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Publisher's Summary

David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith.

  • "Let it Snow" by Justin Richards
  • "An Apple a Day" by George Mann
  • "Strangers in the Outland" by Paul Finch
  • "The Dreaming" by Mark Morris.

As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor. For 900 years he defended the planet and the tiny town of Christmas against the forces that would destroy it.

Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it has remained shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now. This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid--and of the one man who was not.

David Troughton, who has appeared several times in Doctor Who, reads these four original stories.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

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It's all about battles

Has Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore turned you off from other books in this genre?

I'll still read other Doctor Who books, but I'll be more careful of the type of story I choose.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

All battles, all the time. Fighting, battling, out-witting the enemy. No companions. Very little human interaction, very little amusing or clever banter.

Any additional comments?

I'm not a fan of this book. I should have thought about it more before I bought it, it's during a time when the Doctor has no companion so it's ALL battle all the time. My favorite parts of the Doctor Who series are the story interactions between him and the friends he brings along on his adventures. But this story is about 4 battles he had on Trenzalore before he became the 13th doctor. If you like stories about fighting then by all means, buy this book. For me, not so much.

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The missing information

love this audiobook love hearing about the sort of lost stories before the doctor regenerated

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Entertaining Story, Fabulous Narration.

As a fan of both old and new Doctor Who, Tales of Trenzalore appeals greatly to fans of both genres. An 11th Doctor story, with classic Who monsters (Ice Warriors, the Krynoid, etc...), narrated by David Troughton who makes the Doctor sound charmingly like his second incarnation in many places, these stories were a treat to listen to. Also, I think more backstory to Trenzalore was a great idea. You can only convey so much in a few TV episodes, and these stories added more dimension to the story of the Doctor's stay of hundreds of years on this planet.

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Amazing stories

loved these stories! I always thought here were so many story opportunities from the farewell performance of the 11th Doctor.

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Worth listening to while sleeping and at work.

Whovians should listen to this book. The stories are so good and you feel like you're on Trensalore.

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Monster invasions galore, but missing a companion!

A mixed bag, which you often get with collections of stories. We have 4 here, each dealing with Eleven's time on Trenzalore. The Doctor works best when he has a companion, and that's very apparent here. Therefore the 2nd story was best, as at least he had a temporary helper assisting him. Couldn't we at least have had one mention of him missing Clara, though? David Troughton does a good job narrating these tales, but sometimes he sounds awfully like the 2nd Doctor (not surprising!).

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  • Shannon
  • OAKDALE, CT, United States
  • 01-13-17

Disappointed

I'll start out by being upfront with you- Eleven had never been my favorite Doctor, and the episodes in Trenzalore were some of my least favorites. So this may simply be coming from my biased point of view.

I had been hoping to gain some new perspective on his time there and gain new affection for him, as happened when I listened to the War Doctor's audiobook. That didn't happen. There was adventure and excitement, yes, but nothing that gripped me in the way previous Doctor Who audiobooks have, including the 11th Doctor Tales.

Part of that might be the narrator. As has been happening often recently as I scrape the bottom of the Who audiobook barrel, a narrator who might be otherwise wonderful for any other story fails with this one. There is an expectation from a Doctor Who tale, one of which being that the narrator can do a passable Doctor voice and inflection. David Troughton is good, but may able to achieve that.

Beyond that, I think my bias of his time in Trenzalore can take a lot of the blame for my disappointment. These stories just weren't enough to change the rushed feeling I had while watching the episodes. Nor did they create any love for the quaint but trite (in my opinion) town of Christmas.

But, if you love Eleven and want to learn more about his time there, you might enjoy this in a way I couldn't.

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Awesome!

Loved the stories and the performance. I would love to hear more stories from the Doctor's hundreds of years in Trenzalore.

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Great fun for any fan of the show.

I really enjoyed this one. the performance was great and the story was a lot of fun.

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As good as jelly babies

It was so many Doctor Who bucks but this might just be the Best of all.

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  • orkney buyer
  • 07-18-16

Doctor Who: Tales Of Trenzalore Review

I loved this Audio Book very much & I want more like this.
Thank you David Troughton For Narrating This Audio Book & Keep Up The Good Work.
By Orkneyislands

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  • Brian
  • 06-13-16

Fantastic Collection

A wonderful collection of stories, brilliantly read by David Troughton, whose Eleventh Doctor was immediately recognisable (if reminiscent occasionally of the second doctor)

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  • Samantha Gibbons
  • 05-20-16

Wonderful tales

I absolutely loved these stories that take place on Trenzalore. David Troughton brings these tales to life. The only downside is that the second Doctor pops into my head when I listen.

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  • daniel lomas
  • 05-12-16

Tales of trenzalore is a triumph

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore the most enjoyable?

The most enjoyable aspect of this is david troughton reading it. He makes the characters in the story come alive with his performance

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore?

There's far too many memorable moments just to list one

What about David Troughton’s performance did you like?

Like I said before it was performance of bringing the characters alive in the book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me have a big smile on my face

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  • Frankie Mouse
  • 04-07-15

The only problem is that David Troughton sounds

so much like his father that I visualised the wrong incarnation most of the time.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful