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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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


All I can say is that this is great fun. Anyone who is old enough to remember peeking out from behind the sofa as a kid at the latest "terrifying" Dr Who episode. Who recalls witnessing the oddball antics of William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker or whoever your personal favourite was. Who enjoyed seeing them take on a mixture of tinfoil coated Cybermen and rubber suited guys covered in seaweed called the Sea Devils. Particularly those who of course could never get enough of the highly improbable daleks croaking out "Exterminate" and "I obey" . . .

If you're one of those and fancy doing your own trip back through time and reliving it all in Audiobook form then I'd say this is a good way to do it. Nicholas Briggs clearly has an empathy with the material and he's backed by some quality dalek voice "acting" and various sound effects. For me just hearing that theme tune at the beginning and end was worth the Audible Daily Deal price!

Great stuff and written with exactly the same regard to the laws of Physics and Probability that the original Dr Who was! Maybe not one for the purists.
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- Simon

Book Details

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