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  • Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet

  • 1st Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Gerry Davis
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs, Anneke Wills
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation featuring the First Doctor's original encounter with the Cybermen. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ben and Polly to a space tracking station in the Antarctic - and into trouble. A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared. Mondas, fabled twin planet of Earth, has returned. But while its inhabitants used to be like the humans of Earth, now they are very different. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and steel, the Cybermen are here.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic story brought to life wonderfully

  • By daniel lomas on 22-02-18

Classic story brought to life wonderfully

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

Would you listen to Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet again? Why?

Yes because the story is great and Anneke Willis is a great narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Mondas cybermen, as they have motive that you can understand their actions. Plus the voices done by Nicholas Briggs faithfully recreates those voices from the story

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Can’t really pick one, I enjoyed everything really

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The first doctor makes his last stand against the cybermen

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  • Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks

  • A 7th Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Terry Molloy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

An unabridged reading of Ben Aaronovitch's novelisation of his classic 1988 TV adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor. With unfinished business to attend to, the Doctor takes Ace to Coal Hill School in London, 1963. The last time he was there, he left something behind--a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel. Can the Doctor retrieve the Hand of Omega before two rival factions of Daleks track it down?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Remembrance Of A Classic

  • By Alistair on 21-02-15

Terry Molloy brings dalek story to life

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

Reviewed: 29-07-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks to be better than the print version?

Yes, as Terry Molly brings the story to life and does great impressions of some of the characters. It was especially chilling to hear him do Davros again after so many years

What did you like best about this story?

The ending as the pace and action goes up a gear

What does Terry Molloy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings life to all the characters, brings a chilling performance as Davros and the way he reads it draws you into the story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

  • Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore

  • An 11th Doctor Novel
  • By: Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann, and others
  • Narrated by: David Troughton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith. "Let it Snow" by Justin Richards; "An Apple a Day" by George Mann; "Strangers in the Outland" by Paul Finch; "The Dreaming" by Mark Morris. As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful tales

  • By Samantha Gibbons on 20-05-16

Tales of trenzalore is a triumph

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore the most enjoyable?

The most enjoyable aspect of this is david troughton reading it. He makes the characters in the story come alive with his performance

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore?

There's far too many memorable moments just to list one

What about David Troughton’s performance did you like?

Like I said before it was performance of bringing the characters alive in the book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me have a big smile on my face

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  • Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma

  • By: Eric Saward
  • Narrated by: Colin Baker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

The Doctor has regenerated, having sacrificed his fifth persona to save Peri’s life. But things are not going well….

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Twin dilemma lives up to awful repuations

  • By daniel lomas on 05-08-14

Twin dilemma lives up to awful repuations

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

Reviewed: 05-08-14

What disappointed you about Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma?

I felt the story dragged and colins performances unlike his work on big finish audio work. Where he seems controlled and less over the top with his performance. Also Eric Saward has written a very bad story. That just plods long very badly

What will your next listen be?

Doctor who and the auton invasion

Would you be willing to try another one of Colin Baker’s performances?

Yes, but not an audiobook. But one of his big finish audios. Where Colin is a joy to listen to

What character would you cut from Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma?

Practically everyone in the story

Any additional comments?

There is nothing i can really add to this review. Except dont buy it. Go and listen to the Visitation instead

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  • Doctor Who

  • The Myth Makers
  • By: Donald Cotton
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Long, long ago on the great plains of Asia Minor, two mighty armies faced each other in mortal combat. The armies were the Greeks and the Trojans and the prize they were fighting for was Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. To the Greeks it seemed the city of Troy was impregnable and only a miracle could bring them success. And then help comes to them in a most unexpected way as a strange blue box materializes close to their camp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Myth makers is marvellous

  • By daniel lomas on 14-07-14

Myth makers is marvellous

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

Reviewed: 14-07-14

If you could sum up Doctor Who in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, scary and inspiring

Who was your favorite character and why?

The doctor, because especially in his first incarnation he was totally unpredicatable. But that is a common theme that runs through all the doctors

What about Stephen Thorne’s performance did you like?

Really good. He captured the mood and atmosphere of the story perfectly

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. But I liked the use of doctor who colliding with the real historical event

Any additional comments?

A great story which I would most definently recommend to doctor who fans and people that like history. It will also appeal to youngsters that are studying Ancient Greece at school

  • Doctor Who: The Mysterious Planet (Classic Novel)

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this thrilling adventure - the start of the 'Trial of a Time Lord' story arc - The Tardis has been taken out of time and the Doctor has been brought before a court of his fellow Time Lords. There the sinister Valeyard accuses the Doctor of breaking Gallifrey's most important law and interfering in the affairs of other planets. If the Valeyard can prove him guilty, the Doctor must sacrifice his remaining regenerations. To prove his case the Valeyard focuses on an adventure set in the Doctor's past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the Mysterious planet

  • By daniel lomas on 12-07-14

the Mysterious planet

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

Reviewed: 12-07-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes and no. I feel certain sections are really good. While others are very slow and boring. But it does add a great detail to the story, which the television version didn't

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It makes you want to find out what happened next in the doctors trial

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scenes with glitz in. A very funny character that really should have his own spinoff novel at some point. If they ever decide to do one.

Was Doctor Who: The Mysterious Planet (Classic Novel) worth the listening time?

Yes if your a fan of doctor who and in particularly a fan of the 6th doctor. Then you will love this story. But if your not a fan of doctor who. Well just don't buy it.