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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 3/9/17 1:18 am
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I have never read the novel, but had no trouble following this long and complex adventure.

It is very much a Fifth Doctor story with Seven in the background, but his manipulations make it as much about him.

The fun in the story comes from the different companions crossing paths with only the listener knowing what they have in common.

The quality of the story is shown not just in the complexity of the plot but also the subtle cleverness and accuracy in the writing of the characters. While Tegan and Bruce are a lot of fun with how outrageous they get, the scenes with Nyssa and Bruce are very well written and portray Nyssa as a young naïve traveller just as she was at the time. There is just a hint of regret in Seven's voice when he meets Adric, but that tells a lot. Moments like this echo across the story along with revelations about Gallifrey's past.

I will need to listen again to appreciate it all, but they will not be a chore.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 3/1/17 4:11 am
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There was some clever story writing here and some good acting which combined to draw me in. Credit to Matt Fitton who has again taken a complex idea and played it out.

I really wasn't interested in the story or any particular parts o it at the beginning but as bits and pieces slid into place I found I was really enjoying it.

This is one of the more convoluted ways of getting a doctor to work with two companions, but Matt Fitton has a skill and weaving these sorts of things together.

The story draws on Constance's past, links it to an alien refugee and then uses a misplaced wedding invitation to draw Flip in as well. There are characters circling around each other waiting for plot points to fall, all the while with the listener knowing what is going on, but not how it will play out.

Sure it helps to know who Constance and Flipp are, but otherwise there is no particular story you need to have heard.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/28/17 1:38 am
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All the way through, this feels like a cross-over, though a well executed one.
I actually put this one on without looking at the cover or the credits and I accidently entered it spoiler free so that the opening music and characters got my attention. This was the Sherlock Holmes music and this was Richard Earl speaking...
There is a very slow build up before the Doctor enters as a character and the story feels to flow very well despite its origin as a novel (one I have never read)

The plot itself is nothing special, but it serves as great scenery for a meeting between Holmes, Benny and the Doctor. Simply put it is Inter-dimensional aliens wrapped up in Holmes legacy with Seven playing the mastermind.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/1/17 4:35 am
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This feels like a black and white adventure. It is very 60's. The kind of adventure Steven and Vicki would have found themselves in.

The setting is the dwarf planet Ceres, a bit before Steven's time. The Tardis crash lands in a small mining colony that evolves into a base under siege story.

There is not much more than that. This would be typical on the mid 60's so it feels like the era it belongs in and that feel is important. Steven does a great first doctor and the writer has presented him well.

Its a small cast, but not much meat on the story.

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