Doctor Who

  • by Mark Morris
  • Narrated by David Troughton
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An abridged reading of a BBC Books novel featuring the Doctor and Donna (as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC One TV series). India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos - a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events. Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of "half-made men", who roam the streets at night and steal people away. These creatures, it is said, are as white as salt and have only shadows where their eyes should be. With help from India's great spiritual leader, Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, the Doctor and Donna set out to investigate these rumours. What is the real truth behind the 'half-made men'? Why is Gandhi's role in history under threat? And has an ancient, all-powerful god of destruction really come back to wreak his vengeance upon the Earth? This title features the Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit series from BBC Television.

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Not my favorite

I've listened to two other Doctor/Donna stories (Beautiful Chaos and Pest Control) and this is my least favorite. I don't feel like any author has really captured Donna's voice and personality in any story I've come across and they compensate by just making her yell at the Doctor all the time. The story didn't keep me very interested either, and the whole Gandhi thing felt weird, kind of fake in a way. It has a low re-read factor.
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- Careena "Doctor Who, James Bond, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, but mostly just Doctor Who."

Some potential but still extremely juvenile

I never understand how the writing for the TV show is usually so brilliant and the writing for these audio novels are so mediocre. The whole Ghandi meeting is most interesting part of the book. I kind of got hooked on the Dr. Who novels recently since I have been a little desperate for more stories since the last season ended. I keep getting continually disappointed. Frankly, the only Dr Who stories worth purchasing are read by David Tennant. He is such a brilliant actor that his reading makes even these god-awful Dr. Who novels interesting. If the actor playing, "The Doctor" is not the reader, then my suggestion is, give up on the novels and just wait for next season's tv show
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- Chuck

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited