Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint's lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket, the key to eternal life, really exist? With the help of new friends, and to the horror of new enemies, the Doctor and Rose aim to find out.
Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television. Written by Justin Richards. Read by David Tennant. Includes author interview by David Darlington of Doctor Who Magazine.
©2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
A science fiction fan for as long as I can remember but I also enjoy history (fact and fiction) and humor.
In Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket, Justin Richards drops The Doctor and his faithful companion Rose into an environment where (with few exceptions) technology more advanced than steam-powered will not work. The resulting low-technology world, and significant suspension of disbelief, provides an excellent backdrop for this re-working of Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece Treasure Island.
I found the story highly entertaining and David Tennant's reading flawless. I especially enjoyed the voice selected for Kevin, kind of a cross between the original Marvin from Hitchhikers and Sully from Monsters Inc (huge and apologetic).
If there's a downside with this audiobook (and this one is extremely minor) it's that I now feel compelled to re-read the original story.
Pirates and Doctor Who, how can you not love that!This is my favorite story of the tales narrated by David Tennant.
Tennant's voice talent really comes into this audio, as there are so many different characters and he does a different voice for every one of them. He will be truly missed on the show! I hope he continues with these narrations, as other past actors who have played the Doctor do.
It's an interesting blend of monster story, Doctor Who, Treasure Island, and steampunk, but it's simply not for me. I loved the monster through. And while David Tennant has an excellent voice and does a great job on the Doctor Who books, his performance felt a bit off to me this time around.
This is my first of his books. His ideas on composition, mythology, and Doctor Who in the included interview make me want to read more of his works.
Passionate, expressive, fun.
This is one of those "love it or hate it" books. I love Doctor Who, I enjoy watching / listening to David Tennant perform, and I dig a good steampunk tale. But this one just didn't do it for me. It just seemed like some of it was rushed while parts of it lagged on needlessly. And there was a spot or two it felt like the author showed his hand before he was ready to play. I did love the monster however - he's a great character. I just wish he played a larger part.
Doctor Who and Rose tag along for an intergalactic version of Treasure Island. As always, I enjoyed David Tennant's narrating.
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