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Bernice Summerfield - New Adventures - Volume 1
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Reviewed By: newt5996Review Date: 6/12/15 4:14 pm
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Random Ghosts seems to be the weak link in The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 1 Box Set. It is a very experimental story by newcomer to Big Finish Guy Adams, who has only written an Iris Wildthyme audio and has written another story for The Triumph of Sutekh Box Set as of writing this review. Sadly while the story isn't bad per say, it is extremely flawed. It is also a very experimental story, choosing to tell its story through video clips recorded by the characters who are stuck in a sort of time loop, but the videos can somehow exist through the loop. As you can see it doesn't make much sense and because the story launches in media res, there isn't much time to explain.

Also Adams' writing of the characters feels a bit off. This isn't so much of Benny's characterization but Ace here is portrayed as a very annoying child and Sophie Aldred is obviously not happy with the material given. It is almost a relief that Sylvester McCoy's Doctor is absent. And to top off less than par acting the twist at the end, while intriguing to how the planet they're on is this planet isn't very logical.

The experimental nature of the story does keep a slight interest on how the story is going to work with characters dying at the end of every loop and isn't quite that bad, making this story just above average.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 10/5/14 7:28 pm
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50 first dates meets Groundhog day vs Memento.

This one does require some active listening with some repeating non-linear story telling. Technically the story is told linearly, but as the characters keep forgetting everything and have to replay recorded messages from earlier, it seems non-linear.

For most of it, I thought the writer was trying too hard, but it did fall together really well by the end and delivered a great shock ending.