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Christmas Present

A Chronicles of St. Mary's Short Story
Lu par : Zara Ramm
Série : The Chronicles of St Mary's, Volume 4.5
Durée : 1 h et 18 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 notation)

Prix : 1,95 €

Description

It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books.

It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester?

Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes.

And then there's the giant pig...the enraged, giant pig....

Jodi Taylor is and always has been a history nut. Her disinclination to get out of bed for anything after 1485 can only be overcome by massive amounts of chocolate, and sometimes, if it's raining, not even then. She wanted to write a book about time travel that was a little different and, not having a clue how difficult this would make her book to classify, went ahead and slung in elements of history, adventure, comedy, romance, tragedy, and anything else she could think of. Her advice to booksellers is to buy huge numbers of her books and just put one on every shelf.

©2014 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Ellenaeddy
  • 08/08/2015

Time Travel Fluff

I may be calling this fluff, but I'll fess up that I love it. It's silly, fun and a great read. Enjoy it!

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  • Dr. WyoPaul
  • 20/07/2015

A good ending

Well written with appearances by your favorite characters. You figure the ending will be disappointing, but it isn't.

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  • Angela M
  • 16/07/2015

Cute, but too short

Almost a foreword. Over before it started. Leave it to St. Mary's to keep you wanting more.

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  • Sheryl
  • 14/09/2015

A nice addition to the series

Very exciting St. Mary's short story. Love the usual St. Mary's humor and excellent narration by Zara Ramm. I do so love this series, especially on audio. I listened to this after book 6, but it takes place before, and so it filled in the blanks on the presence of some historians that are re-introduced in that book. It was fun to see where they came from but it might have been less confusing if I had read this one before book 6 (where I was scratching my head wondering why I couldn't remember these characters). Very strong for a short story.

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  • Colonelswife
  • 10/04/2015

As always, Jodi Taylor rocks

Highly recommend EVERY volume in the St Mary's Chronicles. You will love the characters , the history , humor & adventure . Very cleverly written , & ZARA RAMM is simply superb .

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  • Cris
  • 10/04/2015

They are at it again at St Mary's

Where does Christmas Present rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Amazing. At least read the first book, One Damn thing after Another before this book to get a feel for several ppl they talk about

Who was your favorite character and why?

Markham, herding historians like usual

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

yes perfect performance like all St Mary's books

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Short and sweet but should read at least the first book in series, Chronicles of St Mary's before.

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  • Ian
  • 10/04/2015

Short...but can't complain about the price

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Jodi Taylor writes fairly madcap time travelling adventures. These very short stand-alone stories sit in that world and offer an entertaining escape from reality. Best of all, they're free!

What other book might you compare Christmas Present to and why?

Tough to compare it with anything.
I guess Jodi Taylor books have that same whacky humour you get from Douglas Adams...and maybe Ben Elton.

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  • Ella
  • 04/11/2019

unpleasant

The story was confused and the narrator was unpleasant. I would recommend it. I wasn't a fan.

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  • jbn
  • 01/10/2019

Christmas Present

Interesting rescue. Surprised they pulled it off. Amazing what a head full of closing red hair can do.

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  • Julia
  • 17/09/2019

Fun as usual

I love this author and the reader. Nice self contained story with suspense and all. What a cool way to explore history and get an action/adventure/romance fix. Wonderful. Thank you.