The Chronicles of St Mary's
Books in series13
UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 19685 ratings)
  • 0.5
    The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive | Jodi Taylor

    The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Jodi Taylor
    Overall
    (1357)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1234)

    Jodi Taylor reads the long-awaited prequel in her Chronicles of St Mary’s series, as Dr Bairstow struggles to set up St Mary’s as we know it in a world still scarred by the ravages of civil war. Ever wondered how it all began? It’s two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come?

    Loved the story. The narration was ehh...

    Maybe I got spoiled with Zara Ramm's narration, as I read the entire main series before starting on the short stories. I know, I should have checked t..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2015 by Krista (San Antonio, Texas USA)
  • 1
    Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1 | Jodi Taylor

    Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4317)
    Performance
    (3960)
    Story
    (3956)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

    In case this bothers a reader: this is a first person point of view story. It also contains some (brief) sex and adult language. Probably I wouldn't..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2014 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 2
    A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2 | Jodi Taylor

    A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (2300)
    Performance
    (2078)
    Story
    (2077)

    Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

    Enjoyed This Second St Mary's Time Travel Book

    After finishing the first book in this series I went ahead and bought the second. The second novel is a bit episodic, but because of the nature of pot..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2014 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 2.5
    When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1280)
    Performance
    (1149)
    Story
    (1152)

    The time-travel series that everyone's talking about.... Jodi Taylor's The Chronicles of St. Mary's is back with a short story. It's Christmas Day 1066, and a team from St Mary's is going to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror. Or so they think.... However, history seems to have different plans for them, and when Max finds herself delivering a child in a peasant's hut, she can't help wondering what history is up to.

    Comes after #2

    Fairly good, for how short it is.

    Reviewed on May 22 2015 by Katie (Meadows, Australia)
  • 3
    A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3 | Jodi Taylor

    A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1723)
    Performance
    (1566)
    Story
    (1562)

    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.

    This series is just gettihg better and better.
    Reviewed on September 06 2014 by MJ (Baltimore)
  • 3.5
    Roman Holiday: The Chronicles of St. Mary's | Jodi Taylor

    Roman Holiday: The Chronicles of St. Mary's

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1230)
    Performance
    (1111)
    Story
    (1113)

    Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar - poised to become king of Rome. Or as good as.

    Who would have known

    It's a short, so it is pretty good for a short.

    Reviewed on November 06 2015 by Regina (SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States)
  • 4
    A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4 | Jodi Taylor

    A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1555)
    Performance
    (1412)
    Story
    (1407)

    "St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

    The best book yet!

    While I loved all the books so far in the series, this is by far the best one to date! This has the history, action, and St. Marys' at its unique and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 18 2014 by Stephanie (West Monroe, LA)
  • 4.5
    Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1179)
    Performance
    (1069)
    Story
    (1069)

    It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes.

    A good ending

    Well written with appearances by your favorite characters. You figure the ending will be disappointing, but it isn't.

    Reviewed on July 20 2015 by Dr. Paul V.M. Flesher (Laramie, WY USA)
  • 5
    No Time Like the Past: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 5 | Jodi Taylor

    No Time Like the Past: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1302)
    Performance
    (1193)
    Story
    (1184)

    Jodi Taylor’s best-selling series The Chronicles of St. Mary is back with a bang…St. Mary’s has been rebuilt, and it’s business as usual for the history department. But first there’s the little matter of a 17th-century ghost that only Mr. Markham can see. Not to mention the minor inconvenience of being trapped in the Great Fire of London…and an unfortunately timed comfort break at Thermopylae, leaving the fate of the Western world hanging in the balance.

    I love this series!

    I have all the St Marys books on both Kindle and Audible. They are smart and funny, and Zara Ramm here does her usual outstanding job of embodying the..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2015 by Kathrine ()
  • 6
    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 6 | Jodi Taylor

    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1151)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1051)

    Max is back! New husband, new job, and a training regime that cannot fail - to go wrong! Take one interim Chief Training Officer, add five recruits, mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the Turd. Stir well, bring to the boil – and wait for the bang! Join Max in the sixth instalment in the off-the-wall Chronicles of St Mary’s series."

    Another great visit with the St. Mary's historians
    Reviewed on August 30 2015 by MJ (Baltimore)
  • 6.5
    Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (1009)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (892)

    It’s Christmas again at St Mary's and time for Max’s obligatory illegal jump. On this occasion, however, they’re right up against it. A loaded gun has been left behind in Ancient Egypt, and it’s up to them to retrieve it before anyone accidentally blows their own head off, thus affecting the timeline for centuries to come. And as if that’s not enough, someone (Max) has inadvertently poisoned Mr Markham. It’s hot, they’re running out of supplies, they can’t find the gun and it’s all going horribly wrong. Again.

    Fantastic for fans of the series

    I very rarely give short stories 5 stars but this one was absolutely perfect for what it was-- a small snippet of life at St. Mary's. Hilarious as usu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2016 by Sheryl (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 7
    Lies, Damned Lies and History: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 7 | Jodi Taylor

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (943)
    Performance
    (864)
    Story
    (854)

    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?

    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 w..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2016 by janet (USA)
  • 7.5
    The Great St. Mary's Day Out: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

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

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (315)

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2016 by Colonelswife ()