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5.0 out of 5 stars A memorable Story., 22 July 2012
This review is from: Doctor Who: Earthshock (Audio CD)
Earthshock is possibly one of the most remembered stories of the Doctor Who Series for the simple reason that one of the Doctor's Assistants dies at the end.

I don't think for a moment I have written a plot spoiler for almost everyone will know the ending? It was dramatic and shocking- that doesn't happen to the Doctor's assistants does it?

Peter Davison is also one of the top of people's favourite Doctors and Cybermen are up there too with the favourite monsters.

Eric Seward was a great Doctor Who writer.
Marry that with the fact it's set in earth's Future and you have Space Freighter's in peril then you have a cracking mix of a realy good story.

So with all those in the mix I sought out this Audio Book reading by Peter Davison.

The book is actually written by the deceased Ian Marter based on Eric Seward's Serial for Dr Who. It was published in 1983 after Sewards serial shown in 1982. Even I cannot believe it is over 30 years ago since I saw it.

Davison reads the book well. When he depicts a character's voice there is a special effect that changes it so it does not detract from the story- but rather enhances the narrative.
The Cybermen too are voiced by Nicholas Briggs so this really helps dispel possible 'dryness' in the narration. - True some decry Brigg's voice as not being authentic but for me the voices are spot on in increasing my enjoyment of the books reading.

At a running time of 4 hours and 45 minutes spread over 4 CDs this is good entertaiment.

The story as I said is a cracker- well remembered and liked.
Davison depicts it well and the story rolls along at a good pace with no 'dead part; fillers.

I would have preferred an audio play version akin to the excellent Big Finish productions but this is the next big thing.
Had it been an audio play it would have got 5 stars and not the 4 I have given.

It's good but not great.

So recommended.Earthshock
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2014 18:19:51 BDT
A excellent detailed and fair synopsis of audio book my friend.

Sadly my yes vote is not logging on review.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2014 01:00:03 BDT
Glenn Cook says:
Thankyou- this is an old review of mine over 2 years ago/
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