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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.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
all of the bbc audio doctor who stories are great stories, high quality recording ,
and this is is brilliantly read by Arthur Darvill aka Rory Williams
kids love listening to these on long car trips
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