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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (57 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Robinson Narrator: William Russell Publisher: BBC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doctor Who Series Release Date:
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William Russell reads this exciting novelization of a classic Doctor Who adventure.

In a final bid to regain control of the TARDIS’ faulty control system the Doctor is driven to experiment with a dangerous untried combination. 

With a violent explosion the TARDIS blacks out and the crew find themselves trapped inside. A simple technical fault? Sabotage? Or something even more sinister? Tension mounts as the Doctor and his companions begin to suspect one another. 

What has happened to the TARDIS? Slowly a terrifying suspicion dawns. Has the TARDIS become the prisoner of some powerful fifth intelligence which is even now haunting the time machine’s dark and gloomy corridors?

William Russell, who played the Doctor’s companion Ian in the original TV serial, reads Nigel Robinson’s complete and unabridged novelization, first published by Target Books in 1988.

“BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers…they benefit from new music and sound effects.” —Doctor Who Magazine

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 5/15/2013

    " The additions of Ian wandering around the bowels of the TARDIS really expanded the format of the original episodes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 4/11/2013

    " Enjoyable, but it shows the format of its original episodes a bit too much, since the appearance of the Sensorites in the first few chapters is completely in contrast to how they appear towards the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/11/2013

    " I liked this novelization of the third story as it went somewhat into the perspectives of the characters; something the show couldn't really do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Iain Hamilton | 11/16/2012

    " Really enjoyed this one, even if you can't always see the character's motivation - particularly the City Administrator. "

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About the Author

Nigel Robinson is an English author known for his science fiction and fantasy writing, as well as his novelizations for children and adults, particularly of the Doctor Who series.

About the Narrator

William Russell was born in Sunderland, County Durham. He became interested in acting at an early age and was involved with organizing entertainment during his time with the Royal Air Force. He appeared in Hamlet in London’s West End and went on to appear in a number of films and television shows, including The Great Escape, Doctor Who, and Superman.