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Reviewed By: SpaceFritter Review Date: 5/14/17 2:53 am
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This is simply the very best Short Trips (Short Story) I've had the privilege to listen to. It's been a real challenge for me to cross back over to AudioBooks after being spoilt by Big Finish's collection of AudioDramas. I really appreciate the extra effort the production team has gone to here with the inclusion of music, sound effects and monster voices. It really adds to the atmosphere and to the delight as one finds themselves more and more immersed into the story. It's the difference between a great story simply read by a narrator versus a production like this. Where the narrator truly performs his role, he's fully present as the character, not just an actor reading a story. Add to that, all the extra protection details and you have a product that is light years apart from a traditional AudioBook. So although this maybe "just a short story" and "just an AudioBook" and not the audio Theatre that Big Finish is renowned for in its main catalogue, it still is of a standard we've all become so used to, when the Big Finish name is mentioned. This is a 10/10 Short Trip story. To have it supplied as an exclusive bonus, just for subscribers to the Main Collection of Dr. Who stories, is such a treat and greatly appreciated. As all of us subscribers know full well, this story would have sold extremely well had it been included in the standard Short Trips series (Ava. to the general public). I really do appreciate how generous it is of Big Finish to include this as a subscriber ONLY story. I certainly feel like I've received something special and appreciate the high value of work that's being included in this exclusive series. I feel handsomely rewarded for my loyalty. A superb piece of fiction. Outstanding acting. Fantastic effects. Gripping, entertaining and a wonderfully delicious experience!! Many thanks.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 8/8/16 5:20 am
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This story starts off with a very good concept. The 3rd Doctor and the Master switch bodies. There's some humor around the fact that the 3rd Doctor ignored a lot of rules of politeness and then the story ends with a bit of a set up for the Sea Devils. It's okay and somewhat amusing, but it's really constrained by its running time. I would love to see a more fleshed out story that extends the problem for both Doctor and Master.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 7/12/16 11:20 pm
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An alien child visits "the monkey house" at her local zoo where humans captured from Planet Earth are imprisoned. Instead, she finds the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, and Nyssa staying there and the Doctor even has the temerity to speak to her.

Overall, this is a charming story. It's messages and themes are telegraphed, but the child and her culture are fairly well-developed, and the relationship with the Doctor was endearing. I also thought Tegan playing up being in the zoo was hilarious. One point that threw me in the story is that the author described Tegan as wearing her Season 19 outfit which left me confused as to when this was set as the indication was that Turlough was in the TARDIS. Still, this is a nice story and a worthwhile bonus for subscribers.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/18/16 2:55 pm
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The Doctor and Romana arrive on a devastated world to care for the survivors of a horrific attack and find themselves forced to stay with the traumatized people by their leader as the Doctor and Romana refuse to take them away in the TARDIS for fear of what might happen and so they are made to stay for generations, separated from each other and only allowed to meet once a year for an annual cricket game the Doctor organized as a bit of fun for them.

It's a very involved and well-written tale as the leadership of the colony ensures that future generations will be taught to continue to keep the Doctor and Romana captive and to despise them. It's a very moving and clever story. My only fault is that it's hard to see how in all those years, the Doctor couldn't have come up with a better plan.

Still, the story is enjoyable and Stephen Critchlow is a superb reader who does an uncanny imitation of the Fourth Doctor.

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