The Silver Turk (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 31 Oct 2011
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Paul McGann only had one small screen "episode" of Doctor Who, for which we can say that the television movie was ok but the Doctor was fabulous. Big Finish in early 2001 produced a season of four McGann stories, following up with six the following year, such that we have four proper seasons of McGann and many more stories besides including a bespoke range of Eighth Doctor adventures which ran for four series. For anyone who listens to the range, the eighth Doctor has had many fantastic adventures courtesy of Big Finish and The Silver Turk is no exception. The Doctor is joined by newish companion (one small story beforehand) Mary Shelley prior to her writing of novels. It always seems a shame when Doctor Who companions change, but both on television and with Big Finish audios, the next companion brings a whole new dynamic to the TARDIS crew, and Shelley is an inspired choice. This is not so much a change as a different companion as Big Finish have the opportunity, where canonicity allows to thread in additional adventures almost anywhere.
The great thing about the McGann "seasons" of Big Finish audios is that they are the only Doctor Who stories using past Doctors where they can experiment with the theme tune. They always come as a bit of a surprise because they are fresh and triumphant. Naturally they are shorter for audio but that does not detract.
The use of Cybermen in this story is clever.Read more ›
This story slides rapidly in gothic horror; visitations by coaches that have strange horses making their appearance right at the beginning of the story, along with strange nursery rhymes, strange exhibits at a local "Exposition"; and mysterious murders, and even more mysterious strangers in the Vienna nights. The Cyberman's purpose and mission on Earth becomes slowly clearer, and the story winds up to a macabre ending with all sorts of unforeseen matters unfolding to the listener.
The character of Mary Shelley - I'm not sure I can really get a feel for her as a companion to the Doctor - she has some trouble with being in her `future' and with the Doctor showing no compassion to the Cyberman - I haven't heard any other stories with her in, so it may be that I need to hear more of her character to understand the relationship. Clearly the Doctor is intrigued by her as the author of her novels which are known to us now; so that would explain his interest in sharing the universe with her further.
All up, while the (gasp!Read more ›
When regular listeners to these last heard the eighth Doctor in a story, his travels with Lucie Miller had just come to an end.To the Death (Doctor Who: The New Eighth Doctor Adventures). But this story takes place a long time before that one. In fact it takes place prior to the very first eighth Doctor audio Storm Warning (Doctor Who), which mentioned in passing that he once travelled with Frankenstein writer Mary Shelley.
In the audio The Company of Friends (Doctor Who) there was an episode which described how they met and how she came to travel with him. This story follows right on from that.
You should be able to get into this easily enough if you haven't heard that, though. Casual listeners might be a little puzzled by a passing reference to some other friends of the Doctor's, but beyond that it's completely accessible.
It runs for four episodes and is spread over two cd's. Each episode runs from thirty to thirty four minutes approx.
After a scary and rather sinister opening sequence involving a frightened man trying to escape someone, and a rather sinister - but beautifully sung - lullably - the story then gets going with the Doctor and Mary arriving in Vienna in the 19th century, at the time of the great Viennese exposition.
One of the wonders of this is the Silver Turk, a marvellous machine that can play musical instruments. Among other things.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The combination of Cybermen and ‘Mary Shelly’ is inspired, and Paul McGann with his gentlemanly manner and foppish attire. The casting is spot on all round. Read morePublished 12 months ago by R101
Now with a young Mary Shelley as his companion, the Eighth Doctor decides to take the TARDIS on a trip to late 19th century Vienna, home of pastry, waltzes and now, the Vienesse... Read morePublished on 30 July 2014 by A Mr. Diaz
This is the hundred and fifty third release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2014 by Victor