Hard question..not sure..... but not one of the best Who stories.
great performance, weak story
I thought this was a good story until the very end. Hope I don't spoil it for others because I expected better.
great. Please try it. I emplore you. Early sit-com fom the 60's britain. But I am biased.
I'm 50 and a life-long (Londoner living in PA, but that is irrelevant), Who fan....I have to admit that I've never liked the first doctor. I went out on a limb and tried this book. It had good reviews. BTW, For the 50th anniversary, there is a new sequence of books available. I purchased the first few books and The third doctor story was good and inspired me to buy another Audiobook. This one. Unfortunately, for 90% of this story, these preconceptions were confirmed. The first two hours is like being trapped in a room full of illogical people arguing.( I understand that this is the plot). Because they are beloved characters, it was quite upsetting. I was waiting for the plot to resolve for far too long..Very frustrating. Without wishing to spoil the plot, the ending was a bit silly and not worth the mental effort for arriving there.
Worse than reversing the polarity. I almost asked for a refund, but for the chance to share this personal review.
This is just my perspective and I felt cheated by this story.. . If other Dr Who fans enjoy this, then I admire you. You must find good in everything.
Just my tuppence worth.
The story makes no sense for the first hour and I felt confused and cheated by this.
The Doctor is initially captured by the martial-rule army in London for apparently looting; then questioned and detained, and finally escapes to freedom.
He simply had to mention that he was connected with U.N.I.T. and he would have been released and taken to UNIT HQ, which was WHERE HE WAS LOOKING FOR.
All this happens while Lethbridge-Stewart is looking for much-needed help, especially from his old friend and scientific advisor, the Doctor.
( Banging own head on wall now)
They stumble across our heroes because Sarah-Jane gave her name when they were being processed, after being sentenced for theft.
Unacceptably silly plot.
After this point, you don't know what to expect. Just ridiculous.
This is the only Doctor Who story I've ever read that has been so badly written as to make it feel unbelievable. And that IS saying something.
I'm a 50 year old, life long Who fan from London, and had to share this point of view.
I'm going to request a refund for this rubbish. I have almost every other Who Audiobook of my preferred Doctors.
Pass the Jelly Babies.
Best ending imaginable
Hard to say without spoiling it all for others. Sorry.
Silly question. OK,,um Rumpole?
Jeez. Rumpole, First Blood?
Yes. This is my real recommendation/review. I've been a fan of Rumpole for about forty years and I had never heard/read this before. I'm so very glad that I finally did. A wonderful last chapter that would please anybody; particularly fans. Perfect.
nobody, just badly narrated.
Yes,,,,,,, only bought this because the timothy west version was so goood,,,, thought this must be the same,,,, not.
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