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By James Whittington, Thursday 30th August 2018
Lovers of solid science fiction rejoice as BBC Audio have announced another four Doctor Who audiobooks for fans to enjoy.
The Horrors of War
Somewhere in this hospital there is a man, or a woman, who has been possessed by the raw energy of time. The year is 1914, and the Great War is just getting started. In a field hospital in Ypres, Belgium, Nurse Annie Grantham receives two visitors: a distinguished doctor and his administrative assistant, Miss Grant. They have many questions to ask of Annie and of her distressed and wounded charges. The Doctor is returning to a scenario he encountered long ago: a version of the First World War where the Archduke Ferdinand wasn't murdered, leading to changes all along the subsequent time line. He now suspects that someone is at large in 1914, intervening in events with some unknown purpose. What force is causing injured soldiers to disappear into the night? Does the answer to the mystery lie in Sarajevo six months earlier, at the scene of that assassination attempt? With the help of the TARDIS, the Doctor and his friends are about to find out. Read by Katy Manning reads this Third Doctor original story.
David Collings reads this dynamic classic novelisation of a Fifth Doctor TV adventure. Materialising to avoid a head-on collision in space, the TARDIS becomes trapped on board an eerily deserted alien spacecraft. The Doctor transmats to Earth to solve the problem - yet when the TARDIS follows on, Tegan and Nyssa find that they have arrived five years too early. While the Doctor enjoys a reunion with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in 1983, in 1977 his companions are confronted by a hideously deformed figure who claims to be the Doctor. Unsure whether or not this is their friend, Tegan and Nyssa must choose whether to answer his desperate pleas for help. Meanwhile, schoolboy Turlough has an encounter with a mysterious stranger who's determined to wreak revenge upon the Doctor. This is the Black Guardian, and Turlough is to do his bidding....
The Invisible Enemy
John Leeson reads this novelisation of a classic adventure for the Fourth Doctor. A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space, and the Doctor becomes infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind. Meanwhile, on Titan, human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe. In search of a cure, Leela takes the Doctor to the Bi-Al Foundation, where they make an incredible journey into the Doctor's brain in an attempt to destroy the Nucleus. Can the Doctor free himself from the Nucleus in time to reach Titan and destroy the Hive? Luckily he has help - in the strangely dog-like shape of a mobile computer called K9....
Tenth Doctor Novels: Volume 3
Freema Agyeman, Nicholas Briggs and Debbie Chazen are the readers of these eight original stories featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman. Join the Doctor and Martha on these journeys in Time and Space. The first five stories detail Martha's journey around the Earth during the Master's reign, and the stories she tells of her adventures with the Doctor. The last three novels tell of the Doctor's own adventures as he partners with the Judoon on the trail of a notorious criminal, encounters Slitheen in Ancient Greece, and joins a party of Dalek bounty hunters in an era before the Time War.
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