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  • Doctor Who: The Time Meddler

  • 1st Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Nigel Robinson
  • Narrated by: Peter Purves
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation featuring the First Doctor and the Meddling Monk. When the TARDIS materialises on an apparently deserted Northumbrian beach, Steven disputes the Doctor's claim that they have travelled back to the 11th century. The discovery of a modern wristwatch in a nearby forest merely reinforces his opinion. But it is 1066, the most important date in English history, and the Doctor's arrival has not gone unnoticed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time Lord Vs Time Lord.

  • By Chris Coyne on 03-08-19

Time Lord Vs Time Lord.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This story is the one in which the Doctor meets one of his kind for the first time in the original series. Though the name of the Doctor spices known as the Time lords hadn’t been invented yet. The monk as the time lord is known is not as evil as the Master, but is just as as smart as the Doctor. It’s really interesting in how the Doctor deals with the monk in the end. The Doctor proves you can destroy an enemy without using violence. You have to listen to find out the Doctors method . The monk returns in the epic Daleks Masterplan. But after the Daleks adventure is never seen on television again. I think he appears in Doctor Who novels, but I don’t know their titles.

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,997
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,058
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,985

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Hamilton the book.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

A great audiobook. I learned a lot about Hamilton. A great man, a near profit. A man who helped shape are country. His story of his rise and fall and eventual redemption in politics is a great story. Now I want to go see the musical.

  • The Quarter Eagle Caper

  • By: The Adventures of Sam Spade
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on November 28, 1948.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A rip off.

  • By Chris Coyne on 01-18-18

A rip off.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

This story was a very bad rip off of the Maltese Falcon. Instead of a falcon statue, it’s a coin people are looking. Very bad story.

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,171

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

Stephen Fry is the best.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

This was a wonderful audiobook. Stephen Fry who I always liked as an actor, does a wonderful job narrating these stories. Over sixty two hours long Stephen Fry's narration made this audiobook a joy to listen to.

  • Home Truths

  • Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles
  • By: Simon Guerrier
  • Narrated by: Jean Marsh, Niall McGregor
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A new adventure with the First Doctor as told by his companion, Sara Kingdom. There's a house across the waters at Ely where an old woman tells a strange story. About a kind of night constable called Sara Kingdom. And her friends, the Doctor and Steven. About a journey they made to a young couple's home and the nightmarish things that were found there. About the follies of youth and selfishness. And the terrible things even the most well-meaning of us can inflict on each other. Hear the old woman's story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ghost Story?

  • By Chris Coyne on 04-26-17

Ghost Story?

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This was a very strange Doctor Who story. It's very much haunted house story, with a sci-fi twist and a bigger twist at the end. Jean Marsh did a great job. I hope to hear more of her adventures as Sarah Kingdom soon.

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  • Doctor Who - An Ordinary Life

  • By: Matt Fitton
  • Narrated by: Peter Purves, Jean Marsh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

1950s London: newcomers arrive daily on British shores seeking a fresh start, new opportunities, or simply the chance of a different life. However, some are from much further afield than India or Jamaica.... After an emergency landing, the TARDIS crew must make the best of it, and look to their new neighbours for help. But the Newman family has more than the prejudices of the time to contend with. A sinister force grows in strength amid the pubs, docks and backstreets of London....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story from the classic era.

  • By Chris Coyne on 04-25-17

A great story from the classic era.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

This was a great story. Set during the classic story Dalek Masterplan. It has companions Steven and Sara having an adventure mostly without the Doctor. Great aliens and a great story.

  • Doctor Who - The Auntie Matter

  • By: Jonathan Morris
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Julia McKenzie
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

The Doctor and Romana are enjoying a leisurely lifestyle as the Lord and Lady of a London townhouse. But trouble never stays away from them for long, and before they know it a chance discovery of alien technology leads them deep into the heart of the English countryside, where a malign presence lurks. As the Doctor dodges deadly butlers and ferocious gamekeepers, Romana is faced with a malevolent aunt and an even deadlier peril - marriage. Directed by Ken Bentley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mary we shall miss you.

  • By Chris Coyne on 03-01-17

Mary we shall miss you.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Another great Doctor Who story. Woodhouse meets Doctor Who. TomBaker and Mary Tamm what a great team. It's sad that Mary Tamm is dead, she was one of the most beautiful women to play a companion. It was to bad she was only on Doctor Who for one season. But she will live forever in the hearts of her fans.

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  • Doctor Who - The Shadow of the Scourge

  • By: Paul Cornell
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred, Lisa Bowerman, Sylvester McCoy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Pinehill Crest Hotel in Kent is host to three very different events: a cross-stitch convention, an experiment in time travel and...the summoning of the scourge. The Doctor, Bernice and Ace find themselves dealing with a dead body that's come back to life, a mystical symbol that possesses its host and a threat from another universe that's ready for every trick the Doctor's got up his sleeve. This time, has the Doctor gone too far? Written by Paul Cornell. Directed by Gary Russell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Tardis Team.

  • By Chris Coyne on 04-24-16

The Tardis Team.

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

I finely heard an audio story staring the Seventh Doctor, Ace , and Benny. I've read many of their adventures and I always wished that their adventures could of been on tv. I guess audio is the closest thing I will ever get. The seventh Doctor at his best being mysterious and and almost callous. Ace at her best always looking for trouble. Benny always the voice of reason. Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred asalways do a great job. Don't know much about the actress who did the voice of Benny, but she sounded good to. Good story and lots of action and drama.

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  • Doctor Who - The Fearmonger

  • By: Jonathan Blum
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred, Jacqueline Pearce, Sylvester McCoy
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

One would-be assassin is in a mental ward. Another's on the run. Their intended victim is stirring up the mobs. Terrorists are planning a strike of their own. A talk-radio host is loving every minute of it. A Whitehall insider whispers about a mysterious UN operative with a hidden agenda. Everyone's got someone they want to be afraid of. It'll take only a little push for the situation to erupt - and something is doing the pushing. But you can trust the Doctor to put things right. Can't you? Written by: Jonathan Blum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Face of fear.

  • By Chris Coyne on 03-17-16

The Face of fear.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

Another great story by big finish. Another great seventh Doctor and Ace adventure. This story about politics and fascism could be about the current elections. The fear monger could be Donald Trump. Another great adventure.

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  • Doctor Who - The Holy Terror

  • By: Robert Shearman
  • Narrated by: Colin Baker, Robert Jezek
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Tardis lands in a forbidding castle in a time of religious upheaval. The old god has been overthrown, and all heretics are to be slaughtered. Obviously it isn't the sort of thing which would happen there every day - just every few years or so. And when the Doctor and Frobisher are hailed as messengers from heaven, they quickly become vital to opposing factions in their struggle for power. But will they be merely the acolytes of the new order - or will they be made gods themselves?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Down the Rabbit hole.

  • By Chris Coyne on 03-11-16

Down the Rabbit hole.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

The Sixth Doctor and his shape changing private detective companion Frobisher enter a strange world that's gone insane. The story started off very funny, then it became dark and very bloody. Nice to see Frobisher who was never on the tv show, but in the Doctor Who comic strip. I thought he and the Doctor made an excellent team. Another great big finish story.

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