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Author: Eric Saward Narrator: Matthew Waterhouse Publisher: Blackstone Audio Audio Length: Series:The Doctor Who Series Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781445826226

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Matthew Waterhouse reads this thrilling novelization of a classic Doctor Who adventure.

Tegan, the young air hostess who quite unintentionally became a member of the TARDIS’s crew, wants to return to her own time, but when the Doctor tries to take her back to Heathrow Airport in the twentieth century the TARDIS lands instead on the outskirts of seventeenth-century London. 

The Doctor and his companions receive a decidedly unfriendly welcome—but it soon becomes clear that the sinister activities of other visitors from time and space have made the villagers extremely suspicious of outsiders.

And as a result of the aliens’ evil schemes, the Doctor­ finds himself on the point of playing a key role in a gruesome historical event …

Matthew Waterhouse, who played the Doctor’s companion Adric in the original BBC TV serial, reads Eric Saward’s complete and unabridged novelization.

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  • “The Visitation itself is one of season nineteen’s finest stories, second only to the shocking Earthshock in my view. Whilst he can be a divisive fellow, I’m generally very keen on Eric Saward’s heavier-hitting, consequence-driven drama…More broadly, this story is emblematic of the best pseudo-historical Who in that it takes key events in history—here the bubonic plague and the purging Great Fire of London that repelled it—and puts a science fiction spin on them. The Visitation of the title isn’t just referring to the Black Death’s popular medieval euphemism but the visitation of the Terileptil ship and, I would argue, the TARDIS travelers too.”

    - E. G. Wolverson,

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It is wonderful to hear Matthew Waterhouse even if the story is not as strong as I expected. I would like to hear him in some of the BF Audio Dramas.. *hint hint* "

    - Kiri, 9/6/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Wow. Eric Saward prose that doesn't completely suck! "

    - doug, 5/28/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love this version of the Great Fire of London... "

    - Becci, 5/9/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book, as good as the movie. "

    - Anton, 1/18/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Nyssa, Tegan, Adric and the Doctor end up in England, 1666 and prevent an alien from spreading plague. I love this batch of Companions--they interact with the easy, prickly intimacy of siblings. And some of them are actually useful in a crisis! "

    - Wealhtheow, 9/30/2012

About the Author

Eric Saward has been a bookseller, an English teacher, a writer, and a theater electrician. His success in writing drama scripts for radio led to a commission to write the Doctor Who season nineteen story The VisitationSince then he has continued to pursue a career as a freelance writer, including translated scripts for German, Norwegian, and Icelandic radio.

About the Narrator

Matthew Waterhouse has worked extensively as an actor, both on stage, everywhere from major regional theaters to the London fringe, and for the BBC. When he was cast as Adric in Doctor Who, he became the youngest actor ever to play a companion. His many theater roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Eugene in Brighton Beach Memoirs, Hugh in Joking Apart, Jim in Treasure Island, and Pip in Great Expectations.