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Doctor Who: Feast of the Drowned [Abridged] (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #8)

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When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunts loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose ...more
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Published July 3rd 2006 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd (first published 2006)
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Rose
Mar 26, 2010 Rose rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-read, sci-fi, who
I downloaded this audiobook from Audible.com to listen to on a road trip I never got to take, thanks to one of the aftershocks of Snowpocalypse '10. I was absolutely crushed over the cancelled trip -- mostly, I confess, because I had so many awesome audiobooks lined up -- so I started listening to this over my trip-less days off in an effort to cheer myself up.

It rather helped.

I love David Tennant, and his portrayal of the Doctor, rather unequivocally, and so getting to listen to the Doctor act
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Kimberley doruyter
don't think i'll ever swim in outdoor waters again.
Edward Lorn
Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned Review I miss David Tennant as the Doctor. Matt Smith was okay, and Peter Capaldi does a serviceablejob, but Tennant's still the best to have tackled the role since the series was rebooted. I'm kinda hoping Doctor Whogoes away for a while so that they can start fresh again with another reboot, let's say, ten years from now. The writing of the most recent season is crap, and I think Capaldi is fighting an uphill battle. Either hire new writers or take a break. ...more
Tracey
Aug 30, 2015 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: doctor-who, tv
I'm very tempted to just out and out give this five stars. It's David Tennant. As the Doctor. AND in full brogue. In other words, a little slice of heaven. He does voices quite well (though perhaps not so much Rose and Mickey, but … who cares?), does the creepy bits very creepily, and is all in all a joy to listen to. Unsurprisingly.

And it was a fun story, too, about something (*cough*aliens*cough*) snatching up the drowning and doing unspeakable things to them (and the "Feast" of the title isn'
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Susan
Jan 16, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always like these books. Another fun paranormal, Sci-Fi mixed with the mystery of the sea. I don't watch this series but I certainly enjoy reading these shorts. Good for YA but not strictly just for YA.
Fangs for the Fantasy
The naval ship the HMS Ascendant has mysteriously sunk in the North Sea. The Doctor isn't inclined to investigate until Rose and her friend get a ghostly visitation from one the seamen who was aboard ship. Though it makes absolutely no sense, Keisha is determined to head to the Thames and throw herself in because she believes that somehow against all odds that she will find her brother and rescue him before the feast. It would be bad enough if the Doctor, Rose and Mickey only had to deal with on ...more
SciFi Kindle
This novel follows closely to the television formula: The Doctor and companion are drawn into a mystery set in modern day London, discover an alien invasion plot, and they (well, HE, really) foil it after a few twists and turns. I don’t consider that bit a spoiler, as any licensed material must necessarily deliver all the characters and settings back unaltered by the conclusion- series authors don’t own, they rent. I’ll agree with other reviewers in pointing out the similarities in the story’s v ...more
Daphne
Enjoyable couple hours of fluffy Doctor Who goodness.
Samantha
Sep 16, 2014 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Obviously, I listened to this book because it was narrated by David Tennant, and, yes, it was completely worth it. I have not read any other Doctor Who books, but I do enjoy the show, especially the witty 10th Doctor with amazing hair ;-)

This story was typical of a Doctor Who episode: creepy alien invasion, somewhat campy dialog, inevitable victory. Tennant's narration was a pleasure to listen to, as he read in his native Scottish accent unless he was reading the Doctor's dialog and he suddenly
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Callie Rose Tyler
NOT A MUST READ

This is one of my least favorite Doctor Who books beaten out for the title of worst by “The Deviant Strain”. It was really hard to get through this one mostly because I felt disconnected from the story and the new characters that were introduced.

Right off the bat we meet Rose’s friend Keisha, a character that to be honest I wouldn’t have cared if she lived or died. Aside from the alien chaos that is occurring throughout the book the author takes time to tell us about some high sch
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Melyssa
Dec 17, 2011 Melyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vo, doctorwho
J'ai mis un temps fou à rentrer dans l'histoire. Il m'a fallu un bon tiers de livre pour me sentir un minimum impliquée dans l'affaire. La suite se laisse lire pourtant; sans être révolutionnaire ce roman est tout à fait divertissant. Mais alors, il lui faut le temps de chauffer avant de démarrer.

Divertissant, c'est un mot qui va bien à Stephen Cole). Mais il fait ça bien, quand même: la prose n'est pas forcément très adroite, les dialogues ne creusent pas trop loin, mais on ne lui enlèvera pas
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Nate Rawdon
Having previously read various other Doctor Who 'New Series Adventures', I had concluded long before starting this that it would be my final read in the ongoing series. The novel started fast paced, and introduced the (as always) likeable characters from the very start. Despite being compelling in the earlier chapters, the story began to feel dragged out as it progressed, and consequently the novel inevitably ended up taking longer to complete than originally expected. Regardless of this, the st ...more
John Parungao
Jun 10, 2014 John Parungao rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-dr-who
It's at times like these that I really miss David Tenant and Billie Piper. Stephen Cole manages to capture the feel of one of the televised episodes of Doctor Who, even giving us excellent versions of Mickey and Jackie. What Stephen Cole also gives us is an adventure and a mystery worth solving along with a supporting cast of characters to help the Doctor and Rose figure out the threat they are facing and help dealing with that threat. Jay and Keisha, friends with Rose and Mickey help get the re ...more
Scarlett Sims
The Doctor Who audiobooks are fun, but I feel like a little bit of something is lost when you can't see what's going on. I also feel like since the plots can be so convoluted wibbly-wobbly, it can get a bit hard to follow if you miss a bit because a loud bus drives by or something. That said, David Tennant's narration was amazing. He narrated in his Scottish accent, and did wonderful voices for all of the characters. His Mickey was probably my favorite.

This was an enjoyable way to pass my walks
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MissSusie
May 18, 2016 MissSusie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2014, audible-books
This was a good story but couldn’t help thinking of The Water of Mars. My favorite line in perfect Ten voice," Now that Mickey the untrained civilian has a hand grenade, oh yes, everything is going to be fine.” I could just picture The Doctor saying it and the look on Mickey’s face as he did!

I love that David Tennant reads the narrative in his Scottish accent and the Doctor bits as the voice Whovians know so well and his voicing of Mickey is fantastic!

Of course it makes me want to go back and wa
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Malinda
4 stars

While I love Doctor Who, this is my first Doctor Who experience that wasn't on TV. I have to say it was a bit weird hearing the story instead of watching it, but once I got used to it I liked it. The story was interesting and typical of Doctor Who and I'm happy I read it. I'd recommend it for Doctor Who fans. :D

* note - I listened to the audio version of this book. David Tenant was the narrator and he did a great job. Since he was Doctor #10 in the TV show, his voice doing the narration w
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Megan
I read this book in print and really enjoyed it, but I especially want to get the audio version of it because David Tennant reads it! The story was a good one. I'm surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did, since it took place almost entirely in London and usually those aren't as enjoyable. I thought for the most part the characters of the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey were very well done, just a couple of times I thought would he/she have really said that? The monsters/aliens were scary and new, ...more
Casia Courtier
Aug 04, 2014 Casia Courtier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge Whovian. So much so that I really don't have a Doctor that I love above all else. That said, I do have a huge love for the Doctor and Rose as a couple. Yes, I was one of those fans crying at the end of Rose's time with the Doctor and cheered when we see Rose again in Donna's season (Donna is another favorite companion of mine). I had gotten the audio book purely for the pairing as well as the reader, David Tennant. And though his female voices are a bit comical, I did enjoy his voice. ...more
Natasha
I know what you're thinking. "She's succumbed to the pandemic that is Doctor Who!" And you would be right.

As a general rule, I try and avoid novelizations of TV series. The Buffy books are extremely hit and miss as are the Star Trek books. I very carefully weigh star ratings and every review. Then, while browsing audible, I found out that David Tennant narrates some of those books.

This adventure was close to one you'd see on the show. The story itself was engaging, but the voice acting was what
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Amy
Nov 01, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mostly this gets four stars because Tennant is a fabulous narrator. I was amazed at how he managed to capture Rose and Mickey's voices. The Q&A at the end stated that Tennant used fifteen distinct voices throughout the book.

The story was good, maybe a bit more convoluted than usual. The author did say that when writing the books, he tries to use scenarios that wouldn't be possible as part of the show because of the complexity of the special effects.
Adam Graham
Jun 05, 2014 Adam Graham rated it really liked it
This book finds Rose and the Doctor looking into an apparition of one Rose's friends who was presumed drowned at sea pleading help before the feast. Find out what the feast is and stopping it becomes the focus of the story as London and eventually the entire Earth will be at stake.

This story definitely has a creepy feel and is not for the weak of stomach and it made me queasy at a few points. Unfortunately, I found some of the author's decisions both in terms of plot and point of view to be susp
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Bruce
I just finished listening to the audio book read by David Tennant. He did a great job of course, but I can't say I was all that enamored with the story. Kinda boring really. People are disappearing and then we find out they're being taken over by the alien of the week... Ho hum... But, it kept me calm for a couple hours of driving, so there is that...
Alison
This is a cute little story. Enjoyed being back with Ten, Rose, and Mickey, and the supporting characters were interesting. The actual plot's a bit silly but not objectionable. And David Tennant does a great reading, with some hilarious voices, a surprisingly funny and good Mickey, and of course, a great Ten.
Hong
Aug 04, 2015 Hong rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: bored doctor who fans
Shelves: short, scifi
This book was vastly improved by being read by David Tennant, I think. I'm glad I listened to the audibook. The story itself is engaging, feeling very much like Doctor Who episode. Tennant's reading is great, and I laughed everytime he read a bit of Mickey dialogue. I finished this feeling like I needed to begin rewatching the reboot again.

The characterization of the Doctor himself was weird, though, and my major issue with this story. Despite being read by Ten himself, the Doctor as Cole has w
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Polina ♆
I'm totally agree with Noria, so I've coped her review:

"I didn't like it as much as "The Stone Rose", I can't really say why. I still enjoyed it and it is great fun to listen to David Tennant."

That's all!
Art
Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole is a light one off story set in the Who universe. This story takes the tenth doctor and rose through a haunting adventure. Water based aliens threaten London and only our trusty duo can solve this puzzle. The book is only 256 pages but reads very much like the show feels. Cole gets it! The action is fast paced and truly is a quick read. The story is satisfying. I quickly fell in love with the audiobook over the small paperback cause it's read ...more
Syd Perry
Aug 04, 2014 Syd Perry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How fun is this? I didn't even know there were Doctor Who books. I got an offer for this one for 99 cents from Audible.com. I was so excited because I LOVE Doctor Who. I laughed and applauded when the book began and it was being read by David Tennant,the 10th Doctor. Why would anyone want to read the book in print when you can listen to Doctor Who read it to you?

The story was a little confusing and if you weren't familiar with Doctor Who it might be even more so. Still a fun and quirky adventure
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Agnes
Apr 06, 2016 Agnes rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well this one was bad....
Nicole
Aug 05, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, audio-book
I'm giving this 4 stars largely for the audiobook performance. As with many stories of its kind, this novella does not bother with much description of the characters, since it's assumed that the readers are already series fans and know as much (or more) about the main characters as the author of the novella.

However, the plot is sound, if a bit short for a novel, and the pacing is good. When you add in David Tennant's narration (as I did), it seems more like you're listening to a radio play or a
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Rebeka
Jun 14, 2014 Rebeka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tv-series-novels
Creepy, creepy, creepy! That is my summary of this book!
No, but really, this book creeped me right the hell out. The show has done that plenty of times, but it's got dark shadows and suspenseful music and all that. Very different from me curled up on my bed in the middle of the day, getting goosebumps from words on a page!
Rose, oh Rose... I adore her so much, but my goodness, she can be a bit of an idiot... Still love her though.
And Ten... I stopped reading several times to stare into the middle
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Stephen Cole (born 1971) is an English author of children's books and science fiction. He was also in charge of BBC Worldwide's merchandising of the BBC Television series Doctor Who between 1997 and 1999: this was a role which found him deciding on which stories should be released on video, commissioning and editing a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, producing audioboo
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