It tells of Martha's travels from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master. It tells how she spread the word and told people about the Doctor. The story of how she survived that terrible year...
Featuring the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television, The Story of Martha is read by Freema Agyeman.
©2009 Dan Abnett; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
Like all companion novels (excuse the pun)the stories widely vary in their quality. Freema's reading is wonderful but the story is boring and has virtually no plot. It sounds more like listening to an old person recant a war story with clif notes.
This was just an okay Doctor Who Story set on a frozen planet with strange Creatures. Mostly typical but okay. Freema Agyeman does a competent job as the material gave no opportunity to do otherwise and the writer does a good bit picking up the Doctor-Martha interactions.
Another Martha story
Yes, if you liked Martha as a companion (or if you like Freema Agyeman as an actress) than this book is a fun supplement to her year on Doctor Who.
I love Freema Agyeman's voice, it was one of my favorite things about her as Martha on the TV show. She does a fairly good job mimicking David Tennant's vocal mannerisms too. You could almost picture another episode in your head!
The story-line is fair, but the best part about this audiobook is how it brings the TV show back to life in your mind!
I like Doctor Who.
I was expecting a story about one of the things that happens to Martha during the Year that Never Happened. That's not what this is, but it foreshadows what will happen during Season 3 of the TV show. I didn't find the plot particularly surprising, but it was interesting and enjoyable. Freema Agyeman voices it wonderfully. She has a way of capturing the Doctor's voice without trying to do a David Tennant impersonation.
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