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The English Way of Death

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/9/18 4:22 am
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If you could infuse the Douglas Adams doctor who with some hinchcliffe spice then this is essentially what you’d have. A charmed whimsical and creepy story with a subtle air of city of death about it. Read the book but don’t deny yourself the audio it’s one of the best adaptions. Dashed good.

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Reviewed By: TheBigChurroReview Date: 10/23/16 3:30 am
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Tom Baker steals the show in this audio, the plot itself is alright but I found very hard to fully engage in. There were great concepts including the mist and zombie elements but found it too long to keep me interested for the length of 2 1/12 hours. K-9 however was very fun and lovable as always.
On the whole, I thought "The English Way Of Death" was a 'Good' story that deserves a 7/10 :)

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Reviewed By: mamamiawalshReview Date: 11/5/15 3:38 pm
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I love this story. I have probably listened to it 3 times already. The music & soundscape are beautiful, Tom & Lalla are hilarious, and Richard Braine as P. Closed brings a smile to my face every time I think of him! Go listen to it now!
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 8/30/15 11:46 am
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English Way of Death takes on a journey for the second installment of this Gareth Roberts dramatization of his Novel, I think the Big Finish treatments to re-create the lost years, where, these Virgin releases were the only output are fantastic in their execution. The treatment of the book is faithful in the respect that it generates the era wonderfully well, of course add to the mix the basics of the original cast in the shape of Baker, Ward and Leeson, you have the perfect result. Baker shed 40 years of his earth existence, he is as much of the brown curly headed time lord as he can be, the wonderful subtle one liners come a lot thick and fast, they are wonderfully constructed and expertly delivered British sarcasm at it's best. Tom excels in this, Ward is the Romana I remember from TV more than ever. I think that these adaptations are a much better vehicle for Tom's Doctor due to their length, and, also the faithful way that they allow Tom to be the classic Doctor. Everyone here is par excellence, just much more than perhaps you would come to expect from audio, they capture every angle of the third Doctor with the wonderment in the fact that we have the original cast to play them out.

A synopsis of this release is very cleverly constructed adventure, with a lot of action being cast over numerous sub plots. The Doctor wants to take some over due library books, Romana does not want another trip back to Earth, There are a group of rogue time travellers that have inadvertently allowed a megalomaniac scientist escape from his own world and with a rather gruesome way managed to get himself ensconced onto 1930's earth and managed to invade his life essence into a Biscuit baron (cookie's to us American). It is all rather fun. A brilliant adaptation of a wonderfully loved lost years novels.