Doctor Who: Night of the Humans

  • by David Llewellyn
  • Narrated by Arthur Darvill
  • 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"This is the Gyre - the most hostile environment in the Galaxy" 250,000 years' worth of junk floating in deep space, home to the shipwrecked Sittuun, the carnivorous Sollogs, and worst of all - the Humans.
The Doctor and Amy arrive on this terrifying world in the middle of an all-out frontier war between Sittuun and Humans, and the countdown has already started. There's a comet in the sky, and it's on a collision course with the Gyre . . .
When the Doctor is kidnapped, it's up to Amy and 'galaxy-famous swashbuckler' Dirk Slipstream to save the day.
But who is Slipstream, exactly? And what is he really doing here?
A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

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To Quote the Ninth Doctor...Fantastic!

Now, I haven't listened to every Doctor Who audiobook out there, but I have read enough books and listened to enough audiobooks to know a good one when I hear it. Although the science behind it isn't top-notch, it doesn't detract at all from the story, after all, when is Doctor Who scientifically stringent?

Since the Doctor and Amy get separated rather early on in the story, the narration switches back and forth between the two parties, which the author uses well to build suspense at critical points in the plot. Additionally, I applaud Llewellyn for writing the characters so well to form, especially the parts from the Doctor's point of view, which fit the Eleven's character so perfectly.

The narration was, if anything, even better. Arthur Darvill absolutely NAILED the Doctor's inflections, and when I say nailed, I mean it! He put plenty of character into every voice and even sounded great when reading the parts that were told from Amy's viewpoint! The Scottish accent was done well, even if it wasn't completely held through the whole performance, but the fact that she was discernibly Scottish was an improvement from other audiobooks I've listened to of late. Honestly, after listening to this audiobook, I want to hear Arthur Darvill read more audiobooks...a performer at his finest!

Overall, a very, very good read/listen. I actually listened to this one twice in a row, for sheer enjoyment of the story and the quality of the production.
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- Rachel

Cliche Ridden - ok if you are missing the show ...

Was pleasantly surprised how well Arthur Darvill narrated this story. Other than that, whilst this was a fast moving story (once past the tedious introduction, bear with it, it gets better) it is juvenile fiction, with the characterisation written with a thick brush, and little subtlety. The landscape was definitely alien, and well defined, and the action jogged along nicely, but this is not going to win any awards. However, if you are looking for a Doctor "fix" in between series it passes the time pleasantly enough. If you despair of sorting through the Doctor Books on Audible I recommend going to wikipedia and searching for "Doctor Who audio books". You will get a complete listing by series.
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- Clare "Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited