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Lies, Damned Lies and History Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2016 Jodi Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    flashheart8 12/10/2016
    flashheart8 12/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great books for all to enjoy."
    If you could sum up Lies, Damned Lies and History in three words, what would they be?

    Books for all.


    Any additional comments?

    Thought i would leave another positive review for your collection.
    Thank you Jodi for an excellent series, which i'm sure,could have only been written by somebody quintessentially British.Zara does a great job with the narration, a marriage made in heaven and long may it continue.

    I very nearly didn't purchase as it all sounded a little whimsical, how wrong i was, i would urge all who are thinking of starting the series to take a leap of faith, you won't regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ariadne Jones Essex, England 08/10/2016
    Ariadne Jones Essex, England 08/10/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic!"

    Well written, well read and well - pretty damned good!!

    A fantastic mix of comedy, crime, thriller, romance and pathos blended seamlessly!!

    Can't wait for the next one!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miss C. 01/06/2016
    Miss C. 01/06/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "another excellent St Mary's"

    Max as ever fabulously causing chaos with wit, skill and just plain luck or is that bad luck.
    Keep them coming.

    If you've not read any of St Mary's yet start at the beginning but be warned there addictive.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    E. Parkyn North Wales 01/06/2016
    E. Parkyn North Wales 01/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excitement, disasters and humour"

    Brilliant story full of all the disastrous calamities, exciting last minute escapes from death and funny (often scatalogical) episodes you would expect from St Mary's...
    Everything from King Arthur to the Time Police and major events in the characters personal lives too...
    Well worth it if only for the last sentence!
    Can't wait for more!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Tomlinson 31/05/2016
    Mark Tomlinson 31/05/2016
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    "Good but not as good as previous novels"
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    Just didn't quite have the same magic that earlier novels had. Still an enjoyable St Mary's tale though but lacked some of the earlier pace and excitement. Looking forward to the next story though!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Hunmanby, Filey, United Kingdom 27/05/2016
    Michael Hunmanby, Filey, United Kingdom 27/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    I really enjoyed this book, kept me listening from start to finish. a great listen

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    GB 15/06/2016
    GB 15/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Run out of steam"

    This series had such promise but seemed to run out of steam after the first few books. I have stuck with it but to be honest it feels like the same thing over and over again. The writing is good and the humour is great but there seems to be little direction over the series and no bigger plot. Without spoiling the events of the last few chapters this seems to be tagged on almost like an after thought. Shame as I had such high hopes after reading the first book.

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    loonyspook 15/05/2016
    loonyspook 15/05/2016

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    "Over too soon."

    It all started when Audible offered me a short story to listen too. My love of all things St Marys grew from that little kindness and now I await each book with bated beeath. This book did not disappoint at all. Once again our characters find themselves doing exactly what we would expect for all the reasons right or wrong. My desire now is to jump into a pod and go forward in time to where there are 4 more books to read/hear. And the world went white

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    WM 15/05/2016
    WM 15/05/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely loved this"

    This is a great series. This is the latest one and does not disappoint. I love all of the characters and their interactions. A great story that keeps you listening. They can be listened to as stand alone books, but listening in order is even better as it's great to see how they all move on and develop. I really hope there will be more.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Lichfield, UK 14/05/2016
    Tracy Lichfield, UK 14/05/2016
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    "Fantastic series"

    Clever, witty, funny, excellently narrated Zara Ramm adds so much to an already good series, Totally believable characters very easy to listen to . The ending had an unexpected twist . Soooo hope there are more books to come in this series.

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  • janet
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    07/05/16
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    "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 want to do is yell DOOR, fall back in, say 'Initiate Jump ".. And let the world go white.

    Honestly, I am a constant Audible book listener 24/7 365 and when I see a St Mary's book come up on the pre order list, I am practically hopping on one foot until the moment it becomes available. I might actually have yelled at my phone to HURRY UP (but as there are no witnesses except my dog, I will deny it).

    In other words, I strongly recommend this series. The characters, world building and plot are all exemplary.

    Note to Jodi Taylor... Please write faster.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • SChalen
    09/05/16
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    "Surviving History One Jump At A Time."
    What did you like best about this story?

    This installment had lots more close calls, a shifting of power and as usual tons of tea drinking. While our trio of Max, Petersen and Markham have had better days, we know they will make it right somehow in that St. Mary's fashion. The ending is a WALLOP and I can't wait for the next installment.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    I thank Jodi Taylor for creating these characters but Zara Ramm brings them to life. She's added tenderness, charm and humor to Max and the rest of the gang at St. Mary's. Ms. Ramm is perfect.


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

    My anxiety levels flew with the last few chapters but in good St. Mary’s style at the end I had a good laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    It's always a privilege and an honor to follow the gang at St. Mary's on a new adventure. Then enjoy the entire series from the beginning because Max's insights to weight gain, tea drinking and finally married life are not to be missed.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Peggy Preiss
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    "Trouble?"

    Wanted to stretch out this new book as long as possible but couldn't stop listening and laughing.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda Spiva
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    14/05/16
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    "I love this combination!"

    Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm are the perfect paring in this romping historical/ science fiction/ mystery/thriller/ romance series. Great fun. And history lessons to boot! What's not to love.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Hightower
    chicago
    13/05/16
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    "Yet another amazing story from Jodi Taylor!"

    I'll keep it short. Max causes her same mischief and gets out of it spectacularly! A few tears and a satisfying ending!

    By far my favorite series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory
    MD
    28/05/16
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    "Wishing you give a review 6 Stars"

    Funny, bawdy and full of sarcasm. Jodi Taylor’s writing, Zara Ramm narration and typical St. Mary's antics do not disappoint. Max leads her merry band of misfits through time like a proverbial bull through a china shop. All my favorite characters are here, Markham and Peterson and some new faces. The only thing that I can say I disliked is that it was over way too soon.

    If you ever want to introduce a friend to audible, a sure fire way to win them over is to provide them a gift written by Jodi Taylor.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/05/16
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    "Excellent, as always!"

    Couldn't put it down. I am continually impressed with Taylor's ability to create new situations and develop characters even further.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • alex isackson
    25/05/16
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    "OMG each book is better that the last one"

    This book was awesome ! So many twist and turns. You cannot put it down !! Go Max!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • LCNanny
    16/05/16
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    "Liked this one the least"
    What did you like best about Lies, Damned Lies and History? What did you like least?

    I love this series and pre-order every book since discovering Jodi Taylor. In fact I own all of her books and they are gems. However this one was a let down in the overall scheme of things. The humor was minimal, the narration didn't quite sound the same and it just seemed off.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pinkzebra
    13/05/16
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    "Bite my nails in suspense or pee my pants laughing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lies, Damned Lies and History to be better than the print version?

    I have read and or listened to all of Ms. Taylors St. Mary's books and I really prefer listening to Zara Ramm bring Max to life! Her skills are amazing and I feel through her voice acting, I get to hear and experience life at St. Mary's


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies, Damned Lies and History?

    Um... the tumbler equation was well...so Max!!!! Ms. Taylor really puts a visual of the coronation and the subsequent actions of the queen into the readers mind and paints a picture with her words that brings "history" to life.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    She has a very pleasing voice that builds the action seemingly without effort and delivers the humor so dead pan it is amazingly perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We're St. Mary's. Our pods smell like cabbage, we love our tea, and we never leave anyone behind.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a writer to keep her characters fresh, funny, and yet so true to form. The St Mary's books are very well written full of mischief, suspense, humor and great relationships.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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