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Publisher's Summary

Nicholas Briggs reads the brand-new novelisation of the spectacular 50th anniversary TV episode. When the entire universe is at stake, three different Doctors will unite to save it. 

The Tenth Doctor is hunting shape-shifting Zygons in Elizabethan England. The Eleventh is investigating a rift in space-time in the present day. And one other - the man they used to be but never speak of - is fighting the Daleks in the darkest days of the Time War. Driven by demons and despair, this battle-scarred Doctor is set to take a devastating decision that will threaten the survival of the entire universe...a decision that not even a Time Lord can take alone. 

On this day, the Doctor’s different incarnations will come together to save the Earth...to save the universe...and to save his soul.

Novelisation copyright © Steven Moffat 2018
Original script copyright © Steven Moffat 2013

Cover illustration by Anthony Dry

BBC logo © BBC 1996
Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014

For BBC Worldwide:
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd
Sound design by David Darlington
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson

For BBC Books:
Editorial Director: Albert DePetrillo
Project Editor: Steve Cole
Cover design: Two Associates
Cover illustration: Anthony Dry 

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor first published by BBC Books in 2018

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Fantastic —as the Ninth would say

Moffat has exercised his great abilities and stretched our imagination with this tome encompassing time and space.
Adventure, fascination, emotion, and mindfulness all wrapped up in a bow-tie (sorry couldn’t resist) of familiarity. It takes the tv special and enlarges it to fill ones dreams.
The narrative is most nicely done-he is particularly spot on with ten and twelve.
I recommend this highly —but beware it’s far more than mere distraction. This has a way of surrounding, entering, and reorienting one.
Enjoy!!!

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Clever and entertaining

Nicholas Briggs is a brilliant voice actor. He absolutely nails the different voices! I could see each character just through those voices. This audio book adds some interesting tidbits to the tv special. I'll be listening again and again.

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Day of the Doctor Soars!

I didn’t think it was possible to improve on Day of the Doctor, but Steven Moffatt does it. The extra scenes, the extra details, the connective tissue that could only have been added in retrospect, it’s all marvelous.

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Excellent Novelization

Nick Briggs did a brilliant job and the story was excellent. Explained many things that I had missed on the screen.

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Outstanding!

Extraordinary interpretation of (in my opinion) one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever. In- depth, expanded, multi- faceted, and sometimes arguably bizarre. Well worth adding to the library of any Whovian.

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Very good audio book for the novelizatio!

Very good audio book for the Day of the Doctor audiobook, and as always, great character voices by Nick Briggs!

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Extraordinary!

This is a telling of this story I think any whovian would love! I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • asim bashir
  • 09-24-18

Just wish I could remember chapter 9 ;-)

Brilliant read as it fills in the gaps left in the TV episode. definitely recommend :-)

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  • Ryan Manaher
  • 07-11-18

lovers it

love the reading, great take on the episode. a certain recommendation. a must for any doctor who fan

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  • orkney buyer
  • 06-18-18

Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor Review

I loved this audio book very much and I want more like these in the future.
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  • Phantom
  • 06-10-18

Now could someone else have a go at writing this....

Oh dear. Confused, badly written, poorly considered, should have been SO much better for such a pivotal Doctor Who story that didn’t need the silliness or self indulgent writing of an author trying too hard to be the poor man’s Douglas Adams. A wasted opportunity and a waste of money.... Any chance of someone else having a go?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-18

Fantastic! Funny!

While keeping close to the TV episode, the novel delves into the personal experiences of the characters, adding many extra layers of depth to the story.

Written with style, character and humour. Moffat creates a highly enjoyable story, that could be best compared to The Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy.