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  • The Time Police, Book 4
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (562 ratings)

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About Time

By: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
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Summary

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Chronicles of St Mary's.

Patience is not a virtue known to the Time Police. And Commander Hay is facing the longest day of her life...

After their heroic efforts to safeguard the Acropolis and prevent the Paris Time-Stop, the Time Police have gone from zero to hero. Then one fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts blows up in all their faces.

An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is murdered. And investigations are about to lead to the one place where no officer can legally tread.

Worst of all, trouble is brewing for Luke, Jane and Matthew as a shocking revelation threatens to tear Team Weird apart for good.

For fans of Doctor Who, The Thursday Murder Club and Jasper Fforde.

©2022 Jodi Taylor (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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"Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time." (C. K. Mcdonnell) 

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I think my favourite TP book so far.

I have loved Jodi Taylor's books from the start. I enjoy all her books, but in the St. Mary's series I have a favourite, which is What Could Possibly Go Wrong.

I do believe this Time Police story is right up there with WCPGW.

I was snorting with laughter from the outset.

I think I scared my cats I laughed so loudly at the beginning of chapter fourteen. I'm just grateful I wasn't drinking or eating anything multiple times, because that would have been one heck of a mess to clean up.

The emotional ups and downs were there.

There was a beautifully thought out section between Luke and his father that was just *chefs kiss*.

Yes, there were threads within threads where I guessed correctly what would happen, but there were great surprises as well.

And finally we learn the answer to the question - who is the Time Police traitor?

Plus, there is some suspense worthy of the St. Mary's book where we're introduced to Jack the Ripper, only this time it's very much psychological and without the blood.

Zara Ramm is a favourite amongst many of the fans of Jodi Taylor's, and again she does an outstanding job. There are a couple of times where the accents don't quite come out right, but overall I love what she brings to the books.

So much happened in this book, it's hard to remember it all. If you love Jodi Taylor, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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Brilliant

Loved all this series, I am heavily invested in the characters! Max and St Mary's have cameo roles. Just enjoy the escapism ♥️

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wish the books never has to end!

another excellent listen! so much content, great characters and Zara Ram is my favourite lady narrator.. keep them coming Jodi faster please!!

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loved it

Great story, great humour, perfect narrator. I'm going to start the whole series again.

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Absolutely wonderful!

As always, brilliant story, wonderful characters, great narration and unrelenting humour. Jodi Taylor never disappoints

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  • 18-10-22

Wonderfully entertaining.

Love this series of hilariously written and fantastically narrated books. Always leaves me smiling. Priceless!

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not as good and funny as the previous

i enjoyed the book, but for me there was not enough team weird interaction in it. very focussed on other characters. definitely not as good and funny as the first three.

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Very disappointing, not enough Jane, not enough Team Weird. Very slow going for the first 3/4 of the book.

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Brilliantly written and brilliantly narrated.

I love all Jodi Taylor's books, The Time Police books and of course St Mary's. Zara Ramm is just superb narrating these, hilarious in many places. I cannot recommend these books enough.
History and (not) time travel and Time Police running roughshod up and down the timeline sometimes doing more damage than those they were sent to arrest.
I am so looking forward to the next Time Police book, it's going to be my Christmas present to myself.

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Team Wierd strike again

A great 4th addition to the TP stories which moves the characters on. you have to concentrate because it jumps about in time a bit but it well worth it. Zara Ramms narration is a joy to listen to.

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  • Chantel Dunn
  • 13-10-22

Love Jodi Taylor

Best author and narrator EVER! The Chronicles of St. Mary's and this companion series are the absolute best.

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  • Glitterific
  • 22-10-22

Be careful… I might like this series more than CSM!

At first, I thought I would never love the Time Police novels as much as their parent series, the Chronicles of St Mary’s… but the last couple have me wondering if I might like them even more. I’m trying to decide why that is— and I think it might be that we get to know all of the characters a bit more where CSM is so Max-centered, all characters are viewed through her lens. I still love CSM and just re-read the entire series and TP series from start to finish. They are both terrific series and my only disappointment is that I finish them way too soon!

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  • F. Buzz
  • 17-10-22

Great addition to series

You’ll be relived to know that at no point does a deranged badger enter into this story. But there are plenty of humorous scenes and mind-blowing plot twists! Strap in for the ride 🤣

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  • HAMICKSBURG
  • 16-10-22

An awesome addition to St. Mary's 2.0

1st chapter casting of characters is necessary, but sentient poo? Epic epilogue dont missit!

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  • Briony Dyson
  • 15-10-22

Marvellous!

Another hilarious adventure with Team Weird. Some longtime mysteries are solved and the epilogue made me cry laughing. Loved it!

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  • Karen E Smith
  • 15-10-22

Ms. Taylor's best yet

Ms. Taylor's humorous approach to story telling has made me a fan, but this was her best book to date. Villains, murder and mayhem are perfectly mixed with humor.

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  • L. R., Company
  • 29-11-22

Never disappoints

This series is smart, funny, we’ll researched and brought to life by the narrator. Love it!

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  • Samm
  • 22-11-22

A decent story enhanced by the performer

Typical Jodi Taylor style. A decent story with light moments interspersed in it. As always the narrator of the story gives life to the words.

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  • BonnieD
  • 19-11-22

Another Great Time Travel Book by Jodi Taylor!

love all of the Time Police Books, but this might be my favorite as new secrets are revealed about all three members of Team Weird. When damaging information is made known, Team Weird fractures, and two members are estranged, leaving one in the middle. A new member of the Time Police will make you smile, and as always Max makes an appearance. These books are not standalones, but you will not regret reading the first three. They are delightful.

Jodi Taylor once again gives us a time travel story filled with adventure and romance, but balanced with heartbreak, loss, and reality. The characters from The Time Police books are becoming as beloved as those from the Chronicles of St. Mary's, Jodi's first series, and favorite characters from St. Mary's do make an appearance. There is a definite parent-child theme in this book as Max and Matthew, Luke and his father, and others share amazing moments together. The revealing of secrets doesn't seem to stop, much to the delight of Taylor's readers.

The narrator, Zara Ramm, as always, does a masterful job with all the characters. She portrays both humorous and tragic moments with skill, leaving us laughing and crying throughout the book. She is my favorite narrator across the board.

Fans of Science Fiction and Historical fiction will love this new installment in the Time Police series.

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  • gkbowood
  • 13-11-22

Not the best in this series...

Almost wish I had given it a miss, it drags and it's missing the
usual good story- seemed mostly a hodge-podge to me.