Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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February Books 15) The Hounds of Artemis, by James Goss

I had been very much looking forward to this audiobook, featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, after Goss's brilliant Tenth Doctor story, Dead Air. In the event I was very slightly disappointed, in that rather than the promised Matt Smith / Karen Gillan double bill of readers, Smith is joined instead by Clare Corbett (who had two minor but still memorable parts in the Tom Baker Hornet's Nest audios). But that was really the only problem; it's a great tale of archaeological investigations in 1929 uncovering an ancient horror, a story which has of course been done many times before (including several times in Doctor Who, one of which is indeed explicitly referenced) but done here with humour and sympathy as well as easy horror, and with lots of rather glorious character moments for Smith as the Doctor. Well worth hunting down, if you can find a copy of Saturday's Guardian, or wait until the commercial release in May.
Tags: bookblog 2011, doctor who, doctor who: 11, writer: james goss
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