Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #12)
Laylora, the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land Is there a connec...more
I love Rose Tyler. She was my favorite companion with the 9th doctor and the 10th doctor. Therefore I give every book with her a chance. This goes to the bottom of Rose Tyler/Doctor book. It's nothing too special but I think fans of the show will still enjoy it....most of it.
This book has received mixed reviews. It ...more
That is, it's a paradise if your definition of paradise includes odd weather, earthquakes, vicious monsters with four arms, and an insane shaman.
There's also a human boy living among the beings (who look human but only have three fingers and a thumb instead of four fingers and a thumb). Then, to make matters more complicated, a space ship with humans crash-lands on the planet.
So, the Doctor and Rose have to fight the mon ...more
Самое крутое во всей истории – это название планеты. Единственная интрига была разгадана на первых же минутах по ...more
When a Doctor Who audio takes over 20 minutes of listening for the Doctor to appear, it has a lot to make up for. There just wasn't enough here to hold interest. The plot seemed to drag on and on, which is a n ...more
The Doctor is a "time lord", (someone who can travel through time to different events with a special m ...more
I actually like this one, which was a relief, since The Art of Destruction, which I listened to before, wasn't all that good. The story is about a planet, Laylora, where things are going horribly wrong. The deeper meaning of the story is that when a foreign element is introduced into an ecological system, things go haywire most of the time. The plot is a bit predictable, but it is a lot of fun. The action scenes are exciting, and there is a real sense of danger for th ...more
This is the first in the series I have read, since it was the only David Tennant Doctor/Rose one available from my local library. I figured since the books are written by a bunch of different authors, it wouldn't really matter if I haven't read the first 11. Turns out, I was right. I don't feel like I missed out on any plot details from not reading any of the earlier ones in the series.
This book was a decent origin ...more
I don't know, actually," the Doctor confessed. "I hooked up your MP3 player to the TARDIS controls and hit Shuffle. We're either going to find ourselves at a totally random destination..."
"Or we end up inside Franz Ferdinand!" The Doctor grinned (13).
The Austrian arch-duke, or the Scottish band? :D
Instead of Serajevo, the two adventurers end up on a paradise planet, along with another group of explorers, but all is not well; the planet is literally all ...more
Celui-ci est rafraîchissant. Ca y va un peu c ...more
The Price of Paradise is everything you would expect from an episode, it's exciting, there are monsters, and The Doctor more or less saves the day.
As I have read it many times before I didn't get the same feeling of excitement but nonetheless I still enjoyed it.
Colin Brake brings Russell T Davies characters to life perfectly.
I like the fact many of the chapters end on cliffhangers, pushing you to read on. The twist with the Witiku (or however it ...more
Oh look, a literal Paradise planet, oh look the planet is literally allergic to humans, oh look coffee turns werewolves back to 'normal'
Rose & Ten seem to be fairly unconcerned the other is missing for 'bout 90% of the time, the ship's crew were walking cardboard and the Professor's arc was just walking along the plot formula ticking off boxes without much actual scene-time to back up those chara shifts
For some reason really wanted to keep commenting "Fa ...more
Title: The Price of Paradise
Series: Doctor Who New Adventures #12
Author: Colin Brake
Overall Rating: 3 stars
I feel like there isn't really a lot you can say about these books as they're never bad but they're not always brilliant. This was another mediocre one that doesn't stand out too much. It's a pretty cover but the fact that the characters aren't themselves all the time kind of bugs me. I mean they're already established characters. Don't try ...more
As the book goes on it does get better, with some great lines in the last chapter.
Overall, very average, nothing memo ...more
The reason why I give this book 3 stars was because it wasn't the "best" thing I've ever read and the plot was a bit wonky here and there and the other characters weren't fully developed enough to actually sympathize with. But it ...more
A reasonably enjoyable read, though at times I felt like I was reading a Scooby-doo mystery. There are no great twists or super-inventive plotting to be found here, but it was fun to read the dialogue and hear in my head the Doctor (as portrayed by David Tennant ...more
Brake began working on EastEnders in 1985 as a writer and script editor, being partly responsible for the introduction of the soap's first Asian characters S ...more