Stepping out of the Tardis into Victorian London, Leela and the Doctor are confronted by menacing, diabolical horrors shrouded within the swirling London fog - a man's death cry, an attack by Chinese Tong hatchet men, giant rats roaming the sewers, young women mysteriously disappearing...
The hideously deformed Magnus Greel, conducting a desperate search for the lost Time Cabinet, is the instigator of all this evil. Posing as the Chinese god Weng-Chiang, Greel uses the crafty Chang, and the midget manikin Mr Sin to achieve his terrifying objectives. The Doctor must use all his skill, energy, and intelligence to escape the talons of Weng-Chiang. Christopher Benjamin, who played Henry Gordon Jago in the original BBC TV serial, reads Terrance Dicks' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1977.
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One of my favorite Doctor who stories. It has a great plot, with my favorite Doctor. It has bit of everything, Sherlock Holmes, Phantom of the Opera, Fu Manchu, Jack the Ripper, Dracula, and Time Machine. It was as the Scriptwriter Robert Holmes tried to combine every plot from the Victoria era in the story. Terrence Dicks did a great job with the novelization.
The narrator provides just the right tone to this classic story that kept me listening and relistening. A magician in the story bested by the Doctor's magical prowess was one fun part.
Another great classic Who adventure. Great narration by Christopher Benjamin, who was excellent in the televised version as Jago. Listened to it in one sitting. This is one of my very favorite Who stories ever. will be listening to it again.
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