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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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    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 05-08-17
    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 05-08-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Saint Mary's Meet Shakespeare"
    Where does The Great St. Mary's Day Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Quite high... this was a lot of fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The circus-like farce in general. Each group of Saint Mary's staff with their own adventures.


    Have you listened to any of Zara Ramm’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she does an excellent job as usual.


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

    This story was pretty light hearted ad I was laughing out loud several times.


    Any additional comments?

    This takes place after Lies, Damned Lies, And History and before And The Rest Is History. Contains some spoilers for Lies, Damned Lies, And history. Recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bookwormgrrrl USA 01-31-17
    bookwormgrrrl USA 01-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I love, love, love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great St. Mary's Day Out to be better than the print version?

    The worst thing about Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St. Mary's is that one inevitably gets all caught up, and THEN WHAT??? I love the characters in this series, the narrator is phenomenal, and I can't get enough. Please, Ms. Taylor - please give us many more!


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    DIanne Mead, Australia 01-13-17
    DIanne Mead, Australia 01-13-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Doesn't disappoint"

    As usual the adventures of the st Mary's team have you in stitches - what sets out to be just a day trip to watch hamlet of course goes pear shaped
    Only bad thing - it was too short!

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    peter 12-15-16
    peter 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "As I Like It"

    I think Taylor and the St Mary's world may be at their best in short form. I love the books, but there's something about this condensed format that allows Taylor's wit, characters and her knack for cooking up a truly fine disaster to really shine. And the short stories hone in on one particular historical scenario which also seems to allow a kind of focus that does the stories good.

    All told this is one of my favorite St Mary's installments, had me smiling from beginning to end.

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    Marcie 11-09-16
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    "Read this AFTER Lies, Damned Lies and History!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great St. Mary's Day Out to be better than the print version?

    This book contains spoilers for things that happen in Lies, Damned Lies and History (Chronicles of St. Mary's book 7).


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    Pamela Meggitt 11-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "WOW!"

    Young Farrel has a bit part - hope to hear more of him. The setting of the Globe Theatre in the London of 1601 just perfect. Thank you Ms Taylor for this free gift - a real bonus.

    Jodi Taylor and Zara Rammed combine yet again to produce audio magic.

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    Norman Wendth 10-17-16

    I'm a retired college professor in love with books in all formats.

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    "Super"

    This is NOT a good work to introduce you to the world of St. Mary's. One will enjoy this much better if one already knows the characters. But for those who know Max and friends, this short story is absolutely great--perhaps even my favorite.

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    Lucille Sullivan 10-06-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellant!"

    The gang from St Mary's has done it again! That is rewritten history.....sort of

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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.

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  • Mrs Smith
    2/5/17
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    "Too short!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Wouldn't recommend as the asking price is too high. 1 credit for 22MB. I'm a huge fan of Jodi and Zara but I wouldn't have bought this if I had noticed how very short it is.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • nicole
    United Kingdom
    10/9/16
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    "Funniest St Mary's ever"

    I love all this series but this one really is a laugh a minute, don't miss out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    United Kingdom
    8/1/16
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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
  • Steph H
    United Kingdon
    3/26/17
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    "Again totally brilliant"

    loved it, I've been to the new globe but how cool to have seen the original in contemporary time 😉 can't wait for the next book

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  • Carien
    United Kingdom
    12/30/16
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    "Okey dokey"

    And Ms Taylor does it again! This time it is mayhem in Elizabethan London. As always, I loved it. These characters are well developed and, by now, well loved. The underlying humour with which the telling of this tale is threaded makes it another rounding success for St Mary's.

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  • B.A.HUTCHINSON
    United Kingdom
    11/6/16
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    "excellent fun!"

    I always enjoy listening to this short story and hope that the author adds more full length stories to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AnneJones
    9/4/16
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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 1 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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