Doctor Who

  • by Brian Hayles, Terrance Dicks, Eric Saward
  • Narrated by Jon Pertwee, Colin Baker
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places! This first volume of readings features: The Curse of Peladon, read by Jon Pertwee
On a primitive planet, the Doctor and Jo encounter a delegation of aliens, including the Ice Warriors.Kinda, read by Peter Davison
A serpent at the heart of paradise poses danger for the TARDIS crew and a human survey team.Attack of the Cybermen, read by Colin Baker
The Cybermen are intent on a plan to change history...by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth.Out of the Darkness, read by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant
Three gripping original short stories featuring the sixth Doctor and Peri.Short Trips, read by Nicholas Courtney and Sophie Aldred
Six short stories featuring familiar Doctor Who characters in intriguing and original situations.

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A very mixed bag

Would you believe that this collection of Dr Wo stories takes a sudden turn for the better when Colin Baker turns up?
Oh sweet irony!
The first two stories are pretty uninspired TV adaptations read by Jon Pertwee and Peter Davison. Then Colin Baker reads one of the best Cyber Man stories ever and things really get going.
Along with the TV adaptations there are short stories that sound like they were commissioned as audio books. Readers range from Dr's past, to assistants to apparently random actor who mostly turn in good if uninspiring performances.
As you might expect from a TV series of such varied heritage as Dr Who, some of the stories are gripping adventure sci fi at it's best, some are plain old dumb 'run from the monster' hi-jinkery, some are apparently random and a bit dull (especially one about the Dr's train set coming to life).
Overall there are enough good & well told stories here to make it worthwhile, but it is far from essential listening and doesn't deserve a place near the top of your wish list until you've worked your way through the 5 star sci fi titles availible on audible.
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Slow start, but it does improve.

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Worth the struggle.
My review may be coloured by the fact that Jon Pertwee was always my least favourite Doctor, but he seems bored during this reading. The very definition of phoning it in. Baker adds a degree of energy and interest to the later stories.

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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited