The Chronicles of St Mary's
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  • 0.5
    The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive | Jodi Taylor

    The Very First Damned Thing: An Author-Read Audio Exclusive

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    Jodi Taylor reads the long-awaited prequel in her Chronicles of St Mary's series, as Dr Bairstow struggles to set up St Mary's as we know it in a world still scarred by the ravages of civil war. Ever wondered how it all began? It's two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come?

    Don't start the series with this book

    I loved that it filled in gaps I hadn't even realised existed!

    Reviewed on 26 October 2015 by kate (Stirling, Australia)
  • 1
    Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1 | Jodi Taylor

    Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

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    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
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    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Good British Chaps win the day by muddling through

    The thing I enjoyed most about this book was that St. Mary's, both the institution and the people who give their lives to it, are quintessentially Eng..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 June 2014 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
  • 2
    A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2 | Jodi Taylor

    A Symphony of Echoes: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 2

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    • By Jodi Taylor
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    Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas A Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches.

    And the world went white


    The second part builds on what we know and delivers some twists to history and the story of time travel as presented in The chronicles.

    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 January 2016 by Wras (Kildonan)
  • 2.5
    When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    When a Child Is Born: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

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    The time-travel series that everyone's talking about.... Jodi Taylor's The Chronicles of St. Mary's is back with a short story. It's Christmas Day 1066, and a team from St Mary's is going to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror. Or so they think.... However, history seems to have different plans for them, and when Max finds herself delivering a child in a peasant's hut, she can't help wondering what history is up to.

    Everyday a special child is born.

    Another story that adds to the saga of the Chronicles of St Mary's. Entertaining and and to the point, with all the usual unexpected occurrences, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 February 2016 by Wras (Kildonan)
  • 3
    A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3 | Jodi Taylor

    A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
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    St Mary's is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it's just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese.

    this made me cry

    I cried twice!

    but saying that, I just can't leave it alone. where's the next one?

    Reviewed on 14 May 2015 by Amazon Customer (uk)
  • 3.5
    Roman Holiday: The Chronicles of St. Mary's | Jodi Taylor

    Roman Holiday: The Chronicles of St. Mary's

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    Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary's author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife's house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar - poised to become king of Rome. Or as good as.

    the nose was so large

    A deserving addition to the St Mary's chronicles and more fun in The Roman Empire. A small fix for the withdrawals of time.

    Reviewed on 08 January 2016 by Wras (Kildonan)
  • 4
    A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4 | Jodi Taylor

    A Trail Through Time: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4

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    • By Jodi Taylor
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    "St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

    Max grows up in her new world

    At the end of “A Second Chance”, I was more than a little unsure where this series was going. I enjoyed the book, even the harrowing section about the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 November 2015 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
  • 4.5
    Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    Christmas Present: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

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    It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes.

    Time and history as a present

    A great short story to add to the Chronicles of St. Mary and an explanation to what happened to pod number 4. Plus more adventure and closure of some ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2016 by Wras (Kildonan)
  • 5
    No Time Like the Past: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 5 | Jodi Taylor

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

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    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
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    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.

    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, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 April 2015 by Garry ()
  • 6
    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 6 | Jodi Taylor

    What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
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    Max is back! New husband, new job, and a training regime that cannot fail - to go wrong! Take one interim chief training officer, add five recruits, mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous father of history, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the Turd. Stir well, bring to the boil - and wait for the bang! Join Max in the sixth instalment in the off-the-wall Chronicles of St Mary's series."

    favorite book of the series!

    I love the St Marys series and this is my favorite book of the series. Funny and light hearted read

    Reviewed on 11 November 2016 by yah ()
  • 6.5
    Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

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

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    • By Jodi Taylor
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    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.

    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.

    Reviewed on 18 January 2016 by Nicola ()
  • 7
    Lies, Damned Lies and History: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 7 | Jodi Taylor

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
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    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?

    Another hilarious tale brilliantly told

    Jodi Taylor is an extraordinary author, her wicked sense of humour, inventive imagination and light touch make every book a joy to read. Lies, Damned ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 May 2016 by Bim ()
  • 7.5
    The Great St. Mary's Day Out: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story | Jodi Taylor

    The Great St. Mary's Day Out: A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
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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.

    Funniest St Mary's ever

    I love all this series but this one really is a laugh a minute, don't miss out.

    Reviewed on 09 October 2016 by nicole (United Kingdom)