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Doctor Who: A Death in the Family (Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Dramas #140)

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"The future folds into the past. The homeless hero has fallen. Now begins the time of three tales: The Tale of the Herald, The Tale of the Hidden Woman and The Tale of the Final Speaker. When the last tale is told, all the lights shall fail. The world will end."

21st century London: Nobody No One, the extra-dimensional Word Lord, is again running amok. Only this time, he's
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Published October 2010 by Big Finish Productions (first published April 29th 2010)
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Jamie Revell
Aug 25, 2016 Jamie Revell rated it liked it
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This story follows on directly from the preceding one, Project: Destiny, with much of it taking place in the same setting, although there are no continuing characters, other than the regular cast. In the mid two parts, however, it does wander around rather further, taking the opportunity to bring Ace and Hex into the foreground and focus on their reactions to events at the end of the first part.

There are a number of good points in the story, most notably bringing back 6th Doctor audio companion
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Yosef Shapiro
Mar 15, 2016 Yosef Shapiro rated it really liked it
This is a very well written 7th Doctor story. It should the 7th Doctor at his manipulative peak. The writer shows the story from both of the companions perspectives. There are chunks where we don't see the Doctor at all. This gives Ave and Hex a chance to really shine. I will warn the uninitiated that this story is not a good stand alone one. You need to be familiar with the continuity of the Forge stories to understand what is going on. The interview with the author, at the end, really explain ...more
Mel
Jun 27, 2014 Mel rated it it was amazing
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"You're a heretic!"
"I'm a historian!"

Evelyn may be the best companion ever!

I must say I was disappointed there wasn't more Evelyn in the audio. But her part at the end was priceless. I do love her and McCoy. But then she's just brilliant with all of them. I did like the Word Lord better in this one and I liked how they dealt with him. Ace was brilliant as always.
Christopher Buchanan
Nov 30, 2015 Christopher Buchanan rated it it was amazing
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The essence of seventh Doctor stories. Tricky, manipulative, complex. It will keep you absorbed all the way through. Tons of loose ends get tied and lots of continuity. Fantastic story.
Christopher Hatch
Jan 28, 2016 Christopher Hatch rated it really liked it
Okay, so it's a bit continuity heavy but an enjoyable and clever story.

The Seventh Doctor at his manipulative best.
Anne Barwell
Jan 09, 2013 Anne Barwell rated it it was amazing
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Loved it. Very clever use of word play which makes sense considering the villain of the piece. Nice to revisit Evelyn, and have Hex and Ace in the spotlight too.
Debra Cook
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The Doctor, Ace, Hex and Evelyn go up against the Word Lord.
Steven
Jun 08, 2015 Steven rated it liked it
A witty and wordy tale in which we bid farewell to Evelyn.
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