• Doctor Who: Silhouette: A 12th Doctor Novel

  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: Dan Starkey
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 12-18-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
  • 4.5 (129 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers.
How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? As the Doctor and Clara joint the hunt for the truth they find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one is what they seem....
Justin Richards' thrilling new novel stars the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi in the hit BBC TV series, and also features his friends Madame Vastra, Strax, and Jenny - the Paternoster Gang. It is read by Dan Starkey, who plays Strax in Doctor Who. Reading produced by Neil Gardner. Sound design by Simon Hunt. Executive producer: Michael Stevens.
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By Jesse on 01-04-15

A really good Doctor Who book for the new doctor!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dan Starkey does a great job with Peter Capaldi's doctor.

Any additional comments?

Both the writing and the narration do a great job with Peter Capaldi's doctor. Strax is great. The setting is really well done! The story is gripping. Really recommend this one.

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By Careena on 03-17-15

A story for Twelve

I'm so pleased that we finally have Twelfth Doctor novels. I'm still getting to know him and his character and it's nice to have extra materials that are so closely related to the season to work off of. So is it accurate to his personality? I'm not entirely sure yet, I'm still figuring him out and I may have to reread it to gain all the little nuances that I missed the first time.

Dan Starkey was a brilliant narrator, and I'd listen to him again. All of his characters are very distinct and he captures their individual accents so well. He was very easy to listen to, easy to distinguish who was speaking, and he quickly became a favorite.

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By RACCOON on 10-11-15

A Wonderfully Gripping Listen

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Silhouette: A 12th Doctor Novel the most enjoyable?

An enjoyable story with an intriguing nod to the past. Dan Starkey’s wonderful narration is a joy to listen too, and his character portal of Strax is as superb in audio as on TV. A highly recommended listen for anybody with a creative imagination, be them a Doctor Who fan or not.

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By Penny on 02-27-15

Great Characterisation, Querky "Who" Dunnit

The story itself was "interesting". The sci-fi takes a while to kick in. It could simply be a Sherlock Holmes tale until some obviously alien behaviour finally happens (hard to describe without spoilers). A bit of a soppy ending they could have gone without, but a good story with all the hallmarks of Dr Who - time travel, a good mystery, overlapping stories, unexpected surprises, aliens in hiding and a bit of techno babble.

Key characters are there and easily identifiable - the Doctor, Clara, Strax, Madam Vastra, and Jenny. It was great to hear Dan Starkey (Strax) take on the characters of Dr Who (particular Peter Capaldi's Doc). He does a wonderful job representing each and maintaining voices throughout. He also brings to life another half dozen or so supporting characters. I enjoyed listening to him almost as much as David Tennant and am looking forward to him getting his teeth into another 12th Doctor novel.

The mood music was annoyingly faint in some spots (though that may be my car speakers).

I have already enjoyed listening to this a couple of time. You have those "ohhh" moments that are become so obvious when you know how it is all going to end.

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