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Bloody Jack Audiobook

Bloody Jack

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Publisher's Summary

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life...if only she doesn't get caught.

Listen to the sequel, Curse of the Blue Tattoo.

©2003 L.A. Meyer; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Children's Titles - Ages 12+, 2008

What Members Say

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    Judy Chama, NM, United States 11-03-14
    Judy Chama, NM, United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Great book - incredible narrator!"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    Yes, has a lot of action, and the narrator is fantastic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloody Jack?

    When she found out what it was all about, being a girl.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Great Laughs!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and enjoyable listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aawendel 10-28-14
    Aawendel 10-28-14

    AnnE

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    "Fun Story and Well Narrated"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloody Jack to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, but the audio was exceptionally well narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloody Jack?

    It is all well told.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    The lead character was excellent, and well brought to life. Katherine Kellgren changes voices easily, so you can tell who is talking without being told.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - I listen primarily in the car. However, I will say that this book continued at home for hours after the end of my car ride. Too long to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable light "reading." I am sure there is a sequel, which I am considering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 10-26-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 10-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A wonderful surprise!"

    I figured I give this a try based on the excellent reviews this work has received. I must admit that as an older male I had some trepidation. After all, this is a story about a girl and with a female narrator, which to date have not been spectacular.

    What a pleasant surprise! The story was enthralling and covers various aspects of late 1700 England. The narrator really was excellent. She brought the characters to life through what can best be described as acting. She is the best female narrator I have encountered yet.

    The story does have it's dark parts, and some material that would best be suited to the mature YA audience. There are also a few sillier parts, but hey, it's fiction, and these parts weren't too over the top.

    This audible book comes with my highest recommendation if you enjoy great fiction coupled with outstanding narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 10-24-14
    Mary 10-24-14 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Audible is the only way to read this one."

    So good. I loved every minute of this one and It would not be the same without getting to listen. I was right there. Katherine Kellgren was just excellent. I was so caught up in the story, L. A. Meyer is a great story teller. I would lover to listen to this one again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 10-24-14
    Alicia 10-24-14
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    "Great Fun!"

    I'd been looking at this in my wish list for some time, and after re-reading a few reviews decided to give it a shot. I was very, very pleased. The story itself is a great romp, not terribly overpowering but realistically described. Fans of sailor stories will enjoy it, even if Jack IS a girl.

    As for the narration? Wow. JUST WOW. Sometimes accents can be annoying, but this one was engaging, consistant, and just really, really added to the listening experience. I gave it five stars because there just wasn't a bad element, anywhere. Well worth the time and credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aunt Ruthie Burnsville, MN, United States 10-17-14
    Aunt Ruthie Burnsville, MN, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect combination of author and reader!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloody Jack to be better than the print version?

    Much, although well written, Ms. Kellgren's masterful narration brings the characters alive.


    Any additional comments?

    So much fun. I felt l learned much about the time and the culture on a sailing vessel. Worth more than 1 credit for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    raymond bates 10-15-14

    I am a truck driver and Audible keeps me sane. I listen to 2-3 books per week.

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    "jakl;fdjakl;"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    Would you be willing to try another book from L.A. Meyer? Why or why not?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything


    Any additional comments?

    i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything i dont want to write anything

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Habnar 10-13-14
    Habnar 10-13-14

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    "Story is lacking"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The narration was brilliant but, I found the story just wasn't compelling enough to continue the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Max Pritikin 09-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Promising premise destroyed by a bad story"
    Any additional comments?

    The story is moving along nicely until Jackie gets successfully settled in as a ship boy. And then it becomes a sappy, horrible, poke a shiv in my ears, tale of a whiny little girl that wants to sew, and cook, and fall in love and have a sweet wedding and wear dresses. It was amazingly frustrating how the main character, the only developed character, turns out to fall apart and become a helpless "girl" at any sign of trouble. The author proceeds to ignore and trivialize anything interesting about pirates or the ship from then on and instead spends useless hours going on and on about how Jackie'd rather just be a "lady" and generally avoids furthering the plot or developing any other characters.

    Honestly. Don't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LCNanny 08-09-14
    LCNanny 08-09-14
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    "What a Tale!"
    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    I will listen to these stories again and again, and can't wait to share them with family and friends. The audio performance lends to the high rating as much as the wonderful and engaging author. It translates between genders and age, so will be a delight to all. There's drama, adventure, suspense, love, villains, uneducated and over educated and a few who are just right, loyalty, innocence, honor and hope..what more could we ask for!


    What other book might you compare Bloody Jack to and why?

    I've not listened to or read a book that caught the linguistics of the period so perfectly and never once did it drop or fade away, so I can't say as I know of anything that compares.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    why Jacky (Mary) of course, but she did an AMAZING job at changing voices for the other characters too.


    Any additional comments?

    This book picked me up and transported me to the decks and lands of Good ol Jacky, and because of this unique and wonderful story am now purchasing All the books & Audio-books in the series. I thought the story was believable; from the time she is orphaned and through her struggles to survive and thrive. It's not often I am engaged to really cheer for the success and safety of a character, but that's indeed what I found myself doing and am all the more blessed for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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