- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books; Quick Reads edition edition (26 Feb. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846076439
- ISBN-13: 978-1846076435
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Doctor Who: The Sontaran Games Paperback – Special Edition, 26 Feb 2009
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The Doctor battles the Sontarans in a deadly contest - the latest in the bestselling Doctor Who Quick Reads
About the Author
Jacqueline Rayner has written six Doctor Who novels, as well as other science-fiction and children's books. A member of Doctor Who Magazine's 'Time Team', she and three friends have been watching all the Doctor Who programmes ever made in order and are recording their reactions. This has so far taken them over nine years! She lives in Essex with her husband and twin sons.
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Top Customer Reviews
but that doesn't mean those who do can't enjoy them as well.
the range is now in it's fourth year and a doctor who book has been included in the range every year.
this one involves the doctor arriving at a sports training facility to find there have been several mysterious deaths there. he befriends some of the students at the place and they find that it has been taken over by sontarans, aliens familiar to anyone who saw the 2008 season of the show on tv. the sontarans put the doctor and the students through some dangerous tests. can they survive? and what is the sontarans true purpose in being there?
This is definitely a book you can get into quickly and the prose is clear enough such that you won't find it a difficult read. story wise it's not bad. the supporting characters do have a reasonable amount of depth to them, and the plot does develop nicely. There are a few decent revelations to come along the way.
Nothing special, but if you want a good quick read, or a good quick doctor who story, or both, then it's well worth getting.
The Doctor is the Doctor, the Sontarans are the Sontarans and the supporting cast are just that - there for support and someone for the Doctor to talk to and show off his cleverness and knowledge.
There is no real depth to the story - in fact the swimming pool mentioned in the text probably has more depth - but the short chapters mean you can read a chapter, go away for half an hour, come back and read another chapter and keep the same pace throughout the day, reading the final chapter just before turning out the light at bedtime. Alternatively, the book can be read to children at bedtime and so send them off into the dreamland worlds of Doctor Who - just make sure they know there is a sofa near by for them to hide behind, if need be!
All in all, a book well worth the money, and a fun read to boot!
Now, where did I put that sonic screwdriver...
Stilted writing with only one good twist and it really doesn't slot into the genre. A lot of out of character moments and plots.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Delivered quickly and in good condition. Enjoyed the book very much. It was a quick read so good if you wanted something to read in a day.Published 10 months ago by Rebecca Hindle
My son found this story somewhat lacking in descriptive content which meant he had difficulty in visualising the portrayed events. Read morePublished 20 months ago by G. K. Griffiths
I thoroughly enjoyed this book although I wish it was not a quick read (as I wish it was a normal length book)Published on 5 Jan. 2014 by Megan
This is a good book, but quite short, i enjoyed the fact that it bought in already known aliens rather that inventing new ones. Read morePublished on 28 April 2013 by Alice Pinney
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A fun read on a short adventure with the good Doctor... Probably would have been happier with my purchase had I realised it was a novella & not a novel...Published on 20 Jan. 2013 by Fritz O'Skennick