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  • Call Me Jacks

  • Jacqueline Pearce in Conversation
  • By: Nicholas Briggs
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline Pearce
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Jacqueline Pearce is well-known to fans of British Sci-Fi television as the iconic Supreme Commander Servalan in Blake's 7, or perhaps as Chessene o' the Franzine Grig in Doctor Who: The Two Doctors. But these appearances are merely two in a long, distinguished career, which in itself is a mere part of a fascinating life. Over a bottle of champagne, she gives an uncompromising interview to Big Finish's Nicholas Briggs, discussing her past triumphs and times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jacks reminds us why life is worth living.

  • By Regent on 23-10-17

Jacks reminds us why life is worth living.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-17

I listened to this on a grey drab Monday after a hard frustrating day at work. Whilst tidying up from a busy weekend crafting I listened to this and my spirits immediately lifted. Jacks' dulcit voice and spritely delivered anecdotes I could listen to for hours. She is a complete inspiration, having been through the wire mentally and physically, comes through the other end laughing. If audio autobiographies could receive standing ovations - this is dire need of one!!! Bravo to an exceptional lady!

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  • Thirteen

  • By: Scott Harrison, Dan Abnett, Cavan Scott, and others
  • Narrated by: Gemma Arterton, Lalla Ward, Frances Barber, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

In early 20th Century England Hamilton James Macaulay relates the tale of how he found himself in a Scarborough Bric-a-brac shop. The owner of the shop has 13 long playing records that each contain a hidden track at the end, that tell strange tales of future times. These 13 tales of terror will change Hamilton James Macaulay's life forever and he will leave the shop a murderer. Thirteen is a portmantaeu audio anthology, harking back to the classic horror albums of the 1970s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great collection of short horror stories

  • By Jonathan Mills on 10-02-14

Good but certainly not Vault of Horrors

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

Great actors but not very inspiring stories. As an avid horror fan of both new and old genre, I found the stories a bit tepid. Probably only the story Down stands out as anything approaching atmospheric.

  • Doctor Who - Horror of Glam Rock

  • By: Paul Magrs
  • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Bernard Cribbins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The Doctor and Lucie go glam when the Tardis makes an unexpected landing in 1974. Slade, The Sweet and Suzi Quatro are Top of the Pops - and brother-and-sister duo The Tomorrow Twins will soon be joining them, if the star-making Svengali Arnold Korns has his way. But will their dreams turn to dust at a service station somewhere on the M62, besieged by a pack of alien monsters?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best - intriguing though

  • By Regent on 21-02-16

Not the best - intriguing though

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-16

I think it is safe to say that though this had a star cast, the overall story was a bit weak and the actors not used to the full. That said I liked Una Stubbs character, but the others came out a bit one dimensional.

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  • Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful performance of classic tale

  • By Stuart on 24-12-15

Good version - Tom's voice is superb for ot

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

Reviewed: 28-11-15

I love this story anyway, but this is the best spoken version I've heard. Tom is sublime.

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