Zagreus (Doctor Who) Audio CD – Audiobook, 3 Oct 2003
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The Doctor is not himself and Charley is separated from him by what appears to be the Brigadier as she searches for a way to help the Doctor. Old friends and old companions pop up in new guises as the story moves through the three cd-set. It's only on the third cd that the elements of the story that has long been building start to move in unison towards the conclusion, and that's really not what the listener is expecting.
This is clearly a set-piece written to celebrate Doctor Who's fortieth anniversary, and as such needs to have elements that celebrate that without doubt for the listener. As such, the familiar voices are a nice touch. I was not so excited about the Lewis Carroll "Alice in Wonderland" theme that carries through the story; while it does work, I think this element of the storyline could have been improved upon.
This is not great literature, but it is what it purports to be - a great Doctor Who anniversary celebratory story, which features a whole lot of familiar voices and contexts, and introduces new elements with the anti-time element, and the whole Zagreus concept.Read more ›
The humour, of which i thought there would be close to nil due to the seriousness of the storyline, is spot on. Conrad Westmass' chesire cat is hilarious and Sylvester McCoy is a dream come true.
I spent a year before listening to this wondering who played the voice of Zagreus, expecting a guest actor in much the same way as the previous three dramas, Omega, Davros and Master. When i finally discovered who voices the evil being of anti-time...silly silly me.Read more ›
This is an Eighth Doctor story, following the saga of Charlotte Pollard and the repercussions of her continued existence after the Doctor rescued her from certain death on the R101. Following the events of `Neverland', the Doctor and the Tardis have been infected with anti time. Trapped within the Tardis, the Doctor is struggling to fight the infection and regain his own identity, and Charlie is trying to find the Doctor. The Tardis is trying to help both of them, guiding them with familiar and voices from the past.
There are a whole host of ex (and future) companions here, but not all playing the parts that we are familiar with. This also goes for Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and makes for a very interesting story. The highlights are Nicholas Courtney with a warm and comforting performance, and the inclusion of a fan recording of the great Jon Pertwee, his appearance makes this a special event. Paul McGann holds the whole thing together with a strong central performance.
Spread over nearly 4 hours and three discs, the story is quite involved, and very intriguing. Adequate time is given to all the special guests, and the whole thing comes together very nicely in the final scenes as all the strands are tied up and the Doctor and Charlie's fates become clear. The big experiment in the production in the main works very well, and this is indeed a very special celebration of the anniversary. It is, however, very necessary that you listen to a few of the Charlie Pollard/Eighth Doctor storie, especially Stormwarning and Neverland first in order to get backstory.
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The Doctor has been infected by anti time and is possessed by the entity known as Zagreus. Charley tries to help him and finds herself meeting some very familiar faces known to The... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr. R. W. Graham
This wasn't what I thought, but I still enjoyed it, its a very different format, but still worth getting, it did have some very intresting twists that I didn't see, or should say... Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2013 by Paul Slater
It arrived on time in very good condition so very happy with my purchase. Cannot wait to be able to sit down and listen to it.Published on 22 May 2013 by Amanda Evans
This was particularly clever by using various elements from the Dr. universe. I hope they have more multiple Dr. stories.Published on 8 May 2013 by DWard
Yes, it's too long and you have to pay very close attention in order to follow what's going on, but I love it. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2013 by Mr Mark Trewren
I am old (very old, sometimes) enough to know all of the Doctors bar William Hartnell, although I made his acquaintance in the Three Doctors ("so this is what I become; a clown and... Read morePublished on 5 Jan. 2010 by Time Lord 2
The story so far: The Doctor's decision to save the adventurous young Charley Pollard from the crash of the R101 has had unfortunate consequences for the web of Time, eventually... Read morePublished on 15 April 2009 by Captain Pugwash
The actors work the socks off but ultimatly a dire, dire, story. Overly long and in need of a darn good pruning, like much of late Big Finish. Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2005 by G. Reed