Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor starts another phase of his adventures with a brand-new companion (Lucie Miller, played by the award-winning Sheridan Smith) and an all-star supporting cast. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 7....
'The crashed ship. The one Tom Cardwell saw all those years ago. And you borrowed its technology, didn't you? Maybe even found a Dalek or two in the wreckage. Dead but intact. And you began to turn human beings into creatures like them. You did that? I'm right, arent I?'
Note: This adventure continues from Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks Part 1.
Written by: Steve Lyons. Directed by: Nicholas Briggs.
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By Tad Davis on 31-01-16
Great Dalek adventure
A great Dalek story featuring the one Doctor I've never actually seen - Paul McGann. This time around we have one set of Daleks fighting another, with humans caught in the middle. Kenneth Cranham plays a tinfoil-hat-wearing rabble rouser, and the Doctor picks up a new companion, the feisty Lucie Miller, played by Sheridan Smith.
It comes in two parts, and unfortunately you have to buy both parts to get the full story. A small price to pay for the excellent audio production values.
But I do have one major complaint. It's one that's not limited to this recording - I've run into it on many audiobooks. It's the track blip.
If you listened to the recording on CD, you'd never hear it. But for some reason, when an audiobook that's been split up like this moves between one track and the next, there's a blip in the sound: an ever-so-slight moment of silence.
If there were nothing happening in the background, you'd never hear it. But in a production like this, with continuous music and sound effects filling every corner of the soundscape, it keeps popping up like a bad penny, interrupting what should be a seamless flow.
Audible should handle this better. It's a distraction. It counteracts the momentum that a story like this needs to be effective. I didn't take points off for it, but I wanted to mention it.
The audiobook includes an appendix of interviews with several people involved in the production.
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