In 1920s London, the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors, and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth? With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed....
Read by Nicholas Briggs, The Clockwise Man features the Doctor and Rose, as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.
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Slow build to a great end
I would probably not listen to "The Clockwise Man" again. I tend not to reread books, and I didn't find this story compelling enough to break that habit.
The end was satisfying in that typical Doctor Who sort of way. Revelations were had, sacrifices were made, and the baddies were defeated.
Nicholas Briggs has a very distinctive voice and he brings a lot of life to the story. He is clearly mimicking Christopher Eccleston's voice when he voices the Doctor, which is good for the most part, but sometimes comes off a bit odd.
The second half of this book is great! It has tons of action and the foreshadowing and revelations are flawless.
It was early days for the new series when this book was published and Rose's character doesn't feel as solid as it should be. Her thoughts and actions in the first half of the book could have been done by any teenager. She isn't quite the Rose we know and love in the TV show. Her characterization solidifies in the second half of the story.
The first half of this book is slow, but the story needs the buildup for the ending to make sense.
Really good story