I’ve been listening to a shed load of audiobooks from AudioGo during my daily motorway commute and I thought I’d pass on my mini-reviews in case you fancy trying some – hell, if I can save just one person from The Rising Night I shall sleep a happy man:
The Rising Night: Crap vampires, crap Yorkshire accents, a crap doctor. Just crap really. I don’t like vampires at the best of times (bloody over acting wankers) and the story is oddly flat with a pretty ineffectual Doctor. Michelle Ryan has a lovely voice & Nis a good reader, but her Yorkshire accent… og for the love of Christ! Trust me, don’t waste your money.
Snowglobe 7: Much better! Georgia Moffat is a great reader and this story holds together better than a crappy black pudding bothering fang faced harridan with a phobia of horseshoes (well, if you ignore the whole moving great chunks of the Earth’s poles to Dubai to preserve them). I liked this Doc better than the last one, even though they are the same incarnation, because he’s less wishy-washy and more blowy-upy. Good body horror, high death rate and an effective human military response. I like!
Dead Air: Silly and just about OK really. The alien wasn’t that interesting and every time the story found itself heading towards a nice horror moment it chickened out. Weak.
Pest Control: A cross between Dead Air and Snowglobe 7 in that it had some nice horror and interesting humans, but the doc was back to his hippy self again. Also Donna Noble was so bloody annoying!
I’ve got some more to listen to so I’ll post my mini-reviews as and when but in the meantime what I’m really looking for is a good, adult Dr Who tale – one that ditches the kitsch silliness and offers a genuinely scary tale with a desperate, murderous Doctor. I want my doctor angry and vengeful and with death in his heart, oh yes!