Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint's lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket, the key to eternal life, really exist? With the help of new friends, and to the horror of new enemies, the Doctor and Rose aim to find out.
Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television. Written by Justin Richards. Read by David Tennant. Includes author interview by David Darlington of Doctor Who Magazine.
©2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I'm a software engineer working out of Toronto Canada. I enjoy science fiction but have started to drift into other areas.
In Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket, Justin Richards drops The Doctor and his faithful companion Rose into an environment where (with few exceptions) technology more advanced than steam-powered will not work. The resulting low-technology world, and significant suspension of disbelief, provides an excellent backdrop for this re-working of Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece Treasure Island.
I found the story highly entertaining and David Tennant's reading flawless. I especially enjoyed the voice selected for Kevin, kind of a cross between the original Marvin from Hitchhikers and Sully from Monsters Inc (huge and apologetic).
If there's a downside with this audiobook (and this one is extremely minor) it's that I now feel compelled to re-read the original story.
Pirates and Doctor Who, how can you not love that!This is my favorite story of the tales narrated by David Tennant.
Tennant's voice talent really comes into this audio, as there are so many different characters and he does a different voice for every one of them. He will be truly missed on the show! I hope he continues with these narrations, as other past actors who have played the Doctor do.
Doctor Who, James Bond, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, but mostly just Doctor Who.
Awesome story, really good characters, great adventure. One of my favorites. If you're looking for a fun, quick, exciting Doctor Who classic, this is it. Worth it again and again.
Those story was spooky and Tennant was as fabulous a narrator as ever. Would have a been a 5 star listen for me if Rose had had more to do.
Perhaps not entirely the most original story (after all there is another "black spot" episode in Doctor Who and there's only so many time you can do Treasure Island) but it's Doctor Who and it's David Tennant bringing the Doctor to life again along with showcasing his amazing range of voices so what's not to love? A great addition to the collections of 10th Doctor fans and Doctor Who fans in general.
I had fun listening to this story. David Tennant as always elevates any tale. I felt like I was watching an episode. The story had adventure and some laughs which drew in my 7 year old nephew for an entire journey. Some of the audios Doctor Who can be a bit too scary for him but this was just the right level of action/suspense without fearing the monsters under the bed.
Always! I am a great Doctor Who fan and I am always interested in new stories around the Doctor.
Well... no, not really. His writing is ok, there is no basic criticism from my side but the story was a bit too much on the children's book side for my taste. Which is ok as Doctor Who has many small fans (my son being one of them) but it was not the right story to entertain me 100% perfectly.
None in this story. He performed wonderfully as he always does but in this story I did not have a favourite.
Not necessarily, no. It didn't hurt to put it aside and come back to it later. :-) But overall I did enjoy listening to it.
Lover of the magic of movies | Fan of risk takers and believers | Indulger in games and imagination | Reader of words that touch souls
David Tennant brings the Doctor Who characters to life brilliantly. The writing was such that I believed this could have been an actual episode of the tv show and Tennant definitely didn't disappoint. My problem was the story, which just didn't do much for me. Understandable seeing as this is a loose science fiction adaptation of "Treasure Island" and I still haven't been able to get through that book. If you loved Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale and the Doctor Who tv show, this audiobook will be a slam-dunk for you.
This is one of my favorite Doctor Who audiobooks.
The steam punk ascetic is super cool and the characters and the threats they face come across as real and important.
Just the right amont of horror and whimsey you love and expect from Doctor Who.
It's an interesting blend of monster story, Doctor Who, Treasure Island, and steampunk, but it's simply not for me. I loved the monster through. And while David Tennant has an excellent voice and does a great job on the Doctor Who books, his performance felt a bit off to me this time around.
This is my first of his books. His ideas on composition, mythology, and Doctor Who in the included interview make me want to read more of his works.
Passionate, expressive, fun.
This is one of those "love it or hate it" books. I love Doctor Who, I enjoy watching / listening to David Tennant perform, and I dig a good steampunk tale. But this one just didn't do it for me. It just seemed like some of it was rushed while parts of it lagged on needlessly. And there was a spot or two it felt like the author showed his hand before he was ready to play. I did love the monster however - he's a great character. I just wish he played a larger part.
This was the first Doctor Who audio book I got. It was gripping. The story is excellent and suitable for all ages. The detail given is perfect, not too much, just the right amount so you can see it clearly in your mind. David Tennant brings the story alive; he does lots of different voices brilliantly. His ?Rose? is just right. You can listen to the story many times and each time get something new from it. This story will get you hooked to Doctor Who audio books, especially those read by David Tennant!
"Doctor who, what can i say."
This doctor who story was great. Its a story of pirates meets scary monster in the future. Having David Tennant read the audio book was great and you think you are watching the series on tv, but you are just listening to the audio book. You will not believe what happens at the end, but you never know what happens at the end because its doctor who. This is my first doctor who audio book and it will not be my last. 5 out of 5 because it keeps you on the edge of your seat. And listen to it all in one listen because you will not be able to turn it off.
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