Karl Baring, the owner of research facility The Grange, has been snatched away in the middle of the night. His sister Katy was with him when he vanished, but is now in catatonic shock - so it is up to the Doctor, with the help of the scientists at The Grange, to investigate. What is lurking under the old bridge, and why is it preying on people? The Doctor must find out, before it strikes again....
Written specially for audio by Simon Messingham and read by David Tennant, this brand new exclusive adventure features the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.
©2009 Simon Messingham; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
DT flows from narrating in his native scottish accent to the perfect clipped doctor & even all the additional characters are well done & easily recognisable.
all his doctor who stories are great & i recommend for dr who fans, young listeners (over 8 & with an adult as some are quite scary!) and anyone who likes a good romp. his characterisation of rose & mickey in the earlier stories is delightful.
my only complaint is the slightly OTT sound effects in this story - not necessary & quite scary (yup i'm a scaredy-cat!)
you'll be missed DT
Having it narrated by David Tennant was great. He did different voices for each character. And the sound effects were great. I have alway love doctor who the tv show. But listening to an audio book of doctor who was as good as watching it on tv. I listened to most of the story in one listen. I could not turn it off. The writer of this doctor who story did a great job. So i gave this audio book 5 out of 5 and i cant wait till i listen to more doctor who audio books.
I, of course, love David Tennant as Dr. Who; the light spirit with a somber heart. This book is reflective of that, as well as being a pretty darn good mystery. I'm writing this over a year after listening to it and the story still remains fresh in my memory. If you are a David Tennant/Dr. Who fan, I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
I've listened to a few of the Doctor Who audio books and I really enjoyed this one, the extra attention to the sound effects while listening really added some extra depth to the experience. David Tennant does such a great job narrating, looking forward to listening to his others as well as Matt's.
In the fine tradition of juvenile novels written by the likes of Heinlein, it was a fast, entertaining and easy to follow book. David Tennant's reading of it made it all the more believable. From the bits where he is playing the Doctor to the narrations where his regional accent becomes more pronounced he is a skillful orator.
While I didn't really feel satisfied with this story, I think Messingham might pull it off better in another work, and David Tennant's rich brogue is just dripping with creepy atmosphere.
It needed more tie-in to the food crisis and a more dynamic conclusion. The fairy tale aspect turned out to be kind of superfluous, just empty forshadowing fluff, and none of the problems heavily hinted at in the earlier portion tied into the monster's defeat.
David Tennant's every word is infused with the cold mist of a haunted moor.
This made me feel a bit disappointed, because the subplots didn't go anywhere.
Good creepy premise, bad follow-up.
This story was engaging right from the start. I loved the humanity of the storyline, and the contrast of The Doctor.
The Doctor is always the easy answer, but Katie and Petra were right up there. They were both very relate-able, and written in a way that rang true which I felt gave the rest of the story credibility.
The end. No spoilers, but it was great.
I laughed a few times, and definitely smiled a lot. I found the book very engaging, as part of that it did make me sad in parts as well. It had a good ending though!
I'm not sure why this book has gotten some lower reviews than other Doctor Who Audio books, of the ones I have listened to thus far I think it's my favorite!
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