the narrator, Miss Lalla Ward, was the best I've listened to. Bravo. I enjoyed that for the story she paired sound effects with voice effects, it added to the already fantastic read
I read a lot of non-fiction, and sometimes I need something light and airy and just fun. This was perfect - a space and time adventure with the witty Dr. Who and smart and loyal companions - and, of course, evil villains to be thwarted.
The woman narrator took a few chapters to get used to. In the beginning, as she voiced the elderly professor "he" sounded just like an old woman, and the odd lilt to the "bad guy's" spaceship's voice never quite settled, but the rest of the tale flowed nicely and after a while I was deep into the story and not observing from the outside.
The story characters could have been a little deeper, but the plot had some nice curves and twists and I love it when the author(s) find a way to connect events or characters early in the story to the middle or end via clever turns.
As complexity of plot goes, this would be maybe a 6 out of 10. But, it's good enough for light-hearted fare as a pleasant break from serious reading or life's stressful moments.
I haven't read the print version, but Lalla Ward's performance is unbeatable.
No spoilers from me
Lalla knows Tom Baker's mannerisms and inflections so well, i actually see The Doctor and Ramana as she reads.
Laughter and grins - perfect for fans
An audiobook worthy of repeated listening
I live in Beijing and am thoroughly addicted to Audio Books.
If Douglas Adams had written it, and if it had been about half the length.
Lack of Douglas Adam's style humour, the worst thing about this book: it wasn't funny.
It was mediocre
I can see how this had the making of a good tv show, but as a book it fell flat. It was especially disappointing as i am such a huge fan of Douglas Adam's writing, and this comes across as bad fanfic.
Fun and Funny
When a certain cell [I don't want to give it away] was opened.
Wonderful performance! Wide range of emotions expressed in her voice.
Douglas Adams Lives!
To my friends that enjoy Doctor Who, this will be a blast. If your first Doctor was the fourth Doctor when Adams was writing episodes, you'll enjoy this presentation.
Well, the doctor always tidies up in the end but there is a twist to this tale that you ay or may not see coming. Read carefully
She did fine. I especially enjoyed her dramatization of the ships computer. Varying tempo and pitch I had no trouble following her rendition.
Shada: What's a life sentence to a timelord?
This book is a lot like I remember the show. Roberts did a great job taking Adams unpublished script and turning it into a narrative.
I don't know. Never read the print version
Doctor Who of course. Silly Question. Get rid of it.
Silly question. Get rid of it.
Silly question. Get rid of it.
From the first paragragh, you could hear Douglas Adams humour. (what do you do when you find out there is no god......think "position vacant"). Lalla Ward does at terrific job at voicing all the characters. Good satisfying story with a good satisfying ending.
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Delighted and surprised says the least of my joy at finding this on Audible
Thirty years of enjoying Douglas Adams and thinking I had read all of his published works, and revisiting from time to time. And who should bring back his lively wit and wisdom.? Why the The Doctor!
Many thanks to Gareth Roberts and Lalla Ward in bringing this old script to life.
Chris and Clare are unknowingly embarking on a great paradigm shift and grand adventure when Chris visits Prof Chronotis to borrow a few books to impress Clare. Clare is already impressed though Chris is too lovesick to notice.
If you love Adams and enjoy the odd vicarious visit from The Doctor, you are very likely to enjoy 'The Lost Adventure'.
Like others I found it was good to learn more about Prof Chronotis' past. And a lot more about bookmarks.
This is a great classic Dr Who story written with the impeccable humor and wit of Douglas Adams.
I'm not as familiar with Tom Baker's Doctor, or his companion Ramana, but that did not impact the quality of the story in the least.
I am a huge fan of the Hitchhiker's series as well as the sharp wordplay and wit of authors such as Terry Pratchett and love that this contained the same razor sharp edge to it. I caught myself giggling out loud several times through the story, while at the same time quite enthralled by the plot twists and turns that you'd expect with the Doctor.
I wasn't expecting the sound effects, but it was very good to hear the old theme song and the tardis coming and going at just the right moments. It was a nice touch for the audio book.
All in all the preformance and material surpassed my expectations. If you're a fan of Dr Who and Douglas Adams - this is a must read. If you're a fan of one or the other I definitely recommend giving it a try!