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Doctor Who: Demon Quest 1 - The Relics of Time Audiobook – Unabridged

3.9 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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This was the first audio story in a series of five by Paul Magrs. Sadly, it didn't inspire me to listen to the others. At only an hour long, it doesn't really have time to get anywhere. There were multiple actors reading the various characters (including Tom Baker as the Doctor), but this seemed a bit of a waste, as many of the parts are so minor. Perhaps the fact that I only ever saw a handful of the Tom Baker episodes of Doctor Who on television didn't help, but to me, the plot seemed unrealistic, and Mrs Wibbsey very strange.

The idea that Mrs Wibbsey exchanged a vital component of the Tardis for some old documents entirely by accident seemed to stretch the listeners credulity, and the story that followed didn't entirely make sense. There were a lot of loose ends, presumably answered in the remaining four episodes (perhaps if this audio CD had shipped with all five episodes sold as a package, it would have worked better). On it's own, this story felt more like chapter one than a completed story in its own right, and I didn't really get interested enough to be inspired to purchase the other parts.
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Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this absorbing story, and really looking forward to the remaining four stories to come out. Tom Baker is superb in this, and not a hint of Little Britain. The story is good too. If you're thinking of listening to Doctor Who audiobooks, then this is an ideal place to start. Really enjoyable.
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In an age where Russell T Davies, David Tennant, Steve Moffat and Matt Smith have radically reinvented Doctor Who and taken the world by storm, it's most pleasing indeed that the BBC hasn't forgotten the show's original roots. To the point where they keep its legacy alive in the form of brand new audiobooks featuring none other than the Fourth Doctor himself, Tom Baker.

Fresh off the success of the Hornets' Nest audio series, Tom reprises the role (along with his hat and scarf) once again for another five-part audio series called Demon Quest. In tow is Susan Jameson reprising her role as Mrs Wibbsey (the Doctor's Housekeeper!) as the Time Lord's companion from Hornets' Nest, and the whole arc is written by the same man, Paul Magrs.

Set one year after the conclusion of Hornets' Nest, the Doctor returns to Nest Cottage to see how Mrs Wibbsey is adapting to her new life. Unfortunately, whilst the Fourth Doctor is rebuilding the TARDIS, Mrs Wibbsey accidentally sells a key component at the jumble sale! But upon investigation, its revealed that the purchaser traded the TARDIS part for a bag containing four mysterious items, which leads the Doctor and his companion on a travel to Ancient Britain, shortly before Emperor Claudius' invasion, and find themselves caught in-between a war of opposing tribes.

The Relics of Time is an enjoyable audio play. Tom Baker, a natural voiceover, settles in comfortably to the role once again. He narrates the events with great charm and sophistication, bringing life to the character of HIS Doctor, which remains the stuff of legend. You can visualise this chapter of Demon Quest as though you were watching an original episode of the old series.
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To be honest I'm not that bothered about any weaknesses in Paul Magrs' story here; Tom Baker is back and as boomingly barmy and brilliant as ever. With a little more character interaction than the previous series, Doctor Who: Hornets' Nest: The Complete Series this is a superb double-act from the irrepressible Baker and his cantankerous housekeeper out-of-time the fantastically named Mrs Wibbsey, played by Susan Jameson. Just listening to the Fourth Doctor curling his tongue around the name 'Wibbsey' is enough for me, and my only grumble is that these audio books are so few and far-between.
With The Doctor and Wibbsey on the case of an Emperor Claudius impersonator, and about to arrive at the famed Moulin Rouge theatre, things are poised perfectly and I can't wait for part 2 to arrive..!
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"I am an almost perpetual traveller. I wander through the vast starfields of the universe. I cross the bridges between dimensions. I traipse the towpaths of time. The galaxies are mine to range across for ever and a day..."

With these atmospheric opening lines, Tom Baker kicks off his second series of five linked audio adventures reprising his most famous role, and a rather more successful job it is than its predecessor Hornet's Nest. It's still not a fully dramatised story, though there are supporting players when called for, but gone is the awkward narrative device of the Doctor telling Mike Yates the story in favour of simply addressing the listener direct, which is much more effective and allows for some rather more convincing purple prose. The trigger for the series isn't altogether convincing, with the Doctor's housekeeper inadvertently including a vital component of the TARDIS to a church jumble sale, effectively exiling him to Earth but still able to travel in time, which comes in handy when he finds he's the subject of a mysterious and atypical Celtic mural dating back to the second Roman invasion of Britain - a period he'd never actually visited. Well, not with this face and body...

The story may not be as good as Baker's glory days, but it's certainly no worse than a couple of his latter ones and, even if there is an element of a nostalgia trip to it (it's telling the Doctor's companion is middle-aged as per those who were children when they saw the Baker stories), it mostly works rather well. Unlike Hornet's Nest opener Stuff of Nightmares, it doesn't feel quite so obviously like it's simply a setup for the next four stories, but it does have the problem of leaving you not so much with a cliffhanger as a sense of "Is that the best end they could come up with?
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