another audio adventure based on the tv series sarah jane adventures, featuring the former doctor who companion and her friends battling aliens and monsters. this, like other cd the glittering storm, is an all new story written especially for audio, and read by elisabeth sladen. sarah jane herself. who does good vocal impressions of all the other characters.
It's one long seventy minute long narrative, with no breaks in the middle, although the cd is obviously divided into tracks.
story wise, this involves sarah helping out on a school trip that her three friends are on. they visit a museum by an ancient stone circle. and it would appear that the legends about the place are about to start coming true...
I didn't think this was quite as good story wise as the glittering storm. after a fast paced first few minutes it takes a long time setting things up and establishing that something bad is going to happen, and then once it does it becomes one long chase sequence, before things are finally resolved. It does give elisabeth sladen some very good material in regards to sarah's newly found maternal instincts, and there's a great line about her house that begs to be followed up, so it does have it's moments.
A good cd and I've given it four rather than three as I'm sure those who are younger than me who love the show will love this. I just slightly preferred the glittering storm
on 14 September 2012
Bought this to while away some of our long journey time on holiday.
The children quite enjoyed it, but we all agreed that it was the least exciting and interesting of all the Sarah Jane Adventure cds so far. Very static, very few characters, rather repetitive. Rani read it very well though - 'good voices!' was the general opinion.