Doctor Who: City of Death

  • by Douglas Adams, James Goss
  • Narrated by Lalla Ward
  • 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading of the brand-new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas Adams.
The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself.
Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.
Aided by British private detective Duggan, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival.


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Entertaining enough for me

Tom Baker was my first Doctor, and though this tale rambles a little it does feel like a Douglas Adams story (fitting, as the central concept evolved into the plot of Dirk Gently).
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- D. Trasler

The Da Vinci Code Doctor Who style.

I've waited a long time for this novelization. This story was one of my favorite all time Doctor Who adventures. Staring my favorite Doctor Tom Baker and favorite companion Lalla Ward. Some of it was filmed in Paris, a first for Doctor Who. It had a great guest cast Julian Glover, Catherine Schell, David Graham, Tom Chadbon. It also had a special cameo by John Cleese. The novelization gave this story more background stories on the characters, made them more interesting then they were on the show. Even gave John Cleese's character more things to do in the story, then stand around and gape. The author also did a great job with the Doctor and Romana, made me fall in love with the character all over again. Lalla ward did a great job narrating,I wish Tom Baker could of worked with her on this. Douglas Adams is still my favorite author. James Goss did a great job making Douglas script into a novel, I like to think Douglas would be proud of this work.
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- Chris Coyne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-21-2015
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd