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!
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Funny, bawdy and full of sarcasm. Jodi Taylor’s writing, Zara Ramm narration and typical St. Mary's antics do not disappoint. Max leads her merry band of misfits through time like a proverbial bull through a china shop. All my favorite characters are here, Markham and Peterson and some new faces. The only thing that I can say I disliked is that it was over way too soon.
If you ever want to introduce a friend to audible, a sure fire way to win them over is to provide them a gift written by Jodi Taylor.
Couldn't put it down. I am continually impressed with Taylor's ability to create new situations and develop characters even further.
I love this series and pre-order every book since discovering Jodi Taylor. In fact I own all of her books and they are gems. However this one was a let down in the overall scheme of things. The humor was minimal, the narration didn't quite sound the same and it just seemed off.
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.
"Another hilarious tale brilliantly told"
Jodi Taylor is an extraordinary author, her wicked sense of humour, inventive imagination and light touch make every book a joy to read. Lies, Damned Lies and History is no exception. It's an effortless read, has an abundance of twists and turns, an extra shocker near the end ... and innumerable laugh out loud moments in between.
"Never lets you down"
Another superb St Mary's romp around history with Max and this time with her about to give birth anytime soon. Can't wait for the next instalment
"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.
"another brilliant adventure."
Jodi Taylor does not disappoint. I cannot wait for the next in the series. brilliant!
I must've been spoilt because I've come to expect a bit more from these books I'm afraid – the story just felt a bit lacking and a bit short. What was there was great, but it just wasn't as much somehow as the previous books. I also thought the ending was rather week I'm afraid. I've given it five stars across the board because as always it's good, it's just not quite as good as the others
"Taylor never fails to deliver"
Some really dark moments balanced thank goodness with the wit and humour of a wonderful narrative. Great read and no doubt Max will continue to have historic adventures into the future.
"Like coming home."
I just adore these books, they're so cosy, feel good and fun. I've never heard anything similar. More soon please!!
brilliant as usual, if only we could all jump ahead in time to read the next one :)
"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 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.
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