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Time Hunter 1 Audiobook

Time Hunter 1: The Cabinet of Light

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Honore Lechasseur, a "fixer" with time-sensitive abilities, is hired by Emily Blandish to find someone known only as Doctor Smith. He soon discovers that Doctor Smith is a legendary figure that has drifted in and out of Earth's history. As he follows the trail of Doctor Smith, questions arise: what is the Doctor's connection with 1949 London and with the mysterious "cabinet of light" that another group is seeking?

©2008 Fantom Films Ltd; (P)2008 Fantom Films Ltd

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  • Dan
    Portsmouth, VA, USA
    12/08/14
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    I'm not quite sure what to think of this book. It shows up in the Doctor Who category, but is it? It seems like it's telling a Who story from a different point of view, that of the people whose lives the Doctor has affected. But it carefully dances around all the things that make Who Who, making it feel like it's avoiding copyright infringement. So it's a Doctor Who story, but not really.

    It's a neat idea (and one that the TV program has dabbled with) but it's so far removed from the Whoniverse that it lands somewhere between fan fiction and tongue-in-cheek "homage" (a.k.a. ripoff). It certainly doesn't have the production value of any of the BBC or Big Finish-produced audiobooks or radio dramas. In several places, duplicate reads of the same paragraph were not edited out. And you can hear the narrator swallowing, which is particularly jarring.

    It's narrated by the actor who plays Davros in the TV series, and he does a decent job with the characters. He plays "Doctor Smith" as Scottish, not as thickly accented as Troughton and without the flourish of Tenant, but sort of a mix of the two.

    If you are out of other Who books to listen to, and are desperate for anything even slightly Who-related to listen to, then give this one a go. You might like it. But if you're looking for highly-produced audio dramas set squarely within the Whoniverse, this definitely isn't for you.

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