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Walter Chmara

Bensalem, PA USA
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  • Doctor Who - Storm Warning

  • By: Alan Barnes
  • Narrated by: Paul McGann, India Fisher
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

October 1930. His Majesty's airship, the R101, sets off on her maiden voyage to the farthest-flung reaches of the British Empire, carrying the brightest lights of the imperial fleet. Carrying the hopes and dreams of a breathless nation. Not to mention a ruthless spy with a top-secret mission, a mysterious passenger who appears nowhere on the crew list, a would-be adventuress destined for the Singapore Hilton...and a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timey and Spacey

  • By Walter Chmara on 01-02-18

Timey and Spacey

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who - Storm Warning to be better than the print version?

I am not aware of any print version of this story, but I would not be interested in reading it if there was. That would only bring me the author's talents alone. The audio brings me the talents of everyone else involved, too.

What other book might you compare Doctor Who - Storm Warning to and why?

I'm still a newbie to the Eighth Doctor adventures, so I cannot make any comparisons just yet.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think my favorite scene has to be when the Doctor identifies himself as Johann Shmidt, a German spy. Any Whovian can tell you that John Smith is the Doctor's go-to alias.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

McGann was born to play the Doctor. And Storm Warning is everything a proper Doctor Who adventure ought to be.

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  • Dark Shadows - The Voodoo Amulet

  • By: Mark Thomas Passmore
  • Narrated by: Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

'We're surrounded by the living dead, and you're worried about breaking the law?' Supernatural investigator Tony Peterson is summoned by the devious witch Cassandra Collins to the bustling city of New Orleans. On the trail of the mysterious Voodoo Amulet, they're hunted through bars, hotels, train stations and graveyards by the police, criminals, black magicians and zombies. Can Tony and Cassandra escape with their lives...and their souls?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By Walter Chmara on 08-20-16

Fascinating!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Tony Peterson is summoned to New Orleans and hired by Cassandra Collins to solve a mystery about something that concerns her very deeply. Aside from discovering that they make a good team, they each learn enough about the other to form a mutual grudging respect. This story fits snugly into the TV series canon, the characters are written and performed by people who know them inside-out, yet do not just settle for predictability. They pleasantly surprise you.
A DS fan won't regret giving this one a listen.