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Doctor Who: Tales from the Tardis Volume One (BBC Audio)

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"Twelve stories of excitement and adventure in distant times and places!" - BBC Audiobooks (July 19, 2004)

The Curse of Peladon by Brian Hayles
read by Jon Pertwee (featuring the 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant)
On a primitive planet, the Doctor and Jo encounter a delegation
of aliens, including the Ice Warriors.
Kinda by Terrance Dicks (read by Peter Davison)
(featuring 5th
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Audio CD
Published July 19th 2004 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd (first published 2004)
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Wendy
Feb 06, 2009 Wendy rated it liked it
Well, this one is a bit of a mixed bag, collecting three readings of abridged novelizations of television stories (Curse of Peladon, Attack of the Cybermen, and Kinda) plus readings of selected short stories from two short story collections (Short Trips and Out of the Darkness) on one MP3 CD.

Curse of Peladon is probably my favorite of the three novelizations. I have only dim memories of the TV story, and I suspect that creatures like Alpha Centauri and Aggeddor are more impressive in my imagina
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Derek Brown
Jul 31, 2014 Derek Brown rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this collection. Not only are there all star narrators reading these in the audio version (former Doctors and companions) but there are some great stories to be found. Model Trains is my favourite of the lot.
Matt Heavner
Jul 01, 2015 Matt Heavner rated it liked it
This is a very uneven collection of Who stories. Some I loved, others I didn't think were all that great. Still - Who fun!
Clara
Feb 26, 2015 Clara rated it liked it
Especially enjoyed the short trips at the end of the book
Simon
Oct 20, 2013 Simon rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Any Doctor Who or BBC science fiction follower
In the end, I could only rate this as 'OK'. As I mentioned in a status update, some of the stories do not translate well to a spoken format without the support of the visual references of the TV series, BBC props and all. I was really disappointed to find that the final stories were not original Doctor stories at all but fan fiction of somewhat dubious quality and relevance to actual Doctor stories...a bit of a rip-off really...not really an Audible product that I could recommend to any but the ...more
April Corbett (Dorris)
Overall, this was a good collection of stories, but there were a couple I could do without.
Claire Gilligan
Jun 13, 2013 Claire Gilligan rated it liked it
Shelves: sff
I picked this up 1) because I wanted to get a better sense of the classic Doctors, and 2) because I had a coupon. It filled those objectives perfectly! Just a few short stories starring the doctor and his companions, some of which were narrated by the Third and Sixth Doctors. What fun!
Stian Drøbak
May 17, 2013 Stian Drøbak rated it liked it
It was good, but since I am not too familiar with these doctors it didn't appeal to me as much as it might have if I were more familiar with them, and their companions of course.
Brian Williams
Apr 19, 2011 Brian Williams rated it liked it
***star only review***
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Born in Chelsea, London, in 1919, Jon Pertwee is best known for his role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, in which he played the third incarnation of the Doctor from 1970 to 1974, and as the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge. He is also well-known for his 18-year stint on BBC Radio as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark. he died at a Connecticut Doctor ...more
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