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Reviewed By: thisoldcanReview Date: 5/1/16 4:54 am
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The Curse of the Fugue is the first story since 2011's Eighth Doctor Adventures story To the Death to feature Sheridan Smith. It features the 8th Doctor and Lucie as they work to help a woman face the demons of her past amidst a power outage.

The Short Trips range is probably the most straightforward range there is. It's really a true audio book, featuring one person acting as the narrator. I personally haven't listened to any Short Trips before this one (I've still got the first 8th Doctor Short Trip waiting in the wings) and I'm not quite sure how I feel about them. On the one hand, it's really nice that they got Sheridan Smith back to voice Lucie, if only sparingly and for a half-hour. On the other, it was a pretty mediocre story, and I don't think the format quite suited the fanfare surrounding it.

Sheridan Smith is fine here. The moments when she's voicing Lucie again are excellent; it's like she never left the role. Her narration is good, if sometimes a bit indistinct, especially when she's voicing other actors. It's sometimes rather hard to figure out who she's voicing unless she specifically says something like, "'blah blah blah', said the Doctor".

As I said above, I found the plot fairly mediocre. It was an interesting topic that could've easily been a full-length story. But the length of the story was really detrimental; they had to wrap everything up fairly quickly, and it was rather unsatisfying to listen to. And there was barely any of Big Finish's excellent soundscapes in this story. There were a few sound effects and some very light music here and there, but it was overall just not a satisfying story to listen to.

Overall, I think the main draw of this story will be the novelty of Sheridan Smith returning (however briefly, though I suspect it's due to her extremely busy schedule) to the role of Lucie for the first time in 5 years and the low price point. For the price, the novelty, and the length, it's a perfectly fine story, if almost instantly forgettable.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/25/16 6:20 pm
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This story takes place in the far future and then during in the War of 1812 as the Doctor and Ace battle an alien species who infect words to gain control over humanity and the burning of Washington DC by the British becomes a handy solution for the problem. Overall, the story is well-researched with Ace having some very interesting reactions to the historic events.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 4/3/16 12:07 pm
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We have a blink and you would miss it, instalment from the 7th Doctor era. Which is cleverly written and wonderfully acted, narrated by Sophie. Taking us on the journey of her and the Doctor battling a monster who literally is using the power of words to spread his desire to control and dominate. The outstanding thing about this production is the writing. This instalment coming from the word processor of Mr Richardson, famed author and playwright. The quality of the plot is excellent and, quite easily feels televisual throughout and the concept is quite apt for someone whom makes their living from writing. One could be forgiven if Julian as used this as form of cathartic therapy to rid himself of the demons that may often visit a writer, when he is plying his trade. The concept of a mind demon that can transform itself into the actual printed word, and then infests it host by the digestion of the writing itself is something that isn't new. However the manner in which this is produced, acted and written, makes for an excellent Who tale.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/30/16 11:14 pm
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This story is set sometime after, "Revelation of the Daleks," and the events of the Season 22. In it, Peri and the Doctor arrive on a spaceship casino where some people appear confused. Overall, there's a very interesting mystery as to why Peri is seeing someone who looks like her stepfather but the resolution is lacking. The temporarl mystery is okay but nothing special.

The story tries to explore the idea of the Sixth Doctor as a sort of abusive boyfriend, a theme that's always a bit awkward and been handled better than it is here. Nicola Bryant makes this production worth listening to as her turn as Peri expressing her honest feelings to the Doctor is powerfully done even though the Doctor is portrayed as indifferent.

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