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19 March 2010 @ 08:08 pm
tall tales  

Audio can bring to life a book that might otherwise go ignored. For me, that is certainly the case for Listen and Live audio productions of the Jacky Faber book by L A Meyer. MISSISSIPPI JACK is a fine audio narrated by Katy Kellgren. She brings to life not only Jacky, the pluckiest heroine this side of the Mississippi but also a cast of characters that includes the indomitable Jaimie, the love of Jacky's life. And then there is Mike Fink, a boat captain and braggart extraordinnaire. At the beginning fo the novel, Jacky escapes from certain hanging and heads off into the wilderness along the Allegheny, Ohio, and ultimately the Mississippi in her quest to be reunited with Jaimie and live happily ever after. It was a perfect listen as I sat and had the first pedicure of the season (bright purple nails now and lots less icky dry skin) and some of the other errands about town on this last day of Spring Break.
(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
Bloody Jack Audio
My kids (ages 9 and 11) and I have listened to all 6 books so far and LOVE them. Katherine Kellgren is awesome! The kids are now practicing thier various accents and I think my third grader has accumulated several hundred AR points. The AR points have motivated some of her friends to start listening to audiobooks in the car. I have noticed a startling advancement in thier sentence structure, writing and vocabulary, not to mention the history lessons we are learning. I was thrilled to see it posted here. Have you listened to "Airborne" by Kenneth Oppel. Full Cast Audio is another great source for clean YA books for those younger advanced readers.