Doctor Who: Engines of War

  • by George Mann
  • Narrated by Nicholas Briggs
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor's TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox.
As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven't the Daleks simply killed the humans?
Searching for answers the Doctor meets 'Cinder', a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone.
Read by Nicholas Briggs, the 'voice of the Daleks' in Doctor Who, this epic novel of the Great Time War features the War Doctor as played by John Hurt in the hit BBC TV series. Reading produced by Neil Gardner.Sound design by Simon Hunt.Executive producer: Michael Stevens.


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If you only buy one Doctor Who audiobook ...

What did you like most about Doctor Who: Engines of War?

... this is the one to go for. It explains the Time War between the Daleks and Time Lords which has been omitted, but mentioned in the TV series and only story to have my husband glued to his seat and he HATES Doctor Who

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: Engines of War?

The whole lot

What about Nicholas Briggs’s performance did you like?

Nicholas Briggs' impersonation of John Hurt's incarnation of the Doctor as it was spot on

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- Mrs. Beverley Hooper "the avid book worm"


Would you listen to Doctor Who: Engines of War again? Why?

I would love to listen to this again and I plan to soon! This book has an innate sense of tension that puts plenty of Doctor Who material - new or classic - to shame. This is my best impulse purchase on Audible since I got my account!

What other book might you compare Doctor Who: Engines of War to, and why?

The closest book I can compare it to is Paradox Lost by the same author. Throughout you feel an ever growing sense of tension between the Doctor and the Daleks as with the.monsters from Paradox and the companions. You can FEEL this is one of the centres of the Time War itself! Both books felt like nightmares given form...almost Lovecraftian.

What does Nicholas Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Briggs is able through his narration to make it feel as though John Hurt and the Daleks are in the room with you. Lines that might otherwise seem off or unusual roll off his tongue naturally. On top of this he makes the companion feel like a person, he enables you to relate to and feel sorry for her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I could hardly bear to put it down. This book was so good I stayed up till 2am every night until I finished it, cheering for the Doctor the whole way through like a 10 year old!

Any additional comments?

Because of this book I have a new favourite Doctor Who author. I'm looking forward to the next George Mann!

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- Alistair "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd