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The Steam-Pump Jump

A Chronicles of St Mary’s Short Story
Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What’s needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. 

Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can’t even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water. Told in Markham’s own words, this is the story of an intervention - St Mary’s style.

©2018 Jodi Taylor (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Kindle FRIEND
  • 2018-08-07

awesome

This was an awesome book. I love Jodi Taylor, I love the narrator, she does such a great job, the story comes alive and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-30

Jodi Taylor is a treasure.

If you have not read a St. Mary's story. I envy you. Not a bad one in the bunch. Fun characters, great dialogue, the Audible narrstions are superb. These are my kind of folks - weird, screwy, playful, dedicated and more real than most who are breathing

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  • Jean the Urban Walker.
  • 2019-09-18

For Fans of St Mary's - old and new!!@

Honestly who doesn't love all the wonderful misfits of St Mary's? And in these short stories we get to focus on one of the endearing crew. Thank you for making Mr Markham the star of this ditty.
Now... when are we going to see these people on screen and where do I submit my application even though I can't quite decide between History Dept and R&D.

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  • Garden Womble
  • 2019-02-12

Such fun!

I just adore this entire series and the short stories are no exception. This time, Lingos is excited to be off to see a demonstration of a steam pump, and of course...what could possibly go wrong?! As always, looking forward to the next installment in the chronicles!

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  • bebe
  • 2019-02-04

Not as likable as most of Taylor's offerings

The story just did not engage me. In the introduction Ms. Taylor mentions that she was sort of forced to write this book, and I think the quality of the book shows that to be the case. When I really think about it, I think the main problem for me is the decision to use Zara Ramm as the narrator for a story supposedly told by Markham. Ms. Ramm is the voice of Maxwell, so I could not get it straight in my head while listening that Markham was the speaker. All I could hear was Maxwell and it made the story very confusing. Ramm is NOT Markham. I believe a male narrator should have been used for this story from Markham's view. It would have made it more understandable to me. The premise of the story was Maxwell and Markham wanted to make Peterson feel better since he lost two romantic interests in the last year or two. They picked a pretty stupid way to go about it. Again, in my opinion this was just not as good as most Taylor stories. She ended up being more formulaic in her writing, relying on words and phrases from previous books and annoying over the top scenes and conversations.

I have now read all of the St. Mary's books and stories written so far but I don't think I will go any further. I don't think there is anywhere for the story to go that will not be repetitive.

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  • Patricia
  • 2018-12-16

I love these stories!!

Seriously, I downloaded this after a particularly trying week and laughed for the duration. The stories are wonderful. Zara Ramm is amazing at voicing all of the characters. Love all the Marcum oriented tales. Can't wait for Christmas and another story then, hopefully next spring, for #10. Thank you, Jodi Taylor for these characters and break from my reality to join theirs!

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  • Mike T.
  • 2018-12-10

Pure delight.

Another Markham short story. Even better than My Name is Markham. One of the fastest two hour listens I've heard. Went by way too fast. A pure delight.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2018-12-06

Cupid, steam pump and moat

Max is concerned that Peterson is depressed after first his fiance, then his quasi girlfriend were both killed. She recruits Markham to help find a way for Peterson to spend time with Langoss to see if they’re compatible. If not as lovers, then at least friends.
Seeing the first exhibition of a steam pump in action is on Langoss’ wish list, so Max sets it up with Markham overseeing. He’s able to return and give Max the Seal of Approval.
Funnies: Easy care flooring;-)!!!
Huh?: Before Cabbie!, it was Chair, Ho! Which became Cheerio!
Ramm does a good job of narration.

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  • Myra
  • 2018-11-04

yet another wonderful book from Jodi Taylor

A very cute short story with all the familiar characters.
I am looking forward to the nextbook.

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  • mumsy
  • 2018-09-09

Another winner for Jodi!

Great short! It's always an honor and a privilege to visit the St. Marys crew!