Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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April Books 27) The Runaway Train, by Oli Smith

This was a free giveaway Doctor Who CD from the Daily Telegraph last week, apparently to be released more formally in a few months as one of the planned series of Eleventh Doctor original audio books. It's set in the Wild West, which is less original a concept than it was before The Peacemaker (Tenth Doctor book and audio from 2008) and Freakshow (Companion Chronicle audio as told by Mark Strickson as Turlough from ealier this year), and of course was used in Old Who as early as 1966. Matt Smith is good at delivering both the background narrative and his own Doctor's voice; elsewhere he is decent at characterisation but distinctly less good at either Amy's Scottish or the other characters' American accents. Also the story itself is rather poorly paced for audiobook, which can sometimes be an unforgiving medium. So on the whole this one is worth looking out for free rather than buying.
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Tags: bookblog 2010, doctor who, doctor who: 11, writer: oli smith
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