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Narrated by Katherine Kellgren

Bloody Jack Series #8

Run Time: 14 hrs and 53 mins

Genre: Mostly YA Adventure à and then it flips to Adultish Adventure


This is another high-seas adventure featuring the crazy, smart, sassy, sometimes dumb, and very impulsive Mary “Jacky” Faber. Jacky gets arrested in England and sentenced to an Australian penal colony.

Additional Comments:

  • It’s got about 7-hours of random, sometimes raunchy filler material. Long-winded does not begin to describe it. I think it takes about 3 hours to get to the arrest that sends Jacky on this journey. There are also a LOT of side trails, some necessary, some not so much.
  • Katherine Kellgren’s performance is stellar as usual. She had a lovely singing voice, but even so, most of those were just filler.
  • Jacky seems to work hard at keeping her girls out of trouble, but then has 0 trouble being the “pet” of a Chinese pirate. That alone would flip this well out of YA range for me, which is kinda a shame because the rest of the series is absolutely fantastic and YA friendly.
  • I don’t remember much about Joseph Jarred so the tension with him just came across as uber weird.
  • Content Warning: There’s a LOT of cursing, some understandable. It includes 4 ish f-bombs, mostly by Jaime or the Irish crew. Their sections were fine, but the story could very easily have skipped over those or summarized later.


This is an adult version of Jacky Faber. She’s still spunky and on many adventures, but if you’re giving this to kids, tap out at book 7 and mentally end with happily ever after.

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Many of my 57 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)

Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ for free codes)

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Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ for free codes)

Books 1-4 were re-released in audiobook form in 2021.
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (Request a Review Copy)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (Request a Review Copy)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (Request a Review Code)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (Request a Review Code)
More Scifi:
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (click for sample)
If you’re all in and want to review the entire trilogy (~35 hrs!) go here.

Aeris Legends Books 1-3 ~17 hrs of epic fantasy. (Request a Review Copy)

Guardian Angel Files:

Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)

I have Author Direct codes from Findaway Voices for the combo book that has Spirit’s Bane and Kindred Spirits. (Click here for a review copy.)

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