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Touched by an Angel

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/29/17 2:43 am
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Thirty-seven-year-old widower Mark Whitaker can't get over the death of his wife several years previously. He encounters a weeping angel in 2011 who zaps him back but within his own timeline to the 1990s. He opens a letter that had been delivered to his office containing thousands of pounds, a set of instructions, and the words "You can save her," and it's signed by him.

However, the Doctor is hot on Mark's trail and so Mark sets out to bring him back. So Mark has to fool the Doctor, survive the angels' attacks, and make it to 2004 to save his wife.

While Mark (more or less) dominates the book, this makes it work. He's a relatable character with a sympathetic goal. The story has some great twists and Jonathan Morris tells a good solid story that introduces some Weeping Angels who are playing a far more complex long game than anything we've seen on television. Although, they do it in such a way that they're still just as menacing.

The writing is helped by a great delivery from narrator Claire Corbett who captures the spirit of Rory and Amy perfectly. Overall, a very good Doctor Who novel that combines clever twist and a heartfelt story to make a winning book.
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Reviewed By: TakeTheType40Review Date: 2/17/15 6:24 pm
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I havent listened to the audiobook, but I read the book, and it was AMAZING.
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Reviewed By: PaulaPenguinReview Date: 9/20/14 9:33 am
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For me, the Weeping Angels work best when they are closely linked to one person's life, which was the case in "Blink" and which is the case here. However, Jonathan Morris doesn't merely copy the forumla of the original tv episode, but instead comes up with a brilliant twist on the Angel mythology, making sure "Touched by an Angel" is a worthy sequel and a fascinating story in its own right.

The whole plot revolves around the life of Mark Whitaker, who recently lost his wife Rebecca in a terrible road accident. During the course of the adventure we learn about his past and slowly get to know him and his family. There is an incredible warmth and charm to the story telling, which makes it very easy to become fully immersed in the tale.

Jonathan Morris invents a whole array of different reasons for the various "angel incursions" into Mark's life. None of those situations feel in any way contrived. On the contrary, the characters are all consistent in their actions and the plot unfolds in a completely coherent fashion, with a very strong ending to top it all off.

Clare Corbett's delivery is simply wonderful and highly engaging to listen to. Her impressions of Amy and Rory are absolutely spot on and she is brilliant at conveying the different emotions that drive the characters and thus, the story. All in all, a fantastic reading of a beautifully written script with an imaginative take on the Weeping Angels. One of the very best Doctor Who audiobooks.
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Reviewed By: TardisTreasuresReview Date: 5/19/13 5:57 pm
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Brilliantly written story,capturing perfectly the feel of the characters of The Doctor,Amy and Rory.The Angels are scary and shows they can have more tricks up their stone sleeves.Steven Moffat take note.