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In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #4)
4.30
liked it
What mess will Jacky get herself into next? You've got to have a willing suspension of disbelief (a very willing suspension) for this series, but they ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Nov 01, 2010
 
Alchemy and Meggy Swann
3.57
really liked it
I already reviewed the hardcover edition, but I had to give the audio version a listen after it won an Odyssey Honor - plus, it's read by Katherine Ke ...more
Jan 21, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2)
4.25
really liked it
You can forgive the Bloody Jack books many things - unlikely plot points, melodrama, last-minute twists - because they have so much else going for the ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Aug 07, 2009
 
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
4.21
really liked it
This gets 4 stars for the strength of the audio version - it was a real delight. The story itself is fairly predictable - a girl falls in with a walki ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
3.82
it was amazing
When I read the hardcover edition, I had this to say:

"A mostly-hilarious read for anyone who doesn't mind an over-the-top story and is not bothered by
...more
Feb 13, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Revolution
4.02
it was amazing
Here's what I had to say about the print version, which I read in November:

"Oh, wow. Jam-packed with musical references, old and new, details of Paris
...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
 
Bloody Jack (Bloody Jack, #1)
4.11
really liked it
The fourth star is sheerly for audiobook merits - definitely a good production. The story is great fun, while still feeling like solid historical fict ...more
Mar 22, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
 
Okay for Now
4.18
it was amazing
If you liked The Wednesday Wars, you must read this. Schmidt hits a lot of the same notes again, but his style - the voice, the characters, the whole ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Sep 16, 2010
 
Okay for Now
4.18
it was amazing
Copied from my review of the audio version.

If you liked The Wednesday Wars, you must read this. Schmidt hits a lot of the same notes again, but his st
...more
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
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