Somebody's interfering with time. The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack arrive on modern-day Earth to find the culprit - and discover a Neanderthal Man, twenty-eight thousand years after his race became extinct. Only a trip back to the primeval dawn of humanity can solve the mystery. Who are the mysterious humans from the distant future now living in the distant past? What hideous monsters are trying to escape from behind the Grey Door? Is Rose going to end up married to a caveman?
Caught between three very different types of human being - past, present and future - the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack must learn the truth behind the Osterberg experiment before the monstrous Hy-Bractors escape to change humanity's history forever...
©2005 Gareth Roberts (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
The story is a good one with monsters that have a good rationale behind them (and who really is the 'monster' here. The Doctor and Rose head back to the time of early man (shades of An Unearthly Child), but with a futuristic research base also present. Sadly Captain Jack is sidelined into his own adventure that makes him feel more like an afterthought than a part of the story.
Anthony Head nails all of the main cast brilliantly, in particular sounding like Ecclestone's short-lived ninth incarnation. In addition all of the other main characters sound different from one another, though the eccentric Quilley does sound too much like Simon Callow.
Well worth the listen to
I love reading, I love audible books even more, I don't have to stop listening when I have things to do or plsces to go...I can do both!!!
Dr. Who as always ranks right up there near the top. To date I have not been disappointed by Dr. Who.
Any time travel book, that is the beauty. No matter how many you read, it is Dr. Who, so it has it's own special quality of humor.
Anthony Head is brilliant. He is the reason I chose this book in the first, he is a favorite of mine.
Y es, and I did so. Since I am listening I can do other things at the same time and do not have to stop listening if I am enjoying the book.
Dr. Who read by Anthony Head, two of my favorites! This is s listen that should not be missed, the fresh view of evetyday things that we see through the eyes of someone experiencing them for the first time....is always enjoyable. And I laughed often over this aspect of the story.
"I quite enjoyed it."
I think Anthony does a great job reading anything. Great actor and voice.
The script and take was unique and caught me quite offguard.
It definitely kept my attention throughout the storyline.
"Best, just best"
I love love loved this Doctor Who, it's got Team TARDIS with Nine and Rose and Jack and follows a few different stories at a time, so one never gets bored. Never saw the ending coming.
This is an exciting story with plenty of humour and some serious thoughts as well. The characters are very well done; the regulars are true to their on screen lives, and the original characters are believable and interesting.
Daz -he must have been quite challenging to write. This Neanderthal is far from stupid,
yet has great difficulty with some human concepts. Jack Harkness being his mentor is quite entertaining!
I think he got Jack's voice the best. Somehow he doesn't sound like the 9th Doctor at all this is my only problem with the performance, but all the other characters and the narration are great and I much enjoyed listening.
No, but only because I didn't want it to end so I rationed it a bit.
"Average story excellently read"
I would recommend to either an ardent Doctor Who fan, or an admirer of Anthony Head's work.
It was a long build up to a short unsatisfactory ending with a few loose ends needing tying up.
An eloquent performance with just the right amount of dramatic inflection to keep the story interesting.
"One of the better Doctor novels"
Well, my subject title pretty much says it all. Anthony Head does a great job and the story itself was definitely one of the better ones as well. It managed to make the 9th Doctor someone interesting and not overly dour as he's often portrayed, but nevertheless, thank God Rose was in the book. Certain aspects of the novel would have fallen very flat and the pacing would have been ruined completely if not for her and Jack. Overall, a really good listen and certainly one I'd recommend.
"One of the best!"
I would recommend this book to any Doctor who fan! Kept my interest the whole way through. Plenty of surprises and action. Loved it!
A wonderful read for my fellow whovians! Well written and beautifully narrated. You can almost see the action.
I wish they made this into a special episode. I really enjoyed the characters and their interactions, and the performance of Jack was superb. I definitely will enjoy listening to this one again.
I put four stars for performance because I felt like in the middle the characters weren't quite as distinguishable, but I enjoyed the story so much that it really didn't matter. The actor was great anyway, especially with Jack.
"Anthony Head is a wonderful narrator."
This story is ok. The narrator is what makes it such an enjoyable listen.
Anthony head has a way of bringing characters to life. Please have him do more books!!!!
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