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Doctor Who: Tales From the TARDIS, Volume 2

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Publisher's Summary

Seven stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places! This second volume of readings features:

The Planet of the Daleks, read by Jon Pertwee
The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Jo to Spiridon, where they meet old allies and old enemies.

Warriors of the Deep, read by Peter Davison
In 2084, Earth's superpowers inhabit the far corners of the ocean bed. But they are not alone!

Vengeance on Varos, read by Colin Baker
The Doctor and Peri encounter the reptile Sil and a populace entertained by video sadism.

The Novel of the Film, read by Paul McGann
The Time Lord's eight incarnation is born in this novelisation of the 1996 TV movie Doctor Who.

Earth and Beyond, read by Paul McGann
Travel broadens the mind for the Eight Doctor and Sam in this trio of original short stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Vestavia, AL USA
    03/12/16
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    "Wouldn't recommend it"

    Just stick with volume 1. At least the original stories in it were good enough to make up for the novelization of the TV episodes.

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  • Charles Gousha
    San Jose, CA USA
    10/08/16
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    "Tales from the TARDIS volume 2"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who to be better than the print version?

    Whilst not as good as the original TV dramas, the narrators do a great job of bringing the novelisations to life, to match them... and the original short stories are decent bits of writing. So lovely to hear the narration from the original actors!


    Any additional comments?

    This inclusion is horribly mis-named. What you're looking at is actually "Doctor Who - Tales from the TARDIS volume 2" as noted on the cover graphic. This is a compilation of previously released audiobook novelisations from television episodes.

    What's really included in this:

    Planet of the Daleks -- The Third Doctor and Jo visit a jungle planet inhabited by invisible creatures, but that pales next to the far deeper menace hiding behind them... Jon Pertwee narrates his 1973 TV story.

    Warriors of the Deep -- The Fifth Doctor and his friends find themselves on an undersea military base on the edge of global nuclear war. Can the Doctor calm the tension and paranoia on the base before an ancient race uses them to destroy the planet? Peter Davison narrates his 1984 TV story.

    Vengeance on Varos -- The planet Varos has one of the most important minerals in known space... and a manipulative mining corporation controlling it. The Sixth Doctor will need luck to save himself and Peri from becoming subjects of Varos' all-pervasive - and deadly - reality TV... Colin Baker narrates his 1985 TV story.

    The TV Movie -- The Seventh Doctor materialises in San Francisco at the turn of the Millennium... and is promptly shot by gang members, forcing him to regenerate. A perfect time for the Doctor's arch-nemesis, the Master, to finally get the revenge and power he's wanted for so long. Paul McGann narrates the 1996 TV movie.

    Earth and Beyond -- Paul McGann reads three original audio stories published in 1998:
    -- Bounty -- The Eighth Doctor and his new companion Samantha Jones encounter alien bounty hunters who will stop at nothing to catch their quarry... even if the Earth is destroyed in the fight.
    -- Dead Time -- The TARDIS crash-lands on a dark and freezing world, whose inhabitants want the Doctor and Sam dead.
    -- The People's Temple -- The Doctor and Sam land at the construction of Stonehenge, to find less mystics and more human suffering. Will Sam manage to improve the working conditions of the slave labourers, or will she start a war?

    If the material is pleasant, I recommend also getting Tales from the TARDIS Volume 1, correctly titled in Audible's collection.

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  • carl
    KINGSTON, PA, United States
    08/06/16
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    "Misleading for who fans"

    I'm writing this review before I return this book. From the description, it seems to be one long book featuring the third Doctor. Which is why I bought this. Its actually several doctors stories,starting with Jon Pertwee. after that its Peter Davidson who single-handedly brought down the show with his terrible acting, Then John Baker,, equally useless, and the that Mcgann bloke. wow. beyond parody. Awful. I am 53 and grew up with the early doctors, just to give you my sense of perspective.It just reminded me personally of how bad they got, after tom Baker.. the best ever Doctor.IMHO. .. Mc Gann reading a book? wow, can't even act. Or narrate.

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