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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feels Like an Episode
Winner Takes All is a fast, enjoyable read, that feels like an episode from the wonderful new series. Jacqueline Rayner has done a great job of capturing Rose and the Doctor, as well as Mickey and Jackie, which is amazing when you consider she must have written it months before a single episode aired.
The story is straight forward enough; a video game, Death to...
Published on 26 Jun 2005 by Sharon Jacobs

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good.
I really enjoyed reading this book; it was very much Doctor Who. Like the new tv series, it had an emotional centre which gave it depth. On the other hand, there were places, particularly towards the beginning, where I was a bit doubtful about characterisation, although that got better as the book progressed. The plot, although fun, is certainly not original; among...
Published on 23 Jun 2005 by E. R. Welsby


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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars well, my first real let down in the world of who., 27 May 2007
This review is from: Doctor Who - Winner Takes All (New Series Adventure 3) (Hardcover)
I have all the fifteen ninth and tenth doctor books, and im reading them in order. The clockwise man was a little slow to start with but definitely got better towards the end, the monsters inside was very good, apart from if you read closely the plant that gets crushed at the start of the story is alright and un trod on at the end!! ha ha. but so far Winner Takes All has to be the m,ost boring and dull story ive read to do with doctor who.

i enjoy buying dw magazine, and especially i like to read the time team sections to hear what the four gals and guys think of stories from the original series, and Jac Rayner seems to be the most dissing to me. But this book written by her is just blaaah! i just kept on reading to see if the story would get any better but it didnt. a real weak story!!!!!!!! The quevvils are just totally stupid monsters, .....

hopefully the stone rose and the last dodo will be better!
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9 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Dismal Effort, 2 Jun 2005
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Jane Aland (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who - Winner Takes All (New Series Adventure 3) (Hardcover)
Winner Takes all is the 3rd - and by far the least - of the new 9th Doctor and Rose novels. Not only is the storyline concerning aliens using a fake computer game to recruit human warriors derivative, but the plot is shot so full of gaping holes that it's unbelievable. The aliens are generic, with no distinguishing characterisation between different members of the same species, and the background for their planetary war is non-existent. Rayner's prose is mostly readable, but it can't hope to make up for this shoddy book so otherwise devoid of decent plot or character. The quality of Winner Takes All is so poor that I can only recommend it for the under-12's, but the fact that the author throws in a few questionable elements such as references to bondage and a decapitation scene mean that it probably isn't even suited for the young children it's aimed at. Appalling.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read, 13 May 2005
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j noriega (ipswich, suffolk United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Doctor Who - Winner Takes All (New Series Adventure 3) (Hardcover)
If you have been enjoying the new TV series with the 9th Doctor this is for you.Characterisation is quite good.The story is a pretty basic adventure but it is fun.A good light read.
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