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Download Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Baxter Narrator: David Troughton Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ronald Lett | 2/14/2014

    " Stephen Baxter successfully blended his brand of semi-solid science fiction with the mostly fantastic world of Doctor Who in this novel. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of The Doctor or of Baxter's previous novels. It is a little softer than his other works, but it works quite successfully in the Whoverse. The Whoverse characters, at the least, are well written, although the others can be a bit predictable and flat at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aaron Slack | 2/12/2014

    " The story would have made a decent-enough Doctor Who episode. I enjoyed the attempts at inserting some real science ideas into the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheryl Heuer | 2/6/2014

    " As a fan of Doctor Who, especially the classics, I found that this book captured the essence of the second Doctor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard Wright | 1/31/2014

    " An adventure featuring Patrick Troughton's second incarnation of the Doctor that's so faithful to the era it even thoughtfully includes whole episodes worth of unnecessary padding (Jamie and some kids escape to a moon, mostly so that they can gad about a bit and come back). The Doctor is reasonably portrayed, and his companions Jamie and Zoe are particularly well captured and expanded on. The yarn itself rattles along pleasantly despite several random acts of repetition (numerous expeditions to the same place and back to pick up extra bits of information - one would possibly have done). Baxter gives sound science, and his wheel in space is a very credible technological wonder, but the base under siege hijinks fizzle out with a damp squib of an ending that isn't clever enough to make confounding the reader's expectations worthwhile. A mixed bag then, but an affectionate and entertaining one. "

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About the Narrator

David Troughton is an English actor who is known for his Shakespearean roles on the British stage and for his many roles on British television, including Dr. Bob Buzzard in A Very Peculiar Practice and Ricky Hanson in New Tricks. He lives in London with his wife, Ali.