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A fine reading of a fine book,
This review is from: Doctor Who And The Daemons (Classic Novels) (Audio CD)
I bought this after hearing Barry Letts reading his autobiographical book "Who and Me" on BBC Radio 7. Finding his voice and reading style very pleasant, I thought I'd buy this reading of a story that I just about remember seeing the first time round in the early seventies. I wasn't disappointed. It makes very good listening.
Barry Letts co-wrote The Daemons with Robert Sloman whilst he was producer of the show and he also wrote the 'novelisation' of that story for Target books in the mid seventies. The Target novelisations were the only way of reliving Doctor Who stories before VHS tape and they could represent the original story with varying degrees of accuracy, depending on the writer's imagination and poetic license. Barry has stuck to the original story quite faithfully but has added more depth to the characters, which helps make it feel more like a book that a converted script.
Sadly Barry died last year but we are lucky in that he had already recorded readings of this story and "Who and Me" for posterity.