"This is the Gyre - the most hostile environment in the Galaxy"250,000 years' worth of junk floating in deep space, home to the shipwrecked Sittuun, the carnivorous Sollogs, and worst of all - the Humans.The Doctor and Amy arrive on this terrifying world in the middle of an all-out frontier war between Sittuun and Humans, and the countdown has already started. There's a comet in the sky, and it's on a collision course with the Gyre . . .When the Doctor is kidnapped, it's up to Amy and 'galaxy-famous swashbuckler' Dirk Slipstream to save the day.But who is Slipstream, exactly? And what is he really doing here?A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
It's a typical Doctor Who space/ western melodrama (space opera or horse opera? Or morality play? I can never remember the term). I'm listening to hear a good guy against the bad guys and the good guy is going to win in the end and that's what I get. Lots of different little subplots to keep you entertained, like the old 6 part Doctor Who serials.
Amy and the Doctor are themselves, which doesn't always happen in the books depending on when the book was written versus when the latest series is out and the characters' personalities are developed.
Arthur Darvill is a very good narrator. He changes his voice to appropriate accents to give each character distinction (you can tell them apart and don't get bored listening to him).
If you've never heard of Doctor Who, there are a few references to previous history but not a lot and they don't detract from the story.
If you like science fantasy, you will like this one.