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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,586 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. A. Meyer Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bloody Jack Adventures Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781593163969
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Bloody Jack is back and this time, she’s facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer’s sequel to the enormously popular Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

Left in Boston by the HMS Dolphin crew when they discover her true sex, Jacky Faber finds herself navigating entirely new waters. It turns out that bloodthirsty buccaneers have nothing on the young ladies at the Lawson Peabody School! As Jacky observes, “They’re like any bunch of thirty or so cats thrown in a sack and shaken up good. They’re mean in ways that boys never even thought of being.” It isn’t long before Jacky shows her true colors by being arrested for “exposing a female part” (her knee) while jigging in the streets and is “busted down” to serving girl instead of student. Jacky soldiers on, getting herself into scrapes that her darling beau midshipman Jaimy Fletcher couldn’t even begin to imagine, including uncovering a shady minister’s evil secret and fixing a horse race with voodoo. And where in the world is seafaring Jaimy? As her letters to him continue to go unanswered, Jacky grows more and more worried. Still, at book’s end she takes an assignment as “lady’s companion” to the captain’s wife aboard a whaler headed for London. Astute readers will notice that the whaler’s crabby captain has a peg leg and won’t be surprised if in the next Bloody Jack Adventure, Jacky ends up hunting the great white whale!
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  • A 2009 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 craig | 5/21/2017

    " bloody jack audio books are like harry potter movies. each great and entertaining in their own way "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Not as good as the first. | 11/16/2016

    " This book fell flat for me. There were several subplots that were poorly resolved with just a sentence, which really bothered me. I felt like the book could have been half as long if they cut out the subplots that never went anywhere. For the most part, it did keep my interest and I'm curious to read the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 2/18/2014

    " Loved it just as much (if not more) than the last book. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 2/6/2014

    " A marvelous reader brings Jacky to life even if some of the scrapes she gets into are a tad unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Bauss | 1/26/2014

    " #2 in the Bloody Jack Series. Great audio read. I loved the reader's voices. Excellent adventure book with a girl as the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/16/2014

    " Love Jacky Faber!!!! Once again great story and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 1/3/2014

    " Book 2, equally as awesome as the first! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammie | 1/1/2014

    " she gets sent to school she must learn how to be a lady even if her crazy nature gets her in trouble "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/16/2013

    " Even better than the first. More soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geokowgurl | 12/5/2013

    " I loved the first book, Bloody Jack, in this series and I liked this one even better! I can't wait to start the next one, Under the Jolly Roger! When you write a story about an orphan that is a girl, then she makes it aboard a ship while pretending to be a boy, and then she is discovered a girl and dropped off in Boston at a Fine Lady School to learn to become a lady, the adventures just keep o'coming! Then add a wild and mischievous streak to this girl, and then through in the mix that it is the early 1800's. This story is captivating to say the least. It is funny enough to make you laugh out loud, sad enough to make you weep quietly, and intriguing enough to keep you guessing as to what Miss Jacky Faber will do next! I think all young boys, girls, men, and women alike should read this book for some great entertainment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Marie | 11/29/2013

    " Oh Jacky... Sweet impulsive, tomboy troublemaker.. Love these books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 11/24/2013

    " Very funny. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney McClure | 10/19/2013

    " I could not put this book down! It's a great book to lose yourself in. The main character is a curious one and gets into all sorts of mayhem. It's a fun book with thrills and chills, laughter and inspiration, friendship and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 8/26/2013

    " Another fun read with Jackie Faber, the mischievous young lady of the 19th century that you can't help but root for. A hopeless romantic . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 8/6/2013

    " The audiobook is outstanding; did not read the first book but it was quite ok. Very entertaining...best for 7th-9th. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/23/2013

    " I LOVED this book. Impressed Jacky was created by a MAN! Well done, L.A. Meyer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 7/1/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but still a good book. There were still adventures to be had, but they didn't pull me in as much as the first book did. On to #3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandann | 5/20/2013

    " Awesome! Though, I really get frustrated with some of the limitations on 'ladylike' behavior, and have to remind myself of the time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 11/25/2012

    " I'm really enjoying this series on CD. They have an excellent reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 6/3/2012

    " One of my favorites in the excellent series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 6/3/2012

    " The whole book was absolutely amazing, but the near the end was when I really couldn't put the book down. I read until I finished. The ending definitely leaves me wanting to read the next one as soon as possible. I think this book even tops the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alethea | 5/20/2012

    " Great story, and Katherine Kellgren is an amazing reader. Happily, she will be reading P&P&Zombies. I'm saving my audible.com credit for it! I'm also thinking of getting the Sue Limb "Girl" series she reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmie | 12/7/2011

    " This is the continuation of the story of Jacky Faber and even though it switched to inland instead being on a ship (which was my original draw to the books) it was still excellent. No one gets into more scrapes than Jacky and no one is better getting out either. Fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolynn | 9/14/2011

    " best book over ...but i say that about all the good ones so ya. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 6/15/2011

    " Very good book. I love the insight on how women were treated back in the 1800s. I can not wait to read the next one! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/6/2011

    " 3.5 Stars would have been a better assessment for me. Although the story is well written and the performance excellent, I find the numerous hurtful situations the main character is thrown into to be too much. The ending was sufficent, although it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 5/1/2010

    " I didn't like this book because the plot of Jacky learning to be a lady lacked the same interest of the idea of a Jacky disguised as a boy on a shop in the british navy, the plot of the first book in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/1/2010

    " Perhaps my favorite audiobooks to date, AND just so much fun. This series comes highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starla | 10/11/2009

    " Book # 2 of Bloody Jack! I loved every minute of it. Can't wait to read the next one. :) "

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About the Author

L. A. Meyer received his BA at the University of Florida in 1964 and his MFA at Boston University in 1973. Meyer is best known as the author of the Bloody Jack novels. He is also a painter, the author of two children’s picture books, and owner of Clair de Loon art gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.