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on 4 December 2013
This one gives you a feeling a bit like you get from reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You think "Wouldn't it have been simpler for the baddies to have just..." The Doctor was a good depiction of Patrick Troughton, and the companion (Jamie) actually got to do something on his own, BUT this story nearly got one star thanks to its stereotype joke final resolution. Lucky Jamie McCrimmon (and me) have a sense of humour!
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on 11 March 2013
Having vowed to collect every novel in this range, i am happy to do so, The first in this range 'A Big Hand for The Doctor' was a wonderful excursion with the 1st incarnation of the famous Timelord, wacy but fun. Then Nameless City is a much darker story but nonetheless more enjoyable.

Partnering with his Scots companion James Robert McCrimmon(not sure where the chronological tv comapnions fit in this as they dont appear) Second Doctor faces an evil from the dawn of time who harbour a gruge against the Timelords. Less than an hours read these books come out monthly under the banner of each Doctor and perfect for kids to enjoy. 10/10
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on 4 April 2013
This book was very enjoyable. I read it all at once! It is a brilliant story that is in lots of detail.
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on 23 February 2013
After last month's appalling attempt to rewrite the First Doctor as a superhero cyborg, I was rather put off this series of short ebooks. That book seemed less concerned with celebrating the history of the character and introducing his previous iterations to a new generation readers than it was with scrapping everything and starting from scratch. Thankfully, Michael Scott appears not only to know the Second Doctor, but also to like him. This is a short, sweet novelette, accessible to kids without being childish. This is what I thought such a series should be - finding out how other Doctors would have worked in the fast-paced forty-five minute format we know today. And it works brilliantly. The Second Doctor here is Troughton through and through, the scruffy cosmic hobo, and his highlander companion Jamie McCrimmon is easily recognisable. There's a guest slot from an unnamed foe who fans will recognise and newer readers will be able to take a fair guess at the identity of, and a huge dose of Lovecraftian homage as the Doctor and Jamie are thrown against an ancient enemy. The cosmic horror this suggests is toned down, but the tropes are well used, and the tentacled, clawed THINGS of Lovecraft's fictional universe suit the Second Doctor's era very well. Scott zips the reader through the adventure, plucking out the best loved elements of Troughton's era on the show, and makes excellent use of them. For older fans, this is a welcome return for the Second Doctor and Jamie, and younger readers are going to love them.
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on 11 May 2015
This short started off extremely well, with moments of gasp inducing sci fi wonder mixed in with a classic horror story. By definition, however, it is a short story so the ending left me feeling a trifle disappointed. Still a worthy four star effort.
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on 27 November 2013
Very imaginative. Best of this selection of short stories. Great antagonist, you really feel like you visit a truly alien world. It paints fantastic pictures in your minds eye and the Doctor and Jamie are spot on.
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on 11 September 2013
This is an entertaining short story which not only manages to bring The Master into a second Doctor adventure in a way that works, but also lets The Doctor and Joe go on a unique adventure
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on 17 November 2013
The Second Doctor takes his turn in the spotlight and if I have any complaints about this short story it's if you must allude to the Cthuluhu mythos you could at least use the name.
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on 24 October 2013
A good little story that reflected the second doctor and Jamie well. Shame it wasn't a bit longer in its telling.
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on 14 October 2014
Simply amazing listen puts you right into the story would highly recommend this
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