The Doctor and Sarah arrive back in the TARDIS to find London completely deserted: except for the dinosaurs. Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?
©1976 Malcolm Hulke; (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"They're well-written books: adventure stories of course, but with some thought...the creation of the character of the Doctor had a touch of genius about it." (Westminster Press)
Life-long reader, 10 years listening
Bog-standard Doctor Who Three and Sara Jane adventure, this time with dinosaurs, being used by a bunch of crack-pots who want to take Earth back in time. Well read by Martin Jarvis.
The story makes no sense for the first hour and I felt confused and cheated by this.
The Doctor is initially captured by the martial-rule army in London for apparently looting; then questioned and detained, and finally escapes to freedom.
He simply had to mention that he was connected with U.N.I.T. and he would have been released and taken to UNIT HQ, which was WHERE HE WAS LOOKING FOR.
All this happens while Lethbridge-Stewart is looking for much-needed help, especially from his old friend and scientific advisor, the Doctor.
( Banging own head on wall now)
They stumble across our heroes because Sarah-Jane gave her name when they were being processed, after being sentenced for theft.
Unacceptably silly plot.
After this point, you don't know what to expect. Just ridiculous.
This is the only Doctor Who story I've ever read that has been so badly written as to make it feel unbelievable. And that IS saying something.
I'm a 50 year old, life long Who fan from London, and had to share this point of view.
I'm going to request a refund for this rubbish. I have almost every other Who Audiobook of my preferred Doctors.
Pass the Jelly Babies.
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