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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,802 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: September 2007 ISBN: 9781593164478
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The intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way. Will Jacky’s carelessness and impulsive actions ultimately cause her beloved Jaimy to be left in her wake?  Bold, daring, and downright fun, Jacky Faber proves once again that with resilience and can-do spirit, she can wiggle out of any scrape … well, almost. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For rousing exploits and acts of derring-do, listen to this fifth Bloody Jack adventure…Katherine Kellgren roars as Fink tries to capture and kill Jacky, purrs as Jacky attempts to sweet-talk her way out of a British brig, and sings period songs in a lovely crystal-pure voice. Kellgren’s performance makes this must-listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “The fun rolls on like the might Mississippi as the group makes its way downriver…Jacky continues to amaze readers with her clever plots, narrow escapes, and the uncanny ability to outwit thieves and bureaucrats, make money, and have some fun.”

    VOYA

  • “Song and dance, danger and romance propel this lively tale to a finale that suggests more adventures await Jacky before she and her beloved Jaimy unite for good.”

    Horn Book Guide

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Barnes | 2/18/2014

    " Continued fun on the Mississippi! Huck Finn meets...well...Jacky Faber. Nuff said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 2/17/2014

    " And the adventures of Jacky Faber continue! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Autumn | 2/11/2014

    " I don't recommend this book - I liked the first three of this series, but now I don't like this one much. L.A. Meyer really needs a new plotline! It's the same as the other three, only more annoying and dumb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dragon Eyes Loves Manga | 2/3/2014

    " Not as good as the first two in the series, honestly those were the best. possibly because they were introductory to Jacky's antics. I do think that this was a decent book, and a worthwhile read, but don't get your hopes up too high. Something to think about though, She seems to do more good than harm in this book as opposed to her others where it really is a toss up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 1/24/2014

    " I admit that these books do get more predictable as the series goes on, but that doesn't make me love them any less. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the new characters quite amusing. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one, if I can find it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bibi | 1/7/2014

    " A good book about Jacky's adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 1/6/2014

    " Not my favorite one. Didn't like that it was ok for him to do something but not her but I guess that just makes it historically accurate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 12/24/2013

    " Lots of stereotypical characters in this one. Not as strong as In the Belly of the Bloodhound, and I didn't listen to it all that fast, but it was enjoyable enough. Will probably keep listening just for Katherine Kellgren's superb audio narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 11/30/2013

    " Really enjoyed the new additions of the Jacky new river boat friends. Also Jamie's miss adventure offsetting was quite funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy D. | 10/15/2013

    " This was still very good fun, but I just didn't think it was quite as good as the previous ones in terms of character development and plot. The history (U.S. Ohio River to Mississippi) was very interesting, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Goldie Marie | 8/25/2013

    " I have read all of the books in this series, at first charming. Now they begin to wear. Of course a happy ending is in store. For L.A. Meyer's sake I pray this is the last book in the series. Severly disliked this book in all senses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 12/31/2012

    " 5th one. I got this book right when it came out and perhaps my anticipation led me to like it the least of all the books. It was still enjoyable, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanna | 11/11/2011

    " Jacky is back! The 4th one on this series took a nosedive for me and it took me nearly 5 years to come back to reading this. I regret waiting so long as there were some details and characters I vaguely remembered but could not place from where. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 7/4/2011

    " Loved it and I'm going to keep on reading on with the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 ♥ Caitlin | 3/15/2011

    " I tried to read this book a few years ago or so. Very, very inappropriate. I would not recommend this book to anyone. In the previous books, I just had to block out ALOT of the stuff that was going on, but in this book it was just way too much. This series should not be in the YA section. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilee | 3/6/2011

    " Kept me from doing my work...has to be good. And I can't resist female pirate stories, wish I had the guts to be a pirate myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/11/2010

    " This is one of the better books in this series. I love how Jacky always seems to get into trouble no matter what she does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 10/21/2010

    " I didn't think this book was quite as good as the previous Bloody Jack books. It was like he was trying to include too many of the characters from the previous books. But this is still my all-time favorite series of books. The second time reading them was just as enjoyable as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey Dailey | 9/7/2010

    " This book was rather weak, in my opinion. Things are starting to get too preposterous and the "near misses" between Jacky and Jamiey are getting ridiculous. But there were some good adventures and at least the plot moved along well. I'm sure I will read the next one, but I need a break for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 3/9/2010

    " Filled with music, tall tales and laughter, Jacky treks down from New York to New Orleans via America's rivers encountering tall tales and music along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 12/25/2009

    " An adequate entry into this series. Interesting to read about early 19th century American Mississippi River history. Still enjoyed the first book the most. "

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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.