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Doctor Who - Short Trips Volume 01

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Get ready for eight fantastic new adventures in space and time with the Doctor and his companions, featuring stories from many of Doctor Who's most popular authors from the worlds of television, print, comics and audio as well as new talent and fresh voices...and read by your favourite Big Finish actors!

'Rise and Fall' by George Mann. Read by William Russell. On a distant planet, faces bloom in the air for a fraction of a second before disappearing. Will the Doctor and Ian solve the puzzle?

'A Stain of Red in the Sand' by David A McEwan. Read by David Troughton. Aliens lurk in the corridors of a block of flats, as a sculptor creates a strange statue of a girl called Zoe. But where is the Doctor?

'A True Gentleman' by Jamie Hailstone. Read by Katy Manning. A young boy finds himself part of the adventure when the Doctor helps him fix his bicycle tyre....

'Death-Dealer' by Damian Sawyer. Read by Louise Jameson. Leela gets more than she bargained for when she tries to buy a very unusual knife in an alien market....

'The Deep' by Ally Kennen. Read by Peter Davison. Nyssa's attempts to fix the Tardis' chameleon circuit land everyone in hot water....

'The Wings of a Butterfly' by Colin Baker. Read by Colin Baker. A visit to his old tutor leads the Doctor into a closer involvement with the history of the planet Byxor than he may have liked....

'Police and Shreeves' by Adam Smith. Read by Sophie Aldred. Like all Shreeves, San loves to absorb electricity. But her landlord finds out about her alien abilities. Then the Doctor and Ace get involved....

'Running Out of Time' by Dorothy Koomson. Read by India Fisher. A young man is on the run. But he can't remember why he is running - or who is following him....

Written by: George Mann, David A McEwan, Jamie Hailstone, Damian Sawyer, Ally Kennen, Colin Baker, Adam Smith, Dorothy Koomson. Directed by: Nicholas Briggs, Ken Bentley.

©2010 Big Finish Productions (P)2010 Big Finish Productions

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  • H. Martin
  • 05-12-2018

Fascinating, Frightening, Fantastic, and Fast!

Big Finish Productions, the makers of full cast Doctor Who audio dramas, adds to its library of audiobooks and plays this fabulous collection of short stories. Read by well known performers from its other Big Finish ranges, these quick glimpses into the life of the Doctor and his companions are truly remarkable. Each 15-20 minute story brings to life a different iteration of our favorite time-traveling Time Lord. Don’t be fooled by its “short trip” title. These stories are dense, complex and fast-paced narratives that will pull you in right from the start. And they are so very clever it will leave you eager for more. Good thing Big Finish has a whole bunch more for us to digest. I love to sneak these quick hit stories in during my daily commute, or when I’m making dinner. Just the right story length for those “short trips” to and from the parents house, or on the way to book club. Hey, maybe I should recommend this at book club...they are so intriguing it could make for some good “what if” discussions. If you’re a sci-fi fan and love good story telling, this is a collection perfect for you.

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