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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 11/12/17 11:12 pm
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As others have pointed out, this is basically a traditional audiobook. It's written in the first-person from Romana's point-of-view, but that's it. I said of "The Blue Tooth" that there's no indication of who Liz is talking to. In this case, there's really no indication that Romana is talking to anyone. She's just narrating a story. And that's fine.

And it's a good story. Jonathan Morris has done well writing for the fourth Doctor before, so it's no surprise that he nails the feel of Season 17 "Doctor Who". And yet, the themes of the story are very relevant to contemporary audiences. That's a neat balancing act. How would '70s Who have handled issues relevant to a 21st century audience? A bit like this.

It's a fun story, and a funny story. It's ludicrous, exaggerated, and over-the-top in that uniquely "Doctor Who" way.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 10/25/15 11:12 am
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Johnny Morris presents a companion Chronicle that takes Romana and the listener back to the Douglas Adams comedic style of Season 17 presenting a tale of a mysterious alien health spa. The script is fun with a lot of humor, though with a serious point. Lalla Ward does a good job recapturing Romana and Marcia Ashton is great as the insane villain.

The story is much more reminiscent of a traditional audiobook, with it being sliced into four episodes with each episode being a "Chapter," than what the Companion Chronicle range would become. Still, I found it a thoroughly delightful hour plus of listening.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 5/21/13 6:40 pm
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An enjoyable romp, very funny and wonderfully performed by Lalla Ward. Jonathan Morris neatly evokes the feeling of this period of the 4th Doctor era. Highly entertaining.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 8/18/10 9:33 pm
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Recapturing the rich humour of Series 17 of Doctor Who is no easy task. Sadly, this story doesn't manage it and despite the wonderful Lalla Ward's performance, the story fails to impress. It isn't bad, but it is far from the best.