What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6) by Jodi Taylor

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6)

Join Max in the sixth instalment in the off-the-wall bestselling Chronicles of St Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor. Max is back! New husband, new job, and a training regime that cannot fail – to go wrong! Take one interim Chief Training Officer, add five recruits, mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the T...

Details What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6)

TitleWhat Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6)
Release DateAug 28th, 2015
PublisherAccent Press
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6)

  • Bradley
    Oooooh kids... you gotta place nice or someone's gonna lose an eye or an arm. Play by Hoyle's Rules, at least! Oh gosh. I guess something went wrong.This book had a whole bunch of great time-travel locations, some of which I'd give an arm to visit, too. To see the Neanderthals and Modern Humans coexisting and working together? See the harsh conditions and the Mammoths? Maybe sneak one back to the future? No, no, we wouldn't do that. Certainly not...
  • Trish
    I wanted to finish the book last night but around 1:30am I fell asleep several times so I gave up. Probably not a bad thing because the last few chapters were not only exciting and tragic, the very end left me grinning from ear to ear. :DThis book was one hell of a ride. Since St. Mary's loses so much personnel so often, they had to come up with a new training program. Max was put in charge of that while Peterson took over her job. She got 5 trai...
  • Veronique
    What could possibly go wrong?What indeed?! I mean, hasn't Max learnt that You Never Should Say That! :O)Anyway, another great instalment in the St Mary's adventures. Taylor is just amazing at turning seemingly dry historical events into vivid sequences, often very violent, always fascinating. In this instance, we have a trip to the Valley of the Kings and the Stone Age (Cro Magnons and Neanderthals co-existing, not forgetting mammoths of course),...
  • Hallie
    That three might be a little harsh, but it'll be lost in the sea of 5-star ratings anyway, and is there for a reason, despite how wonderful many things in this book were. (This is the first novel I've listened to, after really liking the narrator on the short stories, which I'd read but were being offered free on Audible. I wish it were possible to give a separate rating for performance, as I loved it so much I may get 4 & 5 on audio although I h...
  • Emma
    Many laugh out loud moments as usual. A real smorgasbord of times and location. Max is such a fantastic character. In fact the whole cast are great. And as usual, the audio was fab! With this ending, it will interesting to see how life adjusts in the next volume.
  • Kaitlin
    This one was so much fun!!!! It follows Max in a new role as training officer. She's in charge of the course for 5 new trainee historians as they try to settle in to the crazy world of St Marys. What I found most enjoyable about this one is just how many jumps into the past we have and the way the characters keep being built upon. I've really really enjoyed getting to see some of the side characters come into their own and get backstories, and th...
  • Richard Derus
    Some days are better than others. These days, the good ones are sufficiently distant from each other that I go looking for them. This book was purchased to make one of those journeys.Success. Good day had. Opened to "List of Characters", got to "Henry Tudor__A man who would drink his own bathwater", had a long guffaw, and the pages turned and the chuckles got chuckled and the sniffs over the required tragedies got sniffed and Herodotus will absol...
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com What Could Possibly Go Wrong?Anyone asking this in relation to St Mary's must be either very brave or very stupid. The disaster magnets are back and the chaos will only be bigger this time as Max is set to train a new bunch of them. Lots of nice adventures in this one, but it is slightly darker then the previous one, I think.While I've enjoyed all the novels in this series so far, it was ...
  • Denise
    Interesting takes on lonely people and those who make mistakes (should they be condemned forever if they tried to live better going forward?) amidst the usual adventures.
  • Katherine
    I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT. *BOUNCES AROUND HAPPILY*Much of this book hearkens back to the first, much to Dr. Bairstow's amusement. With Max and Peterson switching jobs we get to see Max in a new role, that of a teacher. In typical Maxwell fashion, though, she changes things up a bit and through the switch we get to see how much she has grown as a character. Assured in her role as a historian she now grapples with how to handle stude...
  • Darlene
    Another wonderful installment! I love how I feel as if I'm romping thru time and history with the gang from St. Mary's. It never crossed my mind that mammoth sh!t could be so brutal...ewwww. Could've easily listened to this in one sitting,but I wanted to take my time and make the experience last as long as possible.
  • Mary (Biblophile)
    Max really should know Murphy's Law by now. What could possibly go wrong?......indeed! Adding to the usual nutty mix, Max takes on new recruits and mayhem happens. The world goes white many times in this installment as they jump to the Neanderthals to Egypt to Joan of Arc and several other locations to experience humor and pathos. Wonderful story-telling.
  • Trelawn
    I loved this one. Max has five new trainees to handle. There are traitors in their midst and Rosie Lee has an emotional breakdown. And she's not the only one. This series honestly just keeps getting better.
  • Nicole
    Ok! I awoke this morning to find this title had arrived safely on my Kindle. I had planned an early morning swim, but like the team from St Mary's, anything I had planned quickly went astray, as I got myself stuck into the the latest chapter in the Chronicle of St Mary's and by lunchtime I was regretting that I had read it so fast! Thank goodness that there is a short story due out for Christmas or I would have to suffer withdrawal symptoms!Well ...
  • Wealhtheow
    Dr. Maxwell, feisty time traveling historian, is recovering from injuries incurred during her last adventure and as such is given the "safe" assignment of training the next group of would-be-time-traveling-historians. Of course something goes terribly wrong in every one of their time jumps, from accidentally stealing mammoths to discovering historians hiding out pretending to be historical figures. I do enjoy my time with the St. Mary's crew, who...
  • Madame Mona Lisa
    This is such a great series. Loved how this one ended!!!
  • Richard Eyres
    This book i really enjoyed. Maybe its the school room (with a massive difference) type of story, or it was the historical locations visited, or how the characters are developing - whatever it is, i liked it.This book sees Maxwell as a tutor - training 5 new recruits to be historians. Of course, not everything goes to plan, as you would expect for St Mary's.I am going through these books very fast, and the next book is the last that has been relea...
  • puppitypup
    Adventure/Romance So Funny!These just get funnier and funnier. I love this series, so much so that I'm planning to re-read book one as soon as I finish. I don't believe I've ever done that with a series before.This one has half a dozen bad words and no intimate scenes that I recall.
  • Karsyn
    Another great St Mary's, though I could have done without the very end. :( Definitely thought that the "twist" was kind of lame. It didn't end up being as good as a reason as I hoped. Still, it was really enjoyable as always. Now I have to wait for the next one to come out. *pouts* Want it now!
  • Chelsea
    Max is on "light" duties since her knee surgery and has swapped positions with Peterson just in time to be given 5 bright-eyed trainees. Now if she can only get them through training without losing life or limb.After a brief break from Max and the gang to read other books, jumping back into St. Mary's hectic craziness was a treat. After the departures with multi-verses and time police, this book gets back to the heart of the series: being an hist...
  • Kristen
    St. Mary's never lets me down! I loved this as much as all the previous books.This is one of my top 5 consistently favourite series ever, and each new book is a guaranteed five-star read. These book fabulously combine history, ripping-good action and drama, absolutely lunatic [but in the very best way!] nut-job characters, and so much dry British humour that you really need a transfusion of fluids by the end of any of the St. Mary's books!Really,...
  • WyrmbergSabrina
    What at fun read.A more traditional time travel story structure, with a character development alongside the manic adventures of St Mary's.There is another arc plot built in, but it doesn't get in the way of the story telling. And the new characters are an interesting bunch of misfits. They're perfect for St Mary's.Read if you like the rest in the series. This is again a little different from the other books, but that's a good thing and means you ...
  • Claire
    I'm undecided whether or not I enjoy this series. There's much to like about it, the time travel, the historians, the humour etc. But. The plots are reasonably repetitive, Max often acts like a total arsehole and every time they go on a mission, despite the oft stated non interference guidelines, they act like fucking amateurs. Every single time.
  • Jen (Today in Jen's Library)
    4.5 stars rounded up. I loved watching Max learn right along with her trainees. And Joan of Arc - oh my, that was horrific!Zara Ramm is fantastic as usual on the audio. She is truly the voice of Max.
  • Mark
    And the fun, humor and most importantly mayhem continues..... another collection of enjoyable jumps with the St. Mary's gang.
  • Jacey
    The sixth St Mary’s novel – only one more to go before I’ve caught up with all of them – and they’re still not getting old. After the incidents in No Time Like The Past, Max is on light duties for six months while she fully recovers from various injuries, so she swaps departments with Petersen and takes on the mantle of head of training. It should be easy because there are no trainees… until there are and Max has to not only devise a ...
  • Bram
    I lost count of how many times this book made me laugh out loud. The cast feels so familiar by now that reading it feels like coming home.
  • Jennifer Rayment
    Another outstanding installment of the crazy adventures of my favourite time travelers --- oops I mean Historians. I knew it was going to be fabulous just by the title alone & if you have read any other book in this brilliant series, you know, things ALWAYS go horribly wrong. I have mentioned before that the highlight of this series is the characters and the quick wit and this one does not disappoint. Oh yeah and truly enjoyed the little quip abo...
  • Kathrin
    This book adds new characters to the series - some I liked more than others. Although, I thought in the beginning that paying attention to 5 new people was overwhelming some of them might become new favorites and I hope to read more about them in the future. Great story and awesome destinations to jump to.There were important links to former books and I'm not sure I like the way they were resolved but in the end, the book is a good example why I ...
  • Sheryl
    I wish I could give a book more than 5 stars because I would definitely give more to this one (and honestly, probably a few of the others in this series, as well). Absolutely fabulous. Exactly what I have come to expect from Jodi Taylor and the folks at St. Mary's. This is an absolutely brilliant series. And, as usual, wonderfully narrated by Zara Ramm. If you haven't started this series, please do so, you won't be sorry (and be certain to start ...