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Ages 12 - 17
Written by L.A. Meyer - Audio book performed by Katherine Kellgren - Unabridged Fiction - 12 RETAIL EDITION COMPACT DISCS - 15 hours
Publisher, Listen & Live Audio (June 2008)
NOTE: RETAIL EDITIONS are packaged in attractive, compact cardboard, jewel-case or DVD shrink-wrapped boxes, with full-color art.
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"Kellgren portrays the brutal captain who refuses to release the young woman from service and creates humor with the crew’s delightfully exaggerated Irish accents. Kellgren's subtle yet striking transitions as Faber shifts from pleading damsel to gunnery officer, pirate captain, and brave Navy lieutenant are right on target and move the whirlwind nautical adventures from privateering to the Battle of Trafalgar." —Audiofile magazine
"A swashbuckling saga with a decidedly unconventional heroine." —Booklist
"Highly Recommended." — School Library Journal
In the third book of the Bloody Jack series, unlikely heroine Jacky Faber, a pirate at heart, returns to sea in a truly swashbuckling tale filled with good humor, wit, and courage. 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, soon 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 s price on her head!
The Bloody Jack Adventure books are available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
About the Author: L.A. 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.
About the Performer: Katherine Kellgren has recorded over sixty audiobooks including Bloody Jack, which was the winner of an Audie Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Audiobook of the Year. Both Bloody Jack and its sequel Curse of the Blue Tattoo were named Odyssey Honor Titles by the American Library Association in 2008 and 2009 respectively. She has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her recent work includes everything from the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie to appearances on Comedy Central. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.