Yes! The truth is she's secretly forced to pose as an American dancer behind enemy lines in Paris, where she entices a French general into revealing military secrets - all to save her dear friends. Then, in intrepid Jack Faber style, she dons male clothing and worms her way into a post as a galloper with the French army, ultimately leading a team of men to fight alongside the great Napoleon.
In this sixth installment of the "Bloody Jack" series, love and war collide as the irrepressible Jacky Faber sets off on a daring adventure she vowed she'd never take!
Set sail again and again with Bloody Jack.
©2009 L.A. Meyer; (P)2009 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
I don't think I've enjoyed a story or reader yet that is as engaging and "In the Momemt" as L.A. Meyer's Jack series read by Katherine Kellgren. Once again I feel like I am there, beside Jack the whole way, rather than reading what will surely become another account of her adventurers.
I am in awe of the narrator. I feel like I'm treated to a very special performace--and she absolutely makes the book.
Downside, I am an adult. I don't have kids, but I do wonder about the sanity of any author treating sexual violence, assault and rape in such a blase manner as this author does, especially in a book targeted for a young audience. Seems to be getting worse in each book. Be forewarned.
If you've listened to the other "Bloody Jack" books, you've heard this one - more cosmic coincidences, more of our plucky heroine either talking, crying or cheating her way out of trouble. A more disturbing problem is that she shows more undesirable characteristics in each book. I quit on this one about halfway through. Sorry, Jackie - I just don't like you any more ...
Katherine Kellgren's portrayal of the characters and her ability to infuse the story with such enthusiastic life. Very few narrators I have listened to perform to her level.
The fantastical situations the lead character finds herself in and her realistic responses to them.
I have a vivid imagination when I read a good book and often come close to forgetting I am just reading a story, but, listening to Katherine does makes me forget I am listening to a book being read.
Loved the performance as always though this one wasn't as fun. Maybe appropriate for the situations but not quite as enjoyable. Still good enough to get the next one with or without credits!
If each book in this series has been a home run, then this one is a grand slam. Katherine Kellgren does an amazing job as usual, and the author tells an excellent tale in the journey of Jacky Faber.
One of my favorite things about this series is that L.A. Meyer keeps the characters true to themselves. I'm never left thinking "Jacky wouldn't do that..."
Absolutely the best way to enjoy these books are on audible with such a wonderful narrator!
Both thoroughly entertaining and equally moving. Dealt with the truth of war and the loss involved of those you love. Napoleon and being a 'dancer' in Paris. Delicious flirtation. Great fun.
Love the series. It is written for young adults, and I am so far from being one, but the series continues to be utterly charming, with Katherine Kellgren embodying and personifying the impulsive, brave, lighthearted scamp, Jackie Favre. The author introduces little anachronisms for the delectation of a modern audience, such as Jackie's taking the sobriquet of "Jacqueline Bouvier" while in France and New Orleans.
Always satisfying and funny!
Avid reader and listener, of both fiction on non-fiction. I especially love history, adventure, and creative, clever and unusual characters!
In the sixth installment of the Jacky Faber series, Jacky manages to discover a skill she has not mastered yet, and a new outlet for her clever ways. Jacky is back to disguises and enlarging her community of admirers, including a cameo appearance by a famous real-life figure. As usual she escapes more than one scrape with death, and she and Jaimy must overcome even more hurdles to be together at last. My husband claims this was his favorite story yet!
As I have said on other reviews of this series, Katherine Kellgren as the reader is the absolute best I have ever heard! In the unlikely event that the first story had not been captivating enough to keep me listening, this master's performance alone would have. In the future, I will listen to anything read by her!
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