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When Did You Last See Your Father?

Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Jodi Taylor, Zara Ramm
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor.

Includes bonus St Mary's escapades 'Desiccated Water' and 'Markham and the Anal Probing' - never before heard in audio - and original introductions read by the author herself.

'Max, your father is here. He's come to take Matthew away.'

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Max's husband met Max's father? What would Leon do?

They're normally a fairly amiable bunch, but this is the story of what to expect if St Mary's doesn't like someone. As in, really doesn't like someone. Warning: contains a unit-wide criminal enterprise, a great deal of illegal activity and a sad misuse of public resources. All the things a father will do to protect his family.

It is also a story of revenge. Because this is payback - St Mary's style.

Bonus stories

'Desiccated Water' - Professor Rapson breaks astonishing new ground with his latest feat of scientific invention.

'Markham and the Anal Probing' - when Markham disappears in the middle of nowhere, Max jumps to the only logical conclusion: alien abduction.

©2019 Jodi Taylor (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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A fun couple of hours

Honestly I don’t know how Jodi Taylor writes such wonderful stuff consistently. I laughed; I chuckled; I guffawed. Plus I rolled my eyes.

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  • Glitterific
  • 2019-10-20

Interesting Combination of Fiction and Biography

I always love full CSM novels and these short story collections one can snack on between the full books are also terrific. In addition to hearing more of Leon’s story, which happens rarely (who could possibly quiet Max enough to hear from him?), the listener gets to hear directly from Taylor herself telling a bit of the story behind the story. It was a little confusing at first, but once I caught up with the program it was smooth sailing and fun.

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  • mumsy
  • 2019-10-28

Jodi and Zara do it again.

Another terrific collaboration. Jodi's stories are always brilliant as is Zara's narration. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Lori L. Flemming
  • 2019-09-25

Good God !

never one to miss any of the adventures of St. Mary's. this is ,funny ,informative ,and well read ! Jodi Taylor , I wish we could meet over a drnk or two .

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2019-09-09

Bittersweet revenge

OMG! Taylor always makes me laugh. From the Dramatis Thingummy forward...
Story 1: When did you last see your Father?
I’m not sure that I found the story enjoyable as much as it was satisfying. Leon takes action to get Max a bit of justice for the abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her father. Dr Maxwell comes to St Mary’s to threaten Max with taking away her son. Yes, he’s being manipulated by Ronan, but DrM is enjoying doing it. Even in Leon’s detailing of the steps taken by multiple St Mary’s coworkers, we still get to enjoy Taylor’s quirky brand of humor;)
The audiobook has two additional short, short stories:
Story 2: Dessicated Water
Do I need to say anything?
Story 3: Markham and the anal probing
Markham, Peterson and Maxwell run an errand for Dr Bairstow. Guess which two miss tea time.
Ramm does a good job of narration.
Recommend.

Hey, Audible Tech Support: This is my third attempt to post this written review. Please fix your transmission line. I’ve posted four other written reviews while trying to get this one posted.

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  • bebe
  • 2020-08-20

Justice is served as needed

Great little short story that gives some background about Maxwell's father. Wonderfully narrated by Zara Ramm. The St. Mary's team unite to mete out sorely needed justice. As usual, it made me laugh in some places and also touched me emotionally in other places.

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  • Ann
  • 2020-08-16

Great shorts

Fun snippets with Jodi Taylor asides. Maxwell’s humor never ends and the whole team bands together. Too short!

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  • Stephen H.
  • 2020-07-29

One of the most perfect series

Max's father comes to St. Mary's. An utter bastard who is attempting to take Matthew away. Will the crew allow it? Hardly. Fits nicely in the interstices of the novels.
The characters are fully developed, range from eccentric to full court Bozo, and have become my very good friends. If you are unfamiliar with this series, you have a magnificent treat ahead of you. If you know the series but "only read novels, " wake up an smell all the short stories. Each adds to the canon. Each stands more-or-less alone. (Gotta know the basic cast.) Buy it. Buy all of them. Salivate with me while awaiting the next release.

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  • Dee
  • 2020-04-25

I love this series!

I've listened to every book in this series. (Well, actually everything that Jodi Taylor has written.) I really wanted to Taylor Ramm magic so I had no issues with such a short boot. Totally worth it.

The first story was the best and my favorite. I loved how Leon came to Max's defense against her horrible father. The whole St. Mary's team got involved as well and it was glorious.

The other two stories were good and perfect St. Mary chronicles.

I loved this listen!!

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  • Corinne Brisbois
  • 2020-02-20

half the book is old news

when paying for 2+ hours of a new book, I don't want a 45+ minute recap/intro ...not worth the $, and I've always loved this series...very disappointing

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  • anthony
  • 2020-01-11

You are not alone

This is one of my favorite stories, it really gives me a sense of what everyone should have in their lives. Friends that will at the drop of a hat stop everything to help a friend in trouble. Narration as always is great.