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The Great St. Mary's Day Out

A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Series: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 7.5
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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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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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.

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Wonderful short story - Absolutely Love the St Mary’s series !

Highly recommend The Chronicles of St Mary's series - always waiting for the next book or novella to come out !
A crazy good series - it’s a roller coaster ride with very funny & clever dialogue - & Zara Ramm delivers it beautifully - she is an amazing narrator !
Do yourself a favor & read the series . Actually I highly recommend anything by Jodi Taylor - the Frogmorton Farm books as well as the new series - White Silence !

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Excellent performance and writing

No surprise here, Zara Ramm was once again brilliant! Her accents, timing and rhythm are flawlessly delivered! And the writing is absolutely excellent!

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wonderful

loved it, it was funny and had great multiple story lines simultaneously. didnt want it to end.

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The Great St. Mary's Day Out

Another fun novella! Lots of laughs! Dr. Bairstow, Max, Shakespeare, Hamlet, a ghost, and Markham! Along with other assorted disaster magnets. What could possibly go wrong?

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  • bebe
  • from SC
  • 01-23-19

Chock full of fun

Jodi Taylor can pack a lot of action and fun into one and a half hours. She is a talented writer and a marvelous wit. This story is great - one of the best of her short stories. Taylor can paint a crystal clear picture with just a few words, but narrator Zara Ramm can really make those words zing. Her narration of the St. Mary's Chronicles stories is perfection.

In this story almost the entire St. Mary's gang have gone to England in to view in real time the performance of Hamlet in which the great bard William Shakespeare himself is performing the ghost. Almost all of them get into big trouble, including the head of St. Mary's who has gone to sit in the best seats in the house. Markham literally gets into the act. Great fun.

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Shakespearean level mayhem done St Mary’s style

Only the inmates, ahem, members of the St Mary’s team can create mayhem on a Shakespearean level when they take a group outing to 1601 London to see Hamlet performed at the Globe Theatre with The Bard himself as the Ghost.
What does it say when Max and Lingoss are the responsible ones, staying put and recording the performance? This includes a group headed by Dr Bairstow, Major Guthrie, Mrs Marks, and Mrs Enderby!
Ramm is commendable as narrator.

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Another terrific adventure

Another terrific adventure in a fantastic series of terrific adventures! This is a series that never ever disappoints! One of my favorites of all time!!!

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Mr Markham is becoming my favorite. More Mham!

Another Markham Gem! The group chemistry is amazing. I would love to see the original books redone from Markhams perspective. he's so dynamic!

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St. Mary's is the dog's bollocks.

There's feelgood books and then there's feeling absolutely giddy with delight books. This short story is of the latter kind.
'Nuff said.

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  • English Country Life
  • 08-01-16

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

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  • nicole
  • 10-09-16

Funniest St Mary's ever

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

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  • GeraniumCat
  • 08-14-16

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.

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  • Hevpais
  • 08-01-16

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.

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  • Norma
  • 10-18-17

Enjoyed this immensely.

The book was again a joy to listen to. Nice and relaxing with a good chunk of humour. New characters coming into their own 🙂.Just a pity Amazon decided it was time to pay for this short story after the others .5's were free.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-18-16

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.

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  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
  • 08-09-16

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!!

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  • Mrs Smith
  • 02-05-17

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.

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  • Nicolas Jordan
  • 08-03-16

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.

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  • qwerty
  • 02-18-19

Verily, nay, heartily enjoyed

I'm all shook up. Thank you very much for this wondrous theatrical offering. Having done said roll and pat down with bare hands in the real world my burns were strikingly more prominent than those Mr Markham appeared to have but I enjoyed the story, as ever, despite the flash backs. Wonderful story and telling as usual.