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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but too short for decent plot development, 16 Feb. 2010
This review is from: "Doctor Who": Dead Air: (10th Doctor, Audio Original) (Audio CD)
I recommend this book, honestly. It's just that ...

Having paid the full pre-order price for this audiobook I was very disappointed on receipt to find that it is only half the length of the usual Doctor Who audio offering - and even more so to find on coming on line to post this review that the price has been nearly halved already.

That said, it's a good story and, as ever, well read by the estimable Mr T, who does some lovely Merseyside accents. It's just a shame that the running time gives no time for plot subtleties and you can see each development coming for miles. The effect was like reading a short story in the Doctor Who annual when you had anticipated one of the better novelisations.

Four stars, as despite the excellence of the reading I was disconcerted by the fact that the bass balance appeared to have been turned up on DT's voice to emphasise the notion that this was a restored analogue recording - this became quite offputting after a while.
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Initial post: 1 Mar 2010, 13:27:45 GMT
PashDA says:
Its not out until 4th march - you havent even heeard it. How the heck can you comment on it before its published.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2010, 16:36:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Mar 2010, 16:45:49 GMT
Ronda S. says:
I don't know how the reviewer heard the audio or when, but I do know that I have pre-ordered and received certain items before the release date, so maybe that is the case here.

Posted on 6 Mar 2010, 02:13:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2010, 02:13:36 GMT
Edhelwen says:
It's March 6 and the item can still be "pre-ordered", but not bought. I wonder how Victoria listened to it, it's also nor available on iTunes or Audible yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2010, 11:23:32 GMT
Paul Tapner says:
the official release date was 4th march but the amazon orders of this were issued early. I got a copy on feb 19th and I listened to it on feb 27th

Posted on 14 Feb 2015, 00:30:18 GMT
Great audio drama that's brilliantly read by David Tennant, enjoyed your informative review of audiobook.
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