This story started out one thing, and then it changed. I just kept getting more intense and interesting. The drama and tension built, but there was still a trace of comedy relief. I love books that can make me laugh but still have me on the edge of my seat to the end. The fact that this short story can do all of that in such a short time is brilliant. Brilliance shown by both the author and the narrator.
The narration is wonderful. Perfect pitch. I can see the irony that would be evident without the words.
I read that question twice and then went and checked the narrator's name. The main character is a woman and even though I know it was a man's voice, my mind tells me I heard a woman. That is a real skill.
This was a book I had to listen to in one sitting. I couldn't just listen to part of it and go do something else. I needed to know the end.
this is a great series. I'm torn as I can't wait for the next one to be released, but then there is one more gone towards the end of the series. I don't want it to end. But I want to know what happens. Colour me confused much?
Of course any Dortor Who fan will love to listen to the accent of Tom Baker. His voice was perfect for The Doctor and here he portrays the entire cast. A great actor and a great narrator.
The easy answer is The Doctor or Sarah Jane, BUT the were so may great bit players from the poacher, the brother and the friend. The Egyptian servant with his wild organ playing kept me interested as well. And the gods were portrayed with suitable dignity and gravitas.
I liked everything about Tom Baker's narration. He got the story accross with the right amount of style and used his experience as an actor to give all the characters life.
The truth riddle in the Mars pyramid which the correct answer will free Sarah Jane and the wrong answer will kill her. The Doctor took that casually but with deep feeling.
I have always been told I couldn't be a real Doctor Who fan if I hadn't read The Pyramids of Mars. I'm not sure if I'm anymore of a fan than I was but now I understand some of the history better.
sad, happy, amazed
I suppose my favourite character should be the Returned man but I really enjoyed his fiancee's reaction to having him come back.
Towards the end there is a scene in a hospital. I can't say more or I'll spoil the outcome for you. You'll know it when you read it.
The fiancee's mother is rather interesting. The way she accepts everything is unusual but the writer makes it believable.
After you read this you'll want to read the other prequels and The Returned.
No. I felt that reading this book would be preferable. The narrator was good but not suited to this book.
This is a good historical romance and is well written. It is slightly more detailed a story to the normal romance but enjoyable.
I have listened to other books narrated by Emma Newman and enjoyed them much more than this one.
A good romance that is well written. The story of the soldier on his death bed and the beauty is lovely and slow. The romance blooms between them with a few hitches and lots of love. It has a good ending.
The narrator was so good at doing all the voices. I didn't have to worry about keeping the characters straight as the were instantly recognizable.
This book was similar to most of the Doctor Who books, so if you are a fan you know what to expect in the way of quality and content. The characters are mostly known to fans. The Master and the Doctor remember their shared childhood which is interesting.
My favourite scene involves The Master seeing many versions of himself. I can't say too much or it will mess up the surprise in the storyline for you.
I'm not a big fan of books that feature The Master but this book shows him in a different light. At least at times. There is one scene in particular when the Doctor and the Master are alone in the TARDIS that is very memorable and could have changed everything. SPOILERS. So I won't say anything.
A solid Doctor Who novel that wad improved by a great narrator.
I read a lot of Doctor Who book and find differences when I read or watch an episode but I love all versions of Doctor Who that whichever one I'm currently doing is my favourite.
It is like looking at gem stones. The gem may look different from various sides or light. But it is always a gem.
I've been a fan of Doctor who since we got our first tv when I was eight or so. Discovering new ways to travel with the Doctor is always a treat. So is going back and revisiting his earlier incarnations.
I missed the first few Doctors and only got into the series when the guy who installed the tv put it on Doctor Who with Tom Baker as the Doctor. So he was my favourite. And I love Leena as his companion. Reading this was better than watching it on our "New" tv with its black and white screen and constant stream of interference that I watched it on in the 70s.
I love Doctor Who and I loved this trip down memory lane.
Tom Baker 's Doctor was my favourite Doctor Who but it was leena who gave this story it's strength.
The fact that the actress who played Leena is the one doing the narration makes this Audible book so wonderful.
"Danger at Fang Rock"pretty much covers it.
All fans of Doctor Who and especially the fans of Tom Baker will love this book. Leena is a bonus.
Yes. This was a wonderful find. A great piece of history told in an easy to understand way.
I'd heard of "The Charge of the Light Brigade" but never really thought of when it was and how it effected the future of war. This doesn't really go into those issues but after listening to this I can make sense of a lot more of modern history.
The story is told with the individuals involved stories, not the political reasons. It makes the history real and understandable without having to know all the political goings on at the time. This happened and it lead to this and it affected this person this way.
It is a good novel if you enjoy history or military tales.
The narration was perfect for this kind of book. Varied enough to keep one engaged but not overpowering so the details didn't get lost in the telling.
This book is factual but entertaining enough that I didn't feel as if I was at a lecture. Even people who only like their historical books to be fiction would like this.
The narration of this book was horrible. I bought the Kindle book and the Audio one together and had already read the first few chapters before listening to the narration. I was enjoying the book when I read it but when I listened to it I had to stop and check it was the same novel as I couldn't stand another minute of it.
I've listened to this narrator before and enjoyed the experience, but every voice she used grated with this tale. And why give an English lord a American accent?
I hate to give bad reviews but felt I had to warn other readers of this accident. The book is great, but stick to the written word on this one.
I'm only a third or the way through thebook, but found it interesting.
No. The ten minute bus wait was torture with this in my ears. I won't listen to the rest of it. When I recover I might finish read the book, but not until I can get that narrator's voice out of my memory.
This book is a bit of fun. It is good for the times when I want entertainment and not to think too much. Enough action to be enjoyable but it still has a good narrative.
I'm not a big Star Trek fan but have watched some of the tv series. I loved that I could be interested in this story without having to know all the fan stuff. Everything is fresh and light. I loved the way the narrator handled the characters and accents.
She brought the different characters to life with ease. It was easy to understand and tell who was talking in every case. Most of the time I forgot that she was female and just let her talent for voices carry on.
I didn't want a book to listen to in one sitting as I just wanted something to relax to and wind down with. Even so, I found the book interesting right to the end. There were enough twists and turns to keep the narrative moving forward and the end was satisfactorily summed up.
A good listen even if you aren't a dyed in the wool fan.
I've read various versions of the "Judas Story" but this is the best researched and beautifully written one that I've ever come across.
It took me back to Judas as a child. I could relate to his dreams of being accepted and loved. The rule of the Romans is shown through a child's eyes and then through the adult's. But it isn't just about rebellion. This book shows a man with a man's dreams and ambitions. It is about friendships that Judas forms and where they lead. He both loves and is frustrated with his family and their problems. He is a man with the wish to "fit" somewhere.
The author took me on a history lesson that felt more like a trip in time. For the first time I really felt I understood the values and customs of the early Bible stories. I've read the Bible my whole life and am a devoted Christian but didn't find anything to offend me in this book,
It is more of a Jewish history than a Christian one.
In this book I learnt the atmosphere around the time of Jesus with the different fractions. Some Jews were trying to live with Rome. Some trying to rebel. Some were hoping for a miracle and to have the whole situation changed in a instant. A lot like today.
Not that this book is a history text book. It is filled with tension, drama and fun. I felt I knew all the characters personally and was upset to let them go when the story was over.
Mostly it shows there is no black and white answers. No good or bad. Just choices that are made and what it is to live with the consequences.
Judas is shown as a human with human failings and even if the intention was right, the outcome can still go wrong.
I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fiction. It uses some of the Bible stories as a backdrop but doesn't preach. Nor does it say that Jesus was the Son of God or not. It is the story of the man Judas, not Jesus. So don't be put off if you aren't a Christian.
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