What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 6 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Max is back! New husband, new job, and a training regime that cannot fail - to go wrong!
Take one interim Chief Training Officer, add five recruits, mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the Turd. Stir well, bring to the boil and wait for the bang!
Join Max in the sixth instalment in the off-the-wall Chronicles of St Mary's series.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 11 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 28, 2015|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#31,207 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#111 in Time Travel Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#322 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#525 in Time Travel Fiction
Top reviews from the United States
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I loved the addition of the new Trainees. They bring a fresh outlook on the series and they force Max to take her job a little more seriously.
It's starting to get difficult to remember which jumps happened in which books at this point, but the highlights of this story were definitely Joan of Arc (as incredibly disturbing as it was), the baby mammoth (the bathroom scene with Leon was just hilarious) and of course, Dick the Turd.
After a quick run-through of the next mini-story, it's on to Book 7! Hopefully, Max can keep up her momentum of acting like an adult, but unfortunately, after reading the synopsis and a handful of reviews, I don't have very high hopes.
This was an excellent installment, we have Neanderthals and mammoths, Joan of Arc, battle scenes, swamp scenes, exploding pigs and the usual St Mary's goings on. What I liked most about this book was that Max has 5 new trainees and a new training program to test drive and, well, whats the worst that could happen?
There was some rather heavy handed foreshadowing, some of which was so obvious that the final reveal I had already guessed it which was a shame
“These days, people actually sought me out and asked me for advice on personal relationships, romantic problems, and social issues which, quite honestly, is a bit like asking an anorexic for recipes.”
Since Max is on the mend after all the trouble she put herself through in prior books it was though wise by the powers that be for her and Peterson to switch roles for a little while and have Max give teaching a go. This leads to all kinds of new mayhem and hilarity. We all know what the regular graduation rate is for St. Mary’s but with Max in the mix they will be lucky if any recruits make it to graduation.
As always I love the jaunts into history that never go where you think they will. This is my first 5 star read of the series but Jodi Taylor continues to not be afraid to torture her main character, this time with an American student (the horror). Not to mention throwing some characters right into the line of fire and if you’ve read any of her prior books you know they don’t always make it out alive.
I liked the overall plot of this book and having the trainees in tow really gave Max’s character even more depth and she had students to torture a little so fun for everyone involved.
Plus that little tid-bit at the end should make things in the future even more interesting for our Historical Heroine.
Top reviews from other countries
by Jodi Taylor
I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy these books.
They are explosive, hilarious, action-packed adventure stories and a brilliant romp through history.
Led by Dr Madeleine ('Max') Maxwell, the crazy, tea-swilling historians at St Mary's travel back in time in magical pods to record real historical events. Moving swiftly from the Cretaceous Period, through the fall of Troy, to Jack the Ripper, Bonnie and Clyde - and everything else in between - their adventures are dirty, dangerous and damned good fun!
Meticulously researched, Jodi Taylor, doesn't just bring history to life - she turns into into a carnival.
Each book is better than the last, which is an excellent thing as there are ten books in the series and over a dozen short stories. I sigh with pleasure each time I come across one in my TBR pile on my kindle and I usually polish it off within twenty-four hours, giggling all the way.
Anyway, back to the review. This book, as with all the others, is funny, sad, and exciting in turns and sometimes altogether! I love the characters whether they take a small part or large one and this one adds some interesting new ones. Everyone of them, old and new, adds to the book in some way and they are not always predictable (except maybe for Markham but I wouldn't have him any other way!).
I'm not going to go any further into the plot, suffice to say that you end up feeling sad and/or happy for the people that you would never imagine having any sympathy for which says a lot for Jodi's writing ability. I realise I haven't given much away in this review because I don't want to spoil it for anyone but please do yourself a favour and read these books. If you haven't already tried them, start at book 1 and go from there, starting in the middle or with one of the short stories wouldn't work in my opinion.
I envy any of you who haven't already read any of them, you will have so much enjoyment reading about St Mary's and the people who work there.
As before, the scrapes they get into, completely involuntarily, had me laughing out loud one moment, going "ahhhh" the next and crying the next. Though luckily I didn't have to cry for Max and Leon this time, they do, I am glad to say, seem very happy.
Without any spoilers. make sure you read the last sentence very, very carefully.
And, ohhhh, how I can NOT wait for the next story. (I say story, though it is my personal feeling that these are all completely real people who have just asked Jodi to keep their real names quiet, just in case).
The only thing better than reading it for the first time is reading it for the second and third . . . . . . . .