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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terrance Dicks Narrator: Caroline John Publisher: BBC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doctor Who Series Release Date:
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Caroline John reads this thrilling novelization of a classic Doctor Who adventure.

Inferno is the name of a top-secret drilling project to penetrate the Earth’s crust and release a major new energy source.

A crisis develops when a noxious green liquid leaks out as drilling progresses—the green poison has a grotesquely debilitating effect on human beings. 

As the Earth’s plight worsens, the Doctor is trapped in a parallel world, unable to rescue the planet and its inhabitants from the destructive force of Inferno …

Caroline John, who played Liz Shaw in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads Terrance Dicks’ complete and unabridged novelization, first published by Target Books in 1984.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daniel Kukwa | 8/10/2013

    " A prime example of how to skillfully condense seven intense 1970s episodes into an exciting, concise novelization, that doesn't lose any of the power, drama, or excitement of the original story. Terrance Dicks, firing on all cylinders... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becci | 3/24/2013

    " My least fav episode, but one of the best books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary JL | 2/4/2012

    " Terrance Dicks wrote a lot of the novelizations of Doctor who. This is one of the better adaptions. I thought the writing was pretty fair for a Tv adaptation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karen | 8/7/2011

    " Drilling into Earth's core releases green goo that turns people into primordial mutants. Yep, I'll buy that! "

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About the Author
Author Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks worked together with Malcolm Hulke on scripts for The Avengers as well as other series before becoming assistant and later full script editor of Doctor Who. Dicks worked on the entirety of the Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of the program and returned as a writer—scripting Tom Baker’s first story as the Fourth Doctor: Robot. His later scriptwriting credits on Doctor Who included the twentieth anniversary story The Five Doctors. Dicks novelized many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books and has written original Doctor Who novels for BBC Books.

About the Narrator

Caroline John is a British actress best known for her role as Liz Shaw in Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles. After training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, she worked in theater, touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre in King Lear, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Merchant of Venice, and as Hero in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Much Ado about Nothing.