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Download Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Baxter Narrator: David Troughton Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 1/23/2014

    " Made the second Doctor dull. How is that possible? DNF. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/19/2014

    " Fast and straightforward, but fun. Reads like a teleplay that was expanded "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Hayes | 12/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It captured the feel of a classic Troughton story perfectly, so much so that on occassion it felt like I was reading a missing story from Pat's tenure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexi | 12/7/2013

    " I enjoyed it for the most part, although some of the scientific jargon was a bit off-putting. Made me want to watch a marathon of 2nd Doctor episodes. Too bad most of his are lost forever. I officially think Zoe Heriot has Asperger's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Barwell | 11/14/2013

    " A very enjoyable read. The author has captured the personalities of The Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/20/2013

    " I think a totally solid book of its kind. I'd read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Burnham | 9/24/2013

    " Excellent book! I loved how he stayed true to the characters, but updated the science. His writing was rich and not corney (like some series stories seem to end up). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chip | 6/6/2013

    " Nice little adventure with the Second Doctor. Worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 4/30/2013

    " Love, love, love. Here's to well-written new stories featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe. Did I mention that I loved it? All my Whovian friends should definitely put this on their to-read lists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alesia | 12/31/2012

    " LOVED this! How wonderful to adventure once again with 2 & Jamie & Zoe! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/16/2012

    " Baxter takes us 'back' to the Second Doctor for this short novel. I honestly have never seen an episode from that era of Doctor Who, but I'll say this did feel right. I do imagine that Baxter inserted a bit more science than might have been aired in the serials at that time. All in all a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel | 11/7/2012

    " Just ok. First doctor who novel I've read, and about a Doctor I have no connection to so your mileage may vary. Villan is totally forgettable, and the Doctor seems to take a backseat to almost all the other characters. Overall a fun little adventure, but could really move along more briskly. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge and the University of Southampton. He is the acclaimed author of the Manifold novels and Evolution and has won the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the John W. Campbell Award and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. 

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.