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Doctor Who: The Last Voyage

(BBC Doctor Who: New Series Audio Exclusives #6)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  702 ratings  ·  74 reviews
The TARDIS materializes on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity. The Doctor has just started exploring the vehicle when there is a loud bang, a massive jolt and a flash of light. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that nearly all the passengers and crew have disappeared. Unless the Doctor and flight attendant Sug ...more
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Published February 23rd 2010 by AudioGO (first published January 5th 2010)
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Callie Rose Tyler
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: doctor-who
Another disappointment.

It took forever for this story to get moving and you are almost a fourth of the way through before the Doctor shows up and about half way through before it gets interesting. The beginning is very exposition heavy and despite the amount of information being dumped on the reader there was a lack of setting and none of the information was very interesting or necessary and then once the Doctor appears we get to listen to our one-off companion tell him all the information we al
Anna Kļaviņa
so boring.

if not for the david tennant's narration, i wouldn't have finished this.

Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great Doctor Who adventure. It is surprisingly scary, and the narration by David Tennant makes it a must hear adventure for every whovian!
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, audio
Die Story fand ich ein bisschen langweilig, aber David Tennant hat großartig gelesen :)
Это Voyage of the Damned, только без Кайли. Я так и не смогла полюбить Астрид, отчего-то она меня всю дорогу раздражала. В The Last Voyage вместо белокурых кудряшек спутницей Десятого выступает стюардесса по имени Sugar – милейшей души человек, щедро оглашающий криками и визгами добрую долю повествования. Теннанту, читающему эту книжку, по ходу даже напрягаться не пришлось, девочки у него выходят не хуже мальчиков ;)

Роскошный космический пассажирский крейсер снабдили инновационной технологией ме
Nicholas Whyte
Mar 31, 2010 rated it liked it

I saw a very favourable review of this Tenth Doctor audio book in DWM, but started off feeling a bit disappointed, particularly after my enjoyment of Dead Air; once again, the Doctor ends up on a ship and has to deal with peculiar forces which appear to be attacking the crew (the fact that I'm also in the middle of rewatching the Second Doctor base-under-siege stories didn't help). But actually it grew on me, really for two reasons: first, Tennant, once
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
So... This is basically the best. It could be a very good episode of Doctor Who, but it was never produced for television, just as an audiobook. An audiobook read by David Tennant, so you know he gets at least ONE voice absolutely perfect.

It's a fairly standard Doctor Who story, something is happening, something goes wrong, The Doctor shows up and he tries to fix it.
There's monsters, there are characters that help The Doctor and characters that seem only to be there to keep The Doctor from savi
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, doctor-who, fiction
I've listened to three Tenth Doctor audiobooks in which he doesn't have a companion (the other two are Dead Air and Day of the Troll). They were all good as people are naturally more suspicious of the Doctor when he's traveling alone and he has to win their support. This story had some good funny moments, and I appreciated that the mystery was a bit complicated and wasn't solved at once, though I do feel that some things were left unexplained.

Tennant's narration is marvelous as always. It is wo
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Of the 3 Doctor Who stories I've listened to this is by far the best one. It is David Tennant's 10 to his core. Fun, snarky, and fast paced.

I would really rate this about a 4.5 only because I feel like these stories are the rejected ideas of the show. So there is a feeling of deja vu in all of them. But Abnett has written the most complete story so far. And DT is as charming and fun as on tv.
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
A lovely Doctor Who adventure which reads as well as an episode. Clever use of terminology (lashboard) and the running jokes about the 'ship', the hat, etc. was classic 10th Doctor. The POV character of Sugar was a delight - her humor, levelheadedness in the face of the weird, and the fact that she made a point to save the dog makes me want to see her again. :D
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I always enjoy David Tennant as a narrator. The book itself was well written, very true to the who-verse. I can't say I was head over heals for it, but I will definitely read it again... and look up other things by Dan Abnett.
Lauren Johnstone
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
pretty ehhhh
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
In one word - meh. Won't sit till the end if it wasn't a audio book read by Tennant.
Tyleach Watkins
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! It was like listening to a episode with David Tenant as The Doctor!
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
story 4/5
narration 5/5
Robert Capp
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable listen
Bonus star for sending geniune shivers up my spine in the moments of suspense. Aside from that, there are very few praiseworthy qualities.

As a fan of Doctor Who--both the new and classic TV series--I always swore I'd never touch the novels, which seemed to me cheap commercial knock-offs of a good thing, and not anywhere near the thing itself. But since the audio of this one is narrated by 10th Doctor David Tennant himself, I thought I'd give it a go.

As far as the Doctor's lines, Tennant's voice
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Adam Duclos
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Mikael Kuoppala
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"The Last Voyage" is a completely brilliant Doctor Who story that defines what is often so great in this conceptually silly continuum of tales. Dan Abnett is a great author and again he creates a completely nail-biting mystery for the doctor to solve.

The book takes place on a future luxury cruiser that travels the stars on its maiden voyage. Just as the doctor joins the fun with his TARDIS, all the other passengers suddenly disappear. Only one flight attendant remains to assist the Doctor in try
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
This is the first of two Doctor Who audiobooks I listened to yesterday.

Although I've never read any of the books spinning off from the resurgence of popularity surrounding the television series Doctor Who, listening to them read by David Tennant adds just enough to the stories to get me interested.

My library makes it extremely easy to download and listen to audiobooks on my computer, so easy in fact, that after the Last Voyage, a two hour long, mystery featuring a trans-dimensional something o
Katie Brock
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
A three hour coach journey to MCM Expo would not have been the same without this audiobook. It would have been so boring!
Thank you Dan Abnett for writing such an interesting concept and thank you David Tennant with your wonderful voice and acting talent.

The Doctor lands on a pioneering new form of space travel, the maiden voyage, but also- as any Doctor Who episode would tell you, the last due to passengers disappearing and strange transparent entities abducting them. The Doctor needs to act fa
Jan 09, 2010 rated it liked it
A very detail-oriented travel through space! But a lot of fun, even though it's a dark story and the Doctor is companion-less (implying that this is post-Journey's End, even if you don't look at the publication date). I really enjoyed the Titanic-esque implications (without the presence of Kylie). The only real problem I had was David's American Accent for the voice of Sugar MacAuley. It made me cringe a bit. Maybe on account of the fact that I am an American girl.

On the whole, the story was go
Mar 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amanda by: Lauren
A fun story once I was able to get past David Tennnant's horrible American accent. I listened to this book when I couldn't fall asleep, which needless to say didn't help the lack of sleepiness. A fun sometimes scary romp with the Tenth Doctor and his companion for this book, Sugar McCauley, as they attempt to solve the disappearance of the passengers and crew of a starliner in its maiden voyage. The story had a lot of fun twists and turns and I was on the edge of my seat up to the very end, espe ...more
Adam Graham
Aug 10, 2016 rated it liked it
The Last Voyage is a tale of two halves. The first has the Doctor and Sugar McCaulley plodding through an Interstitial transport device (which is modeled after a space ship.) The story really seems to crawl through the first half of the audiobook with only few touches of mystery piercing the long chain of exposition and technobabble that dominate the book. The story picks up the pace considerably in the second half with a far more spooky and compelling narrative.

David Tennant does a good job re
David reads in his native Scottish accent, which is adorable :) He doesn't exactly sound the way I remember as the Doctor, which confused me at first, but I confirmed that he is the reader and settled past it. It isn't a full cast radio show like the Torchwood, or even other Doctor Who audio books I have listened to. Still, it is nice to hear David's voice.
The story is fun and interesting. I would have really enjoyed a full cast production, complete with sound affects, but this was still a plea
Maddy (booksandcatsandnaps)
What was that accent David Tennant was doing for Sugar? Well, whatever it was, he should never do it again. Ever.

Also, the only really interesting part was the last quarter of the story. That last quarter was really good, but you have to get through a lot of boring to get to that good part. Considering that Dan Abnett wrote The Forever Trap, my favorite Doctor Who audiobook, I was expecting more from this and I didn't get it.

2.5 stars
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Doctor Who meets The Langoliers by Stephen King. That's what this particular book was.

And yeah, that pretty much sums everything about the novel up. More sciency than scary naturally.

The character of Sugar MacAuley was so effing annoying, but I'm not sure if that's the character or simply the way David Tennant voiced her.

Otherwiswe, it wasn't horrible. Most of the voices were well done, and the plot other than being a rip off, was well done.
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just finished listening to the David Tennant-narrated audiobook, and I loved it, even without the Doctor-Rose banter I love! Such a great thriller-mystery with just enough plot, action, and character-development to keep the fast-paced story exciting and entertaining the whole way through. I'd definitely recommend it to any Whovian!
Jul 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Listened to the audiobook version. David Tennant is not only expert at reading the Doctor's lines, but also all the other characters as well so it felt like a full cast rather than just one DW alum. The story itself was fun: tense at all the right spots, light in all the right spots, and quite satisfying if you're in need of a Time Lord fix.
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