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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terrance Dicks Narrator: Tom Baker Publisher: BBC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Doctor Who Series Release Date:
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“Look, Brigadier! It’s growing!” screamed Sarah.

The Brigadier stared in amazement as the robot began to grow … and grow … swelling to the size of a giant! Slowly the metal colossus, casting its enormous shadow upon the surrounding trees and buildings, began to stride toward the Brigadier. A giant metal hand reached down to grasp him. Can Doctor Who defeat the evil forces controlling the robot before they execute their plans to blackmail—or destroy—the world?

Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks’ complete and unabridged novelization, first published by Target Books in 1975.

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  • “Of the ten actors who have played ‘The Doctor’ since the series began in 1963, Tom Baker held the job the longest (1974-1981) and is the best-known face of the Doctor among fans. So it’s appropriate that BBC Audiobooks enlisted Baker to narrate the novelization of his first appearance on the show. After his apparent death in Planet of the Spiders, the Doctor regenerated into his fourth incarnation (played by Baker on the television program). The Doctor joins with Sarah, Harry, and the Brigadier to protect humanity from a conspiracy that uses stolen technology to achieve world domination. Although Baker is twenty years older than he was when he played the Doctor, he still has the playful energy, the acting talent, and the voice to regenerate once again.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anandh Sundar | 6/10/2013

    " Sci-fi authors have always fantasized about robots going mad and attacking man. This book proceeds on those lines with an unexpected twist in the end. Worth a read for the dilemas being explored "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becci | 4/8/2012

    " Early Sj and Doctor - enviromaniacs threaten nuclear oblivion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wealhtheow | 3/9/2012

    " I believe this is the debut of The Fourth Doctor. I love his interactions with UNIT (and the rest of us earthlings)--he utterly confounds them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura | 1/5/2012

    " Absolutely terrible. Good thing I only spent a dollar on it. "

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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

Tom Baker is best known as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor. Baker acted in repertory theaters around Britain until the late 1960s, when he joined up with the National Theatre. He was working as a laborer at a building site when he landed the role of the main character in the popular, long-running British television series Doctor Who, which brought him international fame and popularity.