Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang Paperback – 1 Mar 1994
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"This audio version of the Target novel of the original TV series is read with verve by Christopher Benjamin" (Sue Davies http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Christopher Benjamin reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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As the Doctor and Leela arrive in late Victorian London, they are confronted with several mysteries. Women are disappearing from the streets, mutilated bodies are being washed up in the Thames and in the sewers of London lurk hideous creatures ....
What connects these seemingly random events with the Palace Theatre and the magician Li H'sen Chang? And who is the disfigured self-proclaimed god that Chang worships?
The best way to experience this story is via DVD, and it can be found as part of Doctor Who: Revisitations Set 1 . Transferring this colourful yarn to paper, and then onto audio, it does lose a little something. But it's still a very enjoyable listen, because of the high quality of the original scripts.
Christopher Benjamin, who played Henry Gordon Jago in the story, is the reader. He has a deep, rich voice and does a good job. The only negative point is that there's a few too many sound effects for my liking. If we're told that Chang opens his magic cabinet, there's no need to add a squeak, and clumping footsteps and other superfluous sfx don't add to the atmosphere, rather they detract from the reading.
But this is still an enjoyable audiobook of a 24-carat Doctor Who classic.
An enjoyable way to pass a few hours but not the best nor he worst of the audio range.
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Through the mists of time there are only a handful of DOCTOR WHO stories that are unequivocally regarded as - and it's a word that is all too quickly attributed - "classic". Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2013 by The EYE OF HORUS Editor