Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • by Marty Ross
  • Narrated by Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, Zara Ramm
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Time travel meets history in this new drama adaptation by Marty Ross.
'So tell me, Dr Maxwell, if the whole of history lay before you...where would you go? What would you like to witness?'
When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it.
What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....
Follow the tea-soaked disaster magnets of St Mary's as they rattle around history. Because wherever these historians go, chaos is sure to follow.
Starring Gemma Whelan (SAG nominated, Game of Thrones, Gulliver's Travels), Ben Miles (SAG nominated, The Crown, V for Vendetta), Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, Leonardo, The Mercy) and Zara Ramm (narrator of the original Chronicles of St Mary's audiobooks), this Audible Original production will transport you to iconic moments throughout history, from the Cretaceous period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria.

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What the Critics Say

"A Terry Pratchett- and Neil Gaiman-inspired adventure." (NME)
"If you’re already a fan of the series, this is a no-brainer." (Starburst)
"Once you've started listening, you'll find it hard to stop until the story is complete." (Sci-Fi Online)
"What begins as an academic exploration of events such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn...." (Daily Mirror)

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Customer Reviews

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One damned thong after another:Audio drama

I have all of the chronicals, novels and short stories and I listen to them over and over, and I have wished hard for a tv series or film. Then, lo and behold! an audio play. There is none of the struggle that comes from thinking that I would not have cast one or other actor in any particular part, here, because you don't see them and so your imagination isn't dissappointed, which is a problem for me if I have followef a series of books. Obviously the play is not in the exact form of the book but the story is all there. I. LOVED. IT ! I bought it yesterday and have already
istened to it twice. l may even listen to it again today because, quite frankly, it is better than the telly. Please make more!
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- Prudence

Slightly slow start but my god does it get going!!

If you could sum up Just One Damned Thing After Another in three words, what would they be?

Just Damned Loved (it!)


What other book might you compare Just One Damned Thing After Another to, and why?

I suppose it reminded me a bit of Harry Potter in some way, but really quite original n new.


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Ben Miles is a cool actor but all the narrators did a great job.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All the time travel scenes were brilliant. There's a scene with a dying soldier in the war which practically made me cry n there's a great sex scene which feels very real n fun.


Any additional comments?

downloaded this because I loved the Romeo and Juliet adaptation that the writer did and this is very different but just as good. Starts a setting the scene which was a bit slow maybe but then it gets going and it's fantastic!

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- mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-05-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios