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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (443 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Michalowski Narrator: Debbie Chazen Publisher: BBC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doctor Who Series Release Date:
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Debbie Chazen reads this gripping story of sentient robots, space battles, and a sinister cult.

For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even 2.5 million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner …

A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organization. From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner, and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is the Cult of Shining Darkness.

Featuring the Doctor and Donna as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit series from BBC Television, Shining Darkness is read by Debbie Chazen, who played Foon Van Hoff in the TV episode Voyage of the Damned.

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  • “Mark Michalowski’s second revived series novel is refreshingly alien—a feeling that is heightened if you are prepared to accept the conceit that the vast majority of the Doctor’s adventures take place in good old Mutters’ Spiral. This novel sees the Doctor take Donna to a planet in another galaxy; a galaxy that he claims to know very little about. Now this idea is attractive…[for] we get to see the Doctor in a very different light. He isn’t all-knowing here; far from it. In fact, he is as much a fish out of water as his companion is. The resulting story consequently feels rather Hartnell-ish in tone—quite an achievement, forty-odd years on. Michalowski’s machine culture is quite captivating too, particularly when seen from Donna’s admittedly narrow view…The whole ‘Ginger Goddess’ sequence is totally riotous—I absolutely loved the Jaftee. Imagine a race so fickle that they get new Gods every week—brilliant!..There is more to like about this book than not, and it is definitely well worth shelling out a fiver or so on.”

    E. G. Wolverson, DoctorWhoReviews.co.uk

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne | 2/18/2014

    " Delectable, and one of the best writers of the Doctor Who novels I have read to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim Dunn | 2/14/2014

    " So many Doctor Who books (and I have all the new ones)....a written review is unnecessary for them all. *** not the best one to start with....somewhat slow moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 1/26/2014

    " I wasn't too sure after the first 2 or 3 chapters, but then it got good, with lots of little twists, and 'oh, of course!' moments, and quite a few laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daniel Kukwa | 1/10/2014

    " It's so rare these days -- even in Doctor Who -- to encounter a nearly humanoid-free, alien civilization. Michalowski does us proud with his story of a galaxy full of sentient, in-your-face, witty robots...and Donna Noble has never been so magnificently obnoxious and brilliant. "

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About the Narrator

Debbie Chazen is an English actress. She is most famous for playing the roles of Annie in the BBC comedy The Smoking Room, Big Claire in Mine All Mine, and various roles in the BBC sketch show Tittybangbang.