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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 Aug. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MGCYUG0
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A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 3 Audio Download – Unabridged
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This instalment sees us follow Max and her team to the city of Troy and engage in an exciting mission to separate the truth from the myths. As always she is confronted with tough decisions and heart-ache as she crashes through the centuries.
There are still odd times that some of the events feel forced and perhaps clumsy.
Overall, a great read that is difficult to put down despite some slight annoyances.
This time, the team visits Troy to see if the wooden horse story is true. They have to hang around and live there for a while. This is no Star Trek, though. They don't have communicators and universal translators, so they have to keep mostly to themselves.
I really enjoy this series of books. I think the concept is a great one and the execution very enjoyable. So what if there are a few deus ex machinas along the way?
You need to read "Just one damned thing after another" first, and they need to be read in order.
This is the 3rd Novel in the Chronicles of St Mary's series (there is also a novella that I haven't included). These books details the adventures and misadventures of the team at St Mary's, a fringe organisation of academic and technicians who document history in real time (they travel in time to witness history first hand!).
This book is in the same vein as all the others, historical research, cock-ups, catastrophes and lots of cups of tea!
The tone of this book is darker than the previous two, it isn't as heavily plotted as book two, the themes are not as lighthearted as book one but that's not to say it doesn't have it's comic moments. Blue body paint anyone?
The attention to historical detail in all of these books is brilliant and gives you a sense of being witness as well as our motley crew. Jodi Taylor is a brilliant writer who gives you enough historical information without the book becoming a text book. All the characters are fantastic, they are all brilliant and yet ultimately flawed. I spent a large part of this book despairing at the direction some of the relationships took.
As an avid reader, not a lot shocks me. This book left me speechless. It is the sign of a excellent writer to take the character in directions we didn't expect. I laughed, I cried and I was left with the need to read the next installment. Jodi Taylor, i salute you as a true hidden gem, I hope you get the recognition you deserve. Thank you for writing strong female characters, male characters that are not just comedic foils and thank you for "chief" who I have a little crush on!
Curl up, read and enjoy.
Having enjoyed reading these books, and not really wanting to stop, I think I would welcome more in the series. It'd be interesting to see how the characters we've got to know are different after "the change" - for example, if we've all grown to hate "Bitchface Barclay", only for her to actually be nice. Things could get weird here.
However, I'd recommend this one - and the whole series - regardless of however many more there are.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Last book referenced Star Trek and Big Bang Theory, this Sir Terry Pratchett inserted seamlessly into a fast paced ,at places laugh out loud, well written story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by IGH
This book felt very short with not very many jumps between different times. This did give space for some development of the characters and their relationships. Read morePublished 9 days ago by E. Parke
Simply had to say - if you haven't ready any of the series, give them a go! This is a fantastic writer who has me laughing, wincing and staying up far too late, I can't put the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by BB
Max is back but she has a hard time in this volume. The writing is once again crackling with sharp wit and a very English humour and the history fund from Trojan horses to the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nigel Legg