I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.
As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules. They tend to happen to other people. But this time she's gone too far, and everyone is paying the price. Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right?
©2016 Jodi Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
I truly feel so immersed in St. Mary's world that when the books are over I feel I have been shoved out of a Pod into a strange time/place and all I want to do is yell DOOR, fall back in, say 'Initiate Jump ".. And let the world go white.
Honestly, I am a constant Audible book listener 24/7 365 and when I see a St Mary's book come up on the pre order list, I am practically hopping on one foot until the moment it becomes available. I might actually have yelled at my phone to HURRY UP (but as there are no witnesses except my dog, I will deny it).
In other words, I strongly recommend this series. The characters, world building and plot are all exemplary.
Note to Jodi Taylor... Please write faster.
This installment had lots more close calls, a shifting of power and as usual tons of tea drinking. While our trio of Max, Petersen and Markham have had better days, we know they will make it right somehow in that St. Mary's fashion. The ending is a WALLOP and I can't wait for the next installment.
I thank Jodi Taylor for creating these characters but Zara Ramm brings them to life. She's added tenderness, charm and humor to Max and the rest of the gang at St. Mary's. Ms. Ramm is perfect.
My anxiety levels flew with the last few chapters but in good St. Mary’s style at the end I had a good laugh.
It's always a privilege and an honor to follow the gang at St. Mary's on a new adventure. Then enjoy the entire series from the beginning because Max's insights to weight gain, tea drinking and finally married life are not to be missed.
Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm are the perfect paring in this romping historical/ science fiction/ mystery/thriller/ romance series. Great fun. And history lessons to boot! What's not to love.
I'll keep it short. Max causes her same mischief and gets out of it spectacularly! A few tears and a satisfying ending!
By far my favorite series!
Couldn't put it down. I am continually impressed with Taylor's ability to create new situations and develop characters even further.
I have read and or listened to all of Ms. Taylors St. Mary's books and I really prefer listening to Zara Ramm bring Max to life! Her skills are amazing and I feel through her voice acting, I get to hear and experience life at St. Mary's
Um... the tumbler equation was well...so Max!!!! Ms. Taylor really puts a visual of the coronation and the subsequent actions of the queen into the readers mind and paints a picture with her words that brings "history" to life.
She has a very pleasing voice that builds the action seemingly without effort and delivers the humor so dead pan it is amazingly perfect.
We're St. Mary's. Our pods smell like cabbage, we love our tea, and we never leave anyone behind.
I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a writer to keep her characters fresh, funny, and yet so true to form. The St Mary's books are very well written full of mischief, suspense, humor and great relationships.
I'm always sorry to finish these st marys stories. A new novel often means I revisit previous novels with much enjoyment and then re read the new one. More more more (stamps feet and wishes Brits could carry off screaming Bravo)
"Best one yet superb"
Didn't disappoint and a fantastic ending . These just keep getting better and better , roll on the short story and number 8 .
"Brilliant as usual!"
Jodi Taylor is one of my all time favourite writers. She has an amazing ability.
I don't think I have ever read a book where I felt so there with the characters it is truly an amazing. I have run through every emotion whilst reading this book including panic! Lol
"Worth waiting for"
The humour, the pace, the story and the brilliant narration which bought it all to life
Rather not say as don't wish to spoil it for others
Jodi Taylor is brilliant, it's amazing that her writing is still so fresh after so many instalments. Max, Leon, and all the inhabitants of St Marys are wonderful characters. I would also like to give an honourable mention to Zara Ramm, her narration breathes life into the story. I only wish she narrated all the books I've purchased from Audible
"Another fab St.Marys tale"
I love this series of books. All the old much loved characters are here in their usual peril . Really enjoyed. Sad to finish as it means I have ages to wait for the next one.
"LOVE these books!!!"
I really enjoy all of Jodi Taylor's work - and this latest novel is absolutely NO exception! Zara Ramm, as usual, did an amazing job and I was only left wishing that it had all been FAR longer! All the characters are like old friends - I think my only option now is to go back to the beginning and listen to them all again!! It's a tough life, being a fan of the History department!!!
"Love this series."
Yet another enjoyable romp through time with the characters from St Mary's. This time Max is working towards her maternity leave but does this stop her? No!
Still breaking all the rules Max heads out on a quest to save St Mary's from the disasters consequences of a good deed, or what some thought of as a good deed!
Jodi Taylor continues to write a series that is both engaging and full of fun.
"one of the best yet in a brilliant series"
It is exceedingly hard to review this without giving too much away, but suffice to say if you have enjoyed any of the series to this point you'll love this! And if you haven't... well go to back to book one and look forward to a treat.
"Close calls and generous lies"
This was possibly the most terrifying book in the series. It one this to be flung into the world of dinosaurs and left for dead or to be chased up and down the timeline by Time Police, but to risk the lives of so many people, including an unborn child had me stop a few times.
Taylor has outdone herself this time.
I don't want to say too much for fear of spoilers but can I just say that the Time Police have never been a welcome sight, until now.
I am keen to know what happens to the other Leon, that threat still scares me, and what will happen to Clive Ronan? It is a cliffhanger that I am both keen to find the answer to as well as dread to pursue...
Zara Ramm was fabulous as ever. I cannot imagine any of the stories without her voice in my head.
"Another brilliant installment"
Enjoyed yet another St Mary's yarn!
We have grown to love the 'Max' Zara Ramm so brilliantly portrays.
I recommend this series to anyone wanting a well written, fun, entertaining, easy listening book.
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