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Author: L. A. Meyer Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781593166625
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Jacky Faber makes waves, even when docked in her adopted city of Boston to attend to the business of Faber Shipping Worldwide. With big dreams and perhaps too much exuberance for the Puritan populace, she quickly finds herself at odds with the Women’s Temperance Union and a town roiling over the arrival of hundreds of Irish laborers, brought in on Jacky’s Lorelei Lee. Thwarted at every turn by her enemies, Jacky is forced to acknowledge her shortcomings—and possibly lose her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.

In this new installment in the ever-popular Bloody Jack Adventures, will the impulsive Jacky Faber finally get her comeuppance?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jacky Faber’s adventures continue in this newest addition to her saga. This time she anchors back in her beloved Boston after many years spent abroad…Fans of the notorious Jacky Faber will relish in this newest bawdy tale of sailors, sunken treasure, and near run-ins with the law. Those who have not read this series, however, should not begin with this book, as it does not function as a stand-alone novel.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Jacky Faber romps through another set of adventures when she returns to Boston and to the deck of the Nancy B. Alsop. Many, many characters from previous books make appearances here, but none is more notable than Jacky’s long-lost love, Jaimy, so heavily disguised that she doesn’t recognize him. Since fans of the Bloody Jack Adventure series know better than to hope for a conventional, romantic ending, they’ll enjoy the plot twist Meyer delivers in its place. The large cast of characters results in a panoramic view rather than a sharply focused drama, but look for Jacky at the focal point of every scene.”

    Booklist

  • “Katherine Kellgren’s exuberant performance reflects Jacky Faber’s irrepressible personality in this eleventh installment of the Bloody Jack series. Here, Jacky finds herself in Boston among friends. Kellgren moves fluidly between singing, narration, and a cast of distinct voices and accents as Jacky copes with her shipping company’s financial problems and the absence of her beloved Jaimy by purchasing a rundown pub, opening a theater, and setting out to recover buried treasure. Kellgren keeps pace with Jacky’s emotions, which range from rage to joy to sorrow as she navigates the consequences of antagonizing the temperance movement, her friends, and a mob of arsonists. This rollicking production will appeal to both fans of the series and those new to it.”

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  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Female
  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Teen Fiction

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About the Author

L. A. Meyer (1942–2014) was a painter and an author of children’s books, best known for his young adult historical novels in the Jacky Faber Adventure series, also known as the Bloody Jack series. He was born in Pennsylvania, and his father was a US Army office, so he spent much of his childhood moving around with his family. He enlisted in the US Navy and served for four years. He invented the idea for the character of Jacky Faber while listening to British and Celtic folk music on a local community radio station in his workshop.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren (1969–2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.