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Lies, Damned Lies and History Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2016 Jodi Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Cheree Smith 20/05/2016
    Cheree Smith 20/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun romp through time"
    Would you listen to Lies, Damned Lies and History again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again as it is well paced with a good voice performance and is a good sequel in the series


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    Great pacing and inflection. Her performance really brought the characters to life but did over do it like many I have heard before


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

    There were certainly moment that made me giggle or have a wry smile. Certainly not a book to cry to


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • janet
    USA
    7/05/16
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    "Why do her books have to end????"

    I truly feel so immersed in St. Mary's world that when the books are over I feel I have been shoved out of a Pod into a strange time/place and all I want to do is yell DOOR, fall back in, say 'Initiate Jump ".. And let the world go white.

    Honestly, I am a constant Audible book listener 24/7 365 and when I see a St Mary's book come up on the pre order list, I am practically hopping on one foot until the moment it becomes available. I might actually have yelled at my phone to HURRY UP (but as there are no witnesses except my dog, I will deny it).

    In other words, I strongly recommend this series. The characters, world building and plot are all exemplary.

    Note to Jodi Taylor... Please write faster.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • SChalen
    9/05/16
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    "Surviving History One Jump At A Time."
    What did you like best about this story?

    This installment had lots more close calls, a shifting of power and as usual tons of tea drinking. While our trio of Max, Petersen and Markham have had better days, we know they will make it right somehow in that St. Mary's fashion. The ending is a WALLOP and I can't wait for the next installment.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    I thank Jodi Taylor for creating these characters but Zara Ramm brings them to life. She's added tenderness, charm and humor to Max and the rest of the gang at St. Mary's. Ms. Ramm is perfect.


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

    My anxiety levels flew with the last few chapters but in good St. Mary’s style at the end I had a good laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    It's always a privilege and an honor to follow the gang at St. Mary's on a new adventure. Then enjoy the entire series from the beginning because Max's insights to weight gain, tea drinking and finally married life are not to be missed.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Peggy Preiss
    7/05/16
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    "Trouble?"

    Wanted to stretch out this new book as long as possible but couldn't stop listening and laughing.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda Spiva
    Heber City, UT USA
    14/05/16
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    "I love this combination!"

    Jodi Taylor and Zara Ramm are the perfect paring in this romping historical/ science fiction/ mystery/thriller/ romance series. Great fun. And history lessons to boot! What's not to love.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Hightower
    chicago
    13/05/16
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    "Yet another amazing story from Jodi Taylor!"

    I'll keep it short. Max causes her same mischief and gets out of it spectacularly! A few tears and a satisfying ending!

    By far my favorite series!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory
    MD
    28/05/16
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    "Wishing you give a review 6 Stars"

    Funny, bawdy and full of sarcasm. Jodi Taylor’s writing, Zara Ramm narration and typical St. Mary's antics do not disappoint. Max leads her merry band of misfits through time like a proverbial bull through a china shop. All my favorite characters are here, Markham and Peterson and some new faces. The only thing that I can say I disliked is that it was over way too soon.

    If you ever want to introduce a friend to audible, a sure fire way to win them over is to provide them a gift written by Jodi Taylor.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    26/05/16
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    "Excellent, as always!"

    Couldn't put it down. I am continually impressed with Taylor's ability to create new situations and develop characters even further.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • alex isackson
    25/05/16
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    "OMG each book is better that the last one"

    This book was awesome ! So many twist and turns. You cannot put it down !! Go Max!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • LCNanny
    16/05/16
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    "Liked this one the least"
    What did you like best about Lies, Damned Lies and History? What did you like least?

    I love this series and pre-order every book since discovering Jodi Taylor. In fact I own all of her books and they are gems. However this one was a let down in the overall scheme of things. The humor was minimal, the narration didn't quite sound the same and it just seemed off.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pinkzebra
    13/05/16
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    "Bite my nails in suspense or pee my pants laughing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lies, Damned Lies and History to be better than the print version?

    I have read and or listened to all of Ms. Taylors St. Mary's books and I really prefer listening to Zara Ramm bring Max to life! Her skills are amazing and I feel through her voice acting, I get to hear and experience life at St. Mary's


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lies, Damned Lies and History?

    Um... the tumbler equation was well...so Max!!!! Ms. Taylor really puts a visual of the coronation and the subsequent actions of the queen into the readers mind and paints a picture with her words that brings "history" to life.


    What about Zara Ramm’s performance did you like?

    She has a very pleasing voice that builds the action seemingly without effort and delivers the humor so dead pan it is amazingly perfect.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We're St. Mary's. Our pods smell like cabbage, we love our tea, and we never leave anyone behind.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a writer to keep her characters fresh, funny, and yet so true to form. The St Mary's books are very well written full of mischief, suspense, humor and great relationships.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Alan R
    Fife, Scotland
    18/12/16
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    "Another winner"

    Engaging story, plenty of action - Jodi Taylor pulls it off again. Narration is, as usual, excellent.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
    7/12/16
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    "Great listen!"

    loved this. Held my interest throughout and great twists and turns. An enthralling historical fable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lyn
    3/12/16
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    "A great book for the whole family."

    An excellent book full of wit. Made me laugh out loud. I highly recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Craig M. Hanson
    21/11/16
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    "Enjoyable"

    More a series of linked short stories than a novel but a very enjoyable listen for all that.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • flashheart8
    Nuneaton
    12/10/16
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    "Great books for all to enjoy."
    If you could sum up Lies, Damned Lies and History in three words, what would they be?

    Books for all.


    Any additional comments?

    Thought i would leave another positive review for your collection.
    Thank you Jodi for an excellent series, which i'm sure,could have only been written by somebody quintessentially British.Zara does a great job with the narration, a marriage made in heaven and long may it continue.

    I very nearly didn't purchase as it all sounded a little whimsical, how wrong i was, i would urge all who are thinking of starting the series to take a leap of faith, you won't regret it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ariadne Jones
    Essex, England
    8/10/16
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    "Fantastic!"

    Well written, well read and well - pretty damned good!!

    A fantastic mix of comedy, crime, thriller, romance and pathos blended seamlessly!!

    Can't wait for the next one!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Asbjørn
    15/06/16
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    "Lovely but running on empty"

    I have a great affinity for St. Mary's and the characters that populate it and it's environs. Jodi Taylor has me laughing out loud which can be rather inconvenient on a cramped long haul flight where most around me were sleeping up until that point.

    However, despite my warm happy feelings of being back in the world of St. Mary's I can't help noticing that the author has forgotten to include a plot. Funny and lovable characters paired with intelligent, witty and at times hilarious dialogue can only stretch so far.

    I hope Jodi Taylor will have a plot for her beautiful creations to tackle in their next outing.

    Zara Ramm is the perfect narrator. Pure joy to listen to.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • E. Parkyn
    North Wales
    1/06/16
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    "Excitement, disasters and humour"

    Brilliant story full of all the disastrous calamities, exciting last minute escapes from death and funny (often scatalogical) episodes you would expect from St Mary's...
    Everything from King Arthur to the Time Police and major events in the characters personal lives too...
    Well worth it if only for the last sentence!
    Can't wait for more!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • WM
    Reading, United Kingdom
    15/05/16
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    "Absolutely loved this"

    This is a great series. This is the latest one and does not disappoint. I love all of the characters and their interactions. A great story that keeps you listening. They can be listened to as stand alone books, but listening in order is even better as it's great to see how they all move on and develop. I really hope there will be more.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Lichfield, UK
    14/05/16
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    "Fantastic series"

    Clever, witty, funny, excellently narrated Zara Ramm adds so much to an already good series, Totally believable characters very easy to listen to . The ending had an unexpected twist . Soooo hope there are more books to come in this series.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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