A guy who loves to learn.
Didn't expect to put this in at 8pm and then not sleep and find reasons to exercise in the middle of the night just so I could keep listening for 11 hours, but once I started it seemed to be the only plausible option so I saw it through.
I just like the way that Douglas Adams writes. He's a freaking beast. If a words could be crack then he's got the market is best way to put it. Once you get a taste you can't stop...
That ship. Haha... Yeah. That ship with the female voice was by far the best character in my humble opinion.
I'd just say that if you like the Hitchhiker series and or you like Dr. Who you are more than hooked up here. You're in for a darn good time.
Dad, mechanic, nerd, scifi geek, pc gamer
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.
Because it's a long story, I've had to listen to it a couple of times. I've enjoyed it each time. I think the ship and the narrator's characterization of it is one of the best parts.
I love Dr Who and I love Douglas Adams. But I only liked this story. It was amusing rather than funny and mildly interesting rather than engrossing. The performance was excellent although I'm not sure that having a female voice Dr Who was ideal.
I loved it because it's the only story from the original series, I didn't see on tv or read it in a novel. It was never televised because of a studio strike stopped the story being filmed completely. Douglas Adams chose to never novelized it. He did put some of the plot in his novel Dirk Gentry. Which is also in audible.com.
They are all memorable. Funy moments, scary moments, romantic moments. This book had it all.
I have never heard her on audio before, she did a good job. I wish Tom Baker could of worked on this with her. She and Tom were one of the best Doctor and Companion teams ever.
If I had all day to listen to it I would of.
This was a great book. Gareth Roberts did the late great Douglas Adams Justice. I hear Garetth is also novelizing another Adams Doctor Who story. City of Death. I hope that comes out soon.
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.