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!
L. A. Meyer received a master of fine arts from Boston University, and is currently the curator and exhibitor at the Clair de Loon Gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. He lives in Corea, Maine. Katherine Kellgren has recorded over 60 audiobooks including Bloody Jack, which won an Audie Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, and ForeWord magazine's Audiobook of the Year.
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still better than most other audio series
The whole series is brilliantly played by the narrator.
As in any long running series there are bound to be disappointments, and this series at it's best is remarkable indeed. Still I found the story which was merely ok was lifted by the brilliant characters.
Jacky Faber herself is a great creation an unconventional warm-hearted heroine capable of violence and mayhem when required, she constantly fights her own self-interest in favour of her many colourful friends.
They don't make films like this anymore.
I would seriously recommend starting the series at book 1 (Bloody Jack), unfortunately in their wisdom audible have not got the first 2 books in their library I got them from iTunes!