Raquel Cassidy reads this exclusive audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory as they encounter one of the wonders of the universe Don’t be alarmed! the Doctor cried through gritted teeth, It’s simply sucking the life out of me. Nothing to worry about....
When the Doctor falls through a crack in time he finds himself in the Horizon Gallery.
But it’s no ordinary art gallery, because this one has the best view of the most impossible wonder of the universe - the Paradox. Tour parties are eager to see this stunning, hypnotic portion of sky that’s beyond description, and it’s Penelope’s job to stop people staring up at it for too long. For the Paradox’s beauty drives people mad. The Doctor, Amy and Rory are about to discover that the Paradox also contains a giant and frightening creature with a taste for death…
Written specially for audio by James Goss, The Art of Death features the Doctor, Amy and Rory as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television. It is read by Raquel Cassidy, who played Miranda Cleaves in the 2011 TV episodes ‘The Rebel Flesh’ and ‘The Almost People’.
If this was an episode this would be a Doctor "lite" story, where we do not see much of the Doctor (and hardly any of the Ponds either). (And example of a Doctor-lite story is Blink, and in this story instead of not blinking, it is best not to stare....)
This rather well done, interesting and intelligent story is told from the point of view of a character who meets the Doctor at different stages of her adult life. As she has never met or heard of the Doctor it is interesting to see what she makes of him.
Can say anything else without being spoilerish. There are some nice, non intrusive sound effects. Narration is top notch.
Definitely one of the better audio Who stories I have heard.
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Loved it! Great audiobook short but creepy and interesting as all doctor who stories are!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
A haunting well written story with a great narrator. The Doctor, Amy and Rory make brief appearances but very much in character. Like Blink--a story about the doctor even though he is not in it most of the time.
Which character – as performed by Racquel Cassidy – was your favorite?
She does a great job with all of them.