Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse

  • by A. L. Kennedy
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

An original novel by A.L. Kennedy featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker in the BBC TV series.
Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again.
It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch – owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word. Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers' Junior Receptionist Bryony, he'll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction.
Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground – and it's starting to wake up....


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very Douglas Adamsy

really enjoyed this story - would have fitted in well in the season that had City of Death etc
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- John Telfer

More for laughs than drama

If you could sum up Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse in three words, what would they be?

Funny, engrossing, silly

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse?

The whole book evokes memories of the Douglas Adams era

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Any additional comments?

Being wrongly advertised as a 12th doctor story is only mildly annoying in this fun romp. Douglas Adams would surely enjoy this volume as is fondly tries to pay homage to one of doctor whos funniest authrs. Its a slapstick comedy that does little to raise ghe dramatic stakes but despite this, its a very enjoyable listen. Top marks.

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- Ian Mccaul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-07-2015
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd