A good story, ruined by narration,
This review is from: "Doctor Who": The Hounds of Artemis: (Audio Original) (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)The Hounds of Artemis has a pretty good storyline, and I think as a novel would have earned at least one more star. My problem with this was the narration.
It's a Doctor Who story, using the current (as of writing) incarnation of The Doctor - Matt Smith. The BBC have signed him up to read parts of the story and he does it well. Obviously he's reading a story rather than acting in his usual role, and although it's sometimes tricky listening to The Doctor's voice changed slightly for a different character - it's okay. I did like the fact that he tried to speak in a Scottish accent when narrating Amy Pond's lines.
What I disliked however, was the second narrator - Clare Corbett. I have nothing against her really, but if you were making an audiobook for a Doctor Who story, and you've got the actor playing The Doctor reading already, why would you not get his companion to read with him? It would have worked so much better in my opinion. I didn't like Clare's interpretation of Amy, and I really disliked her putting on a deeper voice to give The Doctor's lines.
Perhaps it's just me though - the story is good and if you can get past the narration choices then you won't be disappointed.