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The Runaway Train

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/7/16 7:26 am
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The Doctor and Amy land during the American Civil War near the Arizona border where they have to stop an alien plot to conquer the Earth and find themselves with a ready made crew to do their bidding.

The story is not bad at all. It's not groundbreaking, but it's a nice adventure and the outlaw is actually a pretty interesting side character. Matt Smith's reading really make this worth listening to. He does an amazing American accent and there are times it's hard to forget that he's the only person in the "cast." His narrating can be a bit rushed in places, but other than that, this is a fun and pleasant audiobook.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 2/3/14 11:30 am
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

"And that sunset is just screaming out for someone to ride into it" The Doctor and Amy travel to the American West during the Civil War period in order find an important alien artefact. This seemingly simple quest quickly turns into a mad chase across the Wild West. The story is entertaining enough, with some colourful supporting characters, but overall it is just a little too predictable and by-the-numbers.
The way Matt Smith switches between British and American accents seems completely effortless and he brings this tale to live splendidly. He doesn't in any way attempt to do an impression of Amy, but since she isn't particularly at the fore for most of this adventure, this doesn't matter very much.
All in all, The Runaway Train is a nice little excursion into the American West; not overly exciting, but very listenable none the less.