Adam Graham's Reviews > Doctor Who: The Many Hands

Doctor Who by Dale     Smith
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really liked it

There were a lot of BBC Audiobooks released tying into the new series that had similar formulas: The Doctor + Isolated English locale from modern or historic period + Monster. The one actually does the formula really well as the Doctor and Martha arrive at a village chasing Benjamin Franklin's carriage and end up arrested.

There's a lot that makes this story work. There's some good research into the time period and the science of Ben Franklin's discovery of static electricity. I also appreciated that for once having companions wander around in modern clothing in historical eras did get a realistic reaction.

The characters are pretty well-drawn. Even the English military authority figure is created as a person who has reasons for what he does rather than the tiresome fools that so often show up in Doctor Who Novels. Also, the villain has reasons for what he does.

I also found of these disembodied creeping hands to be thoroughly and appropriately creepy. The audiobook is helped by a very spirited reading from David Troughton bringing it to life. Like I said, there are a lot of Doctor Who Audiobooks from this era with similar plots, but this one is really worth checking out.

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Reading Progress

January 16, 2019 – Started Reading
January 16, 2019 – Shelved
January 16, 2019 –
January 17, 2019 –
January 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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