David Tennant reads this and he does an awesome job mimicking the voices of Rose, Mickey and Jackie, so the fact that there's only one reader doesn't detract from enjoying this story. There are also some great Doctor/Rose moments in there that make this more than worth it.
Definitely recommend for fans of the Tenth Doctor, Doctor/Rose shippers and just fans in general.
While we wait for the new Dr. Who to come out, we listen to this. It's a great way to get your Dr. Who fix.
The way in which David Tennant can voice so many different characters keeps amazing me. Here he not only captures the essence of Rose and Mickey, it is a great pleasure to hear "The Doctor" appear out of Tennant's reading voice. The enthralling and at times very funny performance is what makes this story work.
Maybe, the story itself was not that extraordinarily amazing that I would seek her out immediately. However, I am quite curious how she would handle longer stories.
Everything! He sets a good pace, he can bring tension or humour when appropriate and can give each character its own distinctive voice.
This is a perfect book to read/ listen to whilst recovering from a very intense read when you're not yet ready to start a new one. Or when you have 2hrs to spend traveling somewhere.
Since I am currently obsessed with all things Dr Who & since Tennant has a damn sexy voice, I figured I would give this a shot. Pleasantly surprised on how entertaining and fast paced this story was. Didn't want to stop listening (and not just because of his dreamy voice - Call me David) as it was an absorbing story with intriguing secondary characters and plenty of fun Rose/Doctor/Mickey moments. So guess I will be downloading more of these.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and the occasional non-fiction or bestseller. :)
Entertaining, Adventure, Humorous
Yes! David Tennant is enthusiastic as a reader and characterist.
Chuckled at parts
This was a great extension of the TV series and David Tennant is marvelous. I wish for what I paid for it that the story was longer!
I love this book and have listened to it a number of times! I am an avid fan of Doctor Who and know stories outside of the watchful eye of the TV writers can miss the mark, but this has not left me wanting - except for more.
Jacqueline Rayner really knows her topic and her characters. I could easily be watching this as a television episode of Doctor Who.
David Tennant nails the characters - obviously his own rendition of the Dr is easy but he switches so effortlessly between Rose, her mum, Micky and a bunch of new characters, intermingled with his own Scottish narration. He is great at keeping a consistent voice for each which makes it so easy to keep track of the story.
There is also a bonus interview at the end with Jacqueline Rayner which is insightful, though the quality of the audio is a little "can-like".
It's only a few hours so is great for a lengthy drive in the car (or a really bad traffic jam). It will make the time pass quickly.
Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Jane Austen, Doctor Who, Elizabeth Gaskell, Doctor Who, other period drama, Doctor Who.
Basic Doctor Who adventure, a little bit easy to figure out, but more difficult to solve and with an interesting plot twist at the end. Not sure how well it would play out as a real episode, but a good read. And David Tennant's voice makes everything exceptional. His Mickey impression is the best.
A great listen! David Tennant makes this story come alive, another fantastic tale of adventure with the Doctor!
The Doctor of course, Tennant in the role was the best!
He did a great job performing the other character's voices, especially Jackie and Mickey. His Rose was hysterical and the "Genie" voice was pretty amusing as well!
YES!! I just found out about the audio books. and only this year learned about the reading books.
Everything David Tennant! I dont care if its a crummy story, if he's in it, it makes it better. Now at the crummy storylinesand shows of Dr #11 (worst ones ever, except one of the last ones before Nov 2013), not worth watching.
Yes and i did. I dont see why you wouldnt listen to the whole story in one sitting, anything less is crazy.
Im glad there are audio books of Dr. Who. I like the ones David Tennant reads. His are the best, as he was the best Dr. I hope he continues to read audio books, especially ones of him and rose. Why not, infinite possiblities of stories. He could make a good side business doing these readings, and give us more enjoyment of Dr. Who for decades to come. (They should have him come back as himself on the show. I dont see why the Dr cant transform back into a previous doctor!)
As far as Doctor Who radio presentations go, I would rank this somewhere in the middle. I liked it better than some because it takes place in Ancient Rome, and I always find historical Doctor Who stories fun. However, objectively the story isn't great. It's just something to pass the time when you've run out of Doctor Who episodes and you need a David Tennant fix. Speaking of time, this is an abridgment, but you pay as much as you would for an unabridged book. $8.59 (with membership) for 2 hours and 22 minutes is ridiculous.