For a variety of reasons that are too well-known to reiterate, Shada is best known as the lost, or uncompleted Doctor Who classic. The novel both erases the lost and justifies the classic - it's an astonishing story, so much more in-depth and developed than past attempts at reconstruction have shown, while Lalla Ward's narration brings an extra touch of "familiarity" to what might otherwise be one of the most un-Doctor Who-like adventures the Docto ever had.
Overall, a strong story and excellent narration, but the horrific voicing of the Doctor is jarring., and the sound effects for the most part really disrupted the flow of the story. K9's voice was spot on.
Putting your life in the Lord's hands only leaves you empty-handed.
I had read a summary of this infamous episode and seen the Tom Baker narrated video about the Fourth Doctor. The actress' experience with him pays off with her uncanny impression. One writing quibble: why mention The Rani on the list of renegade Time Lords when she did not appear until the Seventh Doctor with Sylvester McCoy? Were there other anachronisms? The Chris Parsons Project!? The logic trap and the swearing were clever, but did Chris have to be such a hapless Sheldon Cooper,
It's a real treat to hear Lalla Ward read a Douglas Adams story about Romana and "MY" Doctor. Funny and exciting and all that's best about the Fourth Doctor. Plus it was fun to learn more about the mysterious Professor!
Father, husband, car nut, tech geek and positive to a fault.
This "lost" story is fantastic in the way classic Who can only be. The fourth doctor is his usual comically brilliant and Romana sarcastically genius. And we get to hear from K9...what more could a Whovian ask for?!
I had seen the five doctors and always wondered about the segment of punting. I knew the scene came from the story but had never seen or read the story. Now to hear the story that went with that scene was great. Great book. Great story. Great narration. Kept me listening.
Lalla Ward did a great job - never a boring moment. The sound effects added to the ambiance. Story was interesting-- learned more about the Time Lords. If you enjoyed the 4th Dr, you'll enjoy this.