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The Diary of River Song - Series 4
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/8/19 1:12 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The story asks the question, who is Donald McLeary? and why, as he second Big Finish story, was he asked to write something with a complex plot using a set of characters crafted by another writer, who come with their own subtle complexities?

I think Mr McLeary was given a tough task here and he pulled it off well.

This story is a chase through time and space, where minor characters play pivotal roles. With the villain using River's AI head to track River down, Alex Kingston get to play two roles, both of them written and played well.

Its fun, its complex and it shows Donald McLeary should be given bigger writing tasks.
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Reviewed By: GuiannosReview Date: 10/17/18 12:11 am
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This story has everything- comedy, drama, suspense, and swashbuckling adventure in spades. What starts off as a rather light hearted romp takes a more somber turn as River finds herself in deeper and deeper peril. It's a bit difficult to follow parts of this story at the breakneck pace it runs at so it may require a second listen more than reward another lap. In fact, it would have probably been better served as a 2-part episode to give the plot a little more breathing room and help build up the supporting cast a bit more. As it stands, River seems to have some emotional attachment to her companions but the listener hasn't had enough time to properly get to know them.

Still, it's an exciting and fun story and an improvement over the first part.
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Reviewed By: HexagoraDalekReview Date: 9/23/18 12:25 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This was a fantastic romp around time and space with many turns and emotions. A lot packed in and the writer gets away with it spectacularly! It is one where you have to concentrate a lot, but so worth it. River is spectacular, as are her companions and the Discordia!

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 9/23/18 5:47 am
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

River Song and her companions destroy Melek's ship and flee from him, but Melek now has a lock on where River is traveling through time and space.

This is essentially a chase story, where everything is at the most extreme level. A lot of locations are covered. The writing is good because these feel like real places. There are some very funny moments, but also quite a few deaths. The story works as more than just a comedy because of great characterization that helps us connect and understand the impact of the deaths.

Overall, another clever witty installment, but where River is put through her paces.