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.
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"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges
I love all this series but this one really is a laugh a minute, don't miss out.
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.
Lighthearted, classic, romp
A certain, Bristolian member of the security section is always my favourite character - becuase, well, the Gods love a trier
The post romp interview in the directors study is always fun
Zara Ramm is simply the best narrator I have yet heard in 200 audiobooks
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.
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.
I'm a bookblogger living in the north of England. My favourite authors include Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer and William Gibson.
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.
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!!
"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 !
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.
The gang from St Mary's has done it again! That is rewritten history.....sort of
"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.
"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.
"What's not to love about the St Mary's crew!"
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.
"Not the Best"
I love this series but this is one that can be skipped. Cute but not enough there to be a good short story.
Needs to be more developed and that would mean that it would have to be longer.
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.
"Laughed out loud again"
Another great romp through history. There could not be a better narrator than Zara Ramm for these irreverent stories.
"She never let's me down!"
I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this series. Max and gang traveling in time, drinking tea, and creating havoc. Jodi manages to give personalities to our historical heroes and lead you to feel personally acquainted with all her characters.
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