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Doctor Who: The Doctor - His Lives and Times (Dr Who)
Doctor Who: The Doctor - His Lives and Times (Dr Who)
by James Goss
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful book, 28 Sept. 2013
I'm thoroughly enjoying reading this book. i acknowledge i've not read it all, but most of it. The lives and times of the Doctor are shared with us through numerous documents, for example his school reports, journal entries, memos from various characters. As well as these further fictions about a fictional character, real people involved in the show (actors, producers, writers...) give commentaries or recollections of their experience of watching Doctor Who before being professionally involved and anecdotes and insights into the professional involvement. It's a wonderful book, full of fidelity to the show, and witty.


The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 5 (Blake's 7)
The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 5 (Blake's 7)
by Simon Guerrier
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £25.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three excellent stories, 4 Sept. 2013
Here are three very different and very good Blakes 7 stories. Logic layers up levels of a story told with a beautiful circularity which slowly reveals the true events. Risk Management brings jewels, double dealing and scams to Blake's rebellion. Three is a fantastic story of government, lies and journalism.


Poison Seed (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
Poison Seed (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
Price: £1.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tasty little number which satisfies and intrigues, 25 May 2013
This is a good 'who dunnit?' The story begins at a gallop and drops us straight into the action which started without us. We are quickly brought up to speed. The key components of detective fiction are neatly assembled with descriptions of the murders, interviews with the bereaved and potential perpetrators and gentle descriptions of the social circumstances of the day, which may or may not prove relevant. There's even a mid point review in case we're not keeping up.

The mystery itself is satisfying in that it reaches a conclusion which is consistent with the story-telling. That is, there is no cheating with end revelations which could not possibly have been derived from what we learn.

It is also intriguing because although we do know at the end who did it, how they did it and what provoked them to do it, i think why they did it remains beautifully open; a personal act to have revenge, a political act to destabilise ....

The story is told cleverly and with humour.


The Scorchies (Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles)
The Scorchies (Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles)
by James Goss
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonkers and Brilliant, 28 April 2013
I loved this story from start to finish. I found it creepy and dark in a weird way. I don't want to create spoilers so giving examples is a bit tricky, but a children's tv show with a puppet called 'Ugly Dolly' perhaps hints at the underlying unpleasantness. And the chanting mice : "It's time for death all over the world. All over the world it's time to die". *Shudders*


Doctor Who: Summer Falls
Doctor Who: Summer Falls
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars My summary..., 9 April 2013
I've read this book once simply to enjoy the story in its own right and again to indulge in the fun if futile past-time of looking for clues to the 50th Anniversary Story. I've thoroughly enjoyed both readings. The characters are interesting and engaging, and the style of the book gentle. It evoked a good range of emotions for me. Wonderful.


The Fall of the House of Trask (Dark Shadows)
The Fall of the House of Trask (Dark Shadows)
by Joseph Lidster
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Mar. 2013
I'd been listening to the Dark Shadows audios for a while before receiving this one. I really have enjoyed it and it brings a number of story threads to a satisfying conclusion. Whilst to Dark Shadows fans it might seem a strange place to start if you have no prior knowledge, it wouldn't be impossible and may prompt the desire to find out what went before.


Torchwood: Red Skies
Torchwood: Red Skies
by Joseph Lidster
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Sky at Night = Delight, 24 Mar. 2013
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I loved this story. It addresses some modern themes in terms of sexuality, depression and religion and somehow does so not only sensitively but with humour. I'll just repeat - I loved this story.


"Torchwood": Lost Souls (BBC Audio)
"Torchwood": Lost Souls (BBC Audio)
by Joseph Lidster
Edition: Audio CD

4.0 out of 5 stars Sold, 24 Mar. 2013
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I bought this having heard it on the radio and knowing i'd need to hear it again and again. For me it's a love story beautifully told.


Torchwood: In the Shadows (BBC Audio)
Torchwood: In the Shadows (BBC Audio)
by Joseph Lidster
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The flip side, 24 Mar. 2013
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What i enjoyed most about this story is the very believable portrayals of peoples' alter egos - the way characters we know (and love perhaps) may have been had subtle things in life been different for them.


Torchwood: Ghost Train (BBC Audio)
Torchwood: Ghost Train (BBC Audio)
by James Goss
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £13.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Torchwood story, 17 Mar. 2013
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Ghost Train has become my favourite Torchwood story. It's great fun and wonderfully performed by Kai Owen. The characters are true to their TV selves and the humour is suitably dry, "I stared. Jack stared. In its own way the skeleton stared". The relationships between Jack & Rhys, and between Ianto & Rhys are beautifully expressed. The story is really very good; time travel, invading aliens, a runaway train and great big rips in the universe. Marvelous. But what pleases me most of all is the portrayal of Rhys, a good man who loves a strong woman without being dominated or needing to dominate. A liberating portrayal of gender.


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