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No Time Like the Past Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Rejoin Max's madcap journey through time in Jodi Taylor's fifth interdimensional instalment No Time Like the Past.

Jodi Taylor, International Woman of Mystery, spent some time working undercover for North Yorkshire County Library Service. Heavily disguised as the world's most incompetent facilities manager, she shifted dead dogs, fell out of mobile libraries, and spent far too much time in the gents' toilets.

The idea to rewrite history first came to her while studying history A level at an evening class. Just One Damned Thing After Another is her first novel and was originally self-published as an e-book; it was downloaded by more than 60,000 readers on Amazon.

©2015 Jodi Taykor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Garry 21/04/2015
    Garry 21/04/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "If the Joneses had a child ..."

    If Bridgette and Indiana had a child then Max would be the result!

    Madcap adventures through time and deeply emotional this is a poignant, exciting and hilarious read. As a bonus I now also perform better in the history rounds at the local pub quiz.

    Amongst my favourite authors I list Tolkien, Pratchett, Conan-Doyle, Christie, Asimov and Koontz...I have no problem adding Jodi Taylor to this list as an equally capable and entertaining author.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ric UK 27/04/2015
    Ric UK 27/04/2015

    Love audio books but the narrator is as important as the writer! My wife is disabled and for her the audio books are a life saver!

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    "Another edge-of-the-seat story by Jodi Taylor!"

    If I thought I'd encountered Max's scariest adventures as an Historian, with St Mary's ... I was wrong! Seriously nail-biting adventures in this story, with the usual wonderful fast-paced and humorous interactions with the other equally interesting characters. I love these books!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary White 25/04/2015
    Rosemary White 25/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Max is up to her knees in trouble again."

    This is the 5th in the St Mary's Chronicles series and just as entertaining as the previous books. If you haven't already read them, I urge you to do so. Although this is a stand-alone story, you will appreciate it better if you know what went before.

    Jodi Taylor has a delightful writing style and sense of humour and I can't imagine anyone better than Zara Ramm giving voice to the characters. They feel like friends and I can't wait to hear the next episode. I chuckled out loud a few times, and ended the book with a smile on my face and a sense that St Mary's has more in store for Max.

    I really enjoy how Jodi takes historical facts and plays with the detail. It is all so plausible and realistic. History has never been so profound and entertaining.

    This series is one of my favourite, along with Ben Aaronovitch's "Rivers Of London" series. I I have listened to them several times and will again.

    History is at the core of the book, smelly, dirty, bloody, but the story is character driven, and well drawn and believable they are too! Keep up the good work, Jodi and Zara. I for one want more.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 23/04/2015
    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 23/04/2015 Member Since 2014

    As a recently retired "young" pensioner! I now have more time to read and listen to Audio Books as I renovate my house in Spain.

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    "Another corker!"

    If you enjoy St Mary's other books you'll love this one ! Brilliantly read as usual. No more to say about it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sahin1112 22/04/2015
    Sahin1112 22/04/2015 Member Since 2010

    I listen to a lot of books when cooking or washing dishes. It depends on my mood the kind of book I listen to

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    "Another brilliant story"

    Another great adventure with Max and St Mary's. All the usual suspects with twists and turns of history mixed in
    Great

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    S. Bradshaw UK 22/04/2015
    S. Bradshaw UK 22/04/2015 Member Since 2006

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    "Another winner from Jodi Taylor"

    If you haven't started reading this series, you really should. It's funny, historical, modern , sad, romantic and just everything. A great adventure.

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    "Would you believe it?"

    Max once again leads her team and St Mary's into all sorts of mayhem, disasters and a few ahhh moments. Definitely another fantastic read from Jodi Taylor and brilliantly narrated by Zara Ramm. I can pick a favourite part, the whole of the last chapter or failing that the whole book. Historians rock.

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    Mrs. K. I. Richards 28/02/2016 Member Since 2009

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    "chaos in history, sad and funny."
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    another gripping story from Jodi taylor.
    the standard of writing and performance by zara ramm are still there. can't fault it.
    love the series.

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    Delialah 11/02/2016
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    "Fabulous again"

    Another fabulous episode from Jodi. Please keep them coming. It's been a while since I've enjoyed a series as much as this one. Thank you

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    Sharpy 02/09/2016
    Sharpy 02/09/2016 Member Since 2015

    Love crime thrillers, secret service, comedy.

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    "Another thrilling story"
    What made the experience of listening to No Time Like the Past the most enjoyable?

    Zara delivers perfectly once again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max as the plot line is driven though her.


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

    On a par with other performance. Always delivers.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ...and the world went white!


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  • Kathrine
    21/04/15
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    "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 spirit of the stories. I highly recommend them all.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • DarleneL
    Maine
    22/04/15
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    "Ms. Taylor Does it Again!"
    If you could sum up No Time Like the Past in three words, what would they be?

    funny,educational,entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max,of course. She is my hero!


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

    Zara Ramm is incredible! She is perfect! Her tone magnifies the funny bits,and brings the characters to life.


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

    Nothing really extreme. Wait...do I smell asparagus? Could be a reaction from laughing so hard. You'll understand after you've read it..lol


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know what to expect when I started this series. Now I know I'm going to be entertained with each installment. No Time Like the Past was as funny and educational as the others. Can't recommend this series highly enough.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    03/02/16
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    "Spell bounding series."

    The narration is spot on!

    The story is historically accurate and, with astonishment, wildly entertaining!

    A highly suggested way to waste massive amounts of time!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States
    11/07/15
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    "Absolutely fabulous"

    I have loved this series from the first. It is adventurous, suspenseful and charming. Maxwell will make you shake your head and Malcolm and Peterson will make you hold your breath. If you like history with a lot of British humor than you would love this.

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  • Mamajax
    25/04/15
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    "This might be the best installment yet..."

    I came across this series by chance and I am so glad I did! The first book had me so glued to the story I listened to it in one session. Each sequel has had its share of excitement, twists and adventures, but this one had me from hello, all over again.

    Zara Ramm's narration has once again brought the story to life perfectly. I was delighted to learn the short stories are now available in audio too.

    Well done, Ms. Taylor, as a reader all I can say is... "An honour and a privilege" -- and I can hardly wait for the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MJT
    Oakland, CA, United States
    25/06/16
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    "So much fun!!"

    Fantastically written and narrated. Laugh out loud funny with a healthy side of historical education. Jodi Taylor is genius.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Huntington beach, United States Minor Outlying Islands
    11/06/16
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    "Exciting,, Hilarious and a touch of romance."

    Exciting,, Hilarious and a touch of romance. Even though this a series the author never be labors what's gone on in the subsequent books. I hope the series never ends!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L. Holloway
    the Pacific Northwest
    28/05/16
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    "More of her usual hysterical excellence!"

    This was a busy book, full of everything I love about the series. Thank you, Jodi Taylor, for taking me on such a fun journey with each and every installment of The Chronicles of St Mary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Friday's Child
    Texas
    14/11/15
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    "A Wonderful Partnership of Author and Reader!"
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    I love this whole series! The characters have become friends I don't get to visit nearly as often as I would like to enjoy their cheerfully snarky way of meeting every event - whether good or downright disastrous. In the midst of a very tense moment, I find myself laughing out loud at some comment by Max or one of the others. I must stop reading these books around other people; my friends are beginning to wonder about me

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Hightower
    chicago
    24/09/15
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    "Maybe my favorite series!"

    I cannot picture anyone else narrating the story, she is Max. It was funny and strange as only St Mary's can be! I loved it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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