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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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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

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another triumph

St Mary's chaos again. Excellent pace, interesting prose, kidnap and drama, humour and pathos, what else can a reader desire? The characters leap out fully formed from the story, making the listener feel they are meeting old friends again, no cardboard cutouts here. Performed with style by Zara Ramm as usual, the partnership of Author Jodi and reader Zara is truly a match made in heaven.

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  • janet
  • 07-05-2016

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.

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  • SChalen
  • 09-05-2016

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.

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  • Brenda Spiva
  • 14-05-2016

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.

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  • Peggy Preiss
  • 07-05-2016

Trouble?

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

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  • Gr
  • 28-05-2016

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.


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  • Christine Hightower
  • 13-05-2016

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!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-2016

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.

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  • alex isackson
  • 25-05-2016

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!

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  • Maria
  • 24-02-2018

Wait....What Just Happened?

Another wonderful and more wrenching addition to the St. Mary’s story line. Really a continuation of whatever can go wrong, will go wrong....and it certainly does go wrong in every way! And wait, just when things seem to be going right for a change...oh no....for real this time!!
Then ... wait...what just happened? And what’s the deal with Leon’s message??!
You have to listen to this volume and I am assuming the next to find out. Onward... and... Ms. Taylor, PLEASE keep writing!

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  • Woo! Woo!
  • 29-10-2017

Too Many Improbable Things

I really enjoy this series. Jodi Taylor has great characters and interesting stories with historical tidits thrown in. Zara Ramm is a great narrator and gives each character a unique voice that you recognize even during uninterrupted dialogue

My quibble with this book is that it sets up two situations with horrible consequences, and then the consequences do not happen. The first situation resolves without any real explanation of why the consequences never occur. The second situation resolves in a reaonable enough manner. But the lack of explanation for the first resolution and the immediate follow-up with another narrow escape seems too improbable and contrived.

I know, I am complaining about lack of realism in a series about time-traveling historians. That is why I classify it as a quibble. But usually Jodi keeps a higher level of internal consistency, and this one felt pasted-over. As if it was written into a corner and then the solution was too much trouble to deal with. If there was less build-up to the first situation, it would not have bothered me. But the huge build-up followed by a squib instead of an explosion felt intellectually dishonest.

Still, an enjoyable book and I already have the next two books in the series.

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  • Alan R
  • 18-12-2016

Another winner

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

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  • Susie
  • 07-12-2016

Great listen!

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

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 21-11-2016

Enjoyable

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

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  • flashheart8
  • 12-10-2016

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.

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  • Ariadne Jones
  • 08-10-2016

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!!

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  • Lyn
  • 03-12-2016

A great book for the whole family.

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

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  • GB
  • 15-06-2016

Run out of steam

This series had such promise but seemed to run out of steam after the first few books. I have stuck with it but to be honest it feels like the same thing over and over again. The writing is good and the humour is great but there seems to be little direction over the series and no bigger plot. Without spoiling the events of the last few chapters this seems to be tagged on almost like an after thought. Shame as I had such high hopes after reading the first book.

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  • Asbjørn
  • 15-06-2016

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.

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  • E. Parkyn
  • 01-06-2016

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!

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  • WmL
  • 15-05-2016

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