St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse - it’s back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose. So, make the tea, grab the chocolate biscuits, settle back and discover exactly why the entire history department has painted itself blue.
©2014 Jodi Taylor (P)2014 Audible Studios
I love everything about this book and this series...the humor, the world building, the history, the snarkiness, the language, the characters, everything except ...they end. I never want the books to be over.
Her voice is fabulous! The characters all come to life.
This series is fast becoming one of my favorites. I love the lead character, Max, for her snarky humor, and she is surrounded by a wonderful cast of characters at St. Mary's. There's humor, adventure, history (some interesting re-tellings and speculations) and romance.
Do yourself a favor and don't start with this book--go back to the first in the series, Just One Damned Thing After Another, and get to know these people from the beginning. You won't be sorry.
Zara Ramm does a wonderful job of narration--I will look for other books that she reads just to hear her interpretation of them.
Highly recommended! I can't wait for the next one, which is due out in print in January 2015. I'm hoping the Audible version won't be far behind.
Let me start off by saying that I loved the first two books in the series. So, I was a little disappointed that this book didn't thrill me as much as the others. It started off very slow for me and I actually got a bit bored with all the details about Troy (but then, I'm not a history buff). This book just had a different feel to it and I missed the feel of the first two. The second half of the book picked up considerably for me (hence 4 stars instead of 3). I don't like some of the choices Ms. Taylor made and given the end am not sure why she made them in the first place. It was all a bit too heart-wrenching for me and then totally shocking come the final chapters. Regardless, I am still looking forward to reading the next book to see where the storyline goes. I adore these characters and the audio narration by Zara Ramm. I hope book 4 comes out in audio sooner rather than later.
Just a note- be sure to read the series in order and don't start from the middle. It really won't do the books justice.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
Love this series this book was even better than the first one couldnt wait to read the second one finished the third one in a week ( which is a record for me) preordered the fourth one.
Sent to Troy her long awaited destinations causes her to make a everlasting life changing decision.
I have enjoyed the first three books in this series and hope it continues for a long while. I love the combination of adventure and humor with a little romance.
I think Zara Ramm is a wonderful reader and I have enjoyed listening to her on the first two books and the first 15 chapters of this book, but as I was driving in my car today we switched to chapter 16 and to my ear there was a different reader. The voice was off and the cadence was different. I am still in chapter 16 so I do not know if this continues but I am interested to know if anyone else has experienced this, since I have not seen another reader credited and no one else has mentioned it.
I love this series and Zara Ramm and I hope she continues to read, voice act, not sure what the right word is, but she adds to the experience for me.
Believer in what you can't see
Yes, Yes, Yes, what a series and story. I love history, and getting to visit many of the events of the past.
The jump to the point of zero and how the crew were able to jump back to St. Mary.
Excellent as always
The experience of history like you have never known it
The only problem I have with this novel is it was TOO SHORT.
The story was wonderful, the history well researched . I laughed & cried. The Chronicles of St Mary's would make an amazing TV series or a series of movies . I can't get enough of St Mary's !
"I love this series .."
another wonderfully witty and entertaining installment, very well read yet again. Will be starting on no.4 shortly..
This third book lived up to all expectations and was brilliantly narrated. Perfect! Everything I could have hoped for. Great.
"It's on repeat"
From the opening of the first book all the way through I've loved it.
The story is clever imaginative and comes back to humour at all the right times.
It's beautifully read too. I love her light quirky voice. Thank you
"Fab 3rd part!"
Fantastic, believable, funny, sad, educational, memorable - can't ask for much more! I love these books - the writing, narration and the learning - bring on the next one :)
I really enjoy these books and would recommend them. They are a trawl through history some of the places that the characters visit and what happens are given a new twist. Interesting and very believable. The stories are well read in a gentle voice that does not grate and is easy to listen to.
"Another great installment"
This was another funny and entertaining addition to the series about time travelling historians. Surprisingly this one was a bit of a tearjerker in places, but entertaining nevertheless. Ended on a cliffhanger so I have already downloaded the next installment. Perfectly narrated by Zara Ramm, whose wry voice is perfect for Max.
Most certainly. There were a number of twists in the plot that are well worth listening to again.
The description of Troy.
It has a fine balance of both.
Can't wait for the next in the series.
"This is an amazing series!"
Oh definitely, extremely well written and narrated. The research must have been immense but so realistically done you could have been there!!
Oh she is superb! Extremely well characterised and I love the way she interpreted how each character should be played. Well done Zara I will certainly look for more books read by you.
When Leon went to rescue Max the first time he had met her.
Loved every minute of these books and will definitely read them again and look for more by the same author.
"A Great Adventure through time, a joy"
Laughter, History, and Tragedy
Takes you into another, more exciting world
Every scene, joy, laughter, and the reality of ancient battles, all in one book
Hope to have more from Jodi Taylor
"Oh yes, it's worth it"
I found that the best thing I liked about this was the author's ability to mess with your emotions. Okay, I'm female but one minute I was laughing and not long after tears were pouring down my cheeks. There is a lot of historical research in this book and I suspect the "horse" of Troy was probably true. It seems logical anyway.
To be honest? The last bit, it's a serious teaser for the next book. What will Max and Leon do now?
Apart from the fact that she's changed Dr Barstow's (spelling?) accent, this narrator is very easy on the ear and a joy to listen to.
Many. Oh so many. But to tell would be spoilerish.
We want the next one please !!
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