Mad Jack

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Catherine Coulter

Narrated By: Anne Flosnik

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: April 2006

Duration: 10 hours 56 minutes


Dear Reader: Mad Jack is lots of fun. You're going to meet two of the neatest people in 1811 London. In addition, you'll revisit the Sherbrookes - Douglas and Ryder, and see what's going on with them eight years after you first met them. As for Sinjun, she and Colin Kinross have been married for four years and Colin is in a real tizzy. Mad Jack is in reality Winifrede Levering Bascombe, who, happily, has her name changed very quickly in the story. She arrives in London with the aunts, Mathilda and Maude, to beg the assistance of Lord Cliffe, Grayson St. Cyre. He welcomes the aunts, briefly spots the valet, Jack, and proceeds very quickly after their arrival to fall down the rabbit hole. He catches the valet, Jack, stealing his horse, Durban, chases Jack down, and then all sorts of interesting things happen. Enter Sinjun with her frantic husband, Colin, on her trail. Amidst all the laughter, however, there lurks a deadly secret that's ready to leap out and crush both Jack and Gray. You'll hold your breath when a tough-brained Jack and a furious Gray get together and discover the truth of the accusation that could do them in before they can even get started with their lives. Do write to me at P.O. Box 17, Mill Valley, CA 94942, or email me at, and tell me what you think of Mad Jack, a novel I very much enjoyed writing. Catherine Coulter


  • Anonymous

    I've been reading/listening to the Sherbrook series by Catherine Coulter, and had enjoyed the books - until Mad Jack. Apparently Gray is friends with the Sherbrooks, but for some reason, the Sherbrooks - quite against their genteel upbringing - keep barging into his house unannounced with their problems, and having absolutely ridiculous arguments in front of everybody. With some more character development and flushing out of the story, Mad Jack could have stood on its own without the "help" of the Sherbrooks. There is a relatively good story buried in there, but you have to put up with a lot of back stories and mind numbing conversations that have very little if anything to do with the plot (or subplots, as there are none). You can skip this book and not miss a beat in the Sherbrook saga.