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The Mark of the Golden Dragon | [L. A. Meyer]

The Mark of the Golden Dragon

The irrepressible Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia for crimes against the Crown, has once again wriggled out of the grasp of British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she eagerly heads back to England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.But when the voyage is waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of London politics.
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Publisher's Summary

The irrepressible Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia for crimes against the Crown, has once again wriggled out of the grasp of British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she eagerly heads back to England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.But when the voyage is waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of London politics. With the help of her friends, Jacky meets her enemies head on in this tale of love, courage, and redemption.

LA Meyer received a master of fine arts from Boston University, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. He lives in Corea, Maine.

Katy Kellgren has recorded over 100 audiobooks including the Bloody Jack series which he won multiple Audie Awards and Odyssey Honor Awards. She has appeared on stage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

©2012 LA Meyer (P)2012 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 09-03-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Caution!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I love this series so much that I listen without my 10 and 13 year old boys sometimes which, is a good thing, as Jackie's 'romantic' interest this round is a courtesan turned female pirate. When my son asked me what Jackie meant when she talked about being 'petted a lot' I was thrown...The Asian angle is wonderful but as she grows up I like her less and less. It is still a great series but this is my least favorite.


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    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 03-05-12
    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2005

    Warcraft Addict

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    "A Welcome return to form."
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    After a few shaky outings is is nice to see this series get back on track. Some of the relationships are getting stale, but overall this was a lot of fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Mathis New Caslte, Indiana USA 02-07-12
    D. Mathis New Caslte, Indiana USA 02-07-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Still worth a credit"

    This series is a guilty pleasure for me. I do agree with some of the more critical reviews that this installment lacked some of the vigor of the other books. This book is brief compared to others in the series. I have just finished the 3rd book and have begun the 4th, and I've never listened to the first book - so please consider this in context compared to yourself before spending your money or credit. Now, this is the weakest story of all the books I've listened to, but Kellgren saves the day with her performance. Don't look to be wowed by this story, but it will be necessary to listen to as the next book will pick up at a key time in the history of the region she is travelling to in the early 1800s. Hopefully, Mr. Meyer will regain his passion for the story in the region and time. And, Jamie will need to be at the forefront of the next book or omitted completely for something to work well. Best of luck, Mr. Meyer. I do recommend the book, but temper your expectations.

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    Robert Eugene, OR, United States 12-26-11
    Robert Eugene, OR, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2011
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    "great addition to the bloody jack series"
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    I have loved this series and enjoyed this episode, my only criticism would be that the events moved a little fast and superficial compared to the other books, meaning a lot happened very quickly; shipwreck, tiger attack, overthrow bad guys & save a village, kidnapped by crime lord, befriend crime lord and become besties with his daughter, earthquake, tsunami, kidnapped by pirates, escape pirates, found by friends, destroy pirates on and on all the adventures of a lifetime in just a few days...

    I never felt that way listening to the earlier books in the series

    I still loved it

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    Crystal California 12-24-11
    Crystal California 12-24-11 Member Since 2004

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    "Always An Adventure"

    This series is always exciting! There is humor, drama, and suspense. The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is superb!

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    Kevin Pretoria, South Africa 01-27-13
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A good narrator.


    Would you ever listen to anything by L. A. Meyer again?

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    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissappointment


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to part 1 I had enough of K.Kellegren's shrill plastic cockney accent which diverted you from the story itself.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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