Doctor Who And The Sea-Devils Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master in The Keeper of Traken, is a worthwhile stand-in for the late Roger Delgado, his rich and powerful tones perfect for an audiobook reading." (http://www.huntspost.co.uk)
Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure.See all Product Description
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This story introduces us to the Sea Devils, aquatic cousins of the Silurians, creatures the Third Doctor has met previously. The Sea Devils are, right from the start, involved in the mysterious sinking of ships off the British Coast. But the Doctor and Jo soon find that one of his most deadly foes is also involved in the plot. Can the Doctor set everything right? Well, we're pretty sure he can, but we have great fun listening to him as he does so!
Although the Sea Devils are the reason for all the skullduggery and intrigue, they don't really have a huge role to play in this story; rather it is a story of the Master and the Doctor, those classic Third Doctor confrontations which Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado did so well. The other thing that I felt really added to the whole Third Doctor atmosphere was the Navy involvement, with Captain Hart, and of course the rather sad figure of Mr Trenchard.Read more ›
The one concession, however, is with a brief view of the Sea Devil hierarchy. On screen there appeared to be some sort of leader of the Sea Devils. The novelisation ratifies this by proclaiming he/she to be the Chief Sea Devil. It might not sound as exciting as Dalek Supreme or Cyber Controller but it at least establishes a leadership system which provides some information, however slight, upon Sea Devil society. The Chief Sea Devil even possesses an ‘iron throne’ in the novelisation.
The Master is quite well characterised. He is at his manipulative and cunning best in this story. His alliance with the Sea Devils is far more credible, and less foolish, than those he attempts to establish with the Axons, Autons and Azal. And this time at least it benefits him by providing him with an opportunity to escape. This story goes better for him than most. Unfortunately the fantastic sword fight between him and the Doctor is sadly absent.Read more ›
However, once in while a genuine masterpiece is released and this is it; DOCTOR WHO AND THE SEA-DEVILS.
In 2012, if you want/have to/need to select one novelisation release then Geoffrey Beevers' charismatic performance in reading Malcolm Hulke's 1974 published novel is an unequivocal choice.
Nearly four and half-hours delivering thrilling action, a subdued characterisation of the Third Doctor, a chillingly personification of hatred embodied in the Master, and an aural canvas of technical & atmospheric sound effects that is more akin to a cinematic production rather than a humble spoken word release.
With an opening sequence - wonderfully written by Hulke nearly 40 years ago that has stood the test of time - that is as heart-stoppingly energetic as Spielberg's sequence of a mass troop deployment on Utah Beach in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. In Chapter One ("Abandon Ship") Crafted by Simon Power (MEON SOUND), we are treated to a multi-layered audio feast that assaults the ears with storm-forced winds, inconsolable waves, creaking steel-work of an aging vessel (SS Pevensey Castle), mechanical winches, and the chilling impossibility of crackling flames from the sea that was anything but empty.Read more ›
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In the 70s Doctor Who books were aimed at kids but could be enjoyed by adults. This book is one such read. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2014 by M. Hevingham
It's no surprise that all seven of Malcolm Hulke's Doctor Who novelisations have been released as audiobooks since they are rightly regarded as some of the strongest in the entire... Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2012 by Archive Tv Musings
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