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- File Size: 1988 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Publisher: BBC Children's Books (23 Feb. 2013)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B54TZAG
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #243,215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Doctor Who: The Nameless City: Second Doctor (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The author has successfully grasped many aspects that define the Second Doctor. It feels very much as if Patrick Troughton had performed this. The more determined and fiercely loyal side to Jamie, as opposed to some of the more comical aspects of the character, is also captured perfectly. This is Jamie at his best as a companion and it is a very strong story for this character; no doubt benefitting from the fact that it is a rare occurrence for an adventure to feature only Jamie and the Doctor.
The Archons prove to be quite interesting villains and their home convincingly portrayed. They are a species and a home world that would never have been able to be satisfactorily reproduced within the program during Trougton's tenure. As something similar in background to the Racnoss or the Vampires, there is definitely scope for the Archons to be used again and in greater detail.
It is also a novel idea and an enjoyable fan indulgence to have the Master appear in a Second Doctor story. His manipulation of Jamie is sublime and worthy of Roger Delgado.
To achieve so much, so well in such a short story is a quite a success and it is a promising outlook for the next nine adventures.
In short, a very enjoyable light read that gives me hope for future stories.
He paints a wonderful character of the Second Doctor and his assistant Jamie. This Doctor is quirky, eccentric, quick and clumsy. It is easy to picture Patrick Troughton as the tale spins along at a great pace.
This is far more like one of the new tv productions. It whips along and takes you on a great ride. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This short started off extremely well, with moments of gasp inducing sci fi wonder mixed in with a classic horror story. Read morePublished on 11 May 2015 by Greggorio!
Simply amazing listen puts you right into the story would highly recommend thisPublished on 14 Oct. 2014 by C. Coleman
This one gives you a feeling a bit like you get from reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You think "Wouldn't it have been simpler for the baddies to have just... Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2013 by Number Six
Very imaginative. Best of this selection of short stories. Great antagonist, you really feel like you visit a truly alien world. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2013 by Justin Webb
The Second Doctor takes his turn in the spotlight and if I have any complaints about this short story it's if you must allude to the Cthuluhu mythos you could at least use the... Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2013 by Waylander101
A good little story that reflected the second doctor and Jamie well. Shame it wasn't a bit longer in its telling.Published on 24 Oct. 2013 by D. A. Chaloner
This is an entertaining short story which not only manages to bring The Master into a second Doctor adventure in a way that works, but also lets The Doctor and Joe go on a unique... Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2013 by Amazon Customer
None of this series of books would get many stars if they were judged alone.
They all have the same problem, in that they are far too short and the stories tend not to take... Read more