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Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7 (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #23)

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Earth, 2099. Global warming is devastating the climate. The polar ice caps are melting.





In a desperate attempt at preservation, the governments of the world have removed vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic and set them inside huge domes across the world. The Doctor and Martha arrive in Snowglobe 7 in the Middle East, hoping for peace and relaxation. But they soon disc...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 10th 2008 by BBC Books
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Craig
This is one of the best Doctor Who audiobooks I've heard. The setting is quite imaginative and well-developed, and while the plot is a bit predictable it's still quite a lot of fun. The secondary characters were well-drawn, as well. It starts with the Doctor and Martha preparing for a holiday but they end up in the wrong place... always a good way to start! The reading itself is superlative; Georgia Moffett's voice is lovely, and she nailed the pacing perfectly. This is one I'm sure that I'll li...more
Gwen
I thought this was a pretty good book, for a Doctor Who one. While the settings were more cliche, the end of the book took some completely different turns than I had anticipated. The Doctor and Martha stayed mostly in-character, which I appreciated and didn't really expect, so this came as a nice surprise. While Martha isn't my favorite of the Doctor's companions, I liked how she was written here. What I didn't like so much were the slight allusions she made to the Doctor not being over Rose Tyl...more
Angela
A proper monster story, though how the monsters use humans is quite gruesome. Martha is given something to do that requires her medical training, and the Doctor is running about as usual. This would make a good episode, it is a real page turner.
Daniel Kukwa
The first two thirds of this novel are in the running for most cliched and dull Doctor Who writing ever...until we get to the final 75 pages, at which point the book completely transforms…and goes a bit bonkers!

It’s not easy writing action. Action is visual. Bangs, flashes, chases…they all require the senses to be engaged. Writing action is usually akin to trying to dance about architecture; it’s never going to give you any of the same sort of satisfaction as a good TV or film overload-of-destru...more
Bruce
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Kirsten
I enjoyed this story but being abridged made me feel that I was missing out on details that would have made the story seem fuller. Despite that I was intrigued by the story line and the Doctor's relationship with Robot 12 was something I could definitely picture in a Doctor Who episode.

I also found that Georgia Moffett (now Georgia Tennant, actress who played Jenny the Doctor's daughter in Doctor Who, the real-life daughter of fifth doctor Peter Davison, and the real-life wife of tenth doctor Da...more
Rebecca
This is another Doctor Who New Series Adventure featuring The Doctor and good ol' Martha Jones! It's apparently set between the episodes "The Family of Blood" and "Utopia". The story takes place in Earth’s future when the icecaps have been all but destroyed. What's left of them have been preserved in giant constructed snow globes. Although, as is the case with a Doctor Who story, when the humans constructed these snow globes, they inadvertently awoke some long hibernating alien species and trapp...more
Ashley
Good story, fast paced and fun. Although it does irk me that so many of these books start with the premise of "we were meant to be on holiday but the Doctor/ the Tardis somehow messed up"
Matthew Vandrew
It looks like books of Dr Who are ideas that didn't make it to the TV show. Mostly because they were recycled a bit too much.

Luckily, the book itself is not that clumsy. Very fast-paced with some moments of tension. Never a dull moment.
On the other hand, I disliked how all the secondary characters are just left behind without some conclusion or a single goodbye to the Doctor or Martha.
And note to writers: readers are not amused with deus-ex-machina ways to get out of dangerous situations. A bit
...more
Nicholas Whyte
"http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1296994.html?#cutid2[return][return]Interesting setting - near future earth facing catastrophic warming, so chunks of arctic terrain are being preserved (but for some reason in Dubai). Ancient alien menace, of course, dealt with by the Doctor and Martha (who gets some good moments); well enough written and keeps the attention. Georgia Moffett doesn't go over the top but delivers the goods."
Corey Dutson
This book could have been so much better if it had been given the time to do so. Sadly, a lot of the new series books are just too short to really shine, and such is the case with Snowglobe 7.

It has everything you need from a Who book: vicious aliens, running, wreckless driving, more aliens, undertones of being the last, and sorta-zombies. It just need more time to come together.

Ah well, it was an enjoyable read.
Siskoid Siskoid
It's got an interesting setting to be sure (globed pieces of the Arctic and Antarctic in future Dubai), but eventually devolves into yet another "monsters running people down corridors" story, with robots of course (these books are obsessed with robots). I don't want to make it sound like it's badly written, because it's more than competent. I just need a change of pace, you know?
Floyd
Really like the service robot "12"...reminded me of that lovable oaf of a robot in The Iron Giant. Take out some of the blood & guts and this one would be perfect for an animated Who adventure, but it'd be difficult to pull it off as a live action episode.

As much as I love these books, I think I'm gonna take a break from reading them...cleanse the palate a bit.
Kathryn
Nov 07, 2008 Kathryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Doctor Who
Whilst written fairly simply in comparison to some of the other books I have read, this was a very good story. I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan, and the novel read just like watching an episode. The author had the actors' mannerisms down pat, which really helped with the imagery. To any DW fans out there, I recommend this novel.
Kiri
A decent Doctor Who adventure, starring the 10th Doctor and Martha. There certainly are some good bits in here, but I think I have now officially read too many of these; they've lost their magic for me.
Celeste
I love reading these stories. They're like watching an episode of the Doctor, in all of his quirky world-saving glory. This one has a great message, too.
Tim Dunn
One of the better Doctor Who novels available. Normally fast reads, I read this book faster....played out like an episode of the show.
Karla
Martha spends the whole book doing nothing (or what amounts to nothing), and I didn't think the characterizations were that good.
Kelseypearl
Overall, the book was enjoyable. However, the transitions between narratives was confusing, especially early on.
Summer
I really liked this book. The monster in it was very unique. The ending was very good too.
Natasha
It has been some years since I have read this book, I remember loving the storyline.
Briita
For a Doctor Who book it's very well done. One of my favorites of th long series.
megan
one of my favorites from the doctor who novels.
Craig Andrews
A good book featuring creepy snow spiders.
Anna
A Doctor Who & Martha book. Fun to read.
Alesia
Like a solid episode.
Lindsey La.
Really exciting.
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