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Doctor Who - The Last Dodo (New Series Adventure 14) Hardcover – 19 Apr 2007

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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; hardcover edition (19 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846072247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846072246
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.4 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Doctor and Martha race against time to stop their own extinction - another sci-fi thriller from the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels.

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The Doctor and Martha race against time to stop their own extinction – the latest in the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels.

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Format: Hardcover
I was very dissapointed with Jac Rayners first two efforts for the ninth and tenth doctor range of books, and wasnt expecting much of The Last Dodo. But I have to say this story is definitely miles better than those two put together.

So the Doctor and Martha go in search of the living dodo but end up in the museum of the last ones. A good and cool imaginative setting. This story has a moral tone to it. The horrible stuff involved with animals and fashion and money making. This story is highly enjoyable, with good twists and turns. All the characters are pretty good and memorable too. Making this story one of the most accomplished of all the stories in this range.

So im glad that i can say that Jac aint so bad at writing after all. I hope she does more stories like this one in the future...
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This is a fairly early adventure for Marth in the Tardis. She is clearly still adjusting to what the Tardis is capable of and when asked where she would like to visit in all of time and space, much to the Doctor’s disappointment, she can only think of suggesting the zoo. The Doctor’s plans to do this in his usual style results in them arriving at one of the most extreme ‘zoos’ in the universe, one the size of a planet which contains in suspended animation the last living example of every species to become extinct.

Obviously the whole novel depends heavily on the idea of this strange zoo, the Museum of the Lost Ones. It is an interesting concept but does lead to the story being cluttered with multiple ecological issues that aren’t really explored in any coherent way. Some weighty subjects are glossed over in a light hearted manner. If there was intended to be a moral message to this book it gets a bit lost in events, clichés and all the teleporting around.

The ‘I-Spyder’ element is a novel idea. It is a device given to Marth by the Doctor that works as a kind of datapad-cum-guidebook to animal spotting. For the purpose of the plot it serves as an artifice to make the narrative focus more on Martha when the Doctor is off doing things and potentially serves the purpose in the real world of educating younger readers about extinct species. However, every time the book devotes a couple of pages to what the machine is supposedly displaying it quite drastically breaks up the pacing, action and dramatic tension. The novelty soon wears off and it does become a bit tedious and irritating.

The Doctor is reasonably well characterised but much of this comes from how Martha perceives him.
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Although a long-term Doctor Who fan, [...], mainly because there are so many of them. However, I have kept up with the books since the new series started and, although they have been patchy at best, the most recent three have been the best so far.

The Last Dodo is a very good adventure, in which Eve is in charge of a museum which takes the last member of the species just before that species becomes extinct, thus ensuring that all species are represented before they can die out and be forgotten. [...]

There is a palpable sense of anger in this book at the way humans casually destroy animals just for their own enjoyment. The Doctor is suitably doctorish, and Martha is also well-presented. The writing is clear and pacy, and the story zips along. This really is the first time that all three new Doctor Who novels have hit the spot. Well done all!
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Jun. 2009
Format: Hardcover
An original novel featuring the tenth doctor who and his companion martha jones. As with all of these it tells a story not seen on tv, runs for roughly 243 pages, and can be read by those of all ages. the characterisation of the two main characters is spot on, especially considering this one was writtn before martha was seen on tv.

the story involves the two of them finding a museum that preserves extinct species, and dealing with thefts from it. that lead to a whole lot more.

a slight format breaker in that portions of each chapter are narrated by martha in the first person. this is an approach you quickly get used to. same goes for the prologue which is from the point of view of a dodo. each chapter also ends with a descrption of an extinct species. these are pretty informative.

this is a book that sets out to educate as well as entertain, and it deals with the moral issues surrounding extinction and whether animals should be in zoos or allowed to roam free. in a nice moment the doctor acknowledges there's social commentary around. It's never terribly preachy, though, and it does offer food for thought.

plot wise though this does take a while to get going, and the first one hundred pages are very episodic. it's difficult to see where things are going. but the second half of the book does a great job of tying all this together, along with some genuinely original concepts.

a very good enty in the range. if the first half was as strong as the second it would be a five star review
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Once again this book is great for doctor who fans both new and old is it delves into the world of the doctor and Martha on another epic journey through time and space. I would highly recommend this book either as a gift or for oneself.
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