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5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Who's Christmas audio special., 14 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By (Audio CD)
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Having seen the book out in the stores, I was pleasantly surprised by the audiobook being available. As soon as I heard Dr Who, Amy and Rory bantering about getting home for Christmas, I tipped my hat to whoever thought of this cunning marketing tie in.

The trio are way off course and crash land the Tardis onto a failing terraforming project planet, instead of Ledworth. The plot line is engaging and the build up of suspense masterly. An old alien race "member of cast" makes a guest appearance integral to the storyline and corrects the clunky portrayal of the classic series.

The voiceover is credible: doing justice to our intrepid trio capturing the flippancy of the Doctor, seriousness of Rory and even the burr of Amy. The material itself puts quite a bit of emphasis that "Rory's other job" is being a qualified nurse.

I thought Amy's character was the flimsiest of the three, almost providing comic relief to the point where dialogue between her and the Doctor was deteriorating to a Blackadder scene (amatuerishly using the suffixes -ish, -esque, -like; as if it was supposed to be witty).

I was thoroughly engrossed and I think any Dr Who fan would be. A lot of effort went into this compared to most of the other Dr Who audiobooks. This made them seem run of the mill. This should have been an actual program but for the occasionally horrifying violence. As I write this, I feel despite my earlier grousing, it deserves 5 stars.
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