David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith.
As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor. For 900 years he defended the planet and the tiny town of Christmas against the forces that would destroy it.
Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it has remained shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now. This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid--and of the one man who was not.
David Troughton, who has appeared several times in Doctor Who, reads these four original stories.
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I'll still read other Doctor Who books, but I'll be more careful of the type of story I choose.
All battles, all the time. Fighting, battling, out-witting the enemy. No companions. Very little human interaction, very little amusing or clever banter.
I'm not a fan of this book. I should have thought about it more before I bought it, it's during a time when the Doctor has no companion so it's ALL battle all the time. My favorite parts of the Doctor Who series are the story interactions between him and the friends he brings along on his adventures. But this story is about 4 battles he had on Trenzalore before he became the 13th doctor. If you like stories about fighting then by all means, buy this book. For me, not so much.
As a fan of both old and new Doctor Who, Tales of Trenzalore appeals greatly to fans of both genres. An 11th Doctor story, with classic Who monsters (Ice Warriors, the Krynoid, etc...), narrated by David Troughton who makes the Doctor sound charmingly like his second incarnation in many places, these stories were a treat to listen to. Also, I think more backstory to Trenzalore was a great idea. You can only convey so much in a few TV episodes, and these stories added more dimension to the story of the Doctor's stay of hundreds of years on this planet.
overall I did not really care much for this story. Matt Smith interpretation of the doctor was very entertaining as one could expected he would be. However, the stories themselves we're not that entertaining. During the Doctor Who series when the town of Christmas was shown I felt it was just a cute little story never thought much of it. Now hearing more of these stories with a doctor growing old really was not enjoyable for me at all. I did listen through the entire book but I wish that I could return it it really for me just didn't grab me.
I enjoyed listening to David Troughton (who himself and his father has played in the old series) narrate the 4 different adventures of the Doctor on Christmas.
It always impresses me how well different authors can grasp the essence of The Doctor so well. I suppose its testament to how powerful the Doctor Who story is.
"Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore Review"
David Troughton's Narration was amazing in the Tales of Trenzalore and it leads into the eleventh doctor's last story called the time of the doctor.
A wonderful collection of stories, brilliantly read by David Troughton, whose Eleventh Doctor was immediately recognisable (if reminiscent occasionally of the second doctor)
I absolutely loved these stories that take place on Trenzalore. David Troughton brings these tales to life. The only downside is that the second Doctor pops into my head when I listen.
"Tales of trenzalore is a triumph"
The most enjoyable aspect of this is david troughton reading it. He makes the characters in the story come alive with his performance
There's far too many memorable moments just to list one
Like I said before it was performance of bringing the characters alive in the book
Just made me have a big smile on my face
"The only problem is that David Troughton sounds"
so much like his father that I visualised the wrong incarnation most of the time.
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