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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Doctor Who - not such a great mystery, 17 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Nocturne (Doctor Who Big Finish) (Audio CD)
Ace and Hex accompany the Doctor (seventh) as he revisits one of his favourite places and periods of time in human history, the High Renaissance on Nocturne. This is a time and place when art, music and creativity flourish, although there is a longstanding brutal war still being fought, costing many lives and much heartache. And while the Doctor and his companions are on Nocturne, people start dying. I think, from the listener's point of view (that's us!) we are ahead of the story for much of the time, as it is fairly evident to us what the culprit is that's causing the deaths; but that does not detract from the story, or the development of the characters as they work through the mystery with the Doctor.

The camaraderie between Ace and Hex is good here; at one point they team up to poke fun at the Doctor, and the feeling of comfortable travelling companions which exists between all three comes to the fore.

Sylverster McCoy is in fine form; rolling his `r's to great effect, and being all mysterious. I'm continually amazed how Sophie Aldred doesn't sound any older than when we last saw her in Doctor Who in Survival - hard to believe that was in 1989; makes me feel slightly old ...

Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2013 21:24:08 BDT
Good review I have enjoyed this story during repeated listens & all 3 characters seem very comfortable with one another.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2013 23:34:27 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Sometimes I admit to finding Hex a bit whiny, but generally the three characters do get on well and find their own places in the stories, I agree.
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