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The Mark of the Golden Dragon Audiobook

The Mark of the Golden Dragon

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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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    Doug Orth 06-11-15
    Doug Orth 06-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lather, Rinse, Repeat"

    Have grown more than a little weary of the same basic story line repeated over and over.......and over......and over.....and......

    Obviously LA Meyer has long ago run out of ideas. He attempts to mask this by making Jacky Hyper-sexual, Higgins gay and having her be in risk of death every few chapters.

    The audio performance remains outstanding as usual.

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    LauraRose Eugene, OR, United States 05-07-15
    LauraRose Eugene, OR, United States 05-07-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.

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    "Not my Favorite, but My Second Listen Nonetheless "

    They can't ALL be my favorite individually, but the series sure is!

    Once again: I love the historical contexts. I am starting to get my early 19th century authors, wars and British Expansion history down!

    Another smashing, consistent performance from Katherine Kellgren brings the unlikely, but oddly believable take of L.A. Meyers' Jacky to life.

    Hey, it could happen.

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    C. 02-24-15
    C. 02-24-15
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    "Great Escapes"

    This series takes listeners both young and old around the world and through history in an exciting manner. Wonderful performance!

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    LCNanny 08-18-14
    LCNanny 08-18-14
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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mark of the Golden Dragon to be better than the print version?

    I like them equally as much, but the book wouldn't be as great without the audio and not vice verse


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Another perfect performance. She has to be the best at changing her voice to fit dialect , nationality, and sex. Well Done.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I so loved Ravi and all his Karmic fears. He starts out simply hoping to be reborn as a happy puppy, then soon realizes towards the end of the book that a beetle maybe all he can hope for, too cute


    Any additional comments?

    I am so over the Jamie and Jacky separation; I wish at this point he'd be written in to her life or completely out of the series.

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    Jamie Boise, ID, United States 01-09-14
    Jamie Boise, ID, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2010

    I am in love with James Alexander Malcom Mackenze Frazer.

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    ""Hooray"a very delightful upbeat series"

    I debated on this series for several years, I am glad I got it and I am looking forward to the next book. Jackey is loveable and endearing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber 11-15-13
    Amber 11-15-13

    Amber

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    "Jackie is gone"
    What disappointed you about The Mark of the Golden Dragon?

    LA Meyers must loathe the woman he basedJackie on. That's the only scenario that works. Each book after Curse of the Bloodhound is worse. Jackie's strength dissolves, replaced by cravenness. Sad because the reader is AMAZING, & the series was as well


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

    Maybe, it hurts to loste a character you loved


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is absolutely incredible


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good story line butchery of main character


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    dearie Canyon Lake, TX, US 04-19-13
    dearie Canyon Lake, TX, US 04-19-13

    dearie

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    "Love Bloody Jack"
    Would you listen to The Mark of the Golden Dragon again? Why?

    Can't wait to see what happens to our girl, next...plan to go back and re-listen to all the books, when I finish the series, so far...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jacky, since she is a good role model, in many ways for girls.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Fabulous...makes listening worthwhile...would not enjoy as much, reading the books, I think.


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    Kindle 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."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    M. Christiansen 03-05-12
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    "Poor effort by LA Meyer"
    Would you try another book from L. A. Meyer and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    I waited for a long time for this book to be recorded. I am a big fan of the whole series, so I bought the book in print before listening to it. I was extremely disappointed by how thin and predictable the entire plotline and content were.


    What didn’t you like about Katherine Kellgren’s performance?

    Katherine Kellgren remains one of the best character readers of all time. It is a shame the book reduces her effectiveness as a narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The Mark of the Dragon is full of smoke and has no real fire coming out of its nostrels.LA Meyer is stuck in the doldrums along with Jackies ships....floating around looking for some wind to fill out his enthusiam for the plotlines.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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