Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles

  • by Michael Moorcock
  • Narrated by Clive Mantle
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award winning sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock writes a thrilling all-new adventure featuring the 11th Doctor and Amy.
There are dark tides running through the universe - so strong they swallow light and threaten Captain Cornelius's familiar existence; if unchecked they will absorb the whole of Creation. But for now he tracks into the solar winds, searching for the only being he acknowledges as his peer: who is known simply as 'the Doctor'.

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Maddeningly Verbose

I was excited by the other reviews and a keen fan of the tv series but I am struggling to wade through this adjective-laden prose. It took 20 minutes this morning just to describe the ship pulling into dock! The author's compulsion to add alien detail has crowded out action and engagement with characters like an infestation of Silburian Slug Worms from the Obellian Galaxy.
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- Rachel

A Steaming Pile

I love Dr. Who, but this was simply awful. Moorcock demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of the character he is writing. The Doctor should jump out of every scene he is in and dominate the action. In this book you hardly realize he is there, squeezed among the ridiculous characters with confusing motivations. The story seems to have been written for an entirely different hero, with the Dr. Who elements thrown hastily in at the last moment.
The narration was also shocking. Mantle tries to create different voices and accents for his characters, but ends up giving us aural caricatures. The falsetto Scots used to indicate Amy's occasional presence made me want to throw my headphones in the nearest fireplace.

Dr. Who fans be warned. This is not what you want. Stay away!
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- Christopher Patton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited