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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 2/4/16 1:28 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I read somewhere on the interweb that this is a story poised at the end of Leela's life when she has left Gallifrey and she succumbs to her mortal age, once free from the Timelords chronological cheating and ability to evade age as the rest of do. The story is I find a wonderful spun web of imagery and places Leela with the third Doctor, as they do battle against the Time Vampire. The actual story as that feel from start to finish of more like a Viking saga, or a poem of stanza, as we witness Leela fall, or even wash through time in a sort of bizarre occurrences that question reality, until at last we confront the actual issue for which is the main course. Lousie Jameson is par excellence in this outing, conveying all the subtleties of the fine actress that she is, this although a Companion Chronicle and normally a stripped down affair actually feels like a main release in all truth. Especially the way in which the soundscape as been expertly used to convey us through the slippage of time. Sure this is "timey-wimey" in part and that for me never works 100% for me, but this has something a little bit more clever in it's DNA it is hypnotic in construction so conveys that feeling of you as a listener wanting to be swept along. To be taken from time element to element to see what will be the final outcome. The story is set at the end, and is told in somewhat recall mode, the Z-nai warriors and the final moments before she makes her final journey. Very well acted and very well produced entertainment in this outing
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/23/16 12:28 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This is a story thick with concepts and continuity as the 5th Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, and Adric meet up with the Dar Traders. The story was a decent hour of listening, though it felt like there was far too much explaining and the attempts at characterization had limited success.

What makes the story stand out is all the Easter Eggs in it. Listeners get a prequel to the McCoy audio release, "The Death Collectors," as well as find out what happened to Nyssa after the TV episode, "Terminus" This would also set the stage for the series of audio adventures with an older Nyssa rejoining the Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough in a series of main range releases. Beyond that, it's just an okay Companion Chronicle.
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Reviewed By: traves8853Review Date: 1/12/16 7:28 am
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

'Home Truths' written by Simon Guerrier is a deliciously dark and entertaining story of a haunted house in the future combined with a murder mystery; although, we know the house isn't actually haunted it's just a metaphor - or is it?. The house uses automated technology and is able to read minds and produce glasses of water, for example, at the inhabitants wishes. The narration by an aged, Sara Kingdom (her presence is explained later) is beautifully worded and shrouded in a totally immersive atmosphere. The Doctor, Steven and Sara land in what appears to be an abandoned yet newly constructed body and upon further investigation discover the dead of bodies of the couple who lived in the house.

This audio, obviously, trades heavily on suspense and unveiling mysteries, but when you aren't really given a clue as to how Sara survived but you know there is going to be some clever workaround it can be a little anti-climatic. Even so, this is a first class story that is brilliantly written and worth every minute you spend listening to it. This is the first in a trilogy and what a great way to start. A creative futuristic ghost story free from cliches.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 1/10/16 12:28 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This is a third Doctor adventure, told through the eyes of Liz Shaw, the Doctor's companion who to all intense and purposes was his equal is called in by UNIT to investigate and assist on a case that was closed many years ago when Liz, and Doctor No.3 were part of the crew. The story tells of the Doctor and Liz doing battle with the shape shifting alien that has at one point cloned the Doctor himself in order to try and invade Earth with more of their kind. Liz recalls the story to a newbie UNIT solider, her retelling is both entertaining and wistful.

These Companion Chronicles are very hit and miss sometimes, some of the companions are better at telling a story than others, I happy to report that in the instance of Caroline this is not a problem as she is superb and with the wonders that are the Big Finish production team, this release is as full bodied as any of the main range. A superb outing for the third Doctor and the chance of a story from that era, this being placed somewhere between the timeline of just after the Sontarians encounter in the time line.

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