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The Great St. Mary's Day Out Audiobook

The Great St. Mary's Day Out: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

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Everyone deserves to get away for a bit. Even the miscreants at St Mary's.

Astonishingly, Dr. Bairstow has declared a holiday. Even more astonishingly - he's paying for it. Needless to say, there are strings attached. They have to record the 1601 performance of Hamlet, with Shakespeare himself in the role of the Ghost. It doesn't go well, of course.

With Dr Bairstow and Mrs Mack turning a simple visit to a street market into a public brawl, Professor Rapson inadvertently stowing away on a vessel bound for the New World, and Shakespeare himself going up in flames, it would seem that Max, of all people, is the only one actually completing the assignment.

©2016 Jodi Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Colonelswife 08-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Jodi Taylor NEVER disappoints"

    Highly recommend The Chronicles of St Mary's series - always waiting for the next book or novella to come out !
    Also The Nothing Girl is a highly enjoyable read !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 09-02-16
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    "Typical St. Mary's mayhem"

    I like these novellas, they're great for a commute. The combination of author and narrator is symbiotic; Taylor creates characters for Ramm to bring to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 08-31-16
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 08-31-16 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "To much fun"

    It's like Denis the Menace in a group, you never know what kind of trouble they'll find and then how are they getting out of it. Max, Peterson and Malcolm are my favorite.
    This has something to do with Shakespeare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LCNanny 08-19-16
    LCNanny 08-19-16
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    "What's not to love about the St Mary's crew!"
    Would you listen to The Great St. Mary's Day Out again? Why?

    Yes! I love these stories. Humor is written into the story seamlessly and always makes me wish that I was that witty, the characters reveal a little bit more around every turn, and I so enjoyed Dr Bristow being involved in the romp. I am not sure why, but it "read" better than the previous short book, so it was a wonderful "fix"..as I wait and hope for the next installment.


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    Robert B. Anderson Jr. 08-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the Best"
    What did you like best about The Great St. Mary's Day Out? What did you like least?

    I love this series but this is one that can be skipped. Cute but not enough there to be a good short story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Needs to be more developed and that would mean that it would have to be longer.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Roger B. Andrews, TX, United States 08-14-16
    Roger B. Andrews, TX, United States 08-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome again"

    Another awesome tale from St Mary's. Jodi Taylor is really one of the funniest writers of this age. The story is captivating and extremely entertaining.

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    Cathie 08-03-16
    Cathie 08-03-16

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    "Laughed out loud again"

    Another great romp through history. There could not be a better narrator than Zara Ramm for these irreverent stories.

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    Terry Oroszi 08-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "She never let's me down!"

    I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this series. Max and gang traveling in time, drinking tea, and creating havoc. Jodi manages to give personalities to our historical heroes and lead you to feel personally acquainted with all her characters.

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    G. Amundsen Alaska 08-01-16
    G. Amundsen Alaska 08-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Stellar as ever"

    Continues to meet the high standard of the series. Interesting, entertains, and well narrated. If I have a criticism, it is that I prefer the more complex plots of the novel length stories to this short story format. That said, highly recommend.

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  • H. Paisley
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    8/1/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Loved this story. Rip roaring tale full of energy and fun. Great to catch up on what happens after the huge events at the end of book 7 (no spoilers) and, as always, love Markham. Listened to it in one sitting, then immediately went back to the start and listened to it again. Can't believe how Jodi Taylor can cram so much into one short story. Favourite line? Possibly that Matthew is not to be used as a draft excluder. Naughty Jodi to stir up the mud again over Markham's status - trying to avoid spoilers again! Love, love, loved it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • English Country Life
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    "A classic St Marys featuring Bill the flaming Bard"
    If you could sum up The Great St. Mary's Day Out in three words, what would they be?

    Lighthearted, classic, romp


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A certain, Bristolian member of the security section is always my favourite character - becuase, well, the Gods love a trier


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The post romp interview in the directors study is always fun


    Any additional comments?

    Zara Ramm is simply the best narrator I have yet heard in 200 audiobooks

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • AnneJones
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    "Disappointing"

    Lacked the usual twists and turns it seemed like a idea to start the story not the full story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
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    9/4/16
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    "Very short, but fun"

    Lots of fun and gentle humour as is usual in this series. It's a shame it is so short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    Hammersmith, United Kingdom
    9/2/16
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    "Full of joy and humour, an excellent short story"

    I'm not a fan of short stories but this was excellent, packed with humour and full of favourite characters from St Mary's, up to their usual escapades and amazing escapes. Every line was a joy.

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  • Benny
    8/29/16
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    "speechless!! with admiration.."

    I adore Jodie Taylor's tales of St Mary''s, and hope there may be more to come. Sara Ramm's voice and delivery are the perfect choice for their rendition.

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  • Amazon Customer
    8/18/16
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    "Chaos reign s as usual"

    Max and the St Mary crew never fail . Always makes me laugh out loud which can be embarrassing when traveling to work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jodie
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    8/14/16
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    "A riot! "

    The St Mary's short stories are every bit as good as the full-length novels, and always make me laugh out loud.

    Zara Ramm's performance is terrific, too - I love her range of voices, which really add to the story, as well as helping the listener keep track of a lot of characters. This combination of writer and narrator is an absolute winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
    8/9/16
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    "5 stars - as usual!"

    What can I say! Yet another hugely enjoyable outing for the irrepressible 'in-mates' of St Mary's! I wait, with very little patience, for the next volume in this very endearing series! Zara Ramm brings them to life in her own, superb, fashion! These books would just NOT be the same without her!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nicolas Jordan
    8/3/16
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    "Another great story...only marred by being short."
    Would you listen to The Great St. Mary's Day Out again? Why?

    Bought on day of release - read the same day...as usual.Lots of references to previous stories, just spoilt by being FAR TOO SHORT.Roll on the next full length story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Bristolian...who else?


    What does Zara Ramm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Excellent Narration. I found myself wondering how many accents she has to do in one short story?


    Any additional comments?

    Bring on the next one.....fast.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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