After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet learning how to be a fine lady Everything she does is wrong Her embroidery is deplorable, her FrenchAfter being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet learning how to be a fine lady Everything she does is wrong Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners disgusting Then there s the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo Despite her best efforts, Jacky can t seem to stay out of trouble long enough to dedicate herself to being ladylike But what fun would that be, anyway
Curse of the Blue Tattoo Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber Midshipman and Fine Lady After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy her true love Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston But growing up on the streets of London
I am rating the unabridged audiobook recording of this novel and I find it almost impossible to try to separate the text from the performance in trying to craft my review so I simply won t This audi0book has won all sorts of awards and for good reason Narrator Katherine Kellgren is a phenomenon Truly, I think she is the female Jim Dale You would think this was a full cast recording her various voices and accents are so spot on She instills such an incredible passion and voice to Jacky and yet al [...]
DNF at 97%Jack is still a fun character, she still has a knack to get into trouble But the setting I don t like I wanted adventure at sea, marine life, water, Jamie Instead we have a school for ladies, curtseys, sailors on land and letter from Jamie Not at all what I expected.
Meyer, L.A Curse of the Blue Tattoo Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady, 496 pgs Harcourt, Inc Language PG 13, Sexual Content PG Violence PG After her perilous encounter with the dread pirate Le Fievre and her discovery as a girl, Jacky is put off the Dolphin and sent to a finishing school funded by her shares from the spoils of capturing the pirates loot Under the stern thumb of the infamous Mistress Pimm, Jacky discovers just how far she is from becom [...]
With each of these books, I love Jack The author has a great website about these books I would love for these to be made into a PG13 set of movies Listening to them has been a real pleasure This installment is about Jack learning to be a real lady and the plots begin to thicken in her relationship with Jamey Parts of the novels are not for the faint of heart and if one were to read them to one s children, I would recommend much discussion The category of young adult fiction is being enriched by [...]
I made the mistake of actually reading Bloody Jack the first book and this time chose to listen to the audio after reading an incredible amount of ravings over Katherine Kellgren Let me tell you right now, the ravings were spot on.Kellgren makes these books come alive I laughed, cried, hooted and hollared right along with Jacky as she navigated the perils of becoming a fine lady I felt her longing for Jacky, her confusion at the rules and regulations of this new place she called home I wanted to [...]
I wasn t sure about this going in after all, a book about an uncultured girl being thrown into finishing school How many of these awkward fish out of water stories do we need I should have trusted This isn t any girl, this is Jacky Faber, who gets herself into any number of delightful scraps and mishaps In spite of Jacky s constant mooning over her boyfriend from whom she hasn t heard in several months , this is still at its heart a fast paced adventure story, and I think it still has boy appeal [...]
It took me forever to finally get through this book The Bloody Jack books are so long I feel like they drag on and on This one was okay but I still enjoyed the first one I will continue on with the series, I m hoping the third book is better than this one I found myself bored in some parts of this story.
Oh Jacky You sure can make the time go by
After Jacky Faber is discovered as being a girl, she is kicked off of her ship and sent to an upper class school for girls in Boston Only Jacky isn t too good at being a lady, or upper class She struggles with her embroidery, and quickly makes an enemy in the wealthy Clarissa Worthington It doesn t take that much time for her to start getting into trouble either Before she knows it, Jacky finds herself bumped down from high class lady in to serving girl How will she manage to survive her new lif [...]
God, I hate this Jacky so much She s sly, shallow nonsensical bitch She gets in trouble, promises to never do it again, and then does it Again And again and again Honestly, she s such a Maru Sue All the good guys like her and the bag guys hate her 99% of boys around fall for her almost immediately She learns horse riding in a couple of months and apparently gets so good at it that wins race when competing against actual real jockeys who have had years of practice She always has some kind of usef [...]
There was no piracy or seafarin in this edition of Jacky Faber s life, but I loved it anyway Jacky Faber is probably my favorite heroine Having posed as a ship s boy in the Royal Navy in book one and unfortunately, been found out, Jacky now finds herself set off her beloved ship, The Dolphin, and put into a school for ladies in Boston This young gal has now gone from orphan to ship s boy to midshipman, to fine lady to chambermaid and finally to barroom performer, horse rider, and detective Needl [...]
Oh my gosh where to start I really loved the first book in the Jacky Faber series which I read several months ago so when I picked up the second The Curse of the Blue Tattoo I had high hopes I was not disappointed Jacky is the finest and spunkiest heroine you could ever hope for and her simple yet exciting voice kept me on the edge of my seat throughout her long, exciting, romantic tale I have to say that I loved Randall and I hope that he and Jacky get together in the future The preacher got wh [...]
I really did not enjoy this Although it did have parts that made me smile, Jacky is just too impulsive, thoughtless and down right annoying for me to take right now I honestly got stressed out reading this Meyer might have created a wonderful character, and I do understand her making mistakes because of sheer ignorance, but does she need to be downright stupid to make that point No she does not There are even parts where Jacky comes across as mature for her age and fairly intelligent, so why are [...]
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, this is one of my all time favorite audiobooks It is an audio book at its best This is a performance and not just a reading This book and its reader have won many awards and rightfully so The book is entertaining to the point of addiction I read the first two books in the series in two days and would be working on the third if my iPod were not fully discharged There is not a dull moment in any of the first two books in this series Bloody Jack 1 and The Curse of th [...]
You can forgive the Bloody Jack books many things unlikely plot points, melodrama, last minute twists because they have so much else going for them I can t think of another historical fiction series that s as lively and comic, and I can t imagine reading them any other way than as audiobooks Start with Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary Jacky Faber, Ship s Boy I know I ll roll my eyes when I hear what Jacky s up to next, but I also know I ll enjoy the ride.
This series is a lot of fun to listen to The narrator is pretty entertaining she does the different voices well and she can sing In this book, Jackie is sent to Boston to become a lady Of course, Jackie never does things easily and she gets into a lot of trouble She tries to be good, butThere is A LOT of description in this audio book which works because it is an audio book It does get a tad tiresome, but it helps the listener get a feel for that time period This is a perfect series for the youn [...]
I liked this even than the first one less annoying romance.
Wonderful series I shall read all the books in this fun and enjoyable series in the curse of the blue tattoo Miss Jacky Faber shows us young Boston, Blue blood Boston, Puritan Boston, and dockside Boston, my can she ever get into some crazy adventures Especially enjoy the class struggles at her school and I m not talking about French, or Math or Embroidery, Was that really a class No I m talking about Miss Howe, and Mistress Pimm, I actually know one of the Howe s she is a direct descendant of t [...]
I just can t stop myself from listening to these audiobooks There s so much that annoys me Jacky s wild swings from fierce independence to blubbering mess, the stereotypical depictions of women, the ridiculously implausible cascades of adventure trouble but Katherine Kellgren continues to enthrall So I keep listening.
I love this series and the narrator of the audio edition does a wonderful job, including singing short excerpts of period songs I noticed L A Meyer passed away a few years ago in Ellsworth, ME where he had a gallery with his wife I visited Ellsworth a number of times when I spent time in Belfast and am sad to think I missed an opportunity to tell him what wonderful books he wrote.
Oh, dang It s number two in a series I haven t started before I just picked it based on the title It s the blue tattoo.1 22 This was so great The narration is just about perfect She acted out all the characters and sang, and well Easily among the best narration I ve heard in all the years I ve been listening to audio books The story was captivating too I never got bored I got impatient and switched off with the ebook to get to the next part faster when I could I can t wait to read the rest of th [...]
4.5 only that star because there was no Jamie in this one but oh wow it was just as good as the first
The audio is an absolute must
I really enjoyed Curse of the Blue Tattoo The book was full of adventure, mystery, DRAMA, and of course, singing and dancing Meyer forgets about some characters, so they ll probably reappear in the next books Gully, Amy, Jamie, etc I actually found the book darker than the first, but just as good Reverend Mather and the issue of Janie Porter actually scared me a little, but I love how Meyer worked the history of Cotton Mather into it I especially like the ending no spoilers here and how it flows [...]
I listened to this during my 8 1 2 hour car trips and was definitely kept entertained, and pretty impressed by the narrator s singing and versatility in voices and accents, although it took some getting used to, since at first it almost drove me crazy Jacky was close to endearing as a main character, but didn t quite make it for me sometimes, her decisions were understandably naive or ignorant, but other times, they seemed ridiculous, and this was one of those books where one tires of hearing th [...]
This young girl s adventures are hilarious, fabulous and at times, exceptionally heart warming Jacky is, if nothing else, vigilant in her survival techniques It s a delight to follow her as she gets into and out of her extraordinary messes Things that seem absolutely inconceivable seem to gather around Jacky and throw a party in her presence.The parent s view on this one stays the same as the first Though these books aren t for the very young Jacky is pretty open about mature things and some of [...]
From Inside Cover After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet learning how to be a fine lady Everything she does is wrong Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners disgusting Then there s the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo Will Jacky eve [...]
Audiobook In the tradition of Pipi Longstocking and Anne of Green Gables, Jackie Faber is the newest and best girl role model for young teens Brave, honest, loyal, interested in bettering herself through education, but understanding her flaws, including acting without thinking and craving the limelight, Jackie is the girl we all want to be In this second installment of the Bloody Jack series, Jackie, the poor orphan from the London streets who signed onto a British warship as a ships boy has bee [...]
Welcome to the very grand and never dull adventures of Jacky Faber Jacky Faber was an orphan in London who was living under a bridge, begging for money, and stealing what she had to stay alive That was all before she boarded a British Naval Ship, the Dolphin, as Jack, a small but strong and spirited boy By the time the Captain realized Jack was really Jacky, she had already been promoted to midshipman and fallen in love with Jamie When the ship pulls into Boston, the captain can t get Jackie off [...]
I enjoyed this book Jackie sure does manage to get herself into all kinds of scrapes I listened to it as an audiobook The narrator is awesome, and a great singer