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Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Doomsday Manuscript

(Bernice Summerfield Novels #1)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  6 reviews

The Doomsday Manuscript is the he key to finding the Lost Tomb of Rablev. Legend says that if the tomb is ever opened, the world will end. With the party to celebrate the opening of the Braxiatel Collection and the new year still underway, Benny finds herself drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue that starts with death and gets more serious at every stage. Can s

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Paperback, 205 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Big Finish Productions
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Mel
This was the first Bernice Summerfield book I read. I love Benny on audio but this was definitely lacking something, probably Lisa Bowerman. I think because it was early Benny it just didn't seem as much like her, yes she was quite witty from time to time, but she was also mopey over Jason. And there just wasn't the sarcastic seen it all before kinda attitude going on, she just seemed a bit naive, especially when her companion was going around killing people behind her back. The plot was set whi ...more
April Mccaffrey
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book by Justin Richards. Very different to his Dragon's wrath but I love all the Brax/Benny friendship moments and I love the political development of the Fifth Axis who are basically Nazi's.


I also loved Braxiatel's cleverly disguise as the Fifth Axis leader. Very Braxiatel!
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May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Benny searches for a lost manuscript that should lead her to an old tomb.
Wendy
Jun 23, 2010 rated it liked it
I can't quite decide whether I think the Fifth Axis stuff in the Benny universe is a lazy way of telling World War II stories in space, or a clever shorthand for telling stories about the battle against evil in terms that readers can relate to. It's probably a bit of both. I think I prefer stories with more alien antagonists, but that might just say something about me.

It's also a bit odd coming back to this novel after being familiar with so many of the later Benny audios. So many of the twists
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unevendays
Jul 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: doctor-who, tie-in
This one was quite fun too - double crossing, intrigue and a search for a cursed tomb. A perfect recipe for an adventure story.
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Justin Richards is a British writer. He has written many spin off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and he is Creative Director for the BBC Books range. He has also written for television, contributing to Five's soap opera Family Affairs. He is also the author of a series of crime novels for children about the Invisible Detective, and novels for older children. ...more

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