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Jodi Taylor — May 2016

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Narrated by: Jodi Taylor
Length: 13 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Audible exclusive. We welcome Jodi Taylor to Audible to discuss her hit series The Chronicles of St Mary's - the adventures of a group of investigative time travelling historians.

Jodi Taylor is, and always has been, a complete history nut. It takes vast amounts of chocolate to get her out of bed for anything after 1485. And if it's raining, there's no chance.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

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Hearing Jodi Taylor in her own voice was lovely. She loves history as much as her characters do.

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  • bebe
  • 04-01-2019

I wish I had not listened to this

I love the writing of Jodi Taylor and thought I would enjoy hearing this interview. I was wrong. After listening to this interview, I do not like Jodi Taylor or the person conducting the interview. He is a pathetic interviewer, seems bored, has a weak and silly voice and does not seem to understand the books at all. In the interviews Jodi Taylor is stilted and there is almost no trace of the great sense of humor she exhibits in her books. It is also very churlish of her not to give a shout out to Zara Ramm, who I believe is largely responsible for the success of the books.

Jodi Taylor is a gifted comedic writer with great lines and timing. However, giving an oral interview is NOT her forte. She is very weak and unsure of herself in the interviews. Her timing is weak. She should refrain from giving interviews in the future and stick to writing - at which she excels. On the other hand, Ramm has a natural talent for performing books and has the tremendous talent and timing for comedic reading. In fact her timing is perfection and is better than the vast majority of people would have in reading the books for theirselves or others who could be hired to narrate the books. I certainly believe her comedic timing and oral performance exceeds that of Jodi Taylor. Come on Jodi, be a big girl and recognize Zara Ramm for her brilliance. Listen to her read your books on Audible and surely you will see how perfectly she performs.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 22-11-2018

Mostly repeat

This interview was mostly a repeat of the comments or information provided by Ms Taylor on both Amazon and Audible websites.
I had a little problem with the interviewer running his words together.
Still, enjoyable. Snd you get a better understanding of where she’s coming from when she speaks her own words.

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  • R D.
  • 09-07-2017

Good author interview

This was a short interview if the author. Nothing extraordinary but interesting if you like her St. Mary's series as I do.

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  • M. Fry
  • 05-08-2016

I wish it were longer

I love this author. I wish the interview had been longer. I had no idea she was originally self published.

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  • LORD BANE
  • 09-04-2018

Bringing Jodi Taylor to listeners / readers !!!

A fascinating insight & look into the, mind, writing, & personality of the writer behind the "Chronicles of St Mary's" series, where a bunch of mad cap historians bump & bash their way, back & forth through time & history !!!

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  • Mrs W.
  • 18-02-2018

Interesting but...

Good to hear the author of the Chronicles of St Mary's books, Jodi Taylor talking about her novels and what inspires her.

Sadly, I feel this is let down by the annoying interviewer who keeps interrupting like a pompous schoolboy.

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  • Karen
  • 25-09-2017

I love Jodie's work. More please 😆.

I always feel lost and at a loose end when I've finished her books x

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  • Teresa Cooper
  • 28-03-2017

Hi Jodi.

Thank you for this fantastic short Q and A session with Jodi Taylor. For me it has made Jodi more of a person I feel I could sit down with and talk about St. Mary's, all the characters, history and life in general.

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  • E. Parke
  • 17-01-2017

Poor Jodi is interviewed by the tea boy

I have to praise Jodi Taylor in this interview. I thought this would be a very interesting interview and I was keen to hear what she had to say. However, the poor woman is interviewed by the tea boy. You can tell he's the tea boy because he's asking the sort of questions you come up with when your English teacher asks you to come up with some questions you'd like to ask George Orwell or Sir Winston Churchill. The difference is that Jodi Taylor is very much alive and kicking and it's a real interview not a bit of homework imagining.

Jodi Taylor handles the questions with grace and dignity and deserves a medal for not getting up and walking out.

Next time, Audible, please make sure you match your interviewer to your interviewee.

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  • Bluelesley
  • 26-10-2016

Great Interveiw

Great Interview with the wonderful Jodi Taylor. I absolutely love the St Mary's books and will admit to breathing a big sigh of relief when she said that she was writing the ninth book and had plans for more! I love the world and all the wonderful characters that she brings to life, the would be sorely missed.