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Doctor Who - The Feast of the Drowned (New Series Adventure 8) [Hardcover]

Stephen Cole
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13 April 2006 DOCTOR WHO (Book 137)

When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned.

As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery. What sank the ship, and why? When the cruiser's wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister force came with it? The river's dark waters are hiding an even darker secret, as preparations for the feast near their conclusion

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed Doctor Who series from BBC Television.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st edition (13 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563486449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563486442
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in 1971, Steve Cole spent a happy childhood in rural Bedfordshire being loud and aspiring to amuse. He liked books, and so went to the University of East Anglia to read more of them. Later on he started writing them too, with titles ranging from pre-school poetry to Young Adult thrillers (with more TV and film tie-ins than he cares to admit to along the way). In other careers he has been the editor of Noddy magazine, and an editor of fiction and nonfiction book titles for various publishers. He is the author of the hugely successful Astrosaurs, Cows in Action, Astrosaurs Academy and Slime Squad series, and now the phenomenal Young Bond series.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get these audiobooks 23 July 2006
Format:Audio CD
OK, why buy the CD version of the story for an extra five quid or so? Because it's read by David Tennant, and if you're like me and love the way his voice just bleeds with enthusiasm you'll want to give this a try. He reads the prose sections in his natural accent before effortlessly switching to the voice of the Doctor, as well as all the incidental characters - a cleaning lady, an American admiral, an Indian shopkeeper, a little old lady from Edinburgh... I won't lie and say Rose and Mickey didn't give him a bit of trouble, but in this format the book feels far more like a real extra episode of Doctor Who, perfect for banishing those "end of series" blues!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve's done it again! 11 April 2006
By Troo
Steve's been awful busy of late, but I was excited to hear he'd been offered the rare opportunity of one of the latest batch of Doctor Who books to be released in conjunction with the new series.
Feast of the Drowned taps into one of humanity's primal fears - that of death by drowning - and uses it to devastating effect. As soon as the book starts the undercurrent sucks you in, flooding you with... okay, I'll pack it in, I promise.
Steve's also done his research into the workings and politics of the Royal Navy, and the text glows with the authenticity of its setting, providing a backdrop of personal power and military might that is almost as frightening as the mysterious ghostly apparitions and the drowning... Did I mention the drowning?
He also throws plenty of action at the reader. Right from the start this book is on the move, with the loss at sea of the Navy's latest, hugely expensive, technologically advanced warship. We have gorgeous set-pieces such as the Doctor crouched on the bow of a tug shouting directions through the tarpaulin-covered windows to the poor, blind driver within whilst under a hail of bullets from a squad of marines.
This one's right up there with Vanishing Point for sympathetic characters, twists and turns, and edge-of-the-seat thrills. If you only buy one Doctor Who book this year, make it this one!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the first 3 tenth doctor books! 18 April 2006
Having only watch two episodes with David Tennant as the new doctor this book i think really catches the personality and atributes of the tenth doctor! It feels very much like an episode that could be shown as part of the new series! There is a good plot development and all the characters bring their own emotions!

The thing that i liked about the book, is personally it was an easy read and hadt of action to keep you reeling through the chapters! I sometimes get confused by the technicality of the solutions to problems, but this ones easy to understand!

Would deinately recommend, but I'm just warning you that as a younger reader and not having watched/read beyond the ninth doctor my opinions are quite bias to the style of the newer doctors and characters!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waving not drowning 18 May 2009
The Feast of the Drowned is the eighth original BBC Doctor Who novel to tie-in with the revived series, this time featuring The Tenth Doctor and travelling companion Rose Tyler.
The story as fast-paced and as accessible as you'd expect from this series, the plot isn't complicated and Stephen Cole has created a tense and creepy atmosphere from the start. His portrayal of the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant on TV, is spot-on; with the right blend of quirkiness, manic energy, fierce intelligence, and the occasional burst of controlled anger at the stupidy and willfulness of his favourite species, humans .

The novel replicates the feel and characterizations of the TV show admirably, focusing as much on personal stories as the science fiction and fantasy. The plot reminded me a little of recent audio story `The Nemonite Invasion'; its story of possessed and `zombified' cadavers returning to life and its nautical setting. This is no bad thing though, as it retains its own character and style, and manages to link in to the TV series without slavishly adhering to continuity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars terror in the thames 27 July 2008
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an original novel featuring the tenth doctor who and his companion rose tyler. as usual with these it runs for 248 pages approx, can be read by readers of all ages, and tells an original story not one based on a tv episode.

the regular cast are well captured on the printed page, all the mannerisms of the characters coming across exactly as you would expect.

the story involves the loss of a royal navy vessel, and relatives of those on board being haunted by their ghosts. but is there more to it than meets the eye? the whole of london faces a deadly threat from beneath the river thames. can the doctor save the day?

grounded in present day london like so much of the early episodes of the new series, this starts very well with an intriguing set up. whilst it does devolve into a more standard runaround of a story later on, there's some decent stuff here. good supporting characters, an old friend of rose's who is strongly characterised thanks to a good subplot about her personal life, and quite an original alien race, who make for some creepy moments.

not the best in the range, but a slightly above average entry
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little bit disappointing 6 Aug 2007
I found this book a little bit disappointing. It is still good, but not nearly as good as I was expecting. It has some good one-liners and I suppose if your looking for a book about water monsters feasting on living drowned people this is just the thing! I'd still recommend you to read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor who
Awesome Adventures with the Doctor and Rose as they uncover a fishy mystery beneath London's most used water way …the Thames.
Published 6 months ago by Ellie Hayden-Burnett
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I read this book years ago just when David Tennant started the role. Stephen Cole perfectly gets the Doctor's character right. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wild Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars The Feast of the Drowned is one of my favourite books
I already bought the audiobook version of The Feast of the Drowned and it was read by David Tennant himself
Published 7 months ago by Clare McDonagh
5.0 out of 5 stars Feast of the Drowned
Double CD both disks. Great to have a Dr Who narrating. Will make ideal listening on the motorway when out and about
Published 8 months ago by emhjl
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who The Feast of the Drowned
When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kk
3.0 out of 5 stars spooky but god too much padding
water the geat enemy of man and animal ( unless youre a fish ) it can strangle you break youre bones gives you a final resting place

so all that said the enemy in... Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2009 by chace
3.0 out of 5 stars The Feast of the drowned
Story not as good as soom i have heard , but DT makes up for it
Published on 10 July 2009 by C. Dolan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Feast of the Drowned is a great adventure, a drowned ship, whose lost and until now presumed dead occupants are now appearing to relatives in need of help "before the feast". Read more
Published on 5 May 2007 by DB
5.0 out of 5 stars very very good book
a good book for a fan, or anyone after a good read. fantastic plot with well built charicters( other than the obviose ones) and a good set. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2007 by Janette Hey
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who
This book is about a man called 'The Doctor' and his friend 'Rose Tyler' and they go on weird adventures through time. Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2006 by CB2
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