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The Steam-Pump Jump

A Chronicles of St Mary’s Short Story
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (221 ratings)
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Summary

Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What’s needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. 

Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can’t even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water. Told in Markham’s own words, this is the story of an intervention - St Mary’s style.

©2018 Jodi Taylor (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Fabulous series

I love these books, a great merging of fantasy and reality.strong characters , funny and sad in equal measure

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Another adventure all fans will enjoy.

An absolute must for St Mary fans! And THANK YOU Audible, for having Zara Ramm narrate this short story.
A delight to listen to as always.
It follows from An Argument of Historians and

***SPOILER ALERT***

we find out that Max is recovering from the cliffhanger ending to the last novel and that Peterson will recover too.

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Another excellent St Mary's book

I love the St Mary's Chronicles. The books were in my Wish List for ages, but once I'd bought that first book, I couldn't get enough. Humour, horror, Sci fi, and mystery all in one series, and with one of best narrators I've heard. Characters you come to know and love (and few you'll hate!). Definitely worth a listen, but beware, the series is very addictive!

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Great short story

Another great story from St Mary's - good fun, can't wait for the next one

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short story

short story told by Markham. follows the an arguementation of historians in the series. i found it both funny and a good follow on eith a cliffhanger which obviously is the prelude to the next story.

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Cannot get enough

The usual... that is, riveting, unexpected, exciting and like the perfect chocolate. You just want more. perfectly read...as usual.

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Another brilliant listen

These stories are always highly interesting and entertaining. All the characters are totally believable and the narration is flawless. Cant recommend enough.

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Loved it

Great short story from Jodi Taylor. Zara the narrator is great, she really brings the characters alive. Good old Markham. Nice to hear a story from his perspective for a change.




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As monty python would say..

GET ON WITH IT !!
At the beginning at least.
Otherwise loved it As I have loved all the books.

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Another jewel from Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm

Another proof of Murphy's Law, according to which, anything that can, could have, or will go wrong, is going wrong, all at once.

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  • Kindle FRIEND
  • 07-08-18

awesome

This was an awesome book. I love Jodi Taylor, I love the narrator, she does such a great job, the story comes alive and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Garden Womble
  • 12-02-19

Such fun!

I just adore this entire series and the short stories are no exception. This time, Lingos is excited to be off to see a demonstration of a steam pump, and of course...what could possibly go wrong?! As always, looking forward to the next installment in the chronicles!

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  • bebe
  • 04-02-19

Not as likable as most of Taylor's offerings

The story just did not engage me. In the introduction Ms. Taylor mentions that she was sort of forced to write this book, and I think the quality of the book shows that to be the case. When I really think about it, I think the main problem for me is the decision to use Zara Ramm as the narrator for a story supposedly told by Markham. Ms. Ramm is the voice of Maxwell, so I could not get it straight in my head while listening that Markham was the speaker. All I could hear was Maxwell and it made the story very confusing. Ramm is NOT Markham. I believe a male narrator should have been used for this story from Markham's view. It would have made it more understandable to me. The premise of the story was Maxwell and Markham wanted to make Peterson feel better since he lost two romantic interests in the last year or two. They picked a pretty stupid way to go about it. Again, in my opinion this was just not as good as most Taylor stories. She ended up being more formulaic in her writing, relying on words and phrases from previous books and annoying over the top scenes and conversations.

I have now read all of the St. Mary's books and stories written so far but I don't think I will go any further. I don't think there is anywhere for the story to go that will not be repetitive.

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  • Patricia
  • 16-12-18

I love these stories!!

Seriously, I downloaded this after a particularly trying week and laughed for the duration. The stories are wonderful. Zara Ramm is amazing at voicing all of the characters. Love all the Marcum oriented tales. Can't wait for Christmas and another story then, hopefully next spring, for #10. Thank you, Jodi Taylor for these characters and break from my reality to join theirs!

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  • Mike T.
  • 10-12-18

Pure delight.

Another Markham short story. Even better than My Name is Markham. One of the fastest two hour listens I've heard. Went by way too fast. A pure delight.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 06-12-18

Cupid, steam pump and moat

Max is concerned that Peterson is depressed after first his fiance, then his quasi girlfriend were both killed. She recruits Markham to help find a way for Peterson to spend time with Langoss to see if they’re compatible. If not as lovers, then at least friends.
Seeing the first exhibition of a steam pump in action is on Langoss’ wish list, so Max sets it up with Markham overseeing. He’s able to return and give Max the Seal of Approval.
Funnies: Easy care flooring;-)!!!
Huh?: Before Cabbie!, it was Chair, Ho! Which became Cheerio!
Ramm does a good job of narration.

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  • Myra
  • 04-11-18

yet another wonderful book from Jodi Taylor

A very cute short story with all the familiar characters.
I am looking forward to the nextbook.

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  • mumsy
  • 09-09-18

Another winner for Jodi!

Great short! It's always an honor and a privilege to visit the St. Marys crew!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-18

please keep them coming!

another great book. "easy care floor" was a classic moment. I almost choked on my coffee. well done!

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  • James M. Cowley
  • 15-08-18

Another gem from Jodi Taylor<br /><br />

Once again Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm team up to transport us to my favorite place on Earth, St Mary's. By far my favorite team on audio books.