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I was quite excited to see these lengthier Doctor Who novels that were recently released, The Taking of Chelsea 426 among them. The story contains your classic bad guys and a spot-on Tenth Doctor. When the narration began, I was a bit nervous about how well Christopher Ryan was going to be able to voice the Doctor, as he sounded a bit droll. But when the Doctor showed up, sure enough, the voice and inflections were spot-on.
The story was developed well enough to keep me going with it, but not so complicated that I couldn't multi-task while I listened.
Overall, an entertaining listen, well worth a credit. :)
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I was very impressed with this narrator and his ability to get the 10th Doctor voice. I had to remind myself a couple times that it wasn't David Tennant reading it.
The story was also good. Better than I'd anticipated - nicely plotted, kept me interested the whole time. The companion-style characters were good and contributed to the story positively (not just running around yelling for the Doctor to save them). After all the descriptions of the Sontarans vs the Rooten, I want to go watch some more of the old Doctor Who's to learn more about the Rooten (or however that's spelled).
Fun listen, great narrator. I hope they get him for more Doctor Who books.
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Where does Doctor Who: The Taking of Chelsea 426 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I enjoyed this audiobook. It's always tough to do a story without the companions because the other characters have to be engaging but not replacements for the favourites we love so much. This story manages that well, and the two children in the story fit that role well.
What does Christopher Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The narrator does a great job at speaking for all the characters we know so well, particularly the Doctor.