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Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Unabridged)
 
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Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect: Seventh Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Malorie Blackman (Author, Narrator)
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  • Listening Length: 1 hour and 13 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 21 Nov 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GB8RXMI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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When the Tardis lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies' motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart...

Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman puts her own unique spin on the Doctor's incredible adventures through time and space.

©2013 Malorie Blackman; (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal DW story for younger readers 23 July 2013
By Alaran
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This is, perhaps, the most out-and-out children's story of this short novella series so far. This is no surprise considering the status of the author and this series is, after all, aimed at the younger market (even though I'm sure that just as many adult Doctor Who fans will be enjoying them).

Due to its strong orientation towards younger readers the plot is relatively simple (even if the Seventh Doctor throws about some complicated sounding terms). It is based around the premise of `what if the Daleks were pleasant philanthropists?' Unfortunately a similar idea has only recently been used in the novel `The Dalek Generation'. This time it seems as if the Daleks are legitimately peaceful though . This, too, is not an original idea as it has already been visited in the Eight Doctor comic strip `Children of the Revolution'. The Doctor's efforts to come to terms with accepting `good' Daleks has also been featured before, on and off screen. Malorie Blackman handles this well though by concentrating on Ace's perception of the Doctor's attitude.

The Seventh Doctor is quite well characterised, the author capturing his mumbled musings that are half to himself and half to those around him. The slight rift between him and Ace is effective in its subtlety. The author gives us the more immature version of Ace, making it likely that this is early in her travels with the Doctor but at least after `Remembrance of the Daleks'. It feels very like the Ace from her first two or three televised stories. There is, perhaps, a lack of other characters, only Tulana being significant.

Perfectly pitched at children, this novella is ideal for its intended market. However, this means that it feels that it lacks a little depth for the older readers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Real McCoy 4 Dec 2013
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I loved parts of this one. Malorie Blackman has a real ear for dialogue and if you read it out loud it sounds like the characters talking. I also loved some of the `scenes' she set (I won't spoil it - but particularly a very unexpected etiquette lesson) She doesn't get five stars because she kind of cops-out at the end though. Instead of leaving the ending ambiguous, and having us wonder whether or not the Doctor did the right thing, she more or less has the Universe vindicate him. But overall, really good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The feel of this era is so right 12 Aug 2013
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McCoy's era as the Doctor feels just right. Ace and the Professor jump off the pages. Good storyline and quite original.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Swing and a miss 5 Aug 2013
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Darn it! I spend ages defending the 7th Doctor. He was my Doctor. The big grin and the sharp, dark eyes. The umbrella and the quick, lethal mind. There was such potential here. Yes, sure, you have to skip past the clown character he was at first and maybe avoid Mel, but there is potential. Sadly it's potential that flies right past the plate here. The story is an interesting one. One that is firmly in the devious 7th incarnation's court, but it doesn't hold together. Somehow it gets stuck somewhere between a clever twist and a story in need of a quicker way to tell it. Hey ho. Let's hope the often mistreated 8th gets a smoother ride.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not the worst Doctor 28 July 2013
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I read this with a happy heart as Ace and the 7th Doctor were right there in my childhood I just wish the stories had been as good as this. Anyone who looks back on a childhood in the 80s with fond nostalgia should read this and remember the 7th Doctor with his question mark umbrella and crazy hair, not as the worst Doctor but as the Doctor with some of the worst story lines. This short story goes a little way to redress that. 11 Doctors, 11 months, 11authors, 50 amazing years.......
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 26 Dec 2013
By Thor
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Well written. Great short story in true Dr Who tradition. For all ages and reading abilities. Good to read aloud too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real McCoy 4 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Really enjoying this series of short stories- this one really stands out. It perfectly captures the 7th doctor era- the dialogue is spot on. A beautifully simple what if at it's heart, it's a really strong piece of storytelling. But what really struck me is how much I'd love to see Capaldi losing it in an adaptation of this story against all the poor gentle Daleks.Moffat, it needs to happen!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Moral Conundrum 23 Nov 2013
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The Seventh Doctor and companion Ace face off against the most terrifying beings in all of time and space, friendly and altruistic Daleks!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Missed opportunity
Slightly baffled by all the good reviews for this one. Although technically well written (hence the 2 stars), the plot is nonsensical and the characterisation of the Seventh Doctor... Read more
Published 5 months ago by A person
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
great story featuring one of my favourite doctors loved this story well written very highly recommended go buy this book
Published 7 months ago by steve whitcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Very short
Ok story enjoyed but very very short I prefer a much longer storyline to enjoy. A nice think book is better
Published 7 months ago by Dawn Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
A very good read I enjoyed reading about the seventh doctor and thought that the character of Sylvester had been caught.
Published 8 months ago by John Telfer
5.0 out of 5 stars DOCTOR WHO THE 7
Suoerb story - follows on from the others and includes a special "call" from the 11th Doctor
Great fun - great read - ENJOY
Published 8 months ago by paul nicholson
2.0 out of 5 stars Inadequate and uneventful
Two stars is over generous for this inadequate and uneventful attempt at a Dr Who story. Such a rich legacy of things ignored. Poor
Published 8 months ago by David Boothman
2.0 out of 5 stars Didnt capture the 7th Doctor
I've been disappointed with this series, though it is cheap. The random authors who have no relationship to the Doctor Who series have not done a good job in showing the Doctors. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Predictable
A short and pointless story, that attempts to hint at the darker, less trustworthy Seventh Doctor. The plot itself, in which an alternate timeline needs to be reset, is obvious... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Richard Wright
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