Just One Damned Thing After Another

Just One Damned Thing After Another History is just one damned thing after another Behind the seemingly innocuous fa ade of St Mary s a different kind of historical research is taking place They don t do time travel they investigate ma
  • Title: Just One Damned Thing After Another
  • Author: Jodi Taylor
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  • Page: 444
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  • History is just one damned thing after another Behind the seemingly innocuous fa ade of St Mary s, a different kind of historical research is taking place They don t do time travel they investigate major historical events in contemporary time Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power especially given their propensity for History is just one damned thing after another Behind the seemingly innocuous fa ade of St Mary s, a different kind of historical research is taking place They don t do time travel they investigate major historical events in contemporary time Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.Meet the disaster magnets of St Mary s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History Their aim is to observe and document to try and find the answers to many of History s unanswered questionsd not to die in the process But one wrong move and History will fight back to the death And, as they soon discover it s not just History they re fighting.Follow the catastrophe curve from 11th century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake.
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    1. 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.Habitually tongue tied when asked to talk about herself, she gets round this by describing herself as tall, incredibly beautiful, witty and technically proficient The Chronicles of St Mary s Just One Damned Thing After AnotherA Symphony Of EchoesA Second ChanceA Trail Through TimeNo Time Like The Past published in Feb 2015 St Mary s Short Stories When A Child Is BornRoman HolidayChristmas PresentRomance NovelsThe Nothing GirlLittle Donkey Short Story You can catch up with all the latest happenings on her Facebook page facebook AuthorJodiTaylor

    2. What a surprisingly delightful Time Travel novel I mean, if it wasn t for the great characters, and there were a ton of them, this book was still full of snark right down to the foundations And even sometimes under the foundations But even so, no one could hold a candle to Maxwell I ve never read a character so simultaneously dense about sex and love and so very, very brilliant and adaptable than her, while all the while being brainy, clumsy, and eventually able to go out and kick ass with the b [...]

    3. 3.5 stars Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature Just One Damned Thing After Another was a wild roller coaster ride It s a time travel tale, but doesn t care to get hung up on the theory or mechanics of it The plot careens wildly around from place to place and event to event, and I just raced around with it Mostly it s about the adventures explosions dinosaurs conspiracies but there s occasionally some deeper introspection, though Jodi Taylor never lets it get in the way of the story.A [...]

    4. Crappy Review Time I loved it The description says madcap and disaster magnets and that describes this perfectly Miss Maxwell Max gets recruited to be part of a team of historians who go back in time to study and observe famous events Nothing ever goes right, but it always works out in the end Maybe a few people die, but hey, this is a dangerous business Who knew being a historian was so dangerous I adored this It was very satisfying humor, action, good pacing, likeable main character, romance t [...]

    5. The title unfortunately describes the way this book is plotted Things happen, and they are sort of loosely slung together, with very little sense of time passing at one point the protagonist notes she s known another character for five years, and I genuinely thought only a single year had passed since their meeting at the beginning of the novel and with absolutely no character development No characters at all, really Taylor s creations seem to turn on a dime, depending on whatever the plot plot [...]

    6. Madeleine Maxwell has had two pivotal moments in her life to date Her second moment arose after a former teacher suggested applying for a job as a Historian at St Mary s Institute of Historical Research During the interview, St Mary s is cagey about the exact nature of their work, but once Maxwell accepts the job, she discovers they are historians who use time travel to correct historical inaccuracies St Mary s has a certain eccentricity about it that appeals to her own rebellious nature We fini [...]

    7. Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says History is just one damned thing after another Arnold Toynbee A mapcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone s cup of tea Behind the seemingly innocuous fa ade of St Mary s, a different kind of historical research is taking place They don t do time travel they investigate major historical events in contemporary time Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power especially given their propensity for causing loud expl [...]

    8. 4 A buddy read with the MacHalo Freaks We believe that discovering history is the new sex At least, this is what Max, Madeleine Maxwell, the young historian from the St Mary s Institute of Historical Research, would like us to believe I kind of agree with her history is almost as good as very good sex, but only if you can relate to it And in this book, the researchers at St Mary s are doing than relating to history they are reliving it Time travel pods are the means of transport to any desirabl [...]

    9. Unfortunately I seem to have enjoyed this read a lot less than the rest of my MacHalo buddies I really wanted to like it, based on trusted buddy reviews, but nope.The premise fascinating Especially the part about history fighting to preserve itself, like a living entity.The characters a brilliant variety of realistic freaks.The storyline fast paced and creative So what s the problem The writing If I had to describe it in one word and this is just what I refer to it in my head please don t take m [...]

    10. I enjoy a well written time travel story, and I really, really thought that Just One Damned Thing After Another might be one But it wasn t, I just read for educational, scientific purposes and kept urging the plot Come on, give me my bone, I m digging for No bone, no happy reader.But let s start from the beginning At first I was struck by the lack of some punctuation marks or just missing letters I thought that it was a bad edition or smth, but nope, two other editions, I tried, had the same pro [...]

    11. DNF at 6% Because no Just no.If you want the real thing, get yourself a copy of To Say Nothing of the Dog Because this book right here

    12. I ve done it I can t believe I finished this book and am still alive Just so you don t get the wrong idea it was that thrilling and gut wrenching Boy oh boy The book has history, alternating funny and dark moments, some memorable characters, history and lots and LOTS of timey wimey stuff How on Earth could I not have loved it DLet s start at the beginning and bear with me, this might take a while.This book is about an institute that researches history Well, not the sand digging variety, nope Th [...]

    13. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2016 05 30 What a fun little time travel book As someone who frequently goes trawling through Audible s site looking for sci fi and fantasy releases, I often see the audiobooks in this series pop up in my recommendations and I ve always been curious about them Now the first book is finally being released in the US in print seven volumes are already available in the UK, where the series has become quite a sensation and when the publisher Night Shade [...]

    14. Well where to begin The book really grabbed my interest at first, and I thought the premise of the story was good However, some of the actions of the principal characters did not appear to be inkeeping with their previous behaviour making them unbelievable Also from the description of the book I expected there to be a lot of detailed, historical content and there just wasn t not enough to satisfy any history buffs anyway and that disappointed me Also annoying were the quips made by Max, the main [...]

    15. The title of this book feels very apt as this really is a roller coaster of a ride not only through history, but through a whole host of different plot twists and turns Our heroine is Madeleine Maxwell Max , who is saved from an unhappy childhood through encouragement to get out of her bad situation through education When she is invited to an interview at St Mary s she finds that it is a research institution like no other Indeed, the historians at St Mary s can return to any historical event and [...]

    16. A thoroughly amusing and gripping time travel adventure that was all the enjoyable for being so thoroughly British in its approach At the very special research unit of St Mary s there exists the academic discipline of practical history that is, time travel And with all the rigour, excitement, politics, bickering, and drama of a real academic department, the historians of St Mary s are busy gathering data when events become rather action packed than even this very special department has grown t [...]

    17. A fun and funny frolic Very amusing prose and fast paced action There is no attempt to explain the mechanics of time travel and very little effort to make sense of what it is being used for and why You have to be in the right mood to accept that easier done in the first half, which is quite light, but gets harder in the second half, when unexpectedly darker events take place A couple incidents and and inconsistencies had me on the verge of lowering the rating I d give it 3.5 or so if there were [...]

    18. Absolutely brilliant This book was far than I expected I expected a fun romp It was It was fast paced and funny and action packed But it also had a clever plot, great characters and provided an original and unique look at time travel Strongly recommended.

    19. I suck at time travel books and by that I mean I usually just can t let go enough of the hey I ll just go back and warn myself and then everything will really work out just fine It seems like a video game with a million lives until you get to the end So in general I stay away from them because as soon as someone says paradox I m out But all and all I enjoyed the way this book went much than some of the other time travel books I ve read.So Max is this disaster of a historian the historian part i [...]

    20. I really enjoyed this time travel adventure, and that s in spite of the high body count Who knew that being a historian could be so hazardous Many of the deaths are sudden and meaningless I m a little nervous at what that means for characters in future installments, but for now I m happy that the ones I actually cared about made it.The book was not without issues, but I found them easy to overlook and just went along for the ride For example, there is a period of four years that pass at one poin [...]

    21. Usually I stay away from time travel I ve had some bad experiences with it and I tend to find it tedious This wasn t the case with The Chronicles of St Mary s In fact for most of the book it was a 4 star read I liked the setting, the characters and the general idea What brought it down a star was the ending view spoiler Mrs Partridge I m not sure about the spelling as I got this through Audible being the Muse of Time hide spoiler felt like laziness on the author s part Maybe it s just me but tha [...]

    22. Well, I m going to spend a bit of time doing one of the things that shouldn t be done in talking about a book talking about why it isn t another book Of course it doesn t matter in the slightest how this book is or isn t like To Say Nothing of the Dog all anyone will be looking for in this review is whether or not I think the book worked and why or why not On the other hand, so many of my friends here have read and loved To Say Nothing of the Dog that when they see a blurb describing a book abou [...]

    23. I am angry with this book I so wanted to like it It is not one of those one stars where you just can t get hooked by the story, and leave it after 30 pages It started out so well But there are gaps in the storyline, the caracters are sketchy at the best, sometimes doing things that are not in line with their previous caracteristics The plot is oveer 5 years but there is no developement And you don t get a real explanation as to why somebody did something I mean, there is some explanation, it jus [...]

    24. So what to say of this book Well first of all I guess I should say something about Jodi Taylor and this St Mary s series I knew nothing of this book series or the author but I kept on seeing the name and titles appearing in my feeds I am sure I have even had a few suggestions too but I really didn t know what they were or what to expect Okay reading the blurb you expecting it be comics, rip roaring adventure, full of quick quips and smart replies interspersed with drama and high adventure Well I [...]

    25. I d give this one an easy 4 rating as I don t think I ve ever read a book where quite so much happens in such a short space of time, but yet it s also truly amusing and works I honestly think that this story is wacky, odd, funny and bizarre, and pretty much everything I hoped it would be and We follow a young lady, Miss Maxwell a.k.a Max who is just graduating and applies for a job at a The University of Thirsk as a historian Little does Max realise quite what she s walked into She ends up work [...]

    26. An incredibly clever start to what seems to be a promising series I was on the edge of my seat and binge read it through the course of a day Laundry, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the bathrooms, all took a back seat to this book When an inquiry was sent my way as to what was for dinner I breezily answered we would be getting a pizza It was that good for me.Madeleine Maxwell, Max, had a troubled childhood History saved her and launched her into a career into the world of academia She interviews fo [...]

    27. He was calm and soothing and had a reasonable explanation for everything No woman should have to put up with that Well, answer me this How did she get free in the first place I let her go I took a deep breath He took a step backwards People were edging out of the pod Hold on Before you go up like the Professor s manure heap, I had to let her go I would have raised an incredulous eyebrow, but my face hurt too much I had to content myself with sipping my drink in a disbelieving manner.This is not [...]

    28. First person narrative We get to know the setting together with the main protagonist, Max A lot of names and character descriptions are dumped on the reader in the first chapter By page eight I was hopelessly confused about who was who and looked how A quarter into the book our main character had learned her new job cheating and avoiding jobs you don t like are apparently acceptable behavior and was on her first real assignment I was mildly bored The story unfolded through the eyes of Max, but u [...]

    29. DNF at 34% i don t know, i m just not vibing with this book at all i really liked the concept of historians time travelling to study history in contemporary time but i feel like not enough time is spent in each historical period and i don t really like the writing and i m beginning to skim already so yeah just not my thing, i guess

    30. Max Miss Maxwell, but everyone calls her Max was a troublesome kid from a terrible family life But her headmistress, Mrs de Winter, recommends she apply to the University of Thirsk at St Mary s Priory.There Max flourishes for the first time in her life, because she finds people as smart and as curious and wild and never say die as she is She has the real interview, that is, finds out the true purpose of St Mary s, and of course doesn t look back, even when the risks are outlined Even when she di [...]

    31. Very much enjoyed that Thanks, Brad and Trish First things first I knew straight away that I loved Jodi Taylor s sense of humour At first I was convinced that she was Australian I love Australian humour , but after sifting through articles of a porn actress with the same name, I learned she s from the UK Still great humour Besides referring to the family as an invention of the devil come on, that s hilarious , here s just a couple examples of her humour Thinking carefully is something that happe [...]

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