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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    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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    Hevpais 01/08/2016
    Hevpais 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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    nicole 09/10/2016
    nicole 09/10/2016
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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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    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
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gabrielle Harvey-Jones 09/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "5 stars - as usual!"

    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!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolas Jordan 03/08/2016
    Nicolas Jordan 03/08/2016
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    "Another great story...only marred by being short."
    Would you listen to The Great St. Mary's Day Out again? Why?

    Bought on day of release - read the same day...as usual.Lots of references to previous stories, just spoilt by being FAR TOO SHORT.Roll on the next full length story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Bristolian...who else?


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

    Excellent Narration. I found myself wondering how many accents she has to do in one short story?


    Any additional comments?

    Bring on the next one.....fast.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Norma 18/10/2017
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    "Enjoyed this immensely."

    The book was again a joy to listen to. Nice and relaxing with a good chunk of humour. New characters coming into their own 🙂.Just a pity Amazon decided it was time to pay for this short story after the others .5's were free.

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    hazjazmaz UK 07/10/2017
    hazjazmaz UK 07/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Possibly my favourite yet!"

    I absolutely love Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary's, but I think this might be my favourite. Zara Ramm is an outstanding narrator who brings every character to life. I don't want to give anything away, but this book was an emotional rollercoaster - laugh out loud one minute, rising tension the next, subsequent blind panic and disbelief. I thoroughly looked forward to my long commute every day to hear the next instalment. I wholeheartedly recommend this series of books.

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    Y 30/07/2017
    Y 30/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Bairstow meets the Bard (sort of)"

    I love these short stories, as they allow the characters to be fleshed out further compared to the larger stories. They are fun, light hearted and quite comical. Fortunately the triangle of Max, Markham and Peterson has never fallen into a romantic diatribe and has always been a celebration of friendship. If the series should ever end, I would like Jodi to maybe consider releasing her shorts for Christmas time for an undetermined time afterwards as they just what you need when you have an hour or two.

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  • Richard S. Swol
    Lindstrom, MN USA
    08/05/17
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    "Saint Mary's Meet Shakespeare"
    Where does The Great St. Mary's Day Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Quite high... this was a lot of fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The circus-like farce in general. Each group of Saint Mary's staff with their own adventures.


    Have you listened to any of Zara Ramm’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she does an excellent job as usual.


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

    This story was pretty light hearted ad I was laughing out loud several times.


    Any additional comments?

    This takes place after Lies, Damned Lies, And History and before And The Rest Is History. Contains some spoilers for Lies, Damned Lies, And history. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • H. Battaile
    Cleburne, Texas
    09/11/17
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    "Great Saint Mary's story again"

    Very short tale with the same humor and amusement as other Saint Mary's. Wish it was longer but it does convey the whole tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca Stockley
    San Francisco
    26/09/17
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    "The Great St Mary's Day Out"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I adore The Chronicles of St Mary's. The St Mary's short stories are great fun but they're not as engaging, satisfying, and adventurous as the novels.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The end - well - I could see it coming. But that's alright too.


    Have you listened to any of Zara Ramm’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I LOVE Zara Ramm's readings.


    Was The Great St. Mary's Day Out worth the listening time?

    The Great St. Mary's Day Out is a short story and a short listen: Yes, it's worth the time.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't start with this short story - but if you like Time Travel, English voices, adventure and tea - this is a fun story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Rutledge
    Aurora, CO United States
    19/09/17
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    "Another fantastic St. Mary's Adventure"

    It's rare that I recommend the audio of a story over the printed book, but Zara Ramm and Jodi Taylor are the perfect pair. I hope these audio books keep going on and on. I can listen to them all day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mary s farrell
    18/07/17
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    "The Great St. Mary's Day Out"

    Lots of fun, familiar Jodi Taylor characters, and a great creation of a trip to Shakespeare,s Globe Theatre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Cromer
    03/06/17
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    "loved it"

    We enjoy this series and listen to it when we travel. Very very enjoyable. Great characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim Langley
    Lakewood, OH United States
    30/05/17
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    "juices for summer fun or to beat winter doldrums"

    loved it! wonderful reader...perfect fit for the story! terrific series that just keeps getting better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bookwormgrrrl
    USA
    31/01/17
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    "I love, love, love this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great St. Mary's Day Out to be better than the print version?

    The worst thing about Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St. Mary's is that one inevitably gets all caught up, and THEN WHAT??? I love the characters in this series, the narrator is phenomenal, and I can't get enough. Please, Ms. Taylor - please give us many more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DIanne
    Mead, Australia
    13/01/17
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    "Doesn't disappoint"

    As usual the adventures of the st Mary's team have you in stitches - what sets out to be just a day trip to watch hamlet of course goes pear shaped
    Only bad thing - it was too short!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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