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Another entry in our range of unabridged readings of classic Doctor Who novelisations, first published by Target Books in the 1970s and 1980s. Written by Donald Cotton.

Long, long ago on the great plains of Asia Minor, two mighty armies faced each other in mortal combat. The armies were the Greeks and the Trojans and the prize they were fighting for was Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. To the Greeks it seemed the city of Troy was impregnable and only a miracle could bring them success. And then help comes to them in a most unexpected way as a strange blue box materializes close to their camp, bringing with it the Doctor, Steven and Vicki, who soon find themselves caught up in the irreversible tide of history and legend...

©1985 Donald Cotton (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Chris Coyne
  • 25-04-2015

A Doctor Who Farce.

A great audiobook. The story is told not by the Doctor or his companions point of view, but by the great poet Homer. Donald Cottons books have always been the most funniest novelizations of Doctor Who stories. To bad he only wrote three of them. I plan to listen to his audiobook version of the Gunfighters soon. I hope they do an audiobook of his version of the Doctor Who story the Romans soon. I always thought that was his best book yet. Great stuff.

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  • daniel lomas
  • 14-07-2014

Myth makers is marvellous

If you could sum up Doctor Who in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, scary and inspiring

Who was your favorite character and why?

The doctor, because especially in his first incarnation he was totally unpredicatable. But that is a common theme that runs through all the doctors

What about Stephen Thorne’s performance did you like?

Really good. He captured the mood and atmosphere of the story perfectly

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. But I liked the use of doctor who colliding with the real historical event

Any additional comments?

A great story which I would most definently recommend to doctor who fans and people that like history. It will also appeal to youngsters that are studying Ancient Greece at school

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