Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man

  • by Justin Richards
  • Narrated by Nicholas Briggs
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1920s London, the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors, and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth? With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed....
Read by Nicholas Briggs, The Clockwise Man features the Doctor and Rose, as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

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Nicholas Briggs brings the NInth Doctor to Life.

If you could sum up Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man in three words, what would they be?

Classic Ninth Doctor.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The Doctor.
The Ninth Doctor is my favourite doctor and I was delighted to hear Nicholas Briggs bring him to life in this audiobook. I completely forgot I wasn't listening to Christopher Ecclestone in the role because Nicholas Briggs' version is so perfect.

The brilliant thing is that he is also excellent at the narrating (different voice) and doing all the other characters too. It was like listening to a multi-actor performance - only better.

I wish there were more of Nicholas Briggs doing Ninth Doctor Who audiobooks.


Have you listened to any of Nicholas Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have. I just wish there were more of him doing the Ninth Doctor. I would buy them all if there were. He is so good at this role.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I wouldn't because Nicholas Briggs as the voices is what makes this so brilliant and that would be lost in a film.


Any additional comments?

Please, please, please somebody employ Nicholas Briggs to do LOTS and LOTS of audiobooks as the Ninth Doctor - he is superb and there are probably many fans like me who would like to have more stories about the Ninth Doctor and this is the best way for us to have them.

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- Andrew

The 39 Steps meets the Girl in the Fireplace

As with Prisoner of the Daleks, Nick Briggs superbly performs this book, his Ecclestone is surprising good, though perhaps not as good as his Tennant.

The let down is the story, which somehow doesn't quite gel for me. It spends too much time being a pure historical with very little happening except a few mysteries to be solved that could almost be mundane in their explanation and doesn't hit the sci-fi element until mid-way through the story. This is to its detriment and only the end scenes in the clock tower sound like an episode of the television series, with Briggs' providing the tension by his reading. What is missing, however is some music to underline the tension.

The best part of the story comes in the characters all well rounded and their switch from baddies to goodies (or vice versa) is well realised.

Overall this feels a bit more like the BBC Past Doctors range than it does the first of the New Series Adventures, which is OK given that the author had very little to work on for characterisation.

I'd recommend listening to this purely based on Briggs' performance of an average story.
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- Wayne Burchell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited