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  • Doctor Who: The Glamour Chase

  • By: Gary Russell
  • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

An archaeological dig in 1936 unearths relics of another time... And – as the Doctor, Amy and Rory realise – another place. Another planet. But if Enola Porter, noted adventuress, has really found evidence of an alien civilization, how come she isn’t famous? Added to that, since Amy’s been travelling with him for a while, why does she think the Doctor is from Mars? As the ancient spaceship reactivates, the Doctor discovers that nothing and no-one can be trusted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A story with the Doctor, not a Doctor Who story

  • By mandrake on 08-18-16

A story with the Doctor, not a Doctor Who story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Would you try another book from Gary Russell and/or Arthur Darvill?

Arthur Darvill is a very good reader. I like his use of different voices for each person in the story.

If you’ve listened to books by Gary Russell before, how does this one compare?

No. While it was good it didn't make 4 stars. Something about it just didn't fit right. The story was okay. The reading was good.

Which character – as performed by Arthur Darvill – was your favorite?

Rory of course. He does pull off Matt Smith's Doctor well. It adds to the store hearing things said the way the Doctor would say it.

Did Doctor Who: The Glamour Chase inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

While I did like the book overall I wouldn't listen to it again. I plan on returning it.

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  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

For many thousands of years, the Suthekh had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world. The TARDIS lands in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle...against Egyptian mummies, half possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of Sutekh!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable

  • By Eric on 09-17-09

My Favorite Tom Baker episode made even better!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

Would you listen to Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars again? Why?

I have listened to it twice already. I have a long ride to work and audio-books help the time past.

What did you like best about this story?

This audio book version adds more "behind the scenes" information to the story. It has some of the back-story about Sutekh. It also tells more about how Namin ended up a follower of Sutekh. It is done in a way that adds to the story without making it too long or boring.

Which scene was your favorite?

Some of the scenes are a little different then the TV episode. I don't mind because the store itself is the same. Evil Sutekh trying to destroy the universal, the Doctor and Sarah there to save the day.

Any additional comments?

Tom Baker is a really good narrator. I am very picky which narrators I like. He has a way of making each of the characters in the story sound different. I like narrators who do that. It makes listening to an audio-book better when you can tell quickly which character is speaking.