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Summary

Dan Starkey reads this original novel featuring the 12th Doctor and Clara, as played in the BBC TV series by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

The Phaeron travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space but left only relics behind when they disappeared over a million years ago. But what actually happened to the Phaeron?

In the far future, humans discover the last Phaeron road - and the Doctor and Clara join the mission to see where it leads. Each member of the team knows exactly what they're looking for - but only the Doctor knows exactly what they'll find.

Because only the Doctor knows the true secret of the Phaeron: a secret so terrible and powerful that it must be buried in the deepest grave imaginable....

A complete and unabridged reading by Dan Starkey, who plays Strax the Sontaran in the BBC TV series.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • K.
  • 19-09-17

Gripping Tale Well Read

Great narration- at times you'd actually think Capaldi was present- and a tight, well structured narrative with nicely drawn characters.
Some gruesome scenes too for a touch of horror similar to the Baker era.

For Clara fans you're in luck; it's quite Clara-centric and both she and the Dr sound pitch perfect in their conversation.
Highly Recommended.

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  • Greg
  • Warminster, United Kingdom
  • 18-01-17

Narration spoiled by overloud effects

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

good story - narration poor was difficult to hear in places due to over loud music and special effects

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Deep Time?

none

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes but was spoiled by over loud special effects

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

no

Any additional comments?

no

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Doctor Who Deep Time Review By Duncan McLeod

I loved it very much and I loved Dan Sharkey's narration of this audio book because he makes the characters his own.
10/10

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sound effects really added to the experience

really good story very well read and the music and sound effects added an extra dimension

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Brilliant performance from Dan Starkey

Very well performed Audio Book. Pleasure to listen to. Dan really captures The Doctor and Clara in his performance. Sometimes you'd think Peter Capaldi was doing the voice.
Story is engaging and clever. Would have easily made a great episode of the TV show with its great pace, clever plot elements and a great villain in The Glamour.
Definitely worth reading or listening to.

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  • john c haanraadts 2
  • 08-12-15

Great story

I really enjoyed this book I recommend it to any Doctor Who fan. I felt like I was watching the TV show. The narrator did a fantastic job and I would listen to any of his books in the future. Thanks for a great book

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  • jonathan zinck
  • 10-03-16

hard to get into

I feel like this story was hard to get into. As I listened to the story I wanted to care about what was happening but sadly I just didn't. it wasn't a bad story just wasn't a great story. if you have time to kill and no other doctor who to listen to then go for it

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  • N. W.
  • 22-01-16

Give it a couple of chapters

At first, I was annoyed at the voice of the Doctor., but after a short time, I forgot it was not Peter Capaldi! Then, I was immersed in the quality Doctor Who story. Complex and nuanced., it is worthy of a BBC episode.

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  • Ashley
  • 09-08-18

A good twice listener

I love this audio book love the twelve and clara interaction and love da n starkey as twelve he has got that accent down

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  • Spencer
  • 07-04-18

Broken Promises

This...this story was frustrating. It started off very promising, but the danger got so contrived and dragged out too long without any real sense of change or discovery. What kind of state-of-the-art spaceship would NOT have shuttles or escape pods, for example? I can accept a kind of stupid plot if it delivers enough in the way of weirdness and monsters, but this was more rock climbing and Poseidon adventure than buck rogers.

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  • Neofprefect
  • 05-04-17

Film this.

This story is great material. A few tweaks of the script and it can be adapted to any doctor and companion. Unlike some other campy episodical additions to the literary cannon of The Doctor, this deserves development to the parent medium and the introduction of the new race and villain to the television cannon.
It is thoroughly enjoyable with out any damage to any Whovian logic. Why is it a 4 star not a five? I think on certain sets of dialog, the actors would have chosen different attenuation and performance. No real fault of the narrator. He did fantastic. It had some comical moments but if filmed, once again, the script would have been tweaked to add in that comical banter a little more fluidly. Plus the actual interaction from separate actors would have added the flare need ed to make this a memorable episode.
Trevor Baxendale deserves a seat at the writing table of BBC. TB has written other Doctor Who novels that deserve exploration. Read/listen to this book.

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  • Janelleynelle
  • 13-07-16

First audio book.

I loved this book. The narrator did an amazing job imitating voices. His impersonation of the Doctor was terrific. It felt and sounded just like an episode of Doctor Who. I'll be buying the audio in the future.

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  • Teralyn R. Wade
  • 18-04-16

Wonderful performance, ok story.

Dan Starkey elevated this from an ok read to a fun adventure. His Peter Capaldi is spot on and makes you forget you're not actually hearing him.

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  • Scooter100
  • 02-04-16

Not a happy story

What would have made Doctor Who: Deep Time better?

Some humor and a lot fewer gruesome deaths and discoveries. It was becoming like "Friday the 13th" after a while. Also, it never explained how the ship could disappear over a century ago and have the adult child of the captain without the adult child being over 100 years old.

What was most disappointing about Trevor Baxendale’s story?

Doctor Who may normally have a lot of alien death, and occasional human death as well, but it usually also has some humor and what appears to be a story that is more than just "death comes to Deep Time". I thought there were a few elements that made it more than a one star read but so far this has been my least favorite Doctor Who audiobook.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dan Starkey?

Someone who could do both Clara and the Doctor's Scottish accent.

What character would you cut from Doctor Who: Deep Time?

Marco was driving me crazy. He careened from sleazeball to psychopath to a person with mommy issues.

Any additional comments?

The story could have been good, there was possibility. The plot was okay, it just didn't have the right story built around it if that makes sense.

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  • John
  • 01-04-16

wonderful imagery

loved this story and it's wonderful imagery. I have listened to this over and over again.