Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Review: Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole

When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast...the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery. What sank the ship, and why? When the cruiser's wreckage was towed up the Thames, what sinister force came with it? The river's dark waters are hiding an even darker secret, as preparations for the feast near their conclusion...Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television, this work is written by Justin Richards. It is read by David Tennant, and includes author interview by David Darlington of "Doctor Who Magazine".

This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (2 CDs/2.5 hours).

I have to say that I was actually a bit disappointed by David Tennant's reading. Perhaps it was not so much the reading itself, but the lack of an interaction between the Doctor and Rose that left me flat. There just wasn't that usual spark from the Doctor in his voice.

This one gets six stars. It was still very cute and quite enjoyable and certainly recommended for Doctor Who fans. It's nice to revisit Mickey and Rose and the Doctor and remember happier times.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆


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