TODAY ONLY, you can get the Audible audiobook edition of Bloody Jack, a swashbuckling tale that’s appropriate for kids aged 12 and up (but no less a pleasure for adults, too!) for just $2.95. From Publishers Weekly:
“I prays for deliverance,” confides Mary Faber, orphaned at eight years old by a pestilence that relegates her to a life of begging and petty crime on the streets of London. After her gang’s leader is killed, she dons his clothing, trading in the name Mary for Jack, and takes to the high seas aboard the HMS Dolphin.
Meyer evokes life in the 18th-century Royal Navy with Dickensian flair. He seamlessly weaves into Jacky’s first-person account a wealth of historical and nautical detail at a time when pirates terrorized the oceans. Interspersed are humorous asides about her ongoing struggle to maintain “The Deception” (she fashions herself a codpiece and emulates the “shake-and-wiggle action” of the other boys when pretending to use the head, for instance), she earns her titular nickname in a clash with pirates and survives a brief stretch as a castaway before her true identity is discovered (the book ends as she’s about to be shipped off to a school for young ladies in Boston).
…the engine driving this sprawling yarn: the spirited heroine’s wholly engaging voice.
Want To Get It For $1.99 Instead?
Note that right now, the Kindle book of Bloody Jack is priced at $1.99, and if you buy the Kindle book first you can get the Audible edition for $1.99 (look for the “add narration” link on the purchase confirmation page) to enable Whispersync for voice.
This means you’d be getting both the Kindle and Audible books for just $1.03 more than the Audible edition alone!