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  • Doctor Who: The Ruby's Curse

  • River Song Novel
  • By: Alex Kingston
  • Narrated by: Alex Kingston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)

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Doctor Who: The Ruby's Curse

By: Alex Kingston
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Summary

Alex Kingston reads her brand-new novel featuring River Song, from the worlds of Doctor Who.

1939, New York. Private-eye Melody Malone is hired to find a stolen ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location of Cleopatra's tomb - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies.

Can Melody escape the ruby's curse?

1939, New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone mysteries, is forced to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. River doesn't believe in curses - but is she wrong?

From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she must team up with a most unlikely ally - her own fictional alter ego, Melody. And together they must solve another mystery: is fiction changing into fact - or is fact changing into fiction?

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twisty turny timey wimey

clever funny and entertaining but also some moments that make you think. loved it and Alex Kingston's reading is impeccable

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stick with this as it does settle into a good story and adventure. almost gave up at the opening paragraph but glad I didn't!

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Alex Kingston nailed it

i love how well she knows her character and fixes flaws from the original book

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Great fun story

Enjoyed this book. Very entertainingly read. Lovely references to other characters from Doctor Who.

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fantastic

I love this book so much I keep listening to it, just excellent 👌

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Wow!

Loved this tangled web of time travel and murder mystery. Alex Kingston does a great job as writer, reader and actor throughout this wonderful book. More please!

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doctor who at it's best

An intriguing tale about the beloved character River Song, this story delves into the character's past and is centered around a mysterious figure known as Melody. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, the plot seamlessly blends elements of Doctor Who while maintaining a distinct, unique feel. The only downside is that the use of time travel can be a bit confusing at times, but that is to be expected in a Doctor Who story

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An absolutely rip roaring adventure. Funny, exciting, entertaining, intelligent, fast paced, absorbing. I could go on but might run out of space.
River Song is one of the all time greatest, if not the greatest, characters from the Multiverse/Multidimensional Doctor Who.
Finally, after such a long wait, we get to see the not so ordinary life of Professor Song.
The story is something fans have been craving & you won't be disappointed.
Hopefully Alex Kingston will be bringing more adventures out soon. She certainly knows how to leave you wanting more.
I really hope that this is the start of many more adventures from the renowned archaeologist. Alex Kingston has such a sultry voice & it's fantastic to hear her read her wonderful story.
I look forward to hearing more audiobooks that she stars in....

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great book

No "spoilers" from me. A great listen for Dr Who fans and lovers of books which are a bit different. I loved it!.

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What a great book

What a great book by Alex. What a pleasure to listen to it in her own voice.

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