On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission--this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned. Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confinement in a dank French prison. But no adventure has quite matched her opportunistic street-urchin desires - until now!
Set sail again and again with Bloody Jack.
©2010 LA Meyer (P)2010 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Avid reader and listener, of both fiction on non-fiction. I especially love history, adventure, and creative, clever and unusual characters!
In this seventh book of the Bloody Jack series, listeners will not be disappointed. More crazy luck and unpredictable situations abound. Jacky's new "job" involves salvaging gold from a famous shipwreck, and Jacky is the only "member" of the British Royal Navy who will "volunteer" and can get the job done right . . . almost. Plus, you will find out who her pirate friends are, i.e. those who think of Jacky in a romantic way (men, I swear!), and her pirate enemies, i.e. those who wish her dead, and attempt to make it true. And, Jacky saves the day--again--[sigh] for the Royal Navy. Do they ever get tired of being shown up by a girl? Plus there's cock fighting! And, Jacky and Jaimy are closer than ever to being married, but wait--not so fast!
Did I mention Jacky is reasonably fluent in Spanish? Did I mention she expands her growing circle of admirers (and haters)? Did I mention the cock fighting?
The only reason I give this four stars for story and overall is because I am comparing it to the other books in the series, and a couple of the others are definitely my favorites. So, while this is not my favorite book in the series, it is still an excellent listen, and superbly read by Katherine Kellgren. If I could give TEN stars for performance, I would!
By the way, if you are already a fan of this series, check out the free Audible download of reader Katherine Kellgren interviewing author L.A. Meyer. Lots of insight and fascinating facts!
I originally got book one for my son, but pre-listened to it.
I don't think the series is appropriate for an 11 year old boy (in my opinion), but I LOVED it. I've listened to all seven now and can't wait for the next one. The narrator is phenomenal, and the stories and fun and lively.
I think this is a great series for girls ages 12 and up, and their moms too...
I love Katherine Kellgren's accents of the different characters, especially the warm, caring accent of Jemima. Her narration of the humorous adventures of that larger than life character, Jacky Faber, is superb.
How often does such a series of books come along? I know there is no such thing as a "perfect" anything (other than God, of course), but this series of books comes as close to it as can be. Without a doubt, the books are greatly enhanced by the reading performed by Kathryn Kelgren, who does an extraordinary job with the voices and the singing. She has a beautiful voice! She doesn't read the book - she performs for the listener!
This is a series that I will listen to over and over throughout the years. I am also purchasing the actual written books for increased flexibility in reading.
What can I say - I would gladly and truthfully give these books a 10-star rating if possible.
Everyone would enjoy these books - old, not-so-old, and young alike. I just wish there were more books out there like them!
I loved the series. This is the type of book that is better listened to versus read because the narrator takes the story to the next level. Best narrator I have ever heard. The narrator of an audiobook can really help or hurt the book. This narrator helped the series.
If it weren't for the brilliant narration by Kellgren, I probably would have listened to 1 or 2 of this series at most. At this point, I think the author includes scenes, songs and voices just to show off what Katherine Kellgren can do.
The events keeping Jacky and Jamie apart have become quite farfetched and some of the plot twists are predictable . And yet there were still a couple of surprises that were logical based on information we already head, but that I didn't see coming.
In short Katherine Kellgren is amazing. The books (Entire series) are really fun. My whole family just loves these books. To me though, a good book no matter how good may not be a good audiobook, but Katherine turns this one from good to amazing, Katherine is 'Bloody Jack' . Wonderful teamwork & just a blast. Not to mention my wife is your greatest fan. Your making my Christmas shopping very easy. Sincere Thanks, Ty olive
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