After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston - under dire circumstances, of course - Jacky boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy.
But things don't go as planned, and she is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies the sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. But Jacky's adventures don't end there....
Soon she is being called a pirate, and there's a price on her head!
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reader, knitter, mom
I have listened to all of the books so far and I have been enthralled by Katherine Kellgren's performance. She makes the story come to life! While Jacky's adventures and impulsive nature can sometimes be a little far-fetched, that is part of the charm. Do yourself a favor and listen to the first book, Bloody Jack. You will be convinced!
This girl and this series are absolutely irresistible! I'm on to the fourth in the series. . .
The performance by the narrator is outstanding . I now wish I had bought the whole series at the discount when I had the chance.
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
Bloody Jack is a pleasant surprise of good fun. I am happy to have found a new series to loose myself in. This is a slight step away from my usual reading lists, and honestly, I only got the book because it was on-sale and all the reviews just raved on and on about the Narration. The story grabs hold almost immediately and there is hardly a dull moment to be found. Our Heroine is so likable that you can’t help but root for her the entire way. But the true gem of this story is Katherine Kellgren (with due respect to the author).
Yes, Ms. Kellgren is THAT good! She does for Bloody Jack what Nick Podehl does for The Name of The Wind (which up until now has been my all time favorite performance of a book I have EVER heard). It’s hard to explain. I cringe at calling it “narration” as anyone who listens will immediately realize it’s something more. And no, it’s not a “Dramatization” – it’s more subtle than that. It’s a gift. That’s the only way I can explain it. Listening to Ms Kellgran read this novel was an experience – a 7 hour thrill ride through the streets of London, and over the perilous sea.
As a seasoned Audio Listener I can appreciate what I have stumbled across here. I am excited again to have found a series worth getting sucked into – and I plan to!
I live vicariously through the female leads in the stories I read. History, biographies, "cozy" mysteries are my faves. Can't put them down.
I simply love this entertaining series. And the performance is so fun! My favorite narrator by far. On to the next one!
There is no lag time in these adventures. Should be a classic. The most satisfying character to read about. The narrator is Jackie Faber. The perfect fit. Enjoy!
I have very much enjoyed this series so far. So glad I bought as an audio recording because the narrator kellgren is wonderful. She really brings it all to life especially the songs- she has a beautiful voice. I originally bought the series for my kids but have been enjoying it myself.
Since I've stumbled upon this series, I haven't been able to put it down. I listen to it every chance I get. The story is so well-written and Jacky is lovely in all her crazy and misguided ways. Katherine Kellgren's performance is stellar. She brings every character to life in grand displays of various voices and accents. It's so clear she's having fun. She's one of my favorite narrators of all times. I can't wait to see what else Jacky is gonna get herself into.
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