This story was written to be an audiobook and it purports to be recently discovered and restored tapes in which the Doctor recounts events on a pirate radio ship in the 1960s. Eventually he reveals that he had some time to kill waiting for dawn and since he was in a recording studio, he made the tapes. So it's a creative and effective approach to the story. The sound quality is variable on purpose to create the effect of the old restored tape. The Doctor's first person narration was intriguing because he shares a few random thoughts as well as telling the tale.
Tennant's narration is a treat as always. There are only three other people on the ship and they all have distinct voices. I docked a star on the performance because I think his voice sounds a little off. Maybe it's because they wanted it to sound like an old tape or maybe he had a cold, but it bothered me at times.
Not all Doctor Who radio performance are alike. Some are obviously attempts at TV scripts that didn't quite make the cut. Some are obviously books that didn't quite get made long enough. Dead Air is none of the above. This is made for radio through and through. It has a great starting and ending hook, and has the ability to keep you engaged throughout. Also, David Tennant has an amazing voice as a narrator, so how can you go wrong with TEN himself?
If you're looking through Doctor Who short audioprogramms ... get this one!
A little under middle.
When the doctor was "swallowed" for a time.
This story, while an interesting and unique idea, just didn't hold my interest very well, but I am not a huge Doctor fan yet.
This is the second book I've heard read by David Tennant. He's far more entertaining in this one then the other book I've listened to. Much more energetic and I loved all the little voices he did.
I found the story did drag a little bit and there were some confusing parts. Over all, it was rather good.
These little episodes are meant to be listened to...not read. It is a challenge to longtime Dr. Who fans like myself to discover that the 'universe (of Dr Who) has expanded'. I will never ever get through them all....but it is great fun trying!!!!
Yes. I enjoy the Dr Who stories, even though the Doctors sometimes seem a little...daft. :-D
His voice, since he *was* one of the (imo better) Doctors. It was good to listen to him read it, although he voice differentiation of the characters wasn't super great. I'll listen to more by him, though, and see how he does with those characters.
Not a bad little Dr Who short story, a good 'fix' for having missed one of the recent new Dr Who episodes.
Well, on top naturally because so far I only purchased Doctor Who audio books. ;-)
The story is a bit weird in its essence but the approach is very creative. The whole story is built around the fact that we listen to it. (instead of reading it) The story plays with sound and voice effects. That is a bit irritating in the beginning but you soon realize what a brilliant idea it is.
Everything, as usual. He sounds different, compared to the other Who audio books he narrated but that is due to the nature of this story. He does a wonderful job capturing the atmosphere and the essence of this story.
It made me laugh a couple of times, yes. But I wouldn't call that an "extreme reaction"... :-)
A great stand alone Doctor Who Story set with the 10th Doctor. Having David Tennant read this is incredible - it is short - but tight and well written. Worth the download!