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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.

©2015 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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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 usual. A great way to get me even more excited for the release of the next book in a few days. And it was free which makes it even better! A wonderful way for fans of the series to spend 1+ hours. (This is not meant for people who have not read any of this series yet. Don't start with this short story. Start with book 1. You won't be sorry.)

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Great Short

I enjoyed this short and believe it is one of the best of the series.

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follow follow follow, follow the little gun.

most of the things I would say would be spoilers. if you like St.Mary's stories you will like this I think.

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Here I go again

Well, I've said it before and this short story is no exception - it's another rousing and hilarious adventure. Best of all, it fleshes out a cliffhanger from the previous book and answers unanswered questions (as well as some unasked questions) with more grit and humor. I'm so, so glad this entire series is available on Audible! Jodi Taylor is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappoint! Needless to say, neither does Audible or the AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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Very Enjoyable Short Story

If you love St Mary's then you should bookmark this story and listen to it every Christmas. Wonderful as always....Narrated Beautifully


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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A Short Christmas Jump to Ancient Egypt

What made the experience of listening to Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings the most enjoyable?

The performance of Zara Ramm. An excellent fit.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Max is our POV character and naturally is the most relatable.<br/>

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

Her performance fits the series mood perfectly

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

The story lends itself toward laughter for the most part. The funniest character in the story is a toss up between Max and Markham.

Any additional comments?

You should be aware that this story to take place just AFTER Book 6 in the series as there is a rather important spoiler mentioned here that may lessen your enjoyment of that book if you listen to this one first.

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Very Enjoyable Short Story

This was a very enjoyable short story featuring Max and the regular crew. I actually enjoy the author's short stories about St. Mary's as much or maybe more than the full novels. This one is worth the read for St. Mary's fans.

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Enjoyed it!

Would you listen to Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings again? Why?

Yes. I enjoyed the often surprising and humorous language twists Jodi Taylor uses. Nice timing. I found myself laughing out loud frequently. The characters are believable in the fantastic situations they find themselves.

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The reader was great. I liked her and her accent and the way she played the characters.

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Interesting

loved it. Narration Excellent loved the Accents .
story line Fun and Interesting, I will be looking/ Listening or More.

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Christmas stories

Along with the annual Doctor Who Xmas story, I now have another Xmas tradition to look forward to. Nothing like a little end of the world in our example form or another disaster romp.

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  • Robyn
  • 08-08-16

Short and sweet

One hour 25 minutes of light hearted entertainment - just enough time for one jump (or one commute, in my world).

Out of sync with the books I've listened to already, but it didn't detract. Set at Christmas time, and in the usual tradition of "St Mary's Christmas chaos"...........Characters consistent with previous books, and the same light tone.

If you're a fan of the series this is just more of the same, and as a give-away from audible, you may as well download and enjoy it.

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  • Nicola
  • 01-18-16

loved this book

I have only just found this author and love her writing. I have become addicted to her books now and this is my favourite one so far.

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  • Sigrin
  • 12-23-16

Jolly adventure


Just love st Mary's, it never disappoints

Zara Ramm brings life and humour to the superb writing of Jodi Taylor. They should teach history at school like this!

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  • happy loon
  • 12-11-15

Always something to look forward too

Love that Jodi gives us a festive treat 😀 may St Mary's continue for many years to come. ( whilst awaiting the next book I'm going back to the beginning).
Great books. Enjoy

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  • John
  • 12-02-15

As always, thoroughly enjoyable

I have loved every Jodi Taylor so far and this one was no exception. The reading was really good as well.

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  • Miss C Walsh
  • 12-01-15

I wanted it to carry on!!

I love the series and the fact that Jodie gives her .5 books out for free is extremely generous.
I have read this book out of sequence so there were some major spoilers in it and to be honest I was a bit baffled by the time line but it wasn't a major issue. The story itself was full of the usual fun, frolics, angst and mayhem.
A thoroughly good listen and expertly read by Zara Ramm.

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  • The Dogs Mum
  • 11-28-15

Great fun!

Have just discovered Jodi Taylor and her Chronicles of St Mary's - started off with the short stories and can't wait to read more of these. Not my usual choice of book but thoroughly enjoyable and I'm very glad I tried them. A fun fast paced story with good narration.

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  • loonyspook
  • 11-20-15

Clever Marketing and a nice introduction

A free book is always nice to have though it could be something the listener does not like. This was not the case as I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it will have the side effect that I shall be buying more of the same series

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  • Emily
  • 10-03-17

Entertaining

I think this is possibly my favourite of the St Mary’s novellas. It was funny, it was amusing, and while there wasn’t a major plot, it was entertaining.

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  • Mrs. Christine Ameson
  • 09-23-17

Real human touch.

I have listened to the story and have thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. The narrative was splendid. I hoped that there would have been more follow BB ups. I will look out for more of the same narrators. Once again many thanks. Cheers.!!!!!!!!