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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.

©2015 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Short and sweet

One hour 25 minutes of light hearted entertainment - just enough time for one jump (or one commute, in my world).

Out of sync with the books I've listened to already, but it didn't detract. Set at Christmas time, and in the usual tradition of "St Mary's Christmas chaos"...........Characters consistent with previous books, and the same light tone.

If you're a fan of the series this is just more of the same, and as a give-away from audible, you may as well download and enjoy it.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Clever Marketing and a nice introduction

A free book is always nice to have though it could be something the listener does not like. This was not the case as I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it will have the side effect that I shall be buying more of the same series

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st Mary's

I really like the st Mary's stories. Zara Ramm brings the characters to life as they rocket from disaster to disaster.

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St Mary's shenanagins continue

A great short tale to entertain the reader in Ancient Egypt. Mites and bites ensue as Max tries to right a wrong gone awry.

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  • Sheryl
  • 02-05-16

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.)

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  • Dave
  • 26-04-16

Great Short

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

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  • Bone Mom
  • 12-07-18

Truly entertaining !

I adore the Chronicles St. Mary’s. I feel each character is a part of my family and I thank Jodi Taylor for bringing them to life for me in every chapter. Zara Ramm is utterly amazing once again. You will never be able to convince me that Zara isn’t the Real Max. Words can not express how delighted I am to have found this series and I pray Jodi Taylor never stops writing them. I don’t know what I would do with out them. Thank you Ms. Taylor you are a genius.

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  • Mike T.
  • 06-07-18

Very enjoyable, but not the best of these shorts.

Just shows how good the combination of Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm is. Compared to previous shorts (to say nothing of the main books) this is a borderline lackluster short story. However, it's still great fun. Contradictory? Not at all. A bad St. Mary's story (not that I've read one yet) is probably more enjoyable than most other books out there.

I've bought all the short stories and all the full length books. Reading them "in order". Just pacing myself. Don't want to end the fun too soon.

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  • Bonnie
  • 08-06-18

Always funny

Once again Jodi Taylor puts Max in the middle of a mess up. What makes this book enjoyable is character development. The reader learns to care about Max and the other regulars. These books are enjoyable reads and always funny although this one is a little on the slap stick side.

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  • pondo
  • 05-06-18

Great series

The St. Mary's books are a lot of fun, and sometimes you learn stuff too!

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  • Sara Wells
  • 16-05-18

Ships & stings

These books are so brilliant, such a fun premise, they never fail to make me laugh!

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  • avi mistriel
  • 28-03-18

light sci-fi

light sci-fi fun story good narrator very light not the worst way to spend an hour

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  • Tali
  • 28-02-18

Cute

Cute and fun to listen to. All the loose ends were taken care of just like a short story should do and it was interesting and original.

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  • Maria
  • 19-02-18

Poor Markum...

A big ooops on the part of someone other than Max, for a change, causes the usual mayhem for Max, Petersen and Markum, but this time - oh my for Markum!! Thankfully, he is Markum the indestructible! And, have I mentioned that Leon is THE BEST! You have to listen to fully understand....