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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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    Robyn 08/08/2016
    Robyn 08/08/2016 Member Since 2017

    I get bored quickly so take ages choosing my books. Preferred authors are Sanderson and Abercrombie, with Pacey or Degas as narrator. Happy!

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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    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 4 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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    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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    loonyspook 20/11/2015
    loonyspook 20/11/2015

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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Funny"

    I thought that it was very funny and if you need cheering up this is the book for you.

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    Allan MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 10/08/2017
    Allan MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 10/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Really enjoying the series"

    I'm really enjoying the series is some great humour and some interesting historical details to play with, looking forward to listening to the next one in the series

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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
  • Richard S. Swol
    Lindstrom, MN USA
    04/05/17
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    "A Short Christmas Jump to Ancient Egypt"
    What made the experience of listening to Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings the most enjoyable?

    The performance of Zara Ramm. An excellent fit.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max is our POV character and naturally is the most relatable.<br/>


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

    Her performance fits the series mood perfectly


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

    The story lends itself toward laughter for the most part. The funniest character in the story is a toss up between Max and Markham.


    Any additional comments?

    You should be aware that this story to take place just AFTER Book 6 in the series as there is a rather important spoiler mentioned here that may lessen your enjoyment of that book if you listen to this one first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monica
    15/04/17
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    "Very Enjoyable Short Story"

    This was a very enjoyable short story featuring Max and the regular crew. I actually enjoy the author's short stories about St. Mary's as much or maybe more than the full novels. This one is worth the read for St. Mary's fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane Bear
    Pittsburgh, PA
    22/03/17
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    "Enjoyed it!"
    Would you listen to Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed the often surprising and humorous language twists Jodi Taylor uses. Nice timing. I found myself laughing out loud frequently. The characters are believable in the fantastic situations they find themselves.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader was great. I liked her and her accent and the way she played the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bhc
    25/01/17
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    "Interesting"

    loved it. Narration Excellent loved the Accents .
    story line Fun and Interesting, I will be looking/ Listening or More.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Evelyn
    Troy, NY, United States
    25/01/17
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    "Christmas stories"

    Along with the annual Doctor Who Xmas story, I now have another Xmas tradition to look forward to. Nothing like a little end of the world in our example form or another disaster romp.

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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