Doctor Who: Hunter's Moon Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Arthur Darvill reads this gripping adventure by Paul Finch, featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.
About the Author
Paul Finch is a former cop and journalist. He first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the TV crime drama The Bill, and has written extensively in the field of children's animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in fantasy and horror. His first collection, Aftershocks, won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, Kid. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for The Old North Road. He has written two Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish - Leviathan and Sentinels of the New Dawn. Paul lives in Lancashire, with his wife and his children.
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Well done, Paul Finch - love to see this book turned into a tv adventure...or would I? Other authors of Doctor Who novels could learn a lot from Mr Finch...in fact, so could the television production team!
With Rory managing to gamble and lose the TARDIS, he and the machine are removed from LP9, with Amy in hot pursuit. At the same time on Earth, people are discreetly disappearing, abducted as prey for a deadly game being played on Gorgoron. Will the Doctor ever see his friends, regain the TARDIS, or be able to save anyone - including himself?
In a story full of excitement and adventure, the Doctor is pushed to the limits of his survival and cunning. With Amy forced to wear a skintight cat-suit, this would make a brilliant episode for tv.
It is a bit hard to buy the Doctor as some type of rich-boy, bounty hunter and the author doesn't doesn't manage to sell this convincingly. Perhaps the almost action-hero persona portrayed in this novel would have been better suited to the Doctor's third incarnation. The Eleventh Doctor just seems a little too easy going and comical to pull off acting the role of a killer.
Rory also has a more action orientated role that is hard to associate with him. In fact, all three series regulars don't quite live up to their TV personas. but the other characters of the book are quite detailed and thought out, especially Harry whose motivations convincingly explain his actions as he develops.
The most impressive element of the novel are the aliens. Whereas quite a few Doctor Who alien races seem to lack individuals within them the Torodon can easily been seen as a fully fledged civilisation. There are gangsters, business men, soldiers and civilians all with their own distinctive characters. This helps to provide a variety of convincing villains.
Overall the novel is a well thought out and concieved work of science fiction, despite lacking a bit of originality. However, if you want a Doctor Who story that matches the current series this is probably not for you.
It runs for two hundred and fifty six pages. It's divided into forty chapters and a prologue.
The book is suitable for readers of all ages. As with all this range, the lead characters are perfectly well recreated for the printed page, with dialogue you can imagine the tv stars saying.
The story is a Doctor Who take on that old tale 'the most dangerous game'. Which has been the inspiration for many movies and tv shows and other literature. That of people being hunted for sport.
In this case the hunt takes place on a dangerous planet. The hunters are aliens. Some of the targets are humans. Not least Rory, who finds himself caught up in the middle of things. Plus Harry Mossop, a former policeman, and his family.
The Doctor and Amy are both working in different ways to save the day, and to stop the hunters...
The initial parts of this do take roughly seventy pages to set the situation up. Where this rates highly is with Harry and his family, as the narrative will often jump back to them before it joins up with the main story. This allows the writing time to make them really strong characters. They're pretty ordinary people. But they are very well written.
As is the rest of this. Amy, the Doctor and Rory all get decent action. The narrative jumping back and forth between them means they all get a good share of it as well. The result is a pacy and engrossing story that never lets up or fails to hold your interest.Read more ›
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At over 250 pages and with smaller type than other books in the series this one was a bit more intimidating to start than others but it is easy to get into and keeps you guessing... Read morePublished on 7 July 2014 by Mr. M. Jones
I have nearly all the main stream Dr Who novels and this one is the absolute best! (and I love them all) It's dark, it's humorous it's the Dr, Any and Rory at their best! Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2013 by Kerry Allen
'There's no end to the horror in this place - it's like Hell, and there are devils round every corner. Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by kk
I enjoyed this book. It was interesting and the characters were well defined, and where appropriate nasty and evil. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2013 by Allan Nickerson
I have started to read Doctor Who novels though I do prefer the t.v series as I do find it hard to picture what is going on sometimes and it can be very hard to keep track of all... Read morePublished on 22 Oct. 2012 by Swiftyx
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