The past is like a foreign country: nice to visit, but you really wouldn’t want to live there. In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband, Mark, is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: "You can save her."
As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon.
Read by Clare Corbett, Touched by an Angel features the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
©2011 Jonathan Morris (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
Doctor Who, James Bond, Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Gaskell, but mostly just Doctor Who.
The story was okay, but it focused too much on this third character that I really didn't care about. Touched by an Angel is mostly about how he gets sent back in time and lives his life in tandem with his younger self. The Doctor and Amy and Rory show up now and then to keep him on track and prevent him from doing anything he shouldn't that would create a paradox the Weeping Angels can feed off of. That's it, that's the whole book.
As much as the story wasn't what I was expecting, I did have to find out what happened, it just took a very long time for me to get into it. I still didn't really care what happened to the main character (I can't even remember his name, that's how much I didn't care), but I did want to know how everything was resolved. I felt the ending undermined a little bit of Amy and Rory's story arc ending in Angels Take Manhattan, but I find that is pretty common with the Weeping Angels. When they first show up in Doctor Who, they aren't too threatening of a villain, but seem to gain powers and influence throughout the series. Their level of scary is mostly determined by whomever is writing the book/episode. In Touched by an Angel, it's fairly mild.
And Claire Corbett is still not my favorite narrator.
One of the best Doctor Who books I've read so far, full of paradoxes and ramifications ( nice word, ramifications...), not to mention the blinovitch limitation effect. Great emotional story too. If you had a chance to go back in time to change things, would you do It? But what could happen? If you're a fan of Doctor Who or like time travel stories, this book is for you.
I buy these audio books for myself and my kids. I have to say that I don't know if my kids will enjoy this story as much, but I loved it. The angels are back, but in a new way. I really wanted to find out what would happen next, and "couldn't put it down". Clare Corbett does a really good job narrating. I will be listening to this one again.
Good Doctor Who story. I could totally see this being made into an episode. Loved the time travel. Who wouldn't want to go back to see their loved ones?
I am married with no children. My jobs has me traveling all over the US, so I get plenty of time to listen to my books while traveling. I enjoy listening to sci-fi and fantasy.
The story has the creepiness and mystery of the Angels that i was looking for. It is well written and easy to follow.
The narrator was good in her own way. I liked her when she was reading the narrator's parts, but she was lacking when it came to different voices. The men in the book all sound 80 years old with a slight onset of dimentiona.
overal i was recommend this book.
This is the best to date. Usually a book based on a TV show is a watered down story that doesn't affect the shows continuum and steers clear of the big villains. This would have made an excellent episode of the series. It personally had an impact on me because I listened to this book, around the time of the Weeping Angels offed Rory and Amy from the show.
When the Ponds are around, Rory gives the doctor a run for his money
If I may quote the Doctor, She was brilliant. This was my first Clare Corbett performance, but not my last. Many because I have two more Doctor Who audios with her as the narrator.
Well thought out.
The ending was wrapped on perfect in a way you didnt see coming and was the perfect ending also
This is my first one and it was fantastic
It had the prefect wit of the Doctor and clever side jokes that made me laugh when they were used
I thougth this book was fantasic with the way it choose not to follow the Doctors point of view of half the book and by the time the ending came you were attached to the other character more than normal
I am a professional photographer - Kelan Photography - who lives in South Beach. I call my collection "Photography from a Different Perspective." The images I create are formed from the designs and colors in nature. They are somewhat abstract. I always have an audiobook playing except on those days when I take a stress break and go wading through the everglades and take pictures of alligators.
I purchased this book with great trepidation. How could "The Doctor" work as a novel? But it did. Of course,its best to know the characters in seeing them on TV.
She is absolutely spot on with the characters - each had a voice AND a separate accent.
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