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Doctor Who: Borrowed Time [Hardcover]

Naomi Alderman
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23 Jun 2011 DOCTOR WHO (Book 155)

'You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...'

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he'd had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest.

Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (23 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184990233X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849902335
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 13 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Doctor and his friends go undercover to stop the mysterious Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop.

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'You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...'

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he'd had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest.

Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments.

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You have all the time in the world 9 July 2011
By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An original Doctor Who novel, telling an all new Doctor Who story that hasn't appeared in any other medium.

It runs for two hundred and fifty five pages, and is divided into twenty chapters plus a prologue and an epilogue.

It features the Eleventh Doctor plus Amy and Rory.

The three main characters are perfectly written with dialogue that you can well imagine their tv versions saying.

And the book is suitable for readers of all ages.

The prologue is rather vague. But deliberately so. But after that the prose becomes exceptionally readable. As we're introduced to Andrew Brown. An employee in a bank who is rather drifting through life and to whom work has become everything. We meet him as he has a bad day which leads to him failing dismally at an important presentation.

His luck seems to change when he meets two strange men who can give him all the time he needs. Literally. He will have to pay some back but the interest rate is very reasonable.

Then along come the TARDIS crew, after a mishap on a holiday leads to the Doctor wanting to teach Amy and Rory about a financial crisis. Visiting the bank where Andrew works, they quickly discover strange things going on there. And when someone close to the Doctor makes a deal they come to regret, it's a race against time. Literally.

There's a lot to delight in this one. Very readable prose makes the story fly by. The supporting cast are all well drawn with very believable motivations. There are some delightful throwaway lines and ideas which really add to depth to the tale and the setting. It will teach you a few things about how high finance works. And interest rates.

It does offer a few good plot surprises and twists and turns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb read 12 Sep 2011
Format:Hardcover
This original Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory novel is a perfect compliment to the current TV series. The characters are just as they appear on the show, while the villains and the plot are both definitely worthy of Steven Moffat's twisted fairytale vision. All in all a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beg, borrow, steal some time to read this 13 July 2011
By Mr. K. Mahoney VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
It wasn't so long ago that BBC Books scored a coup by publishing a Michael Moorcock Doctor Who novel, The Coming of the Terraphiles. That was an okay book, but I was even more delighted when the latest load of Doctor Who review copies arrived, as one of the authors' names really leapt out at me. Could `Naomi A. Alderman' be the `Naomi Alderman' who won the Orange Prize for New Writers with her debut novel Disobedience in 2007? A quick scan of the accompanying press release revealed that it was indeed so. Naomi Alderman was also named by Waterstones as one of their Writers for the Future in 2007. I find it really exciting that BBC Books are able to commission authors of such extraordinary calibre, following the lead of the TV show, which has recently called on the talents of Richard Curtis and Neil Gaiman. Could Doctor Who be in danger of becoming part of the literary establishment? I certainly hope so. To make things even more stellar, Borrowed Time is partly dedicated to Naomi Alderman's cousin, Samuel West, who may or may not be the well-regarded actor of the same name who incredibly appeared in the lamentable Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover Dimensions in Time for Children in Need in 1993 only a couple of years after starring in Howards End, and who also played the Time Lord Morbius in a Big Finish audio adventure. Needless to say, all this pedigree allowed Borrowed Time to jump quite a few places on my to-read list!

It takes Naomi Alderman a couple of chapters to get going, but once she does, she really hits the ground running.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time on your hands? 5 Dec 2012
By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
This is a fairly standard Doctor Who story - aliens (working in pairs, why do they always seem to be in pairs of odd men who finish each others' sentences?) who can offer you back all the time you never seem to have enough of. Too good to be true? Well, yes actually.

The characters are all well put together - the Doctor, Amy and Rory are well portrayed and the characters in the bank, and the aliens, are, overall well rounded and played through the storyline.

A good, readable, Doctor Who story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Doctor Who books! 28 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've read most of the Doctor Who novels released since the series re-launch in 2005, and this is definitley one of the best. All of the Series 6 (2011) novels have been amazing, in fact.

A must read for any Doctor Who fan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Doctor Who story 4 Sep 2013
Format:Hardcover
I really enjoyed this. It was Doctor Who meets Momo via Neil Gaiman. It was a plot that mocked the banking crisis, borrowing on credit, compound interest and loan sharks. I think this is my favourite Amy, Rory and the Doctor novel to date. It was a fun time travel story and mocked the career hungry and money hungry world we live in without being heavy handed. It was also nice to have a woman writer for a Doctor Who story as they are far too few and far between.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loan sharks 6 July 2013
By Colin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As subtle as a flying sledge hammer. If this had been one of the 1.78 books, it would have got 5 stars.

Not really difficult the guess the ending, but is a good yarn. Loads of action and the characters ring true. Not a classic, but as a holiday read it works just fine.
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'You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...'

Andrew Brown never has enough time. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun...
Voiced by a familiar face from the series, this is a fast paced story with some very tense moments. We have the doctor throwing himself into a seemingly innocent corporate world. Read more
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My niece is a massive doctor who fan and very much enjoyed reading this book. good for any doctor who fan.
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A great purchase for anyone who has a Dr Who fan in the family. This item was a great success, so I would reccomend to anyone with a similar interest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who innit
The first but not the last Dr Who book I've read and I found it very enjoyable. Played out like a feature length episode and I could see it being that, although the main bad guys... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great read
I for one really enjoyed this book. It had it all, action, adventure, and of course the doctor. Really fun and entertaining, I would recommend it to readers around the age of 10 -... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Daniel Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a present.
It is a present. I did not thus read it. Received in due course. Very well packed. I recommend it to all the fans of Doctor Who and SCI-FI. Thank you!
Published 24 months ago by JackHarkness83
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Best Doctor Who Book EVER
Borrowed Time is brilliant. I love the idea as it is actually one I myself had in my head - What if you could borrow time? Well - In this book, you can. Read more
Published on 29 Mar 2012 by Benlroberts
3.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor Who Guide To Banking
Whilst I found the characterisations of this particular Doctor Who story to be, for the most part, quite good (although I found Touched By An Angel to be even more so) I kept being... Read more
Published on 29 Feb 2012 by Flasherman
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Although nearly fifty I do enjoy my Doctor Who books. This one is particularly well written with a centralised theme that we can all relate to not enough hours in the day to... Read more
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