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VINE VOICETOP 500 REVIEWERon 9 July 2011
An original Doctor Who novel, telling an all new Doctor Who story that hasn't appeared in any other medium.

It runs for two hundred and fifty five pages, and is divided into twenty chapters plus a prologue and an epilogue.

It features the Eleventh Doctor plus Amy and Rory.

The three main characters are perfectly written with dialogue that you can well imagine their tv versions saying.

And the book is suitable for readers of all ages.

The prologue is rather vague. But deliberately so. But after that the prose becomes exceptionally readable. As we're introduced to Andrew Brown. An employee in a bank who is rather drifting through life and to whom work has become everything. We meet him as he has a bad day which leads to him failing dismally at an important presentation.

His luck seems to change when he meets two strange men who can give him all the time he needs. Literally. He will have to pay some back but the interest rate is very reasonable.

Then along come the TARDIS crew, after a mishap on a holiday leads to the Doctor wanting to teach Amy and Rory about a financial crisis. Visiting the bank where Andrew works, they quickly discover strange things going on there. And when someone close to the Doctor makes a deal they come to regret, it's a race against time. Literally.

There's a lot to delight in this one. Very readable prose makes the story fly by. The supporting cast are all well drawn with very believable motivations. There are some delightful throwaway lines and ideas which really add to depth to the tale and the setting. It will teach you a few things about how high finance works. And interest rates.

It does offer a few good plot surprises and twists and turns.

And one rather pleasing continuity reference.

Plus the way things are resolved is rather neat.

Since it deals with time and time travel it's a complex narrative so you do need to keep your wits about you, but you will be rewarded if you do.

And at heart it's about a very real human desire. The desire for all the time you could ever need. It does raise some moral food for thought on that, and lets the reader draw their own conclusions. Also about certain practises of the financial sector as well.

A throughly entertaining read and a well above average entry in this range.
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on 12 February 2012
Although nearly fifty I do enjoy my Doctor Who books. This one is particularly well written with a centralised theme that we can all relate to not enough hours in the day to maintain a sucessful work life balance. However, it is illustrated in a typical Doctor Who way where the way ahead is literally to acquired more time. I think the idea would be great but as with the characters in the book would have problems paying it back. Final ending is very good and as usual a sting in the tail. I will say no more but would recommend you buy it and read it.
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on 16 August 2017
A very enjoyable read of a original adventure with the 12th doctor, Amy and Rory
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on 6 July 2013
As subtle as a flying sledge hammer. If this had been one of the £1.78 books, it would have got 5 stars.

Not really difficult the guess the ending, but is a good yarn. Loads of action and the characters ring true. Not a classic, but as a holiday read it works just fine.
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on 28 November 2011
I've read most of the Doctor Who novels released since the series re-launch in 2005, and this is definitley one of the best. All of the Series 6 (2011) novels have been amazing, in fact.

A must read for any Doctor Who fan!
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on 1 March 2013
The first but not the last Dr Who book I've read and I found it very enjoyable. Played out like a feature length episode and I could see it being that, although the main bad guys were a bit corny. I'd like to say more but 'spoilers' as River would say.
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on 5 June 2016
Quite a complex story, had to think what was happening to keep it clear in my head. Enjoyed it
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on 15 March 2013
A great purchase for anyone who has a Dr Who fan in the family. This item was a great success, so I would reccomend to anyone with a similar interest.
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on 4 June 2015
Very good read enjoyed ths
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on 21 March 2013
My niece is a massive doctor who fan and very much enjoyed reading this book. good for any doctor who fan.
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