Why do so many spaceships crash land on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet? Are they doomed by the mysterious powers of the strange, black-robed Sisterhood, jealously guarding their secret of eternal life? Or does the mad Dr Solon, for some evil purpose of his own, need the bodies of the victims - and more especially, the body of Doctor Who?
©1977 Terrance Dicks; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Sci-fi, mystery and action-adventure fan
Every time I see an audible book read by Tom Baker, I snatch it up. Here Baker reads and voices his most famous character, the floppy hatted, long scarfed, curly haired Fourth Doctor. Written by Terrance Dicks, this story has many of he same themes as many Doctor Who stories of the time (megalomaniac trying to take over the universe) but Dicks' writing is so taut and well-paced that you tend to overlook the tropes. Fun listen especially with Baker's fantastic range of voices
It's a wonderfully read story from a classic Who tale but I was hoping for an audio drama with the actual characters from the story.
"Excellent version of classic adventure."
The only thing that grates a little is the pronunciation of "Solon" as "Sewlon". Other to that, excellent!
Although I know this story well - I love to listen to Tom Baker - I find him so relaxing that I just drift off.....
Seriously good listen and jolly well written.
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