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4.0 out of 5 stars Becoming the Hunted, 23 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Eye of the Jungle (Audio Download)
When the Doctor, Amy and Rory encounter a recently abandoned camp deep in the Amazon Rainforest, they soon find themselves under attack from some of the local wildlife. Rescued from uncertain death by another expedition, they are taken back to the local village, where, apart from discovering it is now base to a mercenary expedition there to collect animals for private buyers, they learn that more than just another expedition has vanished recently. People and animals are falling prey to the 'Eye of the Jungle'...

Another solid story, this particular adventure has clealy had some thought put into the detail: basing it in the nineteenth century simplifies a great deal of potential issues over missing expeditions, hunting laws etc, while the internal logic to the characters and situations manages to hold up better than most. However, it is not all good news.
Slightly longer than others in the range, this story has been split into two parts, a fairly arbitrary cliffhanger being created to allow it to spread across two discs. This seriously damages the story's otherwise excellent pacing. Also, while the extra length has been utilised to allow for the story to be told more effectively, there is plenty of extra space that could have been used to extend the story further, developing the characters more and building them up to be more than the fairly stock caricatures they have ended up as.
David Troughton is a slightly odd choice for narrator, his style and voice much more suited to classic series adventures, but he works surprisingly well, if only in highlighting how much his father's era on the series has influenced the current one!
Generally good, but has potential to have been better.
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