Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: Lights Out, read by Samuel Anderson.
As the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor arrives on our TV screens, Puffin are publishing the twelfth instalment in its sensational series of Doctor Who eShorts! With 11 previous stories by some of the most exciting names in children's fiction, this Twelfth Doctor ebook is written by best-selling US author Holly Black.
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It was a great story well read but far too short as I was left wanting more
The central alien was a really interesting concept and left me with a desire for a sequel to find out what happens next
The tensionin the coffee shop was brilliant as you had a sense where it was going but no certainty
I think it would make an interesting episode of doctor who but minor sure the budget could stretch - also the imagination of a book created more tension
I love doctor who and as this is the only 12th doctor book on audible it was a great taster but I think there is room for much more
"A Sub-Companion's Story"
This fills in the gap of before The Twelfth Doctor became The Caretaker and met Danny Pink.
"Best Twelfth Doctor audio yet!"
I normally like the work of Holly Black but she really wrote a great twelfth doctor story with a good plot twist I wasn't expecting.
"A tantalizing taste, with a desire for more..."
I think this was a good taste of a story, not a fully developed story, but a taste. It was like a glimpse into the side story of an episode, with the intention that you will seek out the full story at a later time. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it and I thought the narrator was fun...though I do want to take issue with the way he says (say-z) says (seh-z). = D
I actually fell asleep listening to this and missed most of the middle so I don't feel like I really knew what was going on. But even just catching the end, I could fill in what I missed pretty easily. It's a very brief book with not much story going on. I wish I could say more for Samuel Anderson's performance as well, but as much as I really loved him as Danny Pink, he's not a narrator. He didn't even attempt to give the different characters different voices (much less the Doctor's signature Scottish accent). It was cheap, so not much loss, but if I did it again, I'd skip over this piece.
"Would be a great story...if different reader."
I could barely get through five minutes. I know that the reader for this book is an actor on the show currently, but I could barely understand him. It was a combination of bad, too hot audio recording and the fact that he mumbles considerably. I don't think he was the best person for the job......
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