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Doctor Who: The Blood Cell Radio/TV Program

Doctor Who: The Blood Cell: A 12th Doctor Novel

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Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading of the new novel by James Goss featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi in the hit BBCTV series Doctor Who.

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The governor is responsible for the cruellest murderers, so he’s not impressed by the arrival of the man they’re calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor.

But when the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape, and keeps trying, the governor sets out to find out why.

Who is the Doctor, and what’s he really doing here? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards?When the killing finally starts, the governor begins to get his answers....

A complete and unabridged reading by Colin McFarlane, who was the Voice of the Heavenly Host in the TV episode "Voyage of the Damned".

Reading produced by Neil Gardner. Sound design by Simon Hunt. Executive producer: Michael Stevens

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    James 07-13-15
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    "Creepy"

    Besides having the rare view being seen through the eyes and mind through one of the doctors "charges" this is the first story I found really creepy not just the monsters but humans and their societyreally held up a mirror sorta
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jake Hartwell 09-19-15 Member Since 2016
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    "12th Doctor Awesomeness!"

    This was a great listen. Both author and narrator captured the Doctor brilliantly. I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator's voice for Clara, but it wasn't too bad. The POV character is the Doctor's jailer, which as you can imagine is an incredibly frustrating position. One of the better Doctor stories I've read/listened to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stephen Orem, UT, United States 09-12-15
    stephen Orem, UT, United States 09-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great story and an even better narrator."

    I hope I get to hear more Dr Who stories narrated by Colin McFarlane. He did a great job with the different voices and held your attention.

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    Daniel 07-07-15
    Daniel 07-07-15
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    "Good story, weird writing style"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, lose the first person narrative.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually liked this story and the reader was adequate. Although I personally found the choice to write the story in the first person viewpoint of character who was neither a companion or the Doctor to be rather odd and it did have a slight negative effect on my ability to really enjoy the story as I prefer the third person style that most Doctor stories are written in.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Brea, CA, United States 12-06-16
    Amazon Customer Brea, CA, United States 12-06-16 Member Since 2010

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    "A worthy addition to the mythos"

    Great performance, fun story, interesting POV for the story that added quite a bit too the tone. The characters were spot on and Clara is my favorite companion now.

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    Deborah 10-11-16
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    "Exciting! "

    I enjoyed the storyline, the narration was outstanding and the twelfth Doctor rocks of course.

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    Douglas M McFernadez de Sousa the 3rd 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Instead of mysterious tension, it's monotonous"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is written from the POV of a moronic politician almost obsessed with procedure. This causes what should be mysterious tension to become monotonous causing agitation and irritability. perhaps if the character was even slightly more curious as to current happenings it would cause less impatience with the story


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    at the end of the day the book is still a doctor who story so it is passible. but i would not recommend it over any of the other many doctor who stories i've read.

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    Adriana Martins Brasil 10-15-15
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    "I really didnt like the choice of narrator"

    It could have been so much better if only the writer had chose other point of view to write from. But in the way it is, some parts got me confused and others are just boring.

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    Kyle 07-14-15
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    "Loved it!!"

    Big whovian so I really enjoyed this. Look forward to another one for next week.

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  • Mr. J. Cole
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    7/8/15
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    "Enjoyable and well performed."

    Cleaver story and engaging performance by Colin McFarlane. He captures the 12th Doctor very well indeed that you can almost imagine Peter Capaldi standing in the recording booth with him.
    James Goss has also captured the characteristics of the twelfth very well. I enjoyed it enough to say I've listened to it a few times now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • orkney buyer
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    "Doctor Who: The Blood Cell: 12th doctor Review"

    Colin McFarlane's Narration does a great of illustrating the audio book and that's all for me now.

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  • Mark Reid
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    "The blood cell"

    A good story with many interesting twists, I would recommend it to an adventure lover with a taste of adventure

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