In 1973 Doctor Who celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the Terry Nation scripted Planet of the Daleks was a nostalgic trip into the past. Reminiscent of the first Dalek story from 1963/64, it's a straightforward adventure yarn with several sequences lifted directly from that story.
Some might call this homage, others might less charitably conclude that Terry Nation had run out of original ideas a long time previously, but whilst the story isn't particularly innovative it is a rattling good yarn.
Terrance Dicks' novelisation compressed the six part story into a book of 120 pages - on audio this lasts for around three hours, so there's little time to be bored as the story moves at quite a pace.
Mark Gatiss is the reader. A fan of the story, he asked to read this book and does a great job - his love for the material shines through. One slight downside is that the music and effects do verge on overkill at times (sadly this is not the only release in the series where this happens).
Although it's not one of the best Doctor Who novels, it is a very good reading from Gatiss and therefore is definitely worth a listen.