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Sympathy for the Devil (Doctor Who: Unbound) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Jonathan Clements
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (6 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844350134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844350131
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 1 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of emperors and empresses, statesmen and warriors, foreign visitors and outcast rebels. His works have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, Spanish, Korean and Dutch, and he achieved a rare distinction when his book on the First Emperor of China was itself published in Chinese.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is the second of the ‘Unbound series of audio adventures from Big Finish. Released between 2003 and 2008, this was a series that asked a lot of ‘what if’ questions about the show and produced a range of fascinating stories. It ran for 8 releases, and is some of the best work to have come out of Big Finish productions.

This second release asks ‘What if when exiling the Third Doctor to Earth, the Time Lords sent him to 1999 instead of the 1970’s?’ The answer: Earth would have been a very different place, and the lives of many people that the Doctor was associated with would have been totally altered.

This is one of the best of the series. It is perhaps the most ‘traditional’ Who story in the range, a gripping adventure in which the alternative 3rd Doctor has to get to grips with someone’s evil master plan and thwart it. But what makes this so special are the character moments. David Warner stars as the alternative third Doc, displaying many of Pertwee’s qualities but not attempting to impersonate Pertwee. Thus he makes the part his own, and we are treated to yet another great Doctor Who never was (following the excellent Geoffrey Bayldon in the forst release ‘Auld Mortality’). Superb as Warner is, it is the appearance of Nicholas Courtney as an older, weary, bitter Brigadier that makes this special. This is an alternative Brigadier, in 1999 retired to Hong Kong and running a bar after a disastrous army career in which, due to the absence of the Doctor, many threats were not warded off in the same way. It’s a great character, and the script writer very cleverly shows us the fates of many old UNIT friends in the Doctor’s absence, with an alternative ending for Mike Yates that will please many fans of the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what might have been 20 July 2006
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The best actor never to play the doctor onscreen finally gets a go at the part here. Although he's not the latest doctor, he's the third doctor as he could have been. Meeting the brigadier in a world that could have been, had UNIT had to battle all those alien menaces themselves with no help from any time lords.

Superb acting from the cast, and an intriguing story set against the backdrop of the hong kong handover. There are a few moments in here for the fans, but you shouldn't have any problem with them if you're not familiar with the stories in question.

And the story ends with the promise of more to come. I certainly hope so
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What If? It's an important question but when you ask it, What If I go down the left street than the right? You make your choice and then it's onto the next What If? But then again, in some strange reality, you go down the right street instead of the left one.

That's what this story is all about. What If the Doctor didn't become U.N.I.T.'s Scientific Supervisor? Well the answer lies in this story. The world is a different place and instead of the 1970's, The Doctor (played by David Warner) lands on the eve of the Hong Kong Handover.

It's a unique look at the world if The Doctor didn't save it during the seventies, where there is very little to no plastic(Spearhead from Space), There's a lake in the middle of London (Doctor Who and the Silurians) and The Master now works for the Communists.

If your a Classic Doctor Who fan, it's just fun to look at what's changed and references to other stories are just brilliant.

So If you have the chance to listen or buy this. Do it. You won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!! 9 Dec 2008
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Forget the RTD reimagined TV series of the 21st Century, this is Doctor Who as it should be - exciting, well-written and above all, intelligent.
It doesn't scream "Kids' show" at you, or chuck in farting aliens, obnoxious Doctors or the like.
David Warner plays a weary Doctor, and plays it so well you just want him to be the next TV Doctor.

The entire series of "Unbound" are excellent.

Highly recommended
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