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  • Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks

  • 4th Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw, Nicholas Briggs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

The place: Skaro. Time: the Birth of the Daleks. After a 1000 years of futile war against the Thals, Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity - the dreaded Dalek. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to exterminate. At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor travels back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But even the Doctor cannot always win....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read....

  • By Kevin on 13-10-17

Really enjoyable book

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

One of the best Doctor Who stories on TV ever and this does not disappoint. Jon Culshaw's narration is excellent including his best Tom Baker impression which sounds almost too good. It is a very strong storyline, very enjoyable and highly recommended.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with Interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marryTeresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond’s marriage and Blofeld’s schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high-explosives from which neither man emerges the victor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By CowPoncho on 03-01-13

Why aren't the movies like the book?

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

Where does On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with Interview) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have really enjoyed this book. Along side 'Moonraker' this book is so much better than the films. David Tennant narration is excellent and his voicing of the characters is superb. The storyline is interesting and enticing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

'M' with the twist of his Christmas dinner and love of orchids!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The escape (and escape) down the mountain. The description of the chase is vivid and evocative.

  • Moonraker (with Interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo’s exposure could threaten Britain’s latest defence system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London’s most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there’s more to Drax than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bond as it should be.

  • By Drewdle on 07-06-16

What a turn up for the books!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Moonraker to be better than the print version?

This is a fantastic edition wonderfully read by Bill Nighy. His narrative really enhances the story.

What other book might you compare Moonraker to, and why?

Any of the other Bond novels.

What about Bill Nighy’s performance did you like?

His style of delivery and interpretation was superb. I was itching to listen to the next part.

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

Forget the movie, watch the real deal.

Any additional comments?

Forget the movie, this book is so much better and believable than the movie. The story is gripping and the novel James Bond is more realistic and you can see where Daniel Craig took his interpretation of his character from.