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another novel adventure for the tenth doctor who and his companion martha jones. like all of these books it's about two hundred and forty five pages long, in reasonably large print, and is generally written for slightly younger readers but all ages can enjoy.

In this story an off course landing brings the tardis onto a planet called sunday. the place has some very big swampland, and human colonists are struggling to establish themselves there. Not least because there's something strange in the swamp.

The prose is readable and the main characters are well written. There's a lot more of the jokey doctor than the serious side he usually shows, but some scenes are written from the point of view of supporting characters, and these work brilliantly in showing what the doctor is like. And some of these characters are very well written and quite likeable.

The plot takes a few good twists and turns, and I didn't predict all of it. The finale is satisfying. And the last scene is great. This is an above average entry in the range
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on 28 January 2009
The BBC Books Tenth Doctor series of novels continues apace, with this effort featuring Martha Jones as the eponymous Timelord's travelling companion. Wetworld, if truth be told, is a fairly run-of-the-mill tale of the besieged planetary colonists ilk; bringing to mind 70s and 80s Doctor Who TV adventures such as `Colony in Space' and `Frontios'.

The time travellers arrive on the planet `Sunday' after another failed attempt by The Doctor to take his companion somewhere she wants to go - in this case Tiffany's of New York. A `dolled-up' Martha subsequently finds herself underwater and held captive by a hideous tentacled beast...The Doctor meanwhile, poses as an Earth Adjudicator and befriends the colonists who are experimenting on native otters in order to discover why they appear to be increasing in intelligence.

Despite Michalowski's best efforts, Wetworld plods along to its inevitable conclusion; with a dearth of engaging characters and little in the way of action, the story lacks that creative spark. Despite this, it remains a solid addition to the range and is still far superior to many of its peers in the teenage fiction market.
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on 19 April 2013
When the TARDIS makes a disastrous landing in the swamps of the planet Sunday, the Doctor has no choice but to abandon Martha and try to find help. But the tranquillity of Sunday's swamps is deceptive, and even the TARDIS can't protect Martha forever.

The human pioneers of Sunday have their own dangers to face: homeless and alone, they're only just starting to realise that Sunday's wildlife isn't as harmless as it first seems. Why are the native otters behaving so strangely, and what is the creature in the swamps that is so interested in the humans, and the new arrivals?

The Doctor and Martha must fight to ensure that human intelligence doesn't become the greatest danger of all.

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
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VINE VOICEon 20 March 2008
The 18th in BBC Books new series novel range finds the 10th Doctor and Martha stranded on the planet Sunday, trying to save a group of colonists from an intelligence leeching monster in the swamps.

Despite the less than impressive title (which as one character notes makes it sound like 'Planet of the Incontinents') and the bizarre spectacle of the Doctor and Martha being menaced by zombie otters, 'Wetworld' is actually one of the best of the new series novels. With it's scientific approach and the gruesome nature of the slime creature in the swamp this certainly feels more adult than many of the new series novels, and Michalowski nails the gabbling character of the 10th Doctor perfectly. Recommended.
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on 1 August 2011
This book is from the second batch of Martha Jones books.

Wetworld: When the TARDIS makes a disastrous landing in the swamps of the planet Sunday, the Doctor has no choice but to abandon Martha and try to find help. But the tranquillity of Sunday's swamps is deceptive, and even the TARDIS can't protect Martha forever.

The human pioneers of Sunday have their own dangers to face: homeless and alone, they're starting to see that Sunday's wildlife isn't as harmless as it appears. Why are the otters behaving so strangely, and what is the creature in the swamps that is so interested in the humans, and the new arrivals?

The Doctor and Martha must fight to ensure that human intelligence doesn't become the greatest danger of all.
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on 6 March 2010
This is not one of my favorite Doctor Who Stories, even in print form. When it was abridged for audio, the cut so much of the plot that the ending becomes a little fast and anti-climatic.
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on 16 February 2016
Well read, voices good, varied and easily distinguished. Just LOVED the wild life!
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on 23 November 2015
Great addition to my collection, would recommend
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on 4 June 2010
A fun book in the series, with a few dilemmas (losing the TARDIS and the Sonic screwdriver). The locations, all around a swamp, whilst not wildly alien are interesting enough, and the book doesn't linger on elements too much. The characters are lively and realistic, and the monsters are original and thought provoking.
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on 15 April 2016
Excellent product
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