David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith.
As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor. For 900 years he defended the planet and the tiny town of Christmas against the forces that would destroy it.
Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it has remained shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now. This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid--and of the one man who was not.
David Troughton, who has appeared several times in Doctor Who, reads these four original stories.
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"It's all about battles"
I'll still read other Doctor Who books, but I'll be more careful of the type of story I choose.
All battles, all the time. Fighting, battling, out-witting the enemy. No companions. Very little human interaction, very little amusing or clever banter.
I'm not a fan of this book. I should have thought about it more before I bought it, it's during a time when the Doctor has no companion so it's ALL battle all the time. My favorite parts of the Doctor Who series are the story interactions between him and the friends he brings along on his adventures. But this story is about 4 battles he had on Trenzalore before he became the 13th doctor. If you like stories about fighting then by all means, buy this book. For me, not so much.
"The missing information"
love this audiobook love hearing about the sort of lost stories before the doctor regenerated
"Entertaining Story, Fabulous Narration."
As a fan of both old and new Doctor Who, Tales of Trenzalore appeals greatly to fans of both genres. An 11th Doctor story, with classic Who monsters (Ice Warriors, the Krynoid, etc...), narrated by David Troughton who makes the Doctor sound charmingly like his second incarnation in many places, these stories were a treat to listen to. Also, I think more backstory to Trenzalore was a great idea. You can only convey so much in a few TV episodes, and these stories added more dimension to the story of the Doctor's stay of hundreds of years on this planet.
loved these stories! I always thought here were so many story opportunities from the farewell performance of the 11th Doctor.
"Monster invasions galore, but missing a companion!"
A mixed bag, which you often get with collections of stories. We have 4 here, each dealing with Eleven's time on Trenzalore. The Doctor works best when he has a companion, and that's very apparent here. Therefore the 2nd story was best, as at least he had a temporary helper assisting him. Couldn't we at least have had one mention of him missing Clara, though? David Troughton does a good job narrating these tales, but sometimes he sounds awfully like the 2nd Doctor (not surprising!).
I'll start out by being upfront with you- Eleven had never been my favorite Doctor, and the episodes in Trenzalore were some of my least favorites. So this may simply be coming from my biased point of view.
I had been hoping to gain some new perspective on his time there and gain new affection for him, as happened when I listened to the War Doctor's audiobook. That didn't happen. There was adventure and excitement, yes, but nothing that gripped me in the way previous Doctor Who audiobooks have, including the 11th Doctor Tales.
Part of that might be the narrator. As has been happening often recently as I scrape the bottom of the Who audiobook barrel, a narrator who might be otherwise wonderful for any other story fails with this one. There is an expectation from a Doctor Who tale, one of which being that the narrator can do a passable Doctor voice and inflection. David Troughton is good, but may able to achieve that.
Beyond that, I think my bias of his time in Trenzalore can take a lot of the blame for my disappointment. These stories just weren't enough to change the rushed feeling I had while watching the episodes. Nor did they create any love for the quaint but trite (in my opinion) town of Christmas.
But, if you love Eleven and want to learn more about his time there, you might enjoy this in a way I couldn't.
Loved the stories and the performance. I would love to hear more stories from the Doctor's hundreds of years in Trenzalore.
"Great fun for any fan of the show. "
I really enjoyed this one. the performance was great and the story was a lot of fun.
"As good as jelly babies"
It was so many Doctor Who bucks but this might just be the Best of all.
"love it !"
great book to lay in bed to I could hear the doctors voice just picture the action. I'd read this over and over
"Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore Review"
David Troughton's Narration was amazing in the Tales of Trenzalore and it leads into the eleventh doctor's last story called the time of the doctor.
A wonderful collection of stories, brilliantly read by David Troughton, whose Eleventh Doctor was immediately recognisable (if reminiscent occasionally of the second doctor)
I absolutely loved these stories that take place on Trenzalore. David Troughton brings these tales to life. The only downside is that the second Doctor pops into my head when I listen.
"Tales of trenzalore is a triumph"
The most enjoyable aspect of this is david troughton reading it. He makes the characters in the story come alive with his performance
There's far too many memorable moments just to list one
Like I said before it was performance of bringing the characters alive in the book
Just made me have a big smile on my face
"The only problem is that David Troughton sounds"
so much like his father that I visualised the wrong incarnation most of the time.
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