Doctor Who: The Aztecs
- Narrated by: William Russell
- Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-02-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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William Russell, who played the Doctor's companion Ian in the original TV serial, reads John Lucarotti's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1984.
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By Steve on 03-13-15
Essential listening for any first Doctor fan
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Definitely. Even a neutral listener can pick up the context of the story as it is an historical one (as the name implies) and relies little on the science fiction aspect of the series. It's well read by the original actor who played Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and the sound effects enhance the story rather than become intrusive.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: The Aztecs?
When Ian proves he can best the Aztec warrior Chief (Ixta) using only his thumb.
What does William Russell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Mr Russell is a calm and steady reader with a warm voice who can add subtle intonation to his voice to help distinguish the characters. Having worked on the original televised story, I suspect he had an insight into the characterisation of the other actors and brought it to his reading. Definitely not something you can pick up just reading the text.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The moment where Cameca realises that the man she loves will have to leave her and how she takes it.
Any additional comments?
This story is one of the strongest both plot and character-wise in the first Doctor's era. The show is brilliant and the book matches it in its high quality.
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