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Doctor Who: The Sandman (Big Finish Audio Drama, #37)
I liked the first half of this a bit better than the second half. A culture where the Doctor is legendary as a feared monster rather than a kind of my ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Dec 30, 2014
Doctor Who: The Company of Friends (Big Finish Audio Drama, #123)
I've been hoping for some time that Big Finish would do an 8th Doctor release in their four 30-minute story format. The Company of Friends is that rel ...more
Aug 04, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
The Ghost House (Sarah Jane Adventures)
Stellar voice acting by Elisabeth Sladen (though some listeners are going to find one of the aliens well-nigh incomprehensible), and a good fun story ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Doctor Who: Orbis (The New Eighth Doctor Adventures)
Season 3 of the New Eighth Doctor Adventures gets off to a heck of a start in this story. It really shakes up the Doctor and Lucie's relationship as w ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Gallifrey: Insurgency (Gallifrey 2.4)
**spoiler alert** It's very difficult to discuss or rate Insurgency separately from the rest of the Gallifrey series. So much of this particular insta ...more
Sep 02, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
Doctor Who: The Forgotten (The Forgotten, #1-6)
Like all multi-Doctor stories, this one is a bit silly and fanwanky, and mostly serves as an opportunity for each Doctor and companion to play exagger ...more
May 05, 2009
May 05, 2009
Doctor Who: Master (Big Finish Audio Drama, #49)
**spoiler alert** A tricky play to review, because it's doing different things on different levels, some of which I quite like, and others that I'm no ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Dec 08, 2010
Doctor Who: The Memory Cheats (The Companion Chronicles, #6.03)
I think I found the framing story more interesting than the adventure with the Doctor and Jamie that Zoe recalls during this audio. Zoe's situation in ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Doctor Who: The Song of Megaptera (The Lost Stories 1.7)
Not a bad story, by any means, but one that doesn't fully live up to its potential.

On the plus side: Space whales are cool. Time-travelling space wha
Jun 13, 2010
May 16, 2010
Doctor Who: Transit of Venus (The Companion Chronicles, #3.07)
An interesting historical tale with some nice character moments, read wonderfully by William Russell.
Jul 06, 2009
May 25, 2009
Doctor Who: Bernice Summerfield and the Criminal Code (The Companion Chronicles, #4.06)
**spoiler alert** This audio starts off with an interesting enough premise: the Doctor is acting as a mediator in a peace conference between two warri ...more
May 07, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Doctor Who Unbound: Sympathy for the Devil (Big Finish Audio Drama)
**spoiler alert** This audio had quite a tough job to do - it had to create an alternate 3rd Doctor and then posit a new set of adventures for him bas ...more
Dec 26, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Doctor Who: The Curse Of Davros (Big Finish Audio Drama, #156)
A strong story, with a very satisfying twist at the mid-point cliffhanger, which is foreshadowed to just the right degree. I enjoyed the historical el ...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Doctor Who: The Suffering (The Companion Chronicles, #4.07)
Jacqueline Rayner has always demonstrated notable skills at both historicals and writing for the Hartnell era, and those are displayed beautifully in ...more
May 27, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Doctor Who: The Hollows of Time (The Lost Stories 1.4)
This audio is an interestingly mixed bag. As nearly everyone on the CD extras feels compelled to admit, the original television script from which it w ...more
Apr 18, 2010
Mar 06, 2010
Doctor Who: Tales from the Tardis, Volume Two
Like the other Tales from the Tardis volume, this one is a mixed bag, though I think it's stronger than its predecessor. (Not quite enough to nudge it ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Jan 20, 2009
Doctor Who Classics, Vol. 3
My favorite story in this volume was "The World Shapers", a story featuring the 6th Doctor, Frobisher, and Peri, reunited with Jamie McCrimmon, that p ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Dec 20, 2009
Doctor Who: Colditz (Big Finish Audio Drama, #25)
I was expecting this audio to be a bit of a mixed bag, honestly. And I suppose it is, but it's a very enjoyable one.

The story begins with the Doctor
Nov 03, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
Doctor Who: The Mahogany Murderers (The Companion Chronicles, #3.11)
One of the best Companion Chronicles stories yet, and one that makes great use of the format, as Jago and Litefoot meet to recount their recent advent ...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 14, 2009
Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from a Doctor Who novel penned by Michael Moorcock. Moorcock, while undeniably brilliant, can be a bit hit and m ...more
Dec 12, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Doctor Who: Time Reef (Big Finish Audio Drama, #113)
**spoiler alert** A nice little pair of stories on this one. Marc Platt, as usual, brings the weirdness in "Time Reef", giving us vaguely Greek warrio ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
Short Trips: Snapshots (Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)
The "Snapshots" title of this anthology suggests a series of brief glimpses into the Doctor's life, and I suppose that these stories mostly live up to ...more
Mar 28, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text
One of the first, if not the first, academic studies of Doctor Who. It suffers from being over-jargony. (I used to read Science Fiction Studies now an ...more
May 31, 2010
May 05, 2009
Short Trips: Farewells (Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)
I found the stories in this anthology to be a pretty mixed bag. I particularly enjoyed two of the 1st Doctor stories: one in which the Doctor, Iain, B ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Jan 25, 2010
Doctor Who: Red (Big Finish Audio Drama, #85)
Stewart Sheargold sure knows how to write a creepy story. His audios aren't necessarily Big Finish's scariest, but they're among the most unsettling, ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
Doctor Who: The Forever Trap
Reason #1 to listen to this audiobook: I woke up yesterday in a really grumpy mood, and listening to the first half of this (while taking a brisk walk ...more
Nov 13, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
Doctor Who: The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories (Big Finish Audio Drama, #142)
I always enjoy Big Finish's releases containing four 30 minute stories - the short format offers opportunities for little side-trips into the Whoniver ...more
May 13, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
Doctor Who: Cobwebs (Big Finish Audio Drama, #136)
I don't generally rank the Tegan/Turlough/Nyssa TARDIS team as one of my absolute favorites. I think that "crowded TARDIS" lineups are generally diffi ...more
Sep 14, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership  (Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)
This collection has a nice framing device: The Doctor arrives just in time to help the young prince of a kingdom on an alien planet fight back against ...more
Nov 11, 2009
May 18, 2009
Doctor Who: The Rapture (Big Finish Audio Drama, #36)
The first half of this is pretty enjoyable, though with a few flaws that I'll get to in a moment. The plot, which centers around a nightclub in Ibiza ...more
Sep 19, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
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