kellgren does an amazing performance. I've not heard any other narrator actually sing the songs, and she really puts her all into these books.

    That said this was probably my least favorite book in the series to date. The adventure seemed pointless, dry and long. By no means was it bad, just not L.A. Meyer's best work. Definitely don't skip it as there are some important plot points that occur in the book, but I have to say the book after this one was a whole lot better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Agent Anna 07-09-16
    Agent Anna 07-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Yeah Jackie! "

    Fun and entertaining starting with Bloody Jack. Don't read this one first! You will miss all the fun in the previous 4 adventures!

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    mary 03-27-16
    mary 03-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One wild ride..."

    Made me laugh out loud when I wasn't holding my breath. Man this girl can get into more trouble, but what a ride.
    Bloody and funny, quite a combination

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    new puzzeler 03-13-16
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    "Great adventure."

    l loved all the music! Beautifully performed. As always, the adventures of Bloody Jack are exciting and unpredictable. A great series, I especially recommend it for young women.

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