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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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    nicole 09/10/2016
    nicole 09/10/2016

    "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges

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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
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    H. Paisley 01/08/2016
    H. Paisley 01/08/2016

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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
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    English Country Life 01/08/2016
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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
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    B.A.HUTCHINSON United Kingdom 06/11/2016
    B.A.HUTCHINSON United Kingdom 06/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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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.

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    AnneJones 04/09/2016
    AnneJones 04/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing"

    Lacked the usual twists and turns it seemed like a idea to start the story not the full story

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    mollyeyre 04/09/2016
    mollyeyre 04/09/2016
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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.

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    Lesley 02/09/2016
    Lesley 02/09/2016
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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.

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    Benny 29/08/2016
    Benny 29/08/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "speechless!! with admiration.."

    I adore Jodie Taylor's tales of St Mary''s, and hope there may be more to come. Sara Ramm's voice and delivery are the perfect choice for their rendition.

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    Amazon Customer 18/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie 14/08/2016
    Jodie 14/08/2016

    I'm a bookblogger living in the north of England. My favourite authors include Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and William Gibson.

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    "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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  • Colonelswife
    01/08/16
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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
  • Marcie
    Pennsylvania, USA
    09/11/16
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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).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela Meggitt
    05/11/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norman Wendth
    Lancaster, MA United States
    17/10/16
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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
    06/10/16
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    "Excellant!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Hutchinson, KS, United States
    02/09/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States
    31/08/16
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    "To much fun"

    It's like Denis the Menace in a group, you never know what kind of trouble they'll find and then how are they getting out of it. Max, Peterson and Malcolm are my favorite.
    This has something to do with Shakespeare.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LCNanny
    19/08/16
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    "What's not to love about the St Mary's crew!"
    Would you listen to The Great St. Mary's Day Out again? Why?

    Yes! I love these stories. Humor is written into the story seamlessly and always makes me wish that I was that witty, the characters reveal a little bit more around every turn, and I so enjoyed Dr Bristow being involved in the romp. I am not sure why, but it "read" better than the previous short book, so it was a wonderful "fix"..as I wait and hope for the next installment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert B. Anderson Jr.
    Highlands, VA
    15/08/16
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    "Not the Best"
    What did you like best about The Great St. Mary's Day Out? What did you like least?

    I love this series but this is one that can be skipped. Cute but not enough there to be a good short story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Needs to be more developed and that would mean that it would have to be longer.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roger B.
    Andrews, TX, United States
    14/08/16
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    "awesome again"

    Another awesome tale from St Mary's. Jodi Taylor is really one of the funniest writers of this age. The story is captivating and extremely entertaining.

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