Donna Noble is back home in London, catching up with her family and generally giving them all the gossip about her journeys. Her grandfather is especially overjoyed - he's discovered a new star and had it named after him. He takes the Doctor, as his special guest, to the naming ceremony. But the Doctor is suspicious about some of the other changes he can see in the Earth's heavens. Particularly that bright star, right there. No, not that one, that one, there, on the left...
The world's population is slowly being converted to a new path, a new way of thinking. Something is coming to Earth, an ancient force from the Dark Times. Something powerful, angry and all-consuming...
Featuring the Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit series from BBC Television, Beautiful Chaos is read by Bernard Cribbins, who played Donna's grandfather in Doctor Who.
©2008 Gary Russell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Beautiful Chaos was an unexpected treat. A novel that's more about Donna and her grandfather Wilfred Mott (played on the show by the novel's narrator, Bernard Cribbins) than the plot, Bernard brings his character and the others brilliantly to life in audio form.
That's not to say there's not plot to be had--far from it. Beautiful Chaos is a story of intrigue and astrology, and a plot that couldn't have been foiled if it weren't for Wilfred.
For anybody who wants to see more of Donna, Wilfred, and the Doctor, Beautiful Chaos is a highly recommended listen.
Really well narrated
Lovely to listen to the performance of a great actor - stretching to cover the different voices and emotions
This was a really interesting story, but I found it really hard to listen to Bernard Cribbins' portrayal of the 10th doctor. He totally misses the boat on the voice. The story is worth listening to, though.
I never understand how the writing for the TV show is usually so brilliant and the writing for these audio novels are so mediocre. This is one of the less retarded of the books. Bernard Cribbins does a lot to help the novel. Audible, how about encouraging some Dr. Who novels be written that are actually intended for people over the age of 10.
Burned to a cd, seemed to work fine, but about 40mins into the recording started to read disc error.
Went to re-burn at slower speed- But you only get 1 burn. So first exp with audible books was Unaudible...
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