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Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings Audiobook

Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Nicola 18/01/2016
    Nicola 18/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    happy loon 11/12/2015
    happy loon 11/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sigrin Valdisere, France 23/12/2016
    Sigrin Valdisere, France 23/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08/12/2015
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    "Another enjoyable slice of St Mary's chaos"

    Short but very well written - and well narrated. Loved it! I can't wait for the next instalment, which will hopefully be full length.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    boosmummy 03/12/2015
    boosmummy 03/12/2015 Member Since 2013

    Wanna

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    "brilliant"

    I just love the St Mary's books and this one was just as good as the previous ones. They really cheer you up when you're feeling down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 02/12/2015
    John 02/12/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss C Walsh 01/12/2015
    Miss C Walsh 01/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    diva bubble frinton on sea uk 30/11/2015
    diva bubble frinton on sea uk 30/11/2015 Member Since 2014

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

    As always this is a good listen. The story is easy to follow


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is full of the people that are in the rest of the books and it is good to hear how they manage to get from one problem to the next and nearly alaways come out in one peice.


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

    I have goy nearly all Jodi Taylor's St Marys books and it is good to have the same voice to listen to.


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

    As always this book made me laugh. There are some moments in the other books that bring a tear to my eye but not this time


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Dogs Mum Delightful Dorset 28/11/2015
    The Dogs Mum Delightful Dorset 28/11/2015 Member Since 2015

    I'm @TeaganTheDog's mum. We live in Dorset and walk a lot & like geocaching. I became addicted to Audible in September 2015.

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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Topaz17 27/11/2015
    Topaz17 27/11/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Thanks Jodi for this great free book"

    You will enjoy this book even more if you already know and love the characters in the St Mary's series - Do yourself a favour and download these books. You won't regret it. They are moving, often funny, sometimes sweet, sometimes gory and I usually learn a bit of history into the bargain.
    Zara Ramm is also the perfect choice for narrating these stories.

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  • Sheryl
    Las Vegas, NV
    02/05/16
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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.)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Apple Valley, UT, United States
    26/04/16
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    "Great Short"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    05/01/17
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    "Jodi Taylor always delights"

    The only complaint I have about this short story is the shortness. More is better.

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  • ATaSh
    29/12/16
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    "Stupid story"

    if they have time machine, instead of going thousands years back, they could have gone to the day before she went to her assignment and tell her don't take the gun! that'd it!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spirit Wandering
    Maine Highlands, USA
    14/12/16
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    "A trio of presents from St. Marys"

    The Chronicles of St. Mary’s is Jodi Taylor’s madcap series about a set of time traveling British historians. A few months ago I read Just one damned thing after another which is the first in the series. Audible offered several short Christmas stories in the same series as freebies. So, I snatched them up and put them away as a present to myself for this holiday season. Here is one review of all three stories:

    You should listen to Christmas Present first as it sets up the next story. Max, Peterson and Markham set out to rescue two historians on the 10th anniversary of their disappearance. In shades of It’s a Wonderful Life, Mrs Paterson (aka Clio, the Muse of History) presents Max with a vision that sets in motion this Christmas Eve adventure.

    Ships & Stings & Wedding Rings is next up. It has been one year since Max and her team rescued Elspeth Gray. Both women are about to reminded that actions have consequences and you can’t always get want (but sometimes you get what you need). The sweet ending with Max and Leon reminded me of O. Henry’s The Gift of The Magi.

    Finally we have When a Child Is Born. As Clio played a role in the earlier story, History itself does so here. For those unfamiliar with the St. Mary Chronicles, history is a sentient entity who can stop interference by the time traveling historians. In this case, however, History itself steers Max and her crew to ensure a particular outcome. Enlightening as well as entertaining.

    These three are well worth acquiring and jump starting you into the season. Happy Holidays!

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  • StefanievPB
    Florida United States
    23/11/16
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    "Cute!!"

    This is a cute short story narrated by Zara Ramm. She is a really wonderful narrator and could listen to her all day! The story is typical St. Mary's craziness. Glad the series isn't over yet!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda Trenta
    18/10/16
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    "Great Christmas Read/Listen"

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

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  • john
    21/09/16
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    ""Absolute happiness""

    The third book in the series that I've read and although it is a free short story it is by far the best. Just plain fun! The plot is cohesive, the writing is decisive and it's free... you can't get any better than that. Thank you for this very pleasant Christmas gift 😄

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Spokane, WA, United States
    11/09/16
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    "Witty and wonderful!"

    The ongoing Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm partnership continues, better with each story. The time-traveling denizens of St Mary's never fail to delight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/08/16
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    "Great series"

    Love the series. Nice to sit back and enjoy. Catch myself giggling at their experiences. The characters are fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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