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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Abnett Narrator: Michael Maloney Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Doctor Who Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781445867922
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Michael Maloney reads this original adventure by Dan Abnett, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory

For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough. But their purpose, their whole life, is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.

Life used to be hard. Now as crops fail, livestock sicken, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible. This year’s Winter Season Feast won’t be the usual celebration. It’s no time for optimism or hope—or to welcome unexpected guests. The Doctor, Amy, and Rory find a society breaking apart—and then the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion, the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor suspects that behind everything lies a deadlier, even more chilling danger.

A thrilling adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

Michael Maloney won Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor awards for his role as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Among his films are Truly Madly Deeply and Henry V, and TV credits include Love on a Branch Line and Living with Dinosaurs

Written by Dan Abnett / Read by Michael Maloney / Produced by Paul Kent 

Doctor Who theme music by Murray Gold / Doctor Who logo © 2009 by the BBC / Original series broadcast on BBC Television / Format © 1963 by the BBC / “Doctor Who,” “TARDIS,” and the Doctor Who logo are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under license / Doctor Who is a BBC Wales production for BBC ONE / Executive producers: Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, and Beth Willis / With thanks to Steve Tribe, Albert de Petrillo, and Justin Richards / Published in hardback by BBC Books

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a plot- and character-driven story, which nails the characters of the time travelers.”


  • “The book really excels…The Silent Stars Go By is certainly as solid a slice of Who storytelling as you’ll find.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 2/20/2014

    " Yep, that sure was a Doctor Who novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 2/10/2014

    " One of the better Who novels I've read. Dan Abnett can spin a good tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gareth | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent Doctor Who adventure with a perfectly captured Elventh Doctor and team. Really does justice to the Ice Warriors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Lynn | 1/12/2014

    " Very enjoyable, but it reads like it was written to stay within a TV production budget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Smith | 12/2/2013

    " Dan Abnett perfectly captures the language used by Rory and Amy, and manages to convincingly portray the mental dialogue of the Doctor's two companions, manages to create his own jokes in there as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neal | 11/28/2013

    " First foray into a Doctor Who book, and also into Abnett. This was a quick read, but I'll absolutely read more Doctor books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/13/2013

    " What a great Doctor Who novel! Abnett was able to pretty much get the characterizations of Amy, Rory, and the Doctor down perfectly--a real treat for Whovians during the long hiatus before Series 7! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Anderson | 7/21/2013

    " Good, fairly quick read. The story is great. I love learning how the old doctor who villains view and name the Doctor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms_prue | 7/20/2013

    " NGL, I read a bit of fanfiction, and I picked this up from the library and put off reading it for a while because I was worried I'd be disappointed. But I was so wrong - this book is glorious. A wonderful story, and I enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry Bridges | 6/16/2013

    " That's right, Doctor Who, Ice Warriors and the Ponds. Enjoyed this romp on a cold wintery world. Abnett writes the trio of time travellers with their true voices. Vworp! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Prendergast | 4/11/2013

    " Loved this book. Have read quite a few of the BBC Doctor Who books and have found them sadly lacking...but this one was very exceptional. The writer had nailed the main characters and you could see their faces and hear their voices. Highly recommmended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Andrews | 3/6/2013

    " This Who book marks a return to form rarely seen since the old BBC range. The characterisations are spot on and the plot with the Ice Warriors is brilliant with many a cracking twist and turn. The resolution does not disappoint either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 11/27/2012

    " Including creatures from the show's past, several ingenious plot twists, a few enjoyable winks to time travel, and with writing that feels true to the established characters while adding its own freshness and originality, "The Silent Stars Go By" is a perfect novel for fans of Doctor Who. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James W | 9/6/2012

    " The second of the big books I've read from doctor who and I must say that the author did a fantastic job capturing the characters and giving us a plot that is similar to the series (unlike some other novels that have never made sense to me). A definite must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crispin | 4/12/2012

    " I loved this book. im a long time a abnett fan and this holds up to his usual high standards. would highly recommend this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rory Brown | 11/8/2011

    " Loved it, quite a dark novel considering who it's aimed at "

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About the Author
Author Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett is a novelist and award-winning comic book writer. He has written more than twenty novels, including the acclaimed Guant’s Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies. His novels Horus Rising and Border Princes were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. 

About the Narrator

Michael Maloney is an actor who has appeared in numerous television productions, including as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Prince Hal in Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, for which he won Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor awards. His theater credits include Sleuth, Peer Gynt, and All My Sons, and his film credits include The Young Victoria and Notes on a Scandal. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, earning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.