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1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful...just awful, 18 April 2011
An unabridged Dr Who audiobook that's over 10 hours long? = Brilliant.
Clive Mantle reading? = Great (except for his bizarre Scottish accent).
The actual plot? = Terrible.
I have never read any of Michael Moorcock's other work and am now not likely to either. I was unaware of the fact that he has apparently used many facets of his own work's worlds/universe(s) etc in this book. Other reviews have said that the storyline is as though the Dr Who element was added as a mere afterthought once the book had been completed and I cannot agree more.
The amount of utterly pointless characters and places that are mentioned are beyond belief and I would say that any interesting twist at the end is replaced by something teetering on the edge of Deux Ex Machina.
The cynic in me would argue that this was a 10 hour long advertisment for Moorcock's other works. I listened until the end despite wanting to give up and was ultimately relieved when it was over as opposed to most other audiobooks.
I only hope that this isn't the end of the unabridged Dr Who audiobooks at such a length but I do hope they are given to something worth listening to in future.