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175. Persuasion

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Reviewed By: eric009Review Date: 9/3/17 10:12 am
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Struwwelpeter
Der Struwwelpeter (1845; or Shockheaded Peter) is a German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehaviour in an exaggerated way. The title of the first story provides the title of the whole book. Der Struwwelpeter is one of the earliest books for children that combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format and is considered a precursor to comic books.[1]
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Reviewed By: joehurl89Review Date: 8/31/17 11:59 pm
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This is 7 nearing the end of his time, at least he thinks he is. With Klein working for Unit, basically giving Will Arrowsmith his walking papers just as they encounter the "umbrella man" this story starts off great, and proceeds to go downhill from there.

Will Arrowsmith may be the best thing about this story. I really enjoyed the character, and he played of Klein very well. The idea for the Persuasion machine was clever, but not nearly gone into depth enough to tell us how this could have been created by a human during the 1940's. For as the trilogy continues, you find out, this creator was no where near as smart as Einstein, thus the plotline really suffers. As it does with the creation of a new pair of enemies for 7, which he somehow locks away in a pocket universe of the tardis, which reminds me of the Pirate Planet and how the captain kept the planets reduced in size, and now how does the doctor, even 7, rationalize his actions.

As I could barely make out many of the pre openings scenes, due to some bad sound editing, it really hampered my appeal of the overall ratings. Just make sure you listen to the post credit scene.

Though, you can listen to this trilogy as a stand alone, knowing Klein's past all the way from Colditz, and especially thru the trilogy started in A Thousand Tiny Wings, and concluding with The Architechs of History, really makes it a lot more enjoyable.
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Reviewed By: thefatdoctorfanReview Date: 8/8/17 4:06 pm
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My first Big finish, oops. I had no idea what was going on and why everyone was so fustrated with Klein and the Doctor. Now I see, this is the start of a trilogy, which I haven't listened to yet, and needs to be listened to with the context of Klein's Story and Colditz. Will Arrowsmith was the worst thing about this episode, quickly followed up by the characterisation of McCoy's Doc. Where was the cunning and dark doctor wo love? Who took him away? The idea of a Persuasion machine didn't make any sense and if you have no idea what the Stewwelpeter are, have no fear as I still have no idea.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 6/1/17 11:24 am
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This story is a quite solid tale. It doesn't really standalone. Unlike some trilogies where you can easily listen to one on its own, this one is truly set up for follows and for that, it does a good job setting up a series of mysteries involving strange creatures from another dimension who are killing people but regret doing so, the persuasion machine, and the sudden appearance of an ex-Nazi Scientists on the galactic most wanted list.

The story introduced Christian Edwards as Will Arrowsmith, who I found to be likable and quirky with some brilliance but also a great deal of awkwardness. In many ways, he's similar to Osgood, but not quite as good or as skillful. This is probably part of the reason why the character hasn't been back.

Overall, I found this an enjoyable outing. It asked questions and introduced big concepts and set up the rest of the trilogy quite nicely.

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