The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being An Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way To Botany Bay

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: L.A. Meyer

Narrated By: Katherine Kellgren

Publisher: Listen & Live Audio

Date: February 2011

Duration: 14 hours 58 minutes


Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia. To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry Jacky and more than 200 female convicts to populate New South Wales. Not one to give in to self pity, Jacky rallies her sisters to "better" their position'resulting in wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity. Will Jacky find herself a founding mother of New South Wales, Australia? Not if she has anything to do about it!


  • Jennifer Palmer

    I'm not sure what it was ~ I'm sure the book is good and all, but I couldn't get beyond the narrator's voice. I tried for 40 minutes and finally gave up and went and had a cocktail to soothe my nerves.