Doctor Who: Shakedown

  • by Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by Dan Starkey
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy.
For thousands of years the Sontarans and the Rutans have fought a brutal war across the galaxy. Now the Sontarans have a secret plan to destroy the Rutan race - a secret plan the Doctor is racing against time to uncover.
Only one Rutan spy knows the Sontarans' plan. As he is chased through the galaxy in a desperate bid for his life, he reaches the planet Sentarion - where Professor Bernice Summerfield's research into the history of the Sontaran-Rutan war is turning into an explosive reality....
Duration: eight hours approx.

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Sontaran Showdown

I really enjoyed this audio version of Shakedown, a New Adventure from the days when Dr Who was off screen. Dan Starkey does a fantastic job with accents and portraying all the cast. The narrative cracks along at a good pace and is full of incident and fun while also adding to the 'Who' mythos. Definitely recommended.
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- Mr

Cracking good 7th Doctor yarn

Where does Doctor Who: Shakedown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Plot wise it's a good read. But ... Either my copy missed an entire section, or half of bernies adventure on sectarian was cut in the edit. The entire plot twist of the murdered academic was missing, i only clocked it via references later on... Odd to say the least.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Pace seemed a little fast.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me smile a lot. I can see and hear sylvester McCoy in virtually every Doctor scene.


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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd