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The Stones Of Venice - Not waving but drowning...,
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This review is from: The Stones of Venice (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
This is the eighteenth release from Big Finish in their range of full cast audio adventures starring classic Doctor Whos. It stars Paul McGann as Eight and India Fisher as Charlie Pollard. There are four episodes, roughly 25-30 minutes each, complete with original theme music between each, and cliff hanger endings. Two episodes per disc on 2 discs, and a short booklet with some notes from the author.
The Doctor and Charlie need a holiday, so drop in on Venice. But Venice is under a curse, doomed to fall into the sea the very next day. The streets are crawling with revellers out for one last party before they die, occult weirdys in robes and masks looking for some sacred objects and trying to perform some horrible rites, and mutated gondoliers, who are nopw part amphibian and can't wait for Venice to sink so they can live in it on their own terms. Our heroes find themselves being chased, captured and threatened in all sorts of horrible ways as they try to find a way out of the mess.
It's an entertaining adventure, with some good ideas. Unfortunately, after a strong couple of episodes of scrapes and escapades, in which McGann really has some fun with his Doctor's character, the ending and resolution is a bit weak. Coupled with some dodgy acting from the extras (the Venetian accents on display vary wildly in quality, usually from the same character...) this brings it down to a 3 star story rather than the 4 I was initially thinking.