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Doctor Who: The Last Voyage

Narrated by: David Tennant
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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The TARDIS materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity. The Doctor has just started exploring the huge, hi-tech Interstitial Transposition Vehicle when there is a loud bang, a massive jolt, and a flash of light. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that nearly all the passengers and crew have disappeared. Unless the Doctor and flight attendant Sugar MacAuley can take control and steer the ship, they could crash-land or keep slipping through space forever. And as if that wasn't enough, something awful awaits them on Eternity.

Written exclusively for audio by Dan Abnett and read by David Tennant, The Last Voyage features the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

©2010 Dan Abnett (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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  • J.A.
  • 17-10-2010

Fun Listen - Good Narrator

David Tennant does a a great job of reading this audiobook and keeping the listener interested and guessing what is going to happen next. We get the Doctor that we know and love, and yet we are not overloaded with so many sub-characters that we lose the storyline. Mr. Tennant's vocal range is fun to listen to, as is his voice in general, but with this performance there is a definite distinction between who is whom so the listener isn't left guessing whom is speaking at any one time. I appreciated this, as sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between characters with some readers.

I recommend this audiobook for Doctor Who fans. It is fun, mysterious and a great listen in the car.

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  • Heather
  • 09-02-2015

Story line is Steven King rip off

Think "Langoliers" transposed into the Whoniverse.

Other than that, it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

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  • Joshua
  • 05-04-2015

The Tennant Factor

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

Tennant exhilarates, entertains!

Which character – as performed by David Tennant – was your favorite?

The Doctor, of course.

Any additional comments?

David Tennant could read the dictionary and it would be an Audible best seller.

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  • Vincent
  • 10-09-2012

New Whovian can't get enough of the Doctor...

What did you love best about Doctor Who?

I'm relatively new to the Who universe and when I found out there were audiobook novels available I became interested. I downloaded a couple of them to listen to as I work around my house (when I can't WATCH Doctor Who episodes) and I must say I am greatly pleased. It maintained the feel of the show and helped me imagine a fantastic vision of the story. I will definitely be getting more Doctor audiobooks.

What other book might you compare Doctor Who to and why?

There IS NO comparing The Doctor!

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

I was very excited to see that my favorite Doctor was narrating his own tale. I was not disappointed either. Mr. Tennant did a fantastic job and I can't wait to listen to him narrate another tale.

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

Not Necessarily.

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  • angela
  • 05-05-2015

Interesting twist on a story I love

Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love listening to David Tennant and listening to him be The Doctor is the best ever.

Any additional comments?

I have to love the homage to "The Langoliers" it even has the creepy monsters with the giant sharp teeth.

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  • Kimberly T.
  • 26-04-2018

Tennant is Amazing!!!

I continue to be astounded by David Tennant's voice acting. The sheer number of unique & diverse characters he brings to life is remarkable!

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  • Cydney J Hagstrom
  • 27-07-2017

Highly Recommend!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you're a fan of Doctor Who you'll be a fan of this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: The Last Voyage?

The ambiant sounds. The first time I tried to listen to this book I was trying to fall alseep. That did not happen due to the intense creepyness of the bakground noice. It's subtle and gets under the skin in that good way that a good scary moment does.

What does David Tennant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

If you're a fan of the show than having any book read by the actual actor who portrayed The Doctor is always a plus! Tennant brings what he brought ot the show to this book. I had no complaints. I'd be happy listening to him read me the phone book.

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Definately a winner of a book. It's well written, the story is solid, the reading is magnificant and the ambiant sounds in the background really make it pop in my memory as a whoppoing good listen. I honestly don't think I would have enjoyed this as much on paper as I did on audio.

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  • kimjustman
  • 22-04-2013

Wonderful read!

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who the most enjoyable?

David Tennant makes the book a true adventure! love his voice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Doctor Who, David is the best Doctor Who to date! you can imagine the story as he tells it.

Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Fantastic, as usual!

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

yes, no T.V. so this makes it great!

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  • Andy Jedrzejczyk
  • 05-03-2020

Brilliant

Wonderfully woven plot with great character voices too! You can't get better than David Tenant reading to you.

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  • Stephanie Delich
  • 29-06-2017

very true to the who verse

will be looking up books by Dan Abnett soon. alwayz enjoy Tennats narration. loved it

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  • C Milne
  • 11-06-2018

love it

David reading a doctor who story when it about his doctor make me feel like he reading from the prospective of the doctor

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  • John
  • 28-07-2010

GREAT!

This book is great. My son likes the doctor who series, and has an ipod and a dock bay. He loves to listen to audiobooks on his ipod, and loved having doctor who on his ipod to listen to. Recommend to any astrosaur loving person.

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  • k hampson
  • 08-12-2019

Excellent as always

David Tennanta narration is spot on, a very enjoyable short story.
I would recommend to any 10th doctor fan

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  • A Customer
  • 14-02-2017

Creepy but fantastic

Where does Doctor Who: The Last Voyage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

These review questions are odd. It's impossible to rank a book against others I've listened to as there are far too many.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctor Who: The Last Voyage?

A good review shouldn't contain spoilers. The books aren't long enough to reveal anything that isn't a plot point

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of them.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I wouldn't. Films spoil books

Any additional comments?

This book is fantastic. Has some really chilling parts, beautiful description. Close your eyes and your there, David tennants narration really brings the story to life.

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  • Selene
  • 29-04-2010

I enjoyed this

David Tennant did a good job as narrator. I enjoyed listening to this book.

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