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Doctor Who: Helicon Prime (The Companion Chronicles #2.2)

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It's been a long time since Jamie McCrimmon remembered anything about his travels with the Doctor, but his visit to Helicon Prime just won't stay hidden... but why remember their murder investigation now?
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Published November 30th 2007 by Big Finish Productions
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Aidan
Oct 24, 2011 Aidan rated it really liked it
Helicon Prime is perhaps not the most challenging Doctor Who story ever written but I found it to be a very enjoyable adventure for the second Doctor and Jamie.

Much of what makes Helicon Prime so entertaining to listen to is the splendid reading by Frazer Hines who, once again, manages to really capture the inflections and personality of Troughton's Doctor and bring the character to life.

He is supported by actress Suzanne Proctor who plays singer Mindy Voir, who joins Jamie in his investigations
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Jacqueline O.
Helicon Prime is the second of Big Finish's Companion Chronicles I've listened to. The format is somewhat between a true audiobook and one of Big Finish's audio plays. Frazier Hines reads the story and plays the parts of Jaime, and, surprisingly well, the Second Doctor (I didn't realise it was Frazier at all at first). Suzanne Proctor plays the part of Mindy Voir, and then Frazier reads the descriptions. It helps that in this story, Jaime is actually telling his story to someone else. Also, the ...more
Cthonus
Feb 12, 2015 Cthonus rated it liked it
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Frazer Hines turns in an excellent performance as both Jamie and the Second Doctor and sets the bar for future releases.

This is a rather mixed tale of Fifth Element-style singers and Starwars Universe aliens somewhat light hearted in nature.

Oh. And I guessed immediately who the final villain of the piece would turn out to be despite some red herrings being thrown in to add verisimilitude to the proceedings.
Angela
Jun 28, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
The Doctor and Jamie have a holiday, only problem is someone is murdered in the hotel and the killers are after a lost treasure. This is a fun, if somewhat predictable story. The joy is in Fraser Hines portrayal of the 2nd Doctor, and the interplay between the two characters. A good listen.
Ritchie
May 23, 2015 Ritchie rated it really liked it
Fraser Hines reads this one featuring his character Jamie. He also does a smashing imitation of the late Patrick Troughton.
Christopher Buchanan
Feb 17, 2014 Christopher Buchanan rated it really liked it
Frazier Hines does Troughton so well you'd almost think he was in it.
Nicholas Whyte
I've seen some rave reviews of Helicon Prime out there; I'm afraid it didn't especially grab me, as I thought the plot was pretty unoriginal, but I felt that the planet of Helicon itself was well portrayed and that Frazer Hines made a decent effort at catching Troughton.[return]
Noah Soudrette
Apr 24, 2008 Noah Soudrette rated it really liked it
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While the story here isn't anything spectacular, Frazier Hines reading is amazing. His impression of Patrick Troughton's Doctor is spot on, and he's just a joy to listen to.
Anne Barwell
Feb 16, 2012 Anne Barwell rated it it was amazing
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Frazer Hines does a great job. His Patrick Troughton is spot on. I always loved 2nd Doctor/Jamie adventures and this doesn't disappoint.
Debra Cook
Jan 21, 2016 Debra Cook rated it liked it
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It was okay. Nothing gripping. Though Frazier Hines does a great Patrick Troughton imitiation.
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