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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #7)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  3,784 ratings  ·  375 reviews
Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future a girl whose predictions ...more
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Published August 2008 by Ebury Publishing (first published June 13th 2006)
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Andrea LeClair
I listened to the audio book and flailed around in my car for most of it. David Tennant is an astoundingly good reader, and there's something delightful about how pitch-perfect his character voices are (and how fun to have him actually sound like the Doctor.) Packed with Doctor-and-Rose moments, and with a fun plot twist and lots of close brushes with time paradoxes that make up for the seemingly interminable and gruesome time the Doctor spends in the Flavian Amphitheater.
Alesia
Timey-wimey, wibbley-wobbley sort of thing.
April
I completely forgot that I'd read this book, given that I read it a long time ago now. Can I just take this tiny 'pocket of time' to mention how much I miss Doctor x Rose? I know this isn't the TV series, but I can't stress how much I miss the old Doctor Who. Personally I feel the stories and characters were beyond the standard of what it was made out to be (the twists had my family and I literally huddled around the TV screen either in a state of shock or sobbing uncontrollably). It was undenia ...more
Nedda
This had to be one of the cutest Doctor Who stories I've read/watched!

Jacqui Rayner has captured the essence of the 10th Doctor; quirky, manic, fiercely intelligent and prone to the occasional burst of terrible anger.

I listened to the audio book as well and was very impressed! David Tennant did a terrific job. He does wonderful character voices, and you can definitely hear the distinctions between Rose and her mother for example, it was also great hearing him as the Doctor!

Thoroughly recommend
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Hailey
Who cares about the plot? Doctor/Rose banter!
Kimberley doruyter
gives power to the saying be careful what you wish for.
Monica!
The Stone Rose is the book equivalent of cotton candy. It’s terrible for you, but dammit it’s so delicious and pretty and fun to eat that you can rationalize eating an entire bag without feeling too guilty.

Or that’s how it works for me, at least.

Rose and the Doctor have adventures in Rome. There are coliseum battles with tigers and “Fight as a team and you can do anything!!” and lots of Witty Doctor Banter. There is a goddess who grants wishes, but actually she’s a he, but actually he’s a scaly
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Zeek
The Stone Rose

Ah I miss Ten and Rose- that’s why I lept at the chance to listen to a, as yet, untold adventure of their’s on Audible. In this short story, (About 2 and hrs listening time), part time Time-Traveling Doctor’s companion Mickey Smith shows The Doctor and Rose something odd at the museum- a perfect replica of Rose as the Goddess Fortuna in marble… from 1st Century Rome.

Realizing that’s Rome is their next trip, The Doctor takes Rose back in time with him to discover the creator of th
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Sonnie
I'll be honest here, I bought this audio book simply because I seen it was read by David Tennant and it was Doctor Who. I mean, it's pretty impossible not to like anything that involves those two, am I right? I've read TV-to-Book's before when I was younger, so I had an idea of what I was getting into. If you're expecting extensive character development, don't look here.

BUT, if you're like me, and looking for something entertaining to listen to on your way to work, then go for it! David's voices
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Joseleinne
El audiolibro más corto de la historia u.u,lo escuché en tan sólo 2 horas non stop con muchos elementos wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

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Escogí este título porque no sabía en qué gastar mi último crédito gratis en audible (Fueron 2 meses en que lo nuestro fue puro amor,pero creo que la membresía es muy cara porque a ese precio encuentro un libro bonito y hardback en book depository,aunque igual os extrañaré "Please don't go girl" (8) XD ) y entonces haciendo scroll bang!!!, me sale está sugerencia y co
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Angela
My first Tenth Doctor novel, recommended to me by LJ user eveshka, started off a bit slow--but picked up considerably in the second half. It also had the distinction of being the first Doctor story I can remember encountering that's set in actively ancient Earth history, which was a refreshing change of pace. Yet despite the historical setting, there's a nice twining in of futuristic technology as well, and I liked that the scope of this story was more of a "solving a time mystery" rather than " ...more
Marit Lien
I listened to the audio book in the car today. David Tennant is by far one of the best readers I've ever come across. It's worth listening to just for his on point Jackie impression, or the Mickey voice, that he gets perfectly. Seriously, nothing wrong with that one.
As for the plot: you know how these books are usually terrible?
Having read the supernatural book series before listening to this, I was expecting something equally shit. That the authour didn't know anything about the characters, or
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Dani
Uh yeah. I think I may have officially reached a new level of geekdom -- Doctor Who TV show-based novelizations? The next thing you know I'll be attending Comic-Con as a Dalek. Not... that... there's anything wrong with that. *whispers confidentially* Between you and me, I think I'm just still coming to terms with true reality and scope of my nerdiness. Don't worry, I'll get there eventually. Maybe not dressed as a Dalek, but anyway...

David Tennant. DAVID TENNANT. The man is amazing, and he nar
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Carolyn
Oh! Oh, oh, oh, OOOOOHHH!!!

I am squirming and bouncing in my seat! I can't help it!!! Giant, stupid grin plastered across my face... I have to admit... Ten & Rose? Mmmmmm happy place! ;D

I've read and listened to several Who books - mind, usually I only listen to David Tennant read. Acause?! Hello! I love me some gorgeous, pretty boy Scotsman. Yes, please! Ooops. Blush... That was a bit of a detour. Ahem. I'm good. Back to the review. Wait. I need another sec. Hmmmm David Yummy Tennant. Siii
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Slither
Dec 09, 2007 Slither rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who need firewood
When you find that the only enjoyment you are getting from a book is the thought of reviewing it on Goodreads, it is a bad sign.

This is a Doctor Who book. Now, if I were an author, before writing a book in a television series that has had 737 episodes, I would attempt to watch at least one. Clearly, I am not Jaqueline Rayner, the author. Ahem, the Doctor is not just a dude with a time machine! And, before having your characters talk about the "laws of time", it would be nice if you actually knew
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Lani Hannah
Listening to this book was just- amazing. I started it and was hooked, finished it in just a day because I couldn't stop. David Tennant is a wonderful voice actor, and I was constantly impressed with how quickly he switched between his Scottish accent (for narration) and his Doctor voice. His Jackie voice was PERFECT and hilarious, and his Mickey voice just made me laugh.
His acting though. He conveyed the emotion as the Doctor exactly as he would on the show. I'd be listening and enjoying and la
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Juliette Simonds
Yes. It's a book based off a TV show. I really liked it. It was like finding a lost episode. And not just any lost episode, but an episode from one of my favorite seasons. Not surprisingly, since it is sci-fi, it was full of out of order time travel and paradoxes. Thumbs up :).
Olivia
This is not jaw dropping writing, but this is just what you need if you miss Ten and Rose. It reads just like an episode would and I could see and hear everything in my head. Just like the episodes there are weird twists and confusing bits of "What? How does that work?" This author definitely knew her Doctor Who.

I don't think it would have been as enjoyable if I didn't know and love the characters so much. There are these "history" books for each of the Doctors, so I think it would be the same p
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evelyn
It's definitely the "shippiest" of all the Ten/Rose DW books. I really liked it.
Aly
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Ruth
The Stone Rose is my second Doctor Who read by Jacqueline Rayner (following Winner Takes All featuring the ninth Doctor). Rayner takes the Doctor (as played by David Tennant) and Rose (Billie Piper) to ancient Rome following Mickey’s discovery that a statue of the goddess Fortuna, modeled after Rose, is on display in the British Museum. When the two arrive in Rome, they discover that a nobleman’s son has disappeared after modeling for an unlikely sculptor who’s all the rage for the lifelike qual ...more
Marishka Valentine
Although I very, very much enjoyed this book, I think it could have been so much more. The first half and most of the middle were very slow, verging on boring almost, and, as the first Doctor Who book I’d read, I was quite disappointed by this. Of course, the books won’t be as good as the show, and they can’t capture the expressions and movements of the characters like a video could, but still, I wish I had been able to enjoy this book a bit more.

As said, although the first/middle bit of the boo
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Christopher Buchanan
If you're a big fan of David Tennant, and you think Twilight was great, and your favorite part about Doctor Who is when Rose and the 10th Doctor make puppy eyes at each other and you're a twelve-year-old girl then grab your My Little Ponies and Giddyup! This book is for you!

This book is crap. No bones about it. Crap. There's a whole lot of the aforementioned puppy eyes business going on, a bunch of condemning ancient cultures by modern morality (a personal pet peeve), a convoluted story line th
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Jules Jones
Seventh of the tie-in novels to go with New Who, and the first featuring the Tenth Doctor. Mickey finds a Roman-era statue of Rose in the British Museum, so Ten and Rose go on a trip to make sure she's around to act as the model. But the first thing that happens when they arrive is getting mixed up in a missing persons case. A wealthy man is searching for his son, who was last seen going for a appointment to put the finishing touches on a statue of him.[return][return]It's not hard for the reade ...more
Stephanie A.
Approximate translation of my headspace after I finished this: "Aslkdjaslkjfasldfkasdf DOCTOR/ROSE." This was the first Doctor Who tie-in I ever read, and while I don't regret that for one second, it also means that this book is to Doctor Who novels what "Ruins" was to the X-Files novels: despite a mundane setting and storyline [although that part's not actually a problem in Ruins], the indulgently shippy stuff will be forever unparalleled.

On another note: I bought the audiobook version after r
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Sean Homrig
In the postscript of this novel, it says Jacqueline Rayner wanted to write a story that mixed her love of "Doctor Who" with her knowledge of ancient history. The first 2/3 of this novel is just that, with a great little mystery set in Ancient Rome involving people turning into statutes.

Then the story takes a strange and unwelcome turn, but for reasons I cannot reveal without spoiling it. In the end, there is no ridiculous plot to save the universe again, but there also is no real antagonist, and
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Megan
I think this is my third time reading this book and I loved it just as much as I did the first time, if not more! The Stone Rose is a story that I wish would have made it to a TV show episode - it would have been such a great episode!
Kim
Shows emotions--not just thoughts and actions

This is the best of the books so far. Getting a peak into the Doctor's and Rose's feeling was precious.
Anna
David Tennant is too damn delightful to listen to!

His Mickey & Rose impressions are tiny bit odd tho, and the audiobooks being "abridged" versions is unfortunate. The proper paper-print book had a few extra Rose shenanigans & random jokes
Rosa Folgar
I'm currently in the middle of a Dr Who obsession and having seen all the seasons from 1-6 in less than a week, I needed more while I wait for season 7 to start. I didn't even know these books existed and typed it in as a joke. I'm glad I bought it tho. It's no Shakespeare, so if that's what ur expecting........too bad. But it is entertaining and very Rey short. Gave me my Doctor fix and had one of my a orbit companions, Rose. Will probably read more in the series since they work so well as stan ...more
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Jacqueline Rayner is a best selling British author, best known for her work with the licensed fiction based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Her first professional writing credit came when she adapted Paul Cornell's Virgin New Adventure novel Oh No It Isn't! for the audio format, the first release by Big Finish. (The novel featured the character of Bernice S
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“He took her by the hand and led her out of the control room and into a little side room. There, amid a lot of sculpting paraphernalia, was her statue. The statue from the museum. The statue of Fortuna. New and gleaming.

Rose gaped. 'But I never posed for this.'

'No need,' said the Doctor, patting it on the arm -- an arm which still had a hand attached.

'What d'you mean?'

'I mean,' he explained, 'that you won't have to pose for it. As Mickey said -' the Doctor smiled to himself - 'it was sculpted by someone who knew you pretty well.'

He ran a hand through his hair and looked as though he was expecting applause.

Rose walked round the statue. 'Is my bum really that--'

'Yes,' the Doctor interrupted testily. 'This statue is accurate in every detail. Bum. Arms. Legs. Nose. Broken fingernail on your right hand.'

* * *


Rose stood looking at the statue for a bit longer. 'It is perfect,' she said at last.

'I was inspired.'

They smiled at each other. All was right with the world again.”
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