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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 6/2/13 5:39 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

This story is built around an interesting premise, and perhaps functions most effectively as a showcase for the talent of Nicola Bryant. Peter Davison's Doctor is present, but limited to only a few scenes, while the story follows Peri throughout. As I said, the premise is pretty fascinating, but the execution reveals the convolutions necessary to carry off an effective story. And it is an effective story, I think; you just have to listen to it carefully, and in my case, more than once!
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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 6/2/13 9:22 am
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Absolute sheer brilliance. I never hand out 10s, but that's the only score I can give this one. It's beautiful, lyrical, even a bit haunting, and it rather adeptly demonstrates the breadth of possibility in even a tiny little Doctor Who story. The story itself is very small, but the scope is enormous, and our familiarity with the Doctor, Ian, and the TARDIS means we can take what seem like disparate elements at first and weave them together to get a very powerful result. Really, one of the best pieces of Doctor Who fiction I've ever seen in any medium, and all the more enjoyable for the wonderful reading by William Russell.
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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 6/2/13 9:17 am
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This story wants to be something amazing - that much is obvious. And, truth be told, there are some really interesting pieces of imagery within. It just isn't much of a story, or rather, it feels like the middle of a story, without a beginning or an end. It asks so many questions of the listener and never answers a single one, which can only lead to frustration. I wanted something - indeed, anything - concrete to hang on with all the mystery and strangeness around. In fairness, I wouldn't mind reading or listening to something else by the same author, but I would hope that his next work would at least try to meet me part of the way.
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Reviewed By: sarozReview Date: 6/2/13 9:13 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Really enjoyed this one. It's just a lovely portrait of the third Doctor from a child's point of view, and if the story is simple, well, that's the point - it's a character vignette more than anything else, and it's the appropriate length for that. All the details in the first-person narration are great, and Katy Manning tells the story superbly, complete with a gently lilting accent. It's not high literature, but it will leave you with a big smile on your face.

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