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A great collection of Sixth Doctor and Peri stories,
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This review is from: Recorded Time and Other Stories (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
This is a really great collection of 4 stories; each in a different time and place, but each really well plotted and played. I think more and more, as I listen to Colin Baker audio stories, that it's such a great pity that his time on the tv series portrayed him as rather unlikeable and aggressive; in the Big Finish audio stories, his character is really well portrayed, and his interaction with Mel and now Peri is really great - the Sixth Doctor really is a likeable chap!
These stories range from an adventure with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and a really fascinating concept on the recording of time; to the search for a fabled cache of weapons; to a story based on the great eighteenth-century British novels; to the last story where we seem to come into the beginning of the story, but find ourselves at the end of it.
All the stories have in common the fact that time is somehow twisted in them all; nothing is quite as it seems, and each story has a catch in it that really shows the masterful plotting and writing involved in each; while these could be considered `short stories' the listener is never short-changed on the deliverable.
One of the things that really struck me, in the last story, was the really clever way in which dialogue cuts from being behind, say, a door, to the perspective of being right beside the speaker - for the listener, this audio trick allows the listener to `move' within the scenarios of the story, from one place to another, and remaining connected to both the characters and the story. Not sure I explained that well, but you'll see (or hear) what I mean when you listen to the story.
Thoroughly recommended; a great addition to the Doctor stories. All the cast play their various parts brilliantly; I found the third story a little weaker than the others, but they were all tremendous.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2013 08:25:07 BDT
Four 25 minute storys which hold the listener throughout.
Good review & your correct about episode 3.
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