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The Eye of the Jungle

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 4/1/17 9:53 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mysterious disappearances are occurring with a hunting party in the Amazon rain forest when the Doctor, Amy, and Rory appear. The story has some elements that could make it really good (The character of the priest and Blazington are interesting characters) but they really don't do anything with them. The pacing is glacial during much of the first half (particularly for such a short production) but picks up in the second half and even goes a direction that was somewhat surprising given the set up. Overall, this book is another okay mediocre 11th Doctor Audiobook.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 6/18/14 5:22 am
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There is nothing particularly wrong with The Eye of the Jungle, but unfortunately there is nothing particularly outstanding about it either - it just feels like Doctor Who-by-numbers. The plot and the characters are exactly what you would expect to find in a story set in the Amazon rainforest with very few surprises along the way. On the plus side, the adventure is well-paced with a great cliffhanger at the end of the first episode. Also, the cliffhanger isn't simply brushed away at the beginning of part two, but one of the regulars uses it to work out what is actually going on which is quite nicely done.

As an original audiobook The Eye of the Jungle does have a little bit of sound design to accompany the narration, but apart from a handful of effects like the crack of a whip, this mainly means some strands of incidental music to emphasise the more suspensful scenes.
David Troughton has got a very pleasant voice, which is always lovely to listen to, and he also knows exactly how to pace his reading. Unfortunately he doesn't in any way attempt to do an impression of any of the regulars, which at times made the whole thing sound a bit flat to me.
Overall this isn't a bad story, only a somewhat predictable one.