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4.0 out of 5 stars Destiny of the Doctor 2: Shadow of Death, 2 Sept. 2014
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This is the second in the story arc of the Destiny of the Doctor series, which features eleven stories on individual cd releases, with each story telling of an adventure of one of the Doctor’s incarnations. In this story Shadow of Death, the Second Doctor is travelling with Jamie and Zoe, and they find the Tardis under attack from an unseen force. Landing somewhere safe nearby, they step out of the Tardis to see what is happening.

This series is a bit like the Companion Chronicles, in that they have one person narrating the story (usually the Doctor’s companion, in this case Jamie) and one other main voice as one of the characters. In this case Frazer Hines narrates as Jamie and does his voice, as well as voicing the other characters, including Zoe, and quite a lot in character as the Second Doctor. Hines has an uncanny ability to sound remarkably like Patrick Troughton in character as the Second Doctor, and this adds a real ‘true’ feel to his characterisation. Evie Dawnay plays the other main character in this story, a scientist who is part of a group studying a lost civilisation.

This is a great story; it has a real Second Doctor ‘classic’ feel to it, and you can imagine it playing out well on the small screen in the late ‘60s. The link to the overall Destiny of the Doctor arc is small and we are not really any the wiser as to where that overall story arc is going (hints having been given in the first Destiny of the Doctor story, Hunters of Earth, which featured the First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan). As such, the stories so far stand up well as individual stories, but the hints of the overall story arc are intriguing. Great stuff.
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Initial post: 2 Sep 2014 19:51:44 BDT
MS says:
Excellent review. The Precious, it say ''no''.(for now)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 19:56:25 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Thanks M.
Oh darn, you'll have to use your powers of persuasion on The Precious, see if you can wear it down. Turn that "no" into "buy buy buy".

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:04:02 BDT
MS says:
I will purchase the Destiny range, but not for a while. The Precious is a particularly hard nut to crack.

P'S. Confession. Still not read 'Sons Of Zeus'. WILL DO SO, EVENTUALLY.(Caps to illustrate resolve!)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:08:31 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Fair enough, you have to ration arguments with The Precious.
That's all good, M. I'm glad you explained the Caps were to illustrate resolve, I might have worried you were shouting at me! No pressure from me on any level.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:20:50 BDT
MS says:
I try not to shout at anyone, if possible. Manners cost nothing. Just finished ' Timelord007's Dating Guide '. I had no idea that he was so eminent in the field of archaeology, particularly carbon dating. It just proves that you should never judge a book by it's cover. I'll be returning my copy for a full refund.

All in jest, lest any should wonder.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:25:52 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Sounds like a rock solid read ...
I hope you didn't bend the spine, he won't be happy!
I think people probably wonder about us quite often ...

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:29:08 BDT
MS says:
I know I do. Especially about me. Thanks for humouring me. Where did I put those tablets? I think I've forgotten to take them. Again.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:39:45 BDT
Keen Reader says:
They're probably in the same place you left your spectacles.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:43:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Sep 2014 20:49:17 BDT
MS says:
Considering I don't need to wear spectacles, may I thank you for that useful advice?

Mind you, I once spent five hours hunting for my specs, until I remembered I didn't wear any.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2014 20:54:44 BDT
Keen Reader says:
Any time, it was free of charge.
Ah well, that would have been because you forgot to take your tablets!
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