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29. The Chimes of Midnight

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Reviewed By: HexagoraDalekReview Date: 9/27/18 1:48 pm
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Really good story to listen to if it is one of your first. Charley and the doctor are both superb and the mysteries of Edward Grove are a splendid romp
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 6/15/17 9:25 pm
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It hardly seem worth my time to heap more superlatives onto this most excellent story, nor worth your time to read them. Suffice it to say that my opinion of this story is best expressed by the score I have given it. Instead of writing a review, I'd just like to make a few remarks about the story.

There's a theme here about the shameful was that the servant class was treated by Edwardian society which I appreciate. I love it when "Doctor Who" stories include political commentary, and this is a fine example. Except, because of the unusual nature of the story, we're being shown an oppressed underclass without an actual oppressor. Within the context of the story, who is responsible for the inhuman way the servants are treated? It's Shaughnessy, or perhaps Edward Grove. This lets the "real" culprits off the hook: the people upstairs. But it doesn't let Charley off the hook, and I think that's what I love most about the story. This is the first story since Charley was introduced that really connects her to the aristocracy, and suggests that she was, however innocently (she was only a child, after all), complicit in the sins of that aristocracy.

The one thing about the story that just doesn't work for me was imposed upon it. I've mentioned this before. I'm talking about the so-called Charley Paradox. I still don't understand why it's somehow I problem that the Doctor rescued Charley from the R101. Why does Charley remember herself dying in the crash? I understand that Charley's family, and therefore Edith, would assume that Charley had died in the R101 disaster. That's perfectly logical, but simply incorrect. Where's the paradox, and how does Charley's survival cause the Edith paradox? There's no explanation. We just have to accept that it does. And this problem will only get worse until it's finally resolved (if you can call it that) in "Neverland".

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Reviewed By: JacobzReview Date: 10/7/16 10:13 pm
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The best Doctor Who story ever written. Bar none. Every single performance is brilliantly done, the sound design, writing, pacing, and plot are all top notch. It's 2.99 and you owe it to yourself to buy this.

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Reviewed By: drwhatPieter2Review Date: 5/28/16 6:58 pm
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And now for a spacial one, the greatest Doctor Who story of all time and even the one of the geatest story of all time. Doctor Who Tv series have those great stories like The War Games, Inferno, Genesis of the Daleks, Caves of Androzani, Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Stolen Earth/Journeys End and Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang. Dr who novels like Human Nature, The Well Mannered War, Alien Bodies and Festival of Death. And big finish audio drama like Spare Parts, Peri and the Piscon Paradox and A Death in the Family. But nothing nothing is compared to this wonderfull storie written by Robert Shearman who wrote the mutch devine "The Holy Terror" and the tv storie Dalek from series 1.

Paul Mcgann and India Fisher just are so wonderfull together as The 8th Doctor and Charley. the story is about the pair landing in and old edwardian house somewhere in the begin 1900s. But they are the only one in the house until Charley Hearing voices from another site. From the world of spectres. But the The Doctor relising that the house is cursed by time itself and then they hear screaming, someone is murdered, ut bby who?
The Cast is supurb and the all the charachters are so memorable and creepy.
Louise Rolfe :(Edith poor girl)Lennox Greaves (Mr. Shaughnessy)Sue Wallace (Mrs. Baddeley)Robert Curbishley (Frederick)Juliet Warner (Mary) all very good. The story iself is very atmospheric Barnaby Edwards directtion is spot on and the music is haunting but at the same time melodic and sweet. Sound effects are so realistic and scary.

Robert Shearman has proved to be the most unique writers in the Doctor Who community and knows ho to suprice every moment of it. With a dark atmosphere, haunting sound effects, scary sound effects, great acting from the cast, great direction and some funny and sad moments. And some great twists and turns. The Chimes of Midnight proved to be the best and my personal story of all time. 10/10