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An Amateur Corpse: A Charles Paris Mystery: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
3.49
While I think Brett's original novels could be quite hit and miss, I am usually gripped by the full cast audio adaptations. Unfortunately An Amateur C ...more
Jan 07, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
Doctor Who: Thin Ice (The Lost Stories 2.3)
3.54
Platt's script feels splendidly in keeping with the themes and style of the show in the McCoy era, featuring a Cold War setting, the Doctor scheming b ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Batman: Noël
4.02
The first thing that really grabbed me about this book was the stunning artwork. Big, bold and beautiful, drawn with a wonderful attention to detail t ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Doctor Who: The Dark Flame (Big Finish Audio Drama, #42)
2.90
A tedious and overstuffed attempt to recreate the Virgin New Adventures range. Baxendale's premise of a skull being used by a religious cult is not pa ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
 
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1
3.30
A neat idea but with flaws in its realization. As you might expect references to Shakespeare abound here so expect to get more out of this if you're a ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
 
Dead Room Farce (Charles Paris, #17)
3.55
The last novel to be published featuring actor/sleuth Charles Paris, Deadroom Farce is a competent, if somewhat straightforward, whodunnit. Much more ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Doctor Who: Survival of the Fittest (Big Finish Audio Drama, #131)
3.78
There are actually two stories that form this release - the middle part of a trilogy of Seventh Doctor adventures - and I feel quite differently about ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
 
Doctor Who: Solitaire (The Companion Chronicles, #4.12)
3.92
One of the most successful aspects of Solitaire is the decision to change the format from the usual one reader audio book with a 'guest voice' present ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Freakshow
3.13
Turlough is the focus of this Companion Chronicles story in which the character storms out of the TARDIS after an argument with the Doctor and Tegan a ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
Red Chrysanthemum (Sano Ichiro, #11)
3.79
I ended up feeling somewhat torn in how I felt about Red Chrysanthemum. It was my first exposure to Rowland's samurai detective Sano Ichiro and though ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
The Greatcoat
3.03
I came to this story with high hopes, possibly because the reviews on the dust jacket are so promising. Any book that draws comparison with Susan Hill ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Doctor Who: A Thousand Tiny Wings (Big Finish Audio Drama, #130)
3.83
A very satisfying start to a trilogy of 7th Doctor releases which see the Doctor re-encounter time-traveling Nazi scientist Elizabeth Klein who he had ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
 
Towards Zero
3.80
It took me a year and several aborted listen-throughs but I finally made it through the BBC Radio adaptation of Agatha Christie's Towards Zero and whi ...more
Jan 04, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Crime of the Century (The Lost Stories 2.4)
3.29
Crime of the Century gets off to a really strong opening with cat burglar Raine narrating a heist she is attempting to pull off before encountering th ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks, Part 2 (8th Doctor Series Vol. 2, Audio CD)
3.90
Given that this adventure is a two-parter, I have written a single review to cover both parts.

Not being much of a fan of Dalek stories I was surprised
...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks, Part 1 (8th Doctor Series Vol. 1, Audio CD)
3.88
Given that this adventure is a two-parter, I have written a single review to cover both parts.

Not being much of a fan of Dalek stories I was surprised
...more
Mar 04, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
The Eleventh Plague
3.45
This book moves quickly and grabbed me with its intriguing opening and the possibilities it sets up but as the story unfolds it becomes more and more ...more
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
 
A History of Violence
3.43
**spoiler alert** I came to this novel out of a curiosity to see how closely Cronenberg stuck to the original graphic novel for his film adaptation. O ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Hunters of Earth (Destiny of the Doctor, #1)
3.59
An entertaining and engaging start to this special range of releases tying in to the show's fiftieth anniversary, Hunters of Earth takes some strong t ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
Doctor Who: Shadow of the Past (The Companion Chronicles, #4.09)
3.67
Having not enjoyed the first season's Liz outing The Blue Tooth much I can't say I was expecting much from this story. Much to my surprise however I n ...more
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Horror of Glam Rock
3.43
One of the things I like most about Paul Magrs' writing is that he is someone with a truly distinctive style, pulling together elements that seem like ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I grew up on the Narnia books, then fell in love with Harry Potter in my teens so I can relate to this novel's main character, Quintin, in his love of ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
Doctor Who: The Emperor of Eternity (The Companion Chronicles, #4.08)
2.55
This cute second Doctor historical is fairly traditional in form and offers no new insights into the Troughton Doctor or his TARDIS crew. Still, the n ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Judgement of the Judoon
3.83
In spite of Judgement of the Judoon featuring a return appearance by one of my favorite returning aliens from the new television series, I found the n ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Way of the Traitor  (Sano Ichiro, #3)
3.87
I enjoyed Bundori, the second book in the series, but found it to lack some of the tension that had made Shinju, the first outing for samurai detectiv ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Red Dawn (Big Finish Audio Drama, #8)
2.89
Though Red Dawn sees the return of a favorite alien race, the Ice Warriors, and gets off to an intriguing start in its first episode I found myself di ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
Doctor Who: No More Lies
3.31
In a strong season of new Eighth Doctor Adventures, No More Lies stands out as something of a weak link.

As with all of the plays in this season, the c
...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Doctor Who: Live 34 (Big Finish Audio Drama, #74)
3.93
Exquisite, experimental audio drama that does away with the Doctor Who theme and the usual structure of adventures to throw us straight into the middl ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
 
Cast, in Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris, #1)
3.45
Unfortunately at the moment Goodreads has presented both the original Simon Brett novel and the modernized full-cast radio drama as a single entry for ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
 
Death of a Schoolgirl (The Jane Eyre Chronicles, #1)
3.80
My concern was that this book might be impenetrable to those who haven't read the Bronte's original but I think Slan does an excellent job of explaini ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
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