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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 2/1/15 11:38 pm
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Bernard Cribbins is a great narrator, but I can't help but wish Catherine Tate had been doing Donna's parts. The dialogue is perfectly written for her, just not delivered as it should be.

This story is a sequal to The Masque of Mandragora and I found it very easy to picture this story with the special effects used in the original 1976 story. Bernard describes them well.

Its also a touching story dealing with dementia and the relationships between Donna, Wilf and Sylvia as well as a newly introduced character.

I felt it was a great reminder of the era, rather than a greta story in its own right.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 4/17/13 3:57 pm
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

There is a lovely story in Beautiful Chaos, but unfortunately it does take a while for events to unfold and for the tale to actually become interesting. Still, the second half makes up for the slow start with some nice twists and beautiful character moments. It also helps that this is just really enjoyable to listen to. Personally, I always rather liked Wilfred, because he has got a slightly different rapport with the Doctor, which comes through nicely in this tale. And Bernard Cribbins is a wonderful narrator. His impressions of both the Tenth Doctor and Donna are spot on and he manages to convey the differences between all the supporting characters and thus bring them to life. Not the most exciting story you'll ever hear, but a solid entry in the BBC Audiobooks range.