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on 29 May 2014
You can't really go wrong with the Dr Who audio books. The stories are always interesting and this one in particular had some funny moments with the Dodo adopted by Martha. Definitely recommend.
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on 3 February 2010
Great book. Intriguing premise, a touching, emotional message, and a few false ends to keep you guessing. The story is also seen from different perspectives - diary, recollections as well as the normal third person, whilst Martha clocks up points on her 'last animal' list, which intersperses the chapters. It gives you things to think about as well as being a good old Doctor Who tale, and though the message is quite depressing at times it made me determined to do better. See what you think when you read it.
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on 30 April 2007
Although a long-term Doctor Who fan, [...], mainly because there are so many of them. However, I have kept up with the books since the new series started and, although they have been patchy at best, the most recent three have been the best so far.

The Last Dodo is a very good adventure, in which Eve is in charge of a museum which takes the last member of the species just before that species becomes extinct, thus ensuring that all species are represented before they can die out and be forgotten. [...]

There is a palpable sense of anger in this book at the way humans casually destroy animals just for their own enjoyment. The Doctor is suitably doctorish, and Martha is also well-presented. The writing is clear and pacy, and the story zips along. This really is the first time that all three new Doctor Who novels have hit the spot. Well done all!
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on 15 November 2012
This Doctor Who book was OK but not as interesting as the previous one my daughter read - Wishing Well. She is still working on reading this one but only reads a few pages at a time, where the last one she read the whole book in a few days. If the last one was 5 stars, I'd have to say this is two or three on her scale.
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on 2 July 2013
Bought this for my son, who is an avid Dr Who fan, great story, great for long journeys in the car.
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on 13 November 2007
The Last Dodo: is at last a great story from Jaci Rayner, and is thoroughly enjoyable and has a new fresh setting and imaginative twists and turns all along the way. I do have just the book of this, and even thought he book is the full story, theres just something about listening to Freema Agyeman reading this story that makes this book and even bigger hit. I think she has such a great speaking voice, so soft and easy to hear, not over the top with different voices. Shes great. She should have done the lot of these three stories with Martha in my opinion, but at least she did one. Thats better than nothing! A brilliant buy. And for once the bits left out on the audio arent the essential bits anyway, so its no real loss. In fact, as i said, with Freema its a big gain...
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on 12 July 2007
This audiobook rocks!

Fast, sharp, and neck-jerking, this story follows the Doctor and Martha as they go to the Museum of the Last Ones after the Doctor asks, "Where would you like to go?" but this museum is far from safe as they discover every extict animal still alive, in suspended animation and going missing one by one. It, then, becomes more dangerous to the Doctor after the creepy curatior discover who the Doctor is...

And then all hell breaks loose.

The story is clever, and the sections where Martha speaks are excellently spoken by Freema Agyeman. It makes up for thw withdrawn symptons I'm egtting having to wait till mid-series 4 for her return...!
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