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4.00022291573785 out of 54.00022291573785 out of 54.00022291573785 out of 54.00022291573785 out of 54.00022291573785 out of 5 4.00 (4,486 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: October 2006 ISBN: 9781593164027
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Now that the King of England has called her a pirate and put a price on her head, Jacky Faber has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn’t last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems. Jacky wouldn’t dream of going down without a fight, but the delicate Lawson Peabody girls are in over their heads. Although Jacky will use anything in her arsenal to help her well-heeled classmates, she isn’t so certain they will find the strength and courage needed to survive. But if she can convince them to trade petticoats and propriety for her daring escape plan, the girls just might become their own rescuers. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The real pleasure comes from watching this cunning, unconventional, warmhearted heroine in action.”

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  • “Another winner…Thoroughly delightful.”

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  • A 2010 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

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

    " a wonderful story, a great adventure on the high seas. you find yourself cheering on the girls while their faced with great peril "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/18/2014

    " Another great installment, but a bit long-winded at times. Still, Jacky Faber tops my list of best female literary characters. She's freakin' awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/15/2014

    " Wow, love this author! Best audiobook!!!!!!!!!! Never disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/11/2014

    " Again, I really like this author- fun adventure, great voice, etc. but the heroine's virtue is so often in danger, you want to say, "enough already"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Hiatt | 1/22/2014

    " The book "In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber," book number 4 in the Bloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer is a fantastic story about a young girl who had once posed as a male sailor on a British warship in the Early 1800's. The series follows her throughout her misadventures and shows the hardships she goes through from being orphaned to becoming a sailor and then on to how she had changed from small helpless "boy" to a young conniving woman, wanted for piracy by the King of England. This installment in the series focuses on Jacky's travels back to Boston after she escapes the Battle of Trafalgar, and then shows the trials of her and her classmates from the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls as they get kidnapped and taken aboard a slaver to be sold in the slave pens of Morocco by a slave master by the name of Sin Kay. Jacky and the other girls all outsmart the sailors of the slaver and manage to escape and find their way home before they are able to be sold. I really enjoy this book because it shows more personalities of the other students and shows how cruel slave ships actually were, even though this book is fiction the conditions of the ship described were fact as to how they were for the slaves being brought to America from Africa. The end was such a twist and am hoping for her survival, I do like how it explains everything that Jacky does to show how cunning and resourceful is to help all the girls escape safely. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody, mostly girls as Jacky does go on about her love life for sometime pining for her long lost love, Jaimy, who she searches for throughout this series. It is a wonderful book, as is the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeAnne | 1/1/2014

    " As usual, the author delivers a rousing tale of adventure at sea with Jackie Faber. These books are enjoyable because, even though they are written for young adults, they are a little bit naughty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 12/21/2013

    " Can't seem to stop reading the Bloody Jack series! Action packed and entertaining. I'd call it a quick read simply because it's so hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KatieSuzanne | 11/11/2013

    " Starts out tame then gets a little darker and intense and keeps building up to the end. It might have had one of the most exciting endings of all the books so far...followed by the most frustrating cliff hanger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 10/27/2013

    " This book is easily the best in the series. READ IT NOW! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 10/4/2013

    " Did you have to have that kiss in there? Was it really NECESSARY? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 10/3/2013

    " This series never gets stale or old. Kudos to LA Meyer for outstanding storytelling. Can't wait to get into Book 5! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Rose | 9/22/2013

    " Oh to be so brave and daring in a similar situation. Of course I hope to never be captured by evil men and kept in the hull of a ship, but you never know. Love Jacky, as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 9/5/2013

    " I love listening to this series. The narrator is amazing! I cannot wait to listen to another Jacky Faber adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maile Andrus-price | 8/14/2013

    " The genius of a 15 year old girl. Her leadership and courage is inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 4/9/2013

    " Jacky Faber is clever and entertaining once again! I've got to request the next book ASAP so I can find out what happens next. That's the problem with this series. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaela23 | 4/9/2013

    " A thrilling adventure. Like always jacky saves the day. I find the ending a bit sudden though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/10/2013

    " This book was AMAZING!!! the author L. A. Meyer used third person limited in a great way! this book was so good and suspenseful that i had to start reading the next one the morning after i finished this one!! anyone who loves suspense romance and pirates should read this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 1/21/2013

    " It was an amazing book with great detail. I especiall liked Jacky's wit and survival methods. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 1/19/2013

    " My favorite of the Bloody Jack series. Audio is the way to go! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 11/8/2012

    " another great sequal to Bloody jack "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/16/2012

    " I liked this one a lot. I loved how the girls worked together and overcame each other's differences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/27/2012

    " Another amazing tale of adventure with Miss Jacky Faber. You even get a bit of a history lesson with each of these stories. i highly recommend them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 9/21/2011

    " Slightlyy disappointed in this one...though slightly! In this novel, the law has finally caught up to her and she has to lay low but she gets caught up in an unfortunate circumstance...can she and her friends escape? Just read and find out ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cymiki | 4/16/2011

    " Jackie - ever resourceful. I was reading to see if she would see Jamie and/or marry Jamie..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 6/29/2010

    " gotta admit... this one is really a bit more crass language wise, but I still love this series. Good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilee | 7/29/2009

    " The next book in the Jacky Faber series--I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 7/16/2009

    " This is Jacky's most harrowing adventure yet, when she and the girls of the Lawson Peabody are kidnapped and put on a slave ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 4/11/2009

    " This one was just as good as the previous three. A bit graphic/vulgar in parts but...they are pirates... Jacky is such a great character. The author has done a great job keeping characters consistent throughout the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlee | 11/10/2008

    " I really liked this series. Sometimes I felt like the author went overboard with her losing her "maidenhood". At those times...I just skipped a head a little. The rest of the story is full of adventure! If you have a chance to listen to it, Katherine Kellgren narrates them and does a fantastic job! "

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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 and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.