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Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories. A brand-new 12th Doctor story for a brand-new 12th Doctor!

Following on from the success of the 50th anniversary paperback anthology, 11 Doctors 11 Stories, this highly-acclaimed collection of short Doctor Who stories contains all of the original 11 adventures plus an exciting new 12th Doctor story written by best-selling US author Holly Black.

Authors featured are Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, and Holly Black.

©2014 Various (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Chris Coyne
  • 23-11-2014

The Twelve Doctors.

Would you listen to Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories again? Why?

Yes. Because I'm indicted to all things Doctor Who.

What other book might you compare Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories to and why?

Any great omnibus of some of my favorite Sci-fi show.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I wish more former companions could of done more of the narrations, or better still some of the former Doctors.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of the stories were great, some were bad. But I enjoyed listing to all of then.

Any additional comments?

The only stories I didn't like we're the stories concerning the first and fifth Doctors. The rest of the stories were wonderful.

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  • S. Matz
  • 04-08-2015

Excellent

Great adaptation of a book of short stories from the companions' point of view. Twelve stories for 12 Doctors for fans of the entire run, or newer fans wanting a glimpse of the "whole." Some stories are better than others, but all are a good "read."

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  • Rachel Silver
  • 12-04-2015

Some good, some not so good

12 stories, 12 authors, 12 narrators. Hard to rate them as a group. Enjoyable listen, on the whole. A couple of mediocre stories and narrators, but several good ones, too.

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  • Kevin Guzman
  • 01-04-2016

12 stories of pure delight

These are 12 stories of pure delight. Highly recommend it to any Doctor Who fan.

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  • Jon
  • 06-12-2016

Nice collection of stories.

I'm not good at reviews, but I can say with certainty that this set is worth listening to. I enjoyed every story. The only way it could have been better is if it had been read by the actors.

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  • justin
  • 19-08-2016

Great read all aroind

books were amazing. Great stories. The end was an interesting way to leave it all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2016

I thought this might be a risk

I really wasn't sure if I would enjoy Doctor Who in book form, or in audiobook, more specifically. I also wasn't familiar with the earlier doctors and was afraid their stories might not resonate for me.

I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised throughout. I made myself put at least a say between stories, and I recommend that, because it did help separate the individual stories and doctors. But yes, there was the same feeling of wonder, magic, and exhilaration as the show provides. (How strange to be relieved that a book lives up to screen!)

11 is my favorite doctor, and I was waiting to savor that story, but in truth, I think 10 was the truest to character. 12 was pretty spot-on too, with the sense that Capaldi carries of having some deep secret to forgive or be forgiven for.

All in all, there wasn't a single story I felt cheated by or disappointed in. They are 12 excellent stories, and I'll be looking for more of the Doctor Who audiobooks.

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  • Tad Davis
  • 21-07-2016

Good diversion

As a way of re-experiencing the many Doctors, the book is great. As an introduction to the Doctor Who universe, I think it's less effective: a Doctor Who novitiate would be better served, in my opinion, by focusing first on a few adventures involving a single Doctor before branching out.

The stories here are somewhat uneven, as are the narrators. The ones that were most resonant for me were the ones for the 11th and 12th Doctors (stories by Neil Gaiman and Holly Black). My least favorite was the one for the first Doctor: I just can't picture William Hartnell with a prosthetic hand. Still, if you're already a Doctor Who fan and want to spend 12 hours being entertained, this will fit the bill nicely.

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  • Jesse
  • 03-06-2016

Very good overall

I really enjoyed this collection. I only wish I had been able to download this before I had downloaded a couple of the individual stories. The third Doctor's story was fairly boring, though that was mainly because the narrator was pretty one-note. There was absolutely no difference between any of the voices. Jo Grant and the Doctor should not sound the same by any means. Also, the way it was read had absolutely no emotion whatsoever. They might have been discussing what to have for dinner. The others were pretty good though; some superb, others ok.

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  • Jamie Wilson
  • 02-06-2016

A fun Doctor Who sampler

What did you love best about Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories?

Each story caught the personality of each of the doctors very well and each short story is well written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Doctor.... what a silly question. Each regeneration of the Doctor is well represented and feels like the adventures belong wedged in between episodes of the show.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I liked all of the narrators and they all did quality work, however, I feel I need to give Nicholas Briggs special mention. His story worked so wonderfully with his voice and narration style that is was just a treat to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would try, but it was too long for such a thing.

Any additional comments?

Very fun and recommended for anyone wanting to explore Doctor beyond the version they're familiar with.

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  • Maria
  • 15-01-2016

Just like watching tv

Very cleverly some of the stories are made extra "realistic" by actually being put in a context with what you've seen on tv

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  • Susan Clark
  • 07-10-2015

Does not disappoint

Each story is splendid and shows the different characteristics of each Doctor. Well done all!

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  • Kim Thomas
  • 15-09-2017

Loved every minute

A family of doctor who fans (7, 10 year olds) and we loved it, listening in silent suspense, funny moments and a fair amount of running!

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