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A freelance author turned games writer and producer, Oli Smith wrote a variety of books, audiobooks, video games and comic strips for the hit BBC show Doctor Who before joining indie games developers Mediatonic in central London.
His novels include Doctor Who: System Wipe and Doctor Who: Decide Your Destiny: Judoon Monsoon, while his audiobooks include Doctor Who: Runaway Train. He has also written five reference books and contributed to several short story collections.
Matt Smith reads this story and that is basically the problem- it would have been so much better dramatized with a full cast like the generally excellent Big Finish. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Glenn Cook
The Runaway Train is a good, fast paced story, loosely constructed around the old Wild West theme of a runaway train. Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2012 by S. Diment
This was not a complicated story, with neither the plot nor the recording pushing the boundaries in any way. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2012 by Richard Murphy
An exciting journey through the American Wild-West. Eight strangers meet at a deserted railway station; a meeting organised by the "Doctor" who knows just as little about the... Read morePublished on 14 Dec. 2011 by Kevin Roche
"Doctor Who": The Runaway Train (BBC Audio)
Ignoring the slightly dodgy American accents that always seem to proliferate in Doctor Who's audio stories, this is an... Read more
My kids and I listened to this story in the car, and it kept us all entertained. Although it's perhaps a bit more of a boy's story with trains, cowboys and soldiers, it still held... Read morePublished on 20 Oct. 2011 by Fiona Millar
This would have been more interesting if all the characters were played by the cast, in fact that would have been awesome! Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 2011 by Mrs. Denny S. Abeykoon
The Runaway Train is a 65 minute story featuring Matt Smith's Doctor (the 11th regeneration) and sidekick Amy. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2011 by Mr. P. HAIGH
This was a little disapointing as it is not a particularly good Doctor Who story. It is read by the current Doctor Matt Smith rather than a dramatised version. Read morePublished on 26 May 2011 by Stevetrumpet