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  • Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Justin Richards
    • Narrated By Stuart Milligan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    Stuart Milligan reads this thrilling adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack. The Novrosk Peninsula: the Soviet naval base has been abandoned, the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten.Until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that pre-dates even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing....

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone with a tin ear who can't tell a decent accent from a lousy one.


    Would you recommend Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Anyone who's never listened to Doctor Who books before would be put off for good, and anyone who has listened before would be appalled.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voices of Doctor Who characters are very, very well known to their fans. Not all narrators attempt to capture each character's voice, and fair enough. Stuart Milligan *attempts* it, but does not succeed. His accents are all over the board -- the Russians sound more like Mexicans, Rose sometimes has the same accent as the Doctor, and the Doctor, well, he sounded more like a caricature of an Englishman. Milligan's intonational patterns were likewise bizarre, as if he were reading the book for the first time aloud and didn't realize how the sentence was going to end. I don't want to be harsh, but as an aficionado of audio books and Doctor Who books in particular, it just wasn't good enough, and I will not listen to Milligan again.

    I have, however, listened to several other Justin Richards books and enjoyed them very much. This time, I really didn't, but I believe that's down to the performance more than the writing, although it's difficult to separate one from the other.


    What character would you cut from Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain?

    The narrator, sorry.


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