Starfall: a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS...
When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost....
David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Michelle Ryan are the narrators of this exclusive collection of original audio adventures. Join the 10th Doctor on journeys in time and space....
Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill and Meera Syal are among the readers of this exclusive collection of original audio adventures....
This is an exclusive, original adventure for the 10th Doctor, read by David Tennant. Doctor Who: Dead Air has never been previously published....
The Doctor and Donna face monstrous insects and a ruthless robot exterminator in this thriling, exclusive audio story....
England is a barren wasteland, and scientists are desperately seeding the ground to make the crops grow again. But now it seems that something even worse is happening.....
The TARDIS materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity....
Freema Agyeman, Reggie Yates, Adjoah Andoh and Will Thorp are the readers of these eight original novels featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha, as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman....
On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth....
When the Doctor and Donna visit London's Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don't go to plan....
On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline, a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves....
The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces....
Arriving on Earth in the midst of the American Civil War, the Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artifact...
The Doctor and Donna are imprisoned on the "Edifice" and become neighbours to a terrifying assortment of aliens....
Matt Smith reads this exclusive audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond....
David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith....
I love this book and have listened to it a number of times! I am an avid fan of Doctor Who and know stories outside of the watchful eye of the TV writers can miss the mark, but this has not left me wanting - except for more.
Jacqueline Rayner really knows her topic and her characters. I could easily be watching this as a television episode of Doctor Who.
David Tennant nails the characters - obviously his own rendition of the Dr is easy but he switches so effortlessly between Rose, her mum, Micky and a bunch of new characters, intermingled with his own Scottish narration. He is great at keeping a consistent voice for each which makes it so easy to keep track of the story.
There is also a bonus interview at the end with Jacqueline Rayner which is insightful, though the quality of the audio is a little "can-like".
It's only a few hours so is great for a lengthy drive in the car (or a really bad traffic jam). It will make the time pass quickly.
Basic Doctor Who adventure, a little bit easy to figure out, but more difficult to solve and with an interesting plot twist at the end. Not sure how well it would play out as a real episode, but a good read. And David Tennant's voice makes everything exceptional. His Mickey impression is the best.
Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who to be better than the print version?
A great listen! David Tennant makes this story come alive, another fantastic tale of adventure with the Doctor!
Who was your favorite character and why?
The Doctor of course, Tennant in the role was the best!
What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?
He did a great job performing the other character's voices, especially Jackie and Mickey. His Rose was hysterical and the "Genie" voice was pretty amusing as well!
Would you listen to Doctor Who again? Why?
YES!! I just found out about the audio books. and only this year learned about the reading books.
What did you like best about this story?
Everything David Tennant! I dont care if its a crummy story, if he's in it, it makes it better. Now at the crummy storylinesand shows of Dr #11 (worst ones ever, except one of the last ones before Nov 2013), not worth watching.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes and i did. I dont see why you wouldnt listen to the whole story in one sitting, anything less is crazy.
Any additional comments?
Im glad there are audio books of Dr. Who. I like the ones David Tennant reads. His are the best, as he was the best Dr. I hope he continues to read audio books, especially ones of him and rose. Why not, infinite possiblities of stories. He could make a good side business doing these readings, and give us more enjoyment of Dr. Who for decades to come. (They should have him come back as himself on the show. I dont see why the Dr cant transform back into a previous doctor!)
As far as Doctor Who radio presentations go, I would rank this somewhere in the middle. I liked it better than some because it takes place in Ancient Rome, and I always find historical Doctor Who stories fun. However, objectively the story isn't great. It's just something to pass the time when you've run out of Doctor Who episodes and you need a David Tennant fix. Speaking of time, this is an abridgment, but you pay as much as you would for an unabridged book. $8.59 (with membership) for 2 hours and 22 minutes is ridiculous.
First: David Tennant is an excellent verbal actor. Sure, you're getting this because you liked Doctor 10. But stay for the fact that his vocal characterizations are excellent (and, when they're characters with whom we're familiar like Rose or Mickey, dead on). Narrator David Tennant speaks in his natural Scottish accent, while the Tenth Doctor speaks in his BBC voice. This alone is worth your cash.
Second: This is an excellent story. Complex while not overly contrived. Well described. Neat plot twists. Works in overall continuity well (later 1/2 of series 2, I think). It's got time and space, and some funky timey-wimey-ness that makes it fun.
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If you could sum up Doctor Who in three words, what would they be?
Exciting, weird, sweet.
What did you like best about this story?
It's very true to the format of the show. The author really nailed the twisty, confusing, "how did you make that all make sense" style of my favorite TV episodes. Also I may be a little partial to David Tennant's voice.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I got the giggles when David Tennant voiced Mickey. Spot on. I had to rewind because I was laughing so hard I missed some of the conversation.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
good story pulls you in and makes you hope for them
What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who?
the point where he thought she was gone
Which character – as performed by David Tennant – was your favorite?
Any additional comments?
david tennant is an incredible reader he has the ability to make you become immersed in the story and feel like you are there.
Overall this book was a good, maybe not great story but nonetheless, it was interesting and with David Tennant narrating, even better. He was able to make Mickey and Rose come to life for me. I can say that I would listen to it again.
The Doctor and Rose investigate a disappearance as well as people seemingly turning to stone. In the process they get stoned themselves. How will they get out of this one?
David (the 10th Doctor) Tennant does a Brilliant job performing and breathing life into this fun adventure. Its very entertaining and short enough to be enjoyed several times.