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And Now for Something Completely Different

Short Story
Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here's a question for you. What's the most exciting thing ever found in a fire bucket? 

And don't say 'fire' because you'll be wrong.  

Suppose - just suppose - it was the technology to take a pod to Mars.

Yeah, now we're talking!  

Every Christmas, for reasons which seem good at the time - especially after an eggnog or two - Max and the others leap into the nearest pod and indulge in their illegal Christmas jump. It's a tradition. This year, however, just to be different, they find themselves part of someone else's illegal Christmas jump. It's time to don a spacesuit and bring your own urine!

©2017 Jodi Taylor (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Angi
  • 2018-12-31

OhMy! My Face Hurts from Laughter!

This along with all the other St. Mary’s books is absolutely wonderful! It’s full of both actual history and altered history. But the dialog is so spot on hilarious that my face hurts from laughter.

I happened to be listening to this while out shopping. That may not have been the best idea since I was of course wearing earbuds. The people out shopping that day kept giving me the strangest looks as I continued to burst out laughing as they passed by! I tried to apologize and show them my earbuds and tell them it was an audiobook but they did not care to hear that. So... oh well. I enjoyed it!!!

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  • j. humphries
  • 2019-02-18

BEST SERIES EVER!!!

as always Jodi comes through with humor and adventure with a dose of drama. The problem is she can’t crank the books out fast enough. I wish I had never started these books so I could experience finding them for the first time again!

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  • JGrace
  • 2018-12-29

A disappointment

This is a short story from Taylor’s ongoing time travel series. A very short story. Listening time came in just under 2 hours. Of the two hours, possibly 30 minutes held new material. I didn’t object when the author rehashed background from previous books in her preface, but when characters in the story reiterate exactly the same material, this was obviously padding to meet a required word count.
The actual story about an illicit ‘jump’ to the first human Mars landing was mildly entertaining. However, it suffered from the very tired, overused, body fluid jokes. And, it didn’t help that the author took the narrative voice away from Maxwell. Overall, a disappointment.

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  • Mike Mercereau
  • 2018-12-28

Fun diversion but abrupt ending

Loved this was released on Christmas day, ties in well to the story. The plot progressed nicely, but then...boom it ends.

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  • Sara E. James
  • 2019-04-19

Better than Battersea Barricades

I don't care for the ones where the story is mostly an interview rather than deep point of view action. We do get part of this story as actual action, so it's better than Barricades was.

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  • Sandra Dee
  • 2018-12-30

You have to wonder. . .

whether to be afraid, (very afraid) or continue to marvel about the inventive mind of Jodi Taylor. Thoroughly entertaining short Christmas offering. Always a good value.

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  • DF
  • 2020-08-29

Still Funny & Highly Entertaining

This series of books and short stories provide yours or laughter and comical entertainment. This little story is a quick, laugh filled tale of the St. Mary's gang once again wrecking havoc across time, this time on Mars as they drop in on the first Martian landing. What could go wrong? Everything!

The narration is, as always, outstanding. Ramm never fails to deliver a solid performance for each of the characters. She reads this series of books like an enthralling storyteller with great expression. Taylor once again delivers all the laughter and fun we've come to expect.

Well worth the read and a must have if you've been reading this series. The author neatly explains that this shprt tale relates to an incident briefly mentioned in another book, but this short read stands on its own.

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  • bebe
  • 2020-08-21

Out of this world

This is probably my least favorite of Jodi Taylor's offerings. I know they jumped to Mars, but I did not quite understand what was going on, or which time or times they were in, and what the big issue was. Some parts are amusing and the narrator is great, as usual, but this story did not impress me very much.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-20

OUTSTANDING!

OUTSTANDING! Great story, fantastic performance, funny as all get out, et cetera et cetera et cetera!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-01-02

great twist on history

loved it! Wished it was much longer than the hour that it was. hand print was an awesome twist.