FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Doctor Who: Pest Control has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Doctor Who: Pest Control Audio CD – Audiobook, 8 May 2008

4.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Audiobook
"Please retry"
£10.20
£5.17 £2.99
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now
£10.20 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Doctor Who: Pest Control
  • +
  • Doctor Who: The Forever Trap: No. 2
  • +
  • Doctor Who: The Nemonite Invasion
Total price: £30.16
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now

Product details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; WW edition (8 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405678194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405678193
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"Pest Control is a fantastic science-fiction story, well presented and very well written." (E. G. Wolverson http://www.doctorwhoreviews.co.uk)

Book Description

The Doctor and Donna face monstrous insects and a ruthless robot exterminator in this thrilling, exclusive audio story, read by David Tennant.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
a talking book doctor who cd. read by david tennant, who plays the doctor on tv. This runs for two and a half hours spread over two cd's. It's not an audio play, it's more like one of the current range of doctor who novels, being read out by someone.

The story involves the doctor and current companion donna arriving on a world where humans and a race of alien centaurs are fighting a war. strange things are happening to some of the humans, who are turning into monsters. the tardis is lost. and there's a big robot on the loose that seems intent on killing absolutely everything. can the doctor rescue the tardis, stop the war, and find out what's really going on?

This is not a classic story but it's fine for what it is, and hits all the notes you'd expect in regards to things that happen to the tardis crew. david tennant is an excellent reader and very good to listen to. he narrates in his normal tone, but does the doctor's voice for when that character is talking, and provides different voices for all the other characters. one of them I found slightly too comedic but the rest are very good. his impression of donna does slightly sound like her with a blocked up nose, but it's very good indeed.

there are roughly twenty two tracks on each cd but there are no part breaks in the story so it can be a bit long to listen to in one go. and whilst it's a bit slow to start the pacing does really pick up in the second half. so this is nothing special, but it's a good listen, and it's worth 4/5
Comment 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Barcode: 9781405678193

Throughout Doctor Who's history `military' stories have cropped up many times. The classic situation being the Doctor and his companion finding themselves in the middle of a conflict between two factions. It's his inquisitiveness and dislike of violence put up against the brash actions of the military forces that make for such powerful storytelling and with `Pest Control', writer Peter Anghelides shows how this concept works just as well on audio.

Take the recent series 4 of Doctor Who for example - In that alone you had the Sontaran two-parter as well as the Doctor's Daughter - both encompassing strong military themes. Thus, `Pest Control' fits very well into the overall feel of series, also in the way it encompasses the grander scale and darker feel of that series. What you immediately notice though is that within the audio format, there is complete freedom to create wondrous worlds and alien races without limitations of budget and this really shows here, the story having an epic feel to it.

Things kick off with the Doctor and Donna landing on a desolate, war-torn planet, caught in a conflict between the centaur-like Aquabi and the human soldiers, the insectoid Serfians being introduced shortly later. The human soldiers are the key focus here, ranging from the down-to-earth grunts, a sneaky reporter type, an uncaring leader and downright sinister medical advisor. Each is explored in fascinating detail, tempers obviously reaching fever point as differing attitudes bounce off each other. Donna herself even gets conscripted up into the armed forces!
Read more ›
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Although this isn't my favourite audio adventure to feature the Tenth Doctor, Tennant's urgent Scottish Burr breathes life into it and improves it no end. This is the first of three (so far) and is inferior to the masterful 'Forever Trap' and the entertaining 'Nemonite Invasion'. That said, even a below-par Doctor Who story is a treat these days and I would recommend giving this a go.

Pest Control is the first in a new range of original Doctor Who audio books from the BBC. Featuring David Tennant's Tenth Doctor and his travelling companion Donna Noble, the adventure is also voiced by Tennant.

After listening to David narrate some of the audio versions of the Tenth Doctor book range, it seems natural to hear him voice a range of different characters. The story is solid and engaging, telling the story of a war between humans and centaur-like aliens on a remote planet, plus another race of insectoid aliens and an impressively large robot.
Donna Noble takes centre stage as she does in all these original adventures as The Doctor's companion and moral compass, and writer Anghelides captures her persona perfectly, all big heart and bigger mouth.

With plenty of action, including some monumental battle scenes, and a core story of human interest and how one's perception can be radically altered through experience, this is an entertaining if unspectacular new adventure for everybody's favourite Time Lord.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This is one of three David Tennant era Dr Who Audio's I recently purchased (the other being The Nemonite Invasion and the Forever Trap).

David Tennant does a good job reading this and masterfully switches between voices and accents for all the different characters which breathes some much needed life in to this adventure.

For the story itself - the Dr and Donna find themselves in the middle of a warzone and inevitably get caught between the 2 warring parties - a tricky little situation at the best of times but things are only just beginning to get complicated...

Of the 3 audiobooks I bought, for me this one had the weakest storyline however having David Tennant reading helps a great deal to save it. That's not to say it is bad because it's not and I did quite enjoy it, however it tries to fit a lot of characters in and felt a little rushed on occasion. Consequently characters sometimes lacked a depth and you don't really find yourself caring much about them - the ending especially seemed to get resolved just a teensy bit too easily for my tastes.

A decent enough audiobook to pass the time and I've no regrets in buying it...but not something to write home about either.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback