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  • Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Una McCormack
    • Narrated By Meera Syal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    England, today. Between the housing estate and the motorway lies an ancient wood. The motorway bends to avoid it. Last week, teenager Laura Brown went missing. Tonight, Vicky Caine will miss her bus and take a shortcut through the wood. And she will disappear too. England, 1917. Between the village and the main road lies an ancient wood. The old Roman road bends to avoid it. Tonight Emily Bostock and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods.

    Joy Gissing says: "A mystery that keeps you riveted till the end ."
    "A mystery that keeps you riveted till the end ."
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    What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods the most enjoyable?

    Meera Syal is another of my favourite DW narrator's, she is great. I have been really impressed with the female narrators of the DW audio books. I think every female narrator I have listened to that reads DW audio is able to read the male characters more naturally then a lot of male narrators. I have also been impressed with the great accents some of them are able to give each of the characters again so effortlessly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods?

    I enjoyed the beginning with Rory when he goes back in time to meet Emily Bostock and their trip into the woods despite Rory's best endeavours to keep them clear of the woods Emily soon wrecks that well planned intention. I found it good to see a strong female character of that era portrayed and could see Emily in her time being a companion as she has no fear and is quite calm and brave.

    She also had strong views on supporting conscientious objectors in the war and was willing to stand up to the older men in the village to defend Rory who the locals give a hard time by giving him a white feather which Rory did not really understand the purpose of at first. As we near the end of the story this was obviously another touching and memorable moment as we arrive closer to finding out what the mystery of the woods is. Your heart strings are pulled and you feel anger, sadness and happiness in the end, even though some people can never go back to their lives but make a decision to make the most of their lot and prepare to explore the unknown.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think all of the above were favourites scenarios of mine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I was eager to keep reading not wanting to stop at all because I was consumed with curiosity to see what was going to happen next.


    Any additional comments?

    Not really just that I loved the book and would recommend it to anyone to read even if you don't normally read Doctor Who but like a little mystery and suspense then you will enjoy this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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