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This novel brings so much more to the War Doctor than we we able to see in the 50th anniversary special. Even though he is considered his own regeneration, it's very easy to see him in this story as an older Eighth.
The companion was the best kind of all - completely human. No deep connection with the Doctor's past, no superpowers, just an ordinary person doing extraordinary things.
The narrator, Nicholas Briggs, has been voicing the Daleks (and several other DW villains) since the series' revival, and is also the producer for the Big Finish audio dramas. His absolute understanding of the characters in this universe lent itself well to his portrayal.
Well done to George Mann! I look forward to more of your work. Thank you for your story.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Highly recommend to Whovians especially those who would like to hear more from The War Doctor. This story takes place just prior to the events in the 50th Anniversary TV special.
Nicholas Briggs does an amazing job of narration. I could hear and see John Hurt throughout the story.
What did you like best about this story?
Nicholas Briggs narration.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I want to hear more stories from the War Doctor era.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Doctor Who: Engines of War?
... this is the one to go for. It explains the Time War between the Daleks and Time Lords which has been omitted, but mentioned in the TV series and only story to have my husband glued to his seat and he HATES Doctor Who
What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Engines of War?
The whole lot
What about Nicholas Briggs’s performance did you like?
Nicholas Briggs' impersonation of John Hurt's incarnation of the Doctor as it was spot on
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
This is a brilliant story that I would recommend to any Doctor Who fan, but would have made a better Big Finish Doctor Who audio play. I say this because the writer has totally got the War Doctor's character and you can just imagine his lines being spoken by John Hurt. The same with Rassilon, you get that it was written with Timothy Dalton's portrayal of the character in mind, which fits the Doctor Who timeline. Nicholas Briggs does a fantastic job, but the story just screams out to get these two wonderful actors to reprise their roles.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this war doctor tale. It would be great to hear more about him.
The performance was fantastic. Nicholas really captured the essence of John Hurt.
A brilliant glimpse into the chaos of the Time War. A must read for all those avid Doctor Who fans!!
Nicholas Briggs does a awesome War Doctor performance as well as his usual Dalek voice!!