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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,109 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 2010 ISBN: 9781593164867
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Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia. To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry Jacky and more than 200 female convicts to populate New South Wales. Not one to give in to self-pity, Jacky rallies her sisters to “better” their position—resulting in wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity. Will Jacky find herself a founding mother of New South Wales, Australia? Not if she has anything to do about it!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/12/2014

    " So I was very happy with this book. I had heard that it wasn't as good as the previous 7 (!!!!!) but maybe enough time has elapsed between my reading #7 and this one and so I just loved re-entering Jacky's world and narrative. One review I read disparaged the re-emergence of so many past characters back into Jacky's life, but I didn't mind. I feel that English sailors in 1807 were a small world in and unto themselves and so of course many past characters are bound to turn up on another ship. Anyway, Jacky was her same wonderful self, Jaimy is the best, and of course it all gets left on another cliffhanger. While I'm definitely looking for closure to this series and wouldn't mind a FINAL book, I will be very sad when that day comes and there are no more adventures for Jacky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 2/7/2014

    " Oh Jacky. How do you do it? Just when I think I am out you pull me back in. Must be the singing. Anywho...as this is the 8th book in the series I am starting to get a lot of been there/done that feelings. I am also feeling very bad for Jamie and think he would actually be better off without Jacky at this point. But, my main issue is why does everyone (male and female) find Jacky soooooo irresistible? I mean I love me some Jacky, but really! I appreciate that the author is a history teacher and that he has to come up with all these wild plot lines to bring Jacky to different places in history around the world, but I think Jacky (and Jamie) need some peace soon. My fear is that I will grow to hate this series which I so love. I hope this does not happen. Come on Mr. Meyer! Give Jacky her happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/26/2014

    " I really can't get enough of this. As the series progress, Jacky gets older, and into more awkward situations. I love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/23/2014

    " Another great installment of the Jacky saga. I can't wait for the next one to find out what happens next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Finvarra Penn | 1/17/2014

    " I used to love this series. Not so much anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/17/2014

    " I have read books 1~8 and I'm addicted! I've lost nights of sleep because I can't put these books down. They are full of adventure, surprises, twists and turns you can't predict and the author being male has a refreshing and funny sense of the female mind. He gives you the fulfilling romance part of the story, intertwined with true female humor but leaves you desiring more. He's a genius and I'm dying to know what happens with our fiesty and fearless Jacky and her love Jamie...Typhoon...that was a cliffhanger that requires walking the plank "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/16/2014

    " These books do get more joyfully ludicrous as they go on, don't they? In this one Jacky is convicted of crimes against the crown and shipped off to Botany Bay on a ship full of working girls with much hilarity. She meets improbably Indians and even more improbable Chinese people. It is a fun, slightly ridiculous trip and worth sticking with the series for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " Lots of fun to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/8/2014

    " I love this series and will continue to follow it all the way to its end. A definite "good read." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/16/2013

    " I JUST CANT WAIT THAT LONG! I THINK I MIGHT DIE OF ANXIETY! OH, I JUST CANT TAKE IT! I LOVE JACKY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND I CANT WAIT TO READ MORE! I'VE READ AND RE-READ AND RE-RE-READ! I CANT WAIT TILL '10! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/9/2013

    " Thank goodness for friends with advanced reading copies. Truly a great installment in the Bloody Jack series Now the waiting for the next one begins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassie | 12/9/2013

    " So sorry to have this book end.....but know that the author must be planning another...as much has yet to be accomplished by our dear Jacky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/26/2013

    " Book 8 in the fabulous series about pirate queen Jacky Faber. Can't wait for #9!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jullie | 11/18/2013

    " Ah, Jacky, I adore you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody Costa | 11/13/2013

    " I love these books! But I have one question: When do Jacky and Jamie get it on?!?!??! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 10/28/2013

    " I really enjoy the series and Jacky's adventures, but the series is starting to drag. SHE JUST NEEDS TO SETTLE DOWN ALREADY!!! Also, the ending was seriously dumb. However, there were some funny parts in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 10/3/2013

    " I'd taken a break from Jacky Faber, but upon return, enjoyed the romp all over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 9/13/2013

    " I do love these books, but most especially, I like listening to them on CD, read the by excellent Katherine Kellgren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mason | 7/18/2013

    " I just got this book and I am way way impressed!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/30/2012

    " I really loved this novel. That is all I am going to say for now. I will be posting this review closer to the release date! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shazandra | 1/2/2012

    " This whole series is great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 11/27/2011

    " This book was really good, I liked how Jacky met a chinese pirate "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 10/16/2011

    " Another adventurous Jacky book. It's fun to watch her squirm and wink her way to the top of any situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 8/30/2011

    " Another fabulous Jacky story from Meyer. Can't wait for the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clarisa | 5/26/2011

    " just doesnt fail to entertain "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Allred | 2/19/2011

    " Jacky keeps getting into so many close encounters throughout the stories. In this book, I'm surprised at what happened, but I must not tell what happened, as you will just have to read it for yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edoy | 3/3/2010

    " I love every single Bloody Jack book, even if the story is drawn out "

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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.