4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An unusual but worthwhile adventure,
This review is from: The Rapture (Doctor Who) (Audio CD)
The Rapture is the latest in a series of generally excellent adventures from Big Finish, a company which has been recording full-cast audio dramas (as opposed to talking books) using the original actors who played the doctor + companions. These stories have been released at the rate of 1 per month since summer 1999, and at times have reached a standard that televised who never did.
The Rapture is a highly unusual tale, set in Ibiza, and scripted by a newcomer to the range. Its main selling point is the appearence of Tony Blackburn playing himself, although the music and general storyline set it apart from other adventures. The basic plot is that 2 angels have established themselves in a club in Ibiza, a club where the 7th Doc (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) have just arrived to relax...
The story attempts to split itself in two, covering the machinations of the 2 angels as well as a personal revelation for Ace. It manages to do this well, but as with a number of stories is more successfull in its opening parts (the Big Finish CD's are split in 4 parts like on telly, 2 parts per CD) due to the mystery surrounding the angels being a little formulaic when revealed. A nice touch is that the story has a little twist at the end once it looks like the adventure is over, and also contains good continuity links back to Ace's past.
All in all not a bad story at all - the location is more exotic than the norm which helps - and it all seems a bit more contempary than usual for Dr Who (not just because of the clubland setting). Recommended, but there are better Big Finish stories out there.