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"Doctor Who" and the Giant Robot (Classic Novels) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Terrance Dicks , Tom Baker
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Book Description

5 Nov 2007 Classic Novels
Tom Baker reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic "Doctor Who" adventure. 'Look, Brigadier! It's growing!' screamed Sarah. The Brigadier stared in amazement as the Robot began to grow...and grow...swelling to the size of a giant! Slowly the metal colossus, casting its enormous shadow upon the surrounding trees and buildings, began to stride towards the Brigadier. A giant metal hand reached down to grasp him...Can Doctor Who defeat the evil forces controlling the Robot before they execute their plans to blackmail - or destroy - the world? Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1975. 'They're well-written books - adventure stories of course, but with some thought...the creation of the character of the Doctor had a touch of genius about it.' - "Westminster Press".

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd (5 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405677945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405677943
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.5 x 12.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 507,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars King Kong meets Doctor Who, sort of 25 Feb 2010
By Emanon
Format:Audio CD
This is another enjoyable release in the range of audiobook versions of the Target range of DOCTOR WHO novelisations first released in the 1970s. DOCTOR WHO AND THE GIANT ROBOT is an adaptation of ROBOT, the first story to feature Tom Baker in the title role back in 1974. This story, which pays homage in no small way to King Kong, features (not surprisingly) a Giant Robot that has been reprogrammed to serve the fascist and apocalyptic aims of the sinister Scientific Reform Society. That this reprogramming plays havoc with the artificial "emotions" of the Robot, takes the story in surprising and sometimes quite touching directions.

Terrance Dicks has created a crackingly entertaining and engaging little tale. He has pretty much followed and expanded upon his own original television scripts and as this is one of the earlier stories that he ever adapted for the range, he really expands very well on the television version, which, if you should want to experience it, is available on DVD.

Those early Target DOCTOR WHO books were amongst the strongest in the entire range - some of the later ones could tend towards the slight - and really have managed to stand the test of time as entertaining, diverting and well told stories in their own right.

TOM BAKER is on reading duties this time around and is his usual professional self, and having one of the country's most familiar voices reading a story about the character for which he is most readily recognized - and playing all the other parts as well - is a rather excellent combination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 29 Jun 2013
By Mike
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have the DVD. This really complements the video version. Amazing how much more you get so much more out of the DVD having listened to this!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good way to while away the time 26 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Tom Baker has a superb baritone voice, that lends itself nicely to this adventure
story.A pity that he has to convey the whole story alone.Sound effects and a little
music would make this even more enjoyable.Still, one of the more believable Dr Who plots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Look Brigadier it's growing!" 11 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
The grandaddy of Doctor Who writers, Terrance Dicks, produced another classic with his adaptation of this 1974 TV debut story for Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor. The Doctor and Sarah-Jane Smith battle the eponymous metal monster with the help of The Timelord's sometime employers UNIT. Tom Baker instantly made the part his own with this story and once he recovers from his latest regeneration he is a whirlwind of action, teeth and curly hair. Baker himself narrates, and his rich and sonorous tones are easily the best for this medium and place this at the top of the collection so far. With the artwork matching its 1975 paperback counterpart it is an essential part of any fan's collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Baker is back as Doctor Who! 9 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! A classic Doctor Who story, a early target novel, the greatest actor to play Doctor Who! A menu for success!
Tom Baker does a great job in reading the novelisation of his first story! A must buy for any Doctor Who fan! You will not be disappointed! Let's hope Tom reads 'The Ark in Space'! Buy it now!
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