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10. Death's Deal

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/20/15 9:10 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Doctor and Donna land on "the deadliest planet in the galaxy" lured by hundreds of rescue signals. There they receive their mission from the Eleventh Doctor that requires them to cross the Planet.

The set-up is very good and it's great to have Catherine Tate back as Donna, and also captures the Tenth Doctor very well in recreating one of the most universally beloved TARDIS teams of New Who. In addition, she's able to perform a wide variety of voices with ease which makes the other characters seem more real.

The story does drag a little in the middle as it almost becomes a stock ecological tale. Still, there are some good moments and this installments works fairly well.
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Reviewed By: Doctor Alec HardyReview Date: 9/1/15 8:23 pm
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Death's Deal was great for two reasons in particular. It was a Big Finish story about the 10th Doctor and it made up for the little amount of extra Donna stories there are, by having Catherine Tate narrate the whole thing and return as Donna Noble! During her time as the current companion, authors were still, unfortunately, writing for Martha, rather than Donna, so it really is nice to see a new story, especially with such a detailed and deep plot, with many twists and turns. My only qualm is that after a while, you do start to think of it as a 'Planet of the Catherine Tates' special, but story wise? It's excellent. And we got to see how Donna got on while separated from the Doctor, working alongside a 'local'. Overall, I highly recommend this story to any fans of 10 & Donna, there isn't anything in this story an episode wouldn't have. Yes, that DOES include the sass!
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 8/11/15 6:34 pm
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Death's Deal is another one of those stories that have some great ideas and is able to fully translate that to an audio format. Darren Jones knows how to characterize both the Doctor and Donna and Catherine Tate is a great reader who should come back for some Companion Chronicle style stories if they can't get David Tennant back. The story however has one main problem in that it sends a mixed message to preserve nature that really doesn't work at all.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 10/27/13 10:39 am
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Rude, brilliant and ginger! It is good to hear Catherine Tate as Donna. In my opinion, the best companion of the modern era.

She tells the story well and it is one of the better stories of the series. 11 has a minimal appearance, but it is really Catherine who makes it a good story. She plays her part perfectly and does a good voice for 10.

Sound effects were not perfect, but still atmospheric enough to make the story stand out.

The story itself is quite simple, the Doctor arrives in a very bad place with a mystery. Immediately the TARDIS is lost forcing them to work just a little harder. The world of Death's Deal is very dangerous and you understand why as the story progresses.