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D. A. Chaloner

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  • Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

  • A 12th Doctor novel
  • By: Gary Russell
  • Narrated by: Lisa Bowerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Lisa Bowerman reads this original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played in the BBC TV series by Peter Capaldi. Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrrus 'the mobster' Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and alien assassin Kik arrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book

  • By David on 02-10-15

very Pratchett and Adams

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Enjoyed the story and the narration. As the story progresses, the descriptive terms used sound very Pratchett or Douglas Adams. Very well used either way.

  • Doctor Who: Engines of War

  • By: George Mann
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you only buy one Doctor Who audiobook ...

  • By Mrs. Beverley Hooper on 09-04-16

Great story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-16

Great story. Great narrator. Nicholas Briggs delivers the words of the War Doctor with all the vocal inflections of John Hurt. Obviously he studied the actor well during the time they have worked together.

There are some continuity errors, But it never spoils the story.

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  • Shada

  • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
  • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By DaBiffster on 01-12-13

A great story lost

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This story could only be one for the fourth Doctor, the writers have captured the character created by Tom Baker and the story is all the better for it. Lala Ward reading as Romana also adds to the book. It is just a shame that the BBC lost the TV version.

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