In the dim and distant past, when Doctor Who was a man with a deeply lined face and a shock of white hair, someone wisely (?) bought me a copy of "Doctor Who in an exciting adventure with the Daleks" and I was hooked. The first dozen or so Target editions were published with the Doctor Who logo in thick black text and it is those volumes - Daleks, Crusaders, Zarbi, Cybermen, Abominable Snowmen, Auton Invasion, Cave Monsters, Doomsday Weapon, Daemons, Day of the Daleks, Curse of Peladon, Sea Devils - of which I am fondest, dating from a time before the range became a monthly production line and the "arc top" logo became standard. But "Doctor Who and the Cybermen" remains a favourite. Maybe it was the black spine, or maybe the rather brilliant (if wrongly referenced) cover, but actually, I think it was just the story that stuck with me at a very impressionable age.
I was so looking forward to this one getting the audiobook treatment, and I wasn't disappointed. The text by Gerry Davis always improved admirably on the limitations of the television production (of which only 2 episodes still survive - available on "Doctor Who - Lost in Time" on DVD, but the entire story is available as "The Moonbase" in the BBC soundtrack CD range) and created a gripping and entertaining story with some wonderful embellishments (as well as the idea of the second Doctor wearing a cravat) which carried me along through a long train journey and didn't disappoint me after 35 years.
Anneke Wills is an enjoyable voice to listen to (I would recommend her audio memoir "Self Portrait" if you want to hear more) and some of her dialects (Jamie's Scots, Hobson's Yorkshire) are simply a delight. Wisely, the Cybermen voices have been supplied by the voice of the modern Cybermen, Nicholas Briggs which adds an authentic air, and the whole package, including small reproductions of the illustrations from inside the original novelisation, has an air of genuine care about its production that really shines through.