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The King of Sontar (Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Adventures) Audio CD – Audiobook, Jan 2014

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions Ltd (Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781782903
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781782903
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1 x 12.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 April 2014
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The combination of Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Dan Starkey as the Sontarian make this an irresistible draw.

Tom Baker is my favourite Doctor, Leela one of the better companion characters.
Dan Starkey really impressed me in his portrayal of Strax in the television programmes but more importantly with his reading of The Devil in the Smoke.
(Now I can REALLY recommend that story to you. )
Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke

But the title The King of Sontar really attracted this reviewer.
Now the title is very clever but you only realise this after listening to the story.

The story is a mere 60 minutes long it is short and leaves you wanting more which is no bad thing.
At double the time it would have been just as satisfying.

There simply is not a moment of dialogue wasted in this fast paced story.

The story opens with a 12 strong Sonatarian assasination squad invading the Dowcra Base. The fact that these are an elite set of... well you provide the adjective and are seeking out just the leader of the planet indicates that this is a big threat to them.

There is a wonderful scene where the elite squad meet the leader and ask him to surrender and be executed.
He warns them that they should surrender and takes out the whole 12 in one fell swoop!! Now I would love to have seen that but in an audio you see the scene in your mind.

A brilliant start.
The Doctor finds he has been sent by the Timelords to sort it out and his companion is the lovely Leela.

Leela of course is a warrior par excelence this provides a wonderful counter balance to the warrior sect of the Sontarians.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alaran on 1 Feb. 2014
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I confess to being a big fan of Sontarans. Hence I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release that pitches them against the Fourth Doctor once more. Thankfully it doesn’t disappoint.

In recent years, especially with Strax, the Sontarans seemed to have been used in a more amusing manner. Even their part in Trenzolore serves only to provide some comic relief. The Sontarans in this story are more serious, desperate and hence seem more deadly. This story re-instates them as a threat, one almost as dangerous as the Daleks or Cybermen. It does this from the play’s start. Indeed the story begins with an explosive opening that immediately sets the tone for what will come.

There is about as much action as you could possibly fit into and audio play. And the story warrants it. Without it the atmosphere would lack the manic chaos that permeates it. The fabulously produced soundtrack of explosions and gunfire ramps up the tension and gives the whole story a strong sense of pace and urgency. Of course this does mean that some lines of dialogue are delivered between exchanges of fire which feels a little artificial. But that is merely one of the drawbacks of audio.

However, the story is not all action. There are some delightful philosophical ponderings that briefly skirt around some of the issues raised in ‘Genesis of the Daleks’. They prevent the whole story from becoming just a lot of fighting and strengthen the motivations of the characters. They offer credible explanations for why they choose to act as they do. They also enable an exploration of an underutilised side to Leela and the Doctors’ relationship that looks as if it will continue into later stories of this particular series.
The Doctor and Leela are separated early on to allow them to play to their strengths.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Number13 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Aug. 2015
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All Sontarans are cloned equal - except Strang. He's the biggest, strongest, cleverest, most invincible Sontaran who has ever lived; the perfect Sontaran in fact - but the Sontaran Empire wants him stopped at all costs - and so do the Time Lords... 5* (2 episodes, 1 CD, 67 min + extras)

John Dorney's `The King of Sontar' is an exciting action adventure wrapped around a mystery and a moral dilemma. Strang and his plans pose a deadly threat - but to whom? Sontaran High Command has no doubts - they want him dead and send in the assassins. The Time Lords, foreseeing cosmic disaster, also send in their unofficial agents - because despite the Doctor's unshakable moral core, they know what he and Leela can do when they have to - but do they have the right...?

This is an excellent story that throws the Doctor and Leela into a cosmic crisis at the critical moment- as usual! On a bleak planet, at what was the scientific Dowcra Base, two dangerous experiments are coming together - one human, one Sontaran - and their combination could mean victory or disaster - but which and for whom? It depends who you believe. Should the Doctor and Leela trust a human scientist or a Sontaran general, or neither?

Tom Baker and Louise Jameson give superb performances as usual that are as perfect for their television era as are the writing and settings of the story. The Doctor is intense, flippant in the face of danger (but never overdoes it), is casually, even accidentally brilliant and displays a deeply-held morality that reminds us again that he's not human, he's better than that. But sometimes he might be wrong...

Leela is of course very human; an intelligent "savage" learning the Doctor's ways but still a warrior at heart.
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