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Doctor Who: The Runaway Train | [Oli Smith]

Doctor Who: The Runaway Train

Arriving on Earth in the midst of the American Civil War, the Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artifact that has fallen into the clutches of the Confederate Army.The terraforming device belongs to the Cei, a race of invaders who plan to use it to turn the planet into a new home world. But neither the Army nor the aliens are keen to let the Doctor and his gang interfere with their plans, and they give chase across the Wild West.
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Publisher's Summary

Matt Smith reads this exclusive audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy.

Arriving on Earth in the midst of the American Civil War, the Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artifact that has fallen into the clutches of the Confederate Army.

The terraforming device belongs to the Cei, a race of invaders who plan to use it to turn the planet into a new home world. But neither the Army nor the aliens are keen to let the Doctor and his gang interfere with their plans, and they give chase across the Wild West. The only hope of escape for the Doctor and friends is to catch the 3.25 to Arizona and race along the newly built transcontinental railroad.

Written specially for audio by Oli Smith, and read by Matt Smith, The Runaway Train features the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

©2010 Oli Smith (P)2010 BBC

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    David Gold Coast, AK, United States 08-23-10
    David Gold Coast, AK, United States 08-23-10 Member Since 2000
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    "New adventures of the 11th doctor voiced by cast!"

    If you're clamouring for more adventures of the new doctor, played by Matt Smith, then you're going to love this exciting wild-west adventure. Matt does an excellent
    job with voices, and the story was just wonderful. I can only hope that Matt Smith
    voices more - there's nothing like narration by the ACTUAL doctor rather than
    an unknown narrator.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Delmar, NY, United States 05-14-13
    Grace Delmar, NY, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Eh."

    This was a boring and unimaginative story that failed to make good use of its setting (the American Civil War) or of the relationship between the Doctor and Amy. I thought it was unimaginative and boring. Matt Smith's narration is the only thing that saved it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-26-12
    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-26-12

    Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.

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    "Yes - Cowboys & Aliens + Narrated by 11th Doctor"

    Someone else said it was narrated by the entire cast, but it is "just" Matt Smith. And a sterling job he does of it too - especially his southern US accent.

    This is the Doctor with Amy (no Rory) and Cowboys, and Soldiers.

    As it is a short story is not a complex yarn, there is only the one plot, no twists or surprises, just the set up - and then racing through the story to see how the Doctor will sort everything out. Amy's character seemed precisely drawn (with her fearless, assertive style), and the Doctor's vocal mannerisms were accurate (although I may have been swayed by the narrator).

    I enjoyed it. One of the best Doctor books I have listened to so far. I am hoping other books by the author are as good.

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    JEROME United States 01-27-11
    JEROME United States 01-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Matt Smith is the only reason to consider it"

    Another god-awful Dr. Who book. Matt Smith is an excellent reader, but the book is just so freakin' dumb.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Excellent Narration"

    I know some people are having trouble adjusting to Matt Smith as the new Doctor but I think he's great and this story proves that as his narration is first class. The story is extremely enjoyable.

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