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Lies, Damned Lies and History Audiobook

Lies, Damned Lies and History: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    janet 05-07-16
    janet 05-07-16
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    "Why do her books have to end????"

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    SChalen 05-09-16
    SChalen 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Surviving History One Jump At A Time."
    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My anxiety levels flew with the last few chapters but in good St. Mary’s style at the end I had a good laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Preiss 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Trouble?"

    Wanted to stretch out this new book as long as possible but couldn't stop listening and laughing.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Spiva Heber City, UT USA 05-14-16
    Brenda Spiva Heber City, UT USA 05-14-16 Member Since 2010

    Mom Spiva

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    "I love this combination!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Hightower chicago 05-13-16
    Christine Hightower chicago 05-13-16 Member Since 2014

    Christine

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    "Yet another amazing story from Jodi Taylor!"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent, as always!"

    Couldn't put it down. I am continually impressed with Taylor's ability to create new situations and develop characters even further.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alex isackson 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "OMG each book is better that the last one"

    This book was awesome ! So many twist and turns. You cannot put it down !! Go Max!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pinkzebra 05-13-16
    pinkzebra 05-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Bite my nails in suspense or pee my pants laughing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lies, Damned Lies and History to be better than the print version?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies, Damned Lies and History?

    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.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    She has a very pleasing voice that builds the action seemingly without effort and delivers the humor so dead pan it is amazingly perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We're St. Mary's. Our pods smell like cabbage, we love our tea, and we never leave anyone behind.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Meira 08-28-16
    Meira 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the best in this series yet. loved it"

    im listenning in the car on my way to work and back, and was actually waiting for the week end to end so i can get back to it.

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    A. Vanisi 08-17-16
    A. Vanisi 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wraps up but leaves the door open for more..."

    I love Max and this has all the traditional elements of a Max adventure. It's a good listen and wraps things up nicely. :)

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    5/5/16
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    "Another gem"

    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)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Frank Corrigan
    5/7/16
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    "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 .

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Suzy GM
    5/6/16
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    "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
    Wonderful book!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Miss T. S. Prescott
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    5/9/16
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    "Worth waiting for"
    What did you like most about Lies, Damned Lies and History?

    The humour, the pace, the story and the brilliant narration which bought it all to life


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies, Damned Lies and History?

    Rather not say as don't wish to spoil it for others


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    As above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • marsha
    5/8/16
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
    5/8/16
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    "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!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    5/7/16
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. Birch
    Letdchworth, Herts
    5/7/16
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Carien
    United Kingdom
    5/15/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr M.
    5/10/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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