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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

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Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future; a girl whose predictions are surprisingly accurate. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose, and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for. Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

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    Pamela Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 16/11/2006
    Pamela Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 16/11/2006
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    "The Stone Rose"

    if you love the 10th Doctor, you'll love this. The story does have its weaknesses, but it is amazingly brought to life by the narrator. Mr Tennant shows his talent for voices and throws himself into this much the way he does on screen. He has some trouble with one or two characters, but all is forgiven with the 'villain of the peace'!
    And, of course, no one is better at the Doctor, than the Doctor himself.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jane B. 30/06/2016
    Jane B. 30/06/2016
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    "Nifty little story!"

    I listened to this on my long journey home from work. I love David Tennant's narration, and have lots of audio books read by him. The story was very good and kept my interested all the way through and was able to visualise the characters well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sjb 19/05/2016
    sjb 19/05/2016
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    "Predictable"

    Very obvious storyline - very few surprises and the twists were very predictable. Only saved by the always brilliant narration by David Tennant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DH Morris London, England 06/04/2015
    DH Morris London, England 06/04/2015

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    "Good but not great"

    It was an average Who story brought down by David Tennant's poor ability to mimic/do other voices. His attempt to speak like Rose/Micky Smith makes it hard to stay engaged in the story however as expected he voices the Doctor magnificently

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D.H.T. Glasgow, Scotland 23/03/2015
    D.H.T. Glasgow, Scotland 23/03/2015 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing story worth 10000000000000000000000000💎s"

    I loved this book because
    1) I have always loved doctor who ever since I was ten years old and I am not planning on not liking it anytime soon
    2)the plot and story line were good and there was lots of action
    3)it gave detailed descriptions and a good range of adjectives
    4)I LOVE AUDIO BOOKS!!!😃🙌😺👼💙👏👓📜🎇📣🎠🎼🐈🐕🐱🐶

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Vincent Tume
    11/01/07
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    "Be Careful What You Wish For"

    Alright... I admit it... I'm a long-time fan of Doctor Who. (The requirement for full disclosure has now been satisfied)
    When I downloaded this book, I was expecting to hear Billie Piper reading for her character Rose Tyler and David Tennant reading as the Doctor and narrating. This was not the case. My disappointment however was short-lived; David Tennant's reading of "The Stone Rose" is, quite simply, wonderful. The voices of Mickey and Rose are clearly identifiable with the characters in the BBC series. I especially enjoyed hearing David Tennant play the secondary characters.
    If you're a fan of The Doctor, the story follows the established formula (more-or-less) although Rose is not the typical Companion but then again the Doctor is not the typical Doctor either.

    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Florence, SC, USA
    02/08/08
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    "very enjoyable"

    I had a great time listening to this. The story was good enough but having David Tennant read it makes it special. You won't be sorry if you download this.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Taryn
    Middleport, OHIO, United States
    29/11/10
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    "Great narration, character interaction"

    I'm not used to listening to books and I did find myself losing focus and having to backtrack a couple of times. However, I did really enjoy listening to "The Stone Rose" and would reccomend it to any Doctor Who fan. The best thing about this audio book is far and away David Tennant's narration. He puts a lot of enthusiasm into the project, and his impressions of the other characters (especially Mickey) are spot on. I love the way he uses his natural accent for the bridging narration but switches over to his "Doctor voice" for his spoken lines. The life he brings to it makes it much more like listening to an episode than it would have been otherwise. I also really enjoyed the moments where the Doctor and Mickey discuss Rose. It's great for character development and David puts a lot into that "scene". Overall, if you like season 2 of Doctor Who or just David Tennant's voice, this is a great listen.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Ooltewah, TN, United States
    29/12/10
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    "Great 10th Doctor Story"

    This could easily have been a proper episode in the Doctor Who series. Great story with lots of twists and turns that keeps you guessing what the Doctor and Rose are going to do next. As an added treat, David Tennant uses is talents to tell you a great story. Any DW fan will enjoy hearing his rendition of each character.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Douglas
    North Little Rock, AR, United States
    31/08/10
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    "Great book"

    I loved this book it was so much fun. It was also was great to hear a real Doctor telling the story

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kris Johnson
    Brummagem
    08/05/11
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    "Fantastic!"

    I absolutely adored this book, partly because of the story, but chiefly because of David Tennant's wonderful reading voice. For the prose bits he uses his native Scottish accent (which, Scottish accents are beautiful). Then for the seen-on-TV characters, he captures everyone's vocal cadences and styles: Jackie, Rose, Mickey, and the Doctor all sound like themselves. Well, I guess being able to sound like the Doctor is a given. And then he creates distinctly seperate voices for the book-only characters. Especially, the one he adopts for the thing behind all the events (come on, you know there's a thing!) is sheer genius. Original, funny, alien - and perfect! And it was his own idea to voice it like that - nothing in the book implies it spoke unusually, and the author herself was (pleasantly) surprised. It was so mesmerizing, I kept forgetting that every particle of the being's voice and personality was coming out of Tennant, and there wasn't really another being talking.
    Story-wise, his timing is spot on, which is especially great for the comic bits (I'm an introvert, yet I couldn't NOT go into public convulsions of laughter at the Doctor's reactions when things went unexpectedly wrong for him). I'm making it sound like it's all comedy, but the overall story is quite serious: someone's running around Rome magically killing people, the Doctor keeps failing to save Rose, there's a gladiator battle of sorts and a bloodthirsty Roman goddess, and of course the Earth is in danger of destruction again. So, you see, it's all around wonderful! I'd meant this to be my last book from Audible, but now I can't leave, because I have to get every other Doctor Who book Mr. Tennant's narrated - even though they're all abridged and I've heretofore avoided abridged books like the very plague - *and* I'm working on getting all the Cressida Cowell ones, too. He was fantastic to watch as the Doctor on TV, but gosh, he's spectacularly good just to *listen* to, too! Cheers!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • CatBookMom
    Los Angeles area, CA, USA
    22/06/10
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    "Excellent!"

    I've been accumulating the Doctor Who stories read by David Tennant, and this is the best I've listened to so far. Loved the plot and the usual twists as well as Tennant's voicing of Rose and Mickey and the other characters. Now if they'd just have made this into a TV episode!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
    26/05/10
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    "For anyone who wants more 10th & Rose"

    I loved this book. It was clever and fun with some very sweet moments between The Doctor and Rose. Besides who wouldn't want to hear David Tennant talk for nearly 2 & 1/2 hours? You don't have to worry about this story going against cannon or being unfaithful to the Doctor Who series. I too enjoyed the author interview at the end. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan and this was my first Doctor Who audiobook and I'm so glad I gave it a listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    Ultimo, NSW, Australia
    06/04/10
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    "A fun distraction"

    I am a big Doctor Who fan and possibly bigger David Tennant fan. The story was true to Doctor Who form and read perfectly. I also liked that they interviewed the author at the end. I'd recommend if you are a Doctor Who fan.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ronda
    Concord, NC, USA
    22/10/08
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    "Great story"

    For everyone that likes Doctor Who and for everyone that loves a good story - this audio is for you. The story stayed very true to the characters and storylines of the TV episodes. The story was also great - I would get to work and stay in the car listening to it!

    And having David Tennant read it made it all that much better.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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