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Doctor Who: The Chaos Pool (The Key 2 Time #3)

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The ageless leader of a dying race believes that salvation lies within The Chaos Pool, a place that even the Guardians of Time have been unable to locate. Meanwhile Commander Hectocot and his Teuthoidian followers move in for the kill - again and again and again...

Two different races from opposite ends of Time - so how can they co-exist?

In their search for the final segmen
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Published April 2008 by Big Finish Productions
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Jul 09, 2009 Michael rated it liked it
The second Key to Time storyline comes to an end not so much with a bang, but a "myeh."

Stronger than the last installment, the story still suffers from dead spaces where characters are forced to sit around and info-dump plot information or recap what's happened so far--not only in the story but the entire three-story arc.

In the end, it becomes just about what you'd expect and not much more. In fact, the ending isn't exactly the most memorable and fascinating because I just finished listening an
Jamie Revell
Dec 17, 2015 Jamie Revell rated it really liked it
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The Key 2 Time trilogy wraps with an action story involving lots of robed cultists and giant slugs. The story does a good job of bringing together various threads from the first two parts of the trilogy, keeping the whole noticeably more cohesive than the story arc on TV. Not, it has to be said, that season 16 didn't have some triumphs, but, despite the framing device, it's hard to see it as a single story, which you definitely can here.

This story has a number of good ideas, with Zara being quit
Christopher Buchanan
A tiresome end to a tiresome trilogy. It's an over-complicated train wreck. There are quite too many things going on at once and all being explained through frequent info-dumps with very little to keep one interested enough to slog through it. It's basically a spring board for a spin off couched in a massive load of fan wank and guest stars. Romana and Astra? Was that necessary? I'm a little surprised they didn't try to crow bar Mary Tamm in somewhere too. And the white and black guardians as th ...more
Nicholas Whyte
The Fifth Doctor, human tracer companion Amy, and her sister and rival Zara close in on the last segment of the Key to Time. Actually the real star of this is Lalla Ward, who makes a triumphant return; it's not at first clear how or even if this will tie into the Gallifrey series of audios starring her, Louise Jameson and (in part) Mary Tamm, but it's all tied up satisfactorily at the end, including an explanation for Romana's regeneration in Destiny of the Daleks. Purists may object to the fate ...more
Kate Sherrod
Nov 05, 2015 Kate Sherrod rated it it was ok
Was happy to hear Romana but that's about it. Finally just DNF because bored and annoyed.
Mar 18, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
The Key 2 Time series wraps up with its best entry yet. "The Chaos Pool" is open to criticism for being a bit overcomplicated and just a bit fanwanky, but it delivered a story that intrigued me, surprised me, and made me laugh out loud at least once.
Debra Cook
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Amy and the Doctor try to find the last segment to the key to time and run into Astra, Zara and Romana. Can they fix the universe?
Jun 23, 2015 Steven rated it liked it
Interesting if complicated ending to Key to Time segment.
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Anghelides' first published work was the short story "Moving On" in the third volume of the Virgin Decalog collections, which led to further short stories in the fourth collection and then in two of the BBC Short Trips collections that followed. In January 1998, his first novel Kursaal was published as part of BBC Books' Eighth Doctor Adventures series on books. Anghelides subsequently wrote two m ...more
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