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This is the first audio reading of a classic Dr Who I have bought and I am hooked - it reminds my of my childhood when reading these novels .....
The Myth Makers is possibly one of the funniest and best written of all the original range of Target novels and Stephen Thorne has bought it to life beautifully. It is written mainly in the first person and so it suits this style of audio adaptation perfectly.
Donald Cotton's prose has a lot of genuinely laugh out loud moments, and Stephen's captivating voice has you hooked from the first sentence!
(Posted on 5 May 2013)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
Many of the Doctor’s early BBC adventures have been lost, either wiped from their reels or simply gathering dust in someone’s attic. However, the series of audiobooks for CD and MP3 allows fans to discover those stories all over again, whether they saw their original broadcasts or newbies to the Whoniverse and want to learn more about their favourite Gallifreyan.
The Mythmakers features the First Doctor; a decidedly different creature the Doctor we know today. William Hartnell played the Doctor as a cranky and often-amoral old duffer, exasperated at his exile from his home planet and seemingly dissatisfied with everywhere else. This MP3 audiobook sees him investigating Earth’s history and he ends up in ancient Greece, near the city of Troy. Captured by Agamemnon and forced to admit that he isn’t Zeus, the Doctor is given just two days to come up with a plan to defeat the Trojans.
Read by Stephen Thorne, who played Omega in the TV series, this is one of the few Who adventures that deals purely in historical events. Thorne’s First Doctor is as close to the original as you’ll get without straying into caricature; he perfectly pitches this Doctor’s cantankerous crabbiness and unintentional comic turns. A perfect introduction to the Doctor in his youth, when he was an old man…