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Summary

Mark Gatiss reads the brand-new novelisation of the Twelfth Doctor’s dramatic final adventure. Still reeling from his encounter with the Cybermen, the First Doctor stumbles through the bitter Antarctic wind, resisting the approaching regeneration with all his strength. But as he fights his way through the snowdrifts, he comes across the familiar shape of a blue police box and a mysterious figure who introduces himself as the Doctor....

Thrown together at their most vulnerable moments, the two Doctors must discover why the snowflakes are suspended in the sky, why a First World War Captain has been lifted from his time stream moments before his death and who the mysterious Glass Woman is who knows their true name. The Doctor is reunited with Bill, but is she all she seems? And can he hold out against the coming regeneration? 

 Novelisation copyright © Paul Cornell 2018
Original script copyright © Steven Moffat 2018

Cover illustration by Anthony Dry

BBC logo © BBC 1996
Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014

For BBC Worldwide:
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd
Sound design by David Darlington
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson

For BBC Books:
Editorial Director: Albert DePetrillo
Project Editor: Steve Cole
Cover design: Two Associates
Cover illustration: Anthony Dry 

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time first published by BBC Books in 2018  

©2018 Paul Cornell (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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  • Mike
  • Leamington Spa
  • 17-08-18

If you have never heard of Dr Who,Start here.

Ok,so lets start with the negative. Paul Cornell occasionally tries to be clever and breaks the 4th wall. Personally I hate that. for example, the video copy of the Dalek Masterplan, the Daleks would lover to get hold of a copy because they have lost theirs... Please don't do this. Breaking that wall brings you crashing out of the narrative, Its not funny, not clever and not right.

That out of the way, this is a fantastic novelization. Mark Gatiss perfectly captures the tone and the spirit. The dialogue sparkles and the additional background that Paul Cornell brings is beautifully judged.

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I loved this audio book very much and it has a great voice in Mark Gatiss.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-18

loved it

Big fan of doctor who. This was amazing. Never expect anything other then good content from the Doctor who

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  • Svetlana
  • 15-08-18

Wonderful story

This was absolutely brilliant! loved the story itself and the amazing performance by Mark Gatiss!
The scene of the battlefield on Christmas made me cry (as it always does).

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  • David
  • 15-06-18

Re: Christmas classic

This story possesses excellent narration and represents one of the best stories in the entire Doctor Who series. A true gem and treat for fans of the series and great storytelling in general.