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  • River Song Novel
  • De : Alex Kingston
  • Lu par : Alex Kingston
  • Durée : 8 h et 20 min
  • 4,9 out of 5 stars (7 notations)

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Doctor Who: The Ruby's Curse

De : Alex Kingston
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    Description

    Alex Kingston reads her brand-new novel featuring River Song, from the worlds of Doctor Who.

    1939, New York. Private-eye Melody Malone is hired to find a stolen ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location of Cleopatra's tomb - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies.

    Can Melody escape the ruby's curse?

    1939, New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone mysteries, is forced to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. River doesn't believe in curses - but is she wrong?

    From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she must team up with a most unlikely ally - her own fictional alter ego, Melody. And together they must solve another mystery: is fiction changing into fact - or is fact changing into fiction? 

    ©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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    A nice book

    The narrator was great! It was nice to have the actress who plays the character and the author of the book narrate the story.

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    • Mark M.
    • 22/05/2021

    Timey-Wimey Whirlwind of Fun

    What a joy this is, made more so by Alex Kingston’s performance! The plot is complex to no end, juggling a main story, as well as a story-within-a-story, skipping wildly through time, doubling back on itself, encountering new and familiar faces along the way, and eventually blurring which is the main story and which is the story-within-a-story. It’s a wonder that with so many plot threads, taking us farther and farther from any sign of a conclusion, it is able to neatly and satisfyingly tie it all up in the end.
    I will say that at a few points some of the minor characters are hard to keep track of. But otherwise this is a heck of a tale. It’s as if someone said “No one writes a more timey-wimey tale than Stephen Moffat”, and then Alex Kingston replied, “Hold my beer!” And her reading isn’t just your standard narration. This is a performance!

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    • Anonymous User
    • 25/06/2021

    this one took me across the country

    was listening to this during the latter half of a cross country drive. this book is so beautifully written and narrated, I enjoyed it very much, also if you're a fan of doctor who at all this does not disappoint!

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    • Allison Ruiter
    • 16/12/2021

    Please Write More Stories Alex ❤

    this was so delightful, immersive, and sassy, I would love to see Alex Kingston write more books, not just as River Song, but any type of new story she can bring up ❤

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    • Matt Wheeler
    • 03/11/2021

    If you love River, this is essential

    I loved this. The story is fabulous, jumping into a few different times and places. Alex does a great job of narrating, as you would expect, but I found even the non River/Melody characters were distinguishable enough. Thank you Alex, proving how fantastic you are at writing on top of acting/voicing. I look forward to listening to it again and hope that she continues to write. 👏🏻💜

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    • Townley Scott Watkins
    • 30/10/2022

    waiting for the next one now.

    it kept me interested the entire time. no chance to even fall asleep with all the mystery.

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    • Acea
    • 12/12/2021

    Hello Sweetie

    An amazing book read and written by an author that knows her characters inside and out. I have long enjoyed the works of both Alex Kingston and River Song (the best companion hands down, by far, forever, the end). I loved the lot of this book, the stories the wove themselves into a single creation (that mayhaps held the power to destroy all) was both interesting and entertaining.
    Spoilers, just kidding, this is the best Doctor Who book I have read and I hope Ms. Kingston makes more. I knew she was an amazing actor and now I know she is an extremely talented writer as well.

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    • fitnessgoals
    • 25/08/2021

    Fast and confusing

    I love Doctor Who universe and Alex is just a pure delight, but this book was a bit out of my depth. Too many plot lines running simultaneously and it was hard to keep up with the story. Performance was amazing, but the story it self, quite confusing.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 29/01/2023

    surprisingly awesome

    I've always been a huge River Song fan and not only did this book not disappoint, it impressed me over and over. Definitely a must-read for any River or Doctor Who fan and a wonderful addition to the canon.

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    • stableladyhawke
    • 22/01/2023

    Very satisfying!

    I came skeptically and what unfolded was a mystery of great complications only time travel can provide! Also fully satisfying are the way she reads the characters true to voice!!!! Very glad I indulged both time and money for this clever book.

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    • Nashvillesongbird
    • 08/01/2023

    Funny, entertaining and well researched

    I loved this first writing of a River Song/Melody Malone book by the fabulous Alex Kingston.
    Ms. Kingston certainly had the ,” Timey, Wimey” stuff down to it’s own unique science and I love her ability to weave multiple storylines as she brings them to the end. I look forward to more books from her and the growth we will see in storytelling sophistication.
    Alex is wonderful actress and brings that skill and fun into her reading though I do feel she missed the mark with Melody’s dialogue and accent. The gangster dialogue and lovely, Alex’s lovely, soft English accent don’t mesh well as the dialogue flows past the ear.
    Still, as I listened, l found I quickly arrived at a point past which I couldn’t stop listening to this entertaining story.
    These characters may have been conceived by Steven Moffat; however, River and Melody live inside of and are birthed through Alex Kingston.

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    • SIna
    • 28/03/2022

    I really wanna see more of that!

    I like Rive Song as much as I like the era of the eleventh Doctor. I've always wanted to see more of her character. Now I'm really glad I've found this novel written by Alex Kingston who is the perfect impersonation of said River Song. Just as Matt Smith IS the Doctor, she IS his beloved wife and adventurer.

    This audio book has given me eight hours of pure joy as I listened to Alex Kingston perfectly reliving her best River. She varies her voice perfectly so that you'll always know which character is speaking seamlessly switching accents. The sound effects are helping a lot in following the story without being too noisy or distracting. So, the making of this audio book has been wonderfully done.

    The story itself is basically two stories, one following River Song in the process of writing her detective novel and the obstacles she has to deal with while writing, and the other story perfectly weaved into the main plot, is said detective story about one famous Melody Melone. The two plots are unraveling alongside eachother, and I really don't want to say too much. Spoilers 🙂

    For me as a German with good English skills it was easy to follow and to understand everything. Alex Kingston talks not slowly but very clearly. Each word is pronounced and clearly audible - one thing I really miss watching the thirteenth Doctor, since everyone there as such a strong accent or dialect. There I have to concentrate hard to make out the correct words.
    This, being my first English audio book, I was hesitant at first, but the teaser convinced me to give it a try. And I couldn't have enjoyed it more!

    Every day after work I go out for a walk of 30-40 minutes. As I do so I like listening to audio books to kick-start my imagination. I watch whole worlds come to life inside my head. A few months ago I've started listening to Doctor Who audio books, but so far only in German. I just love his universe and I really miss the old days of Ten and Eleven and even Twelve. So I've found a way to go onto new adventures with the Doctor and his wonderful companions.

    Dear Alex Kingston, if you ever read this, thank you very much for this very enjoyable novel. But now I really need more of this! Dankeschön! 🤗

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    • Tubular Bells
    • 21/04/2022

    Not what I expected

    I'm probably just suffering from an overdose of Alex Kingston (after binge watching old ER episodes) but I had to force myself to finish this one. I didn't like her "hard boiled " voice at all - it was likely meant to be theatrical and over the top but it grated on my ears.

    As to the story - too much of of River telling the reader what she is thinking and what the reader should think and explaining and clarifying ... in short: the narrator is telling rather than showing.

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    • Anne
    • 22/05/2021

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

    Alex Kingston IS River Song, she perfectly sets the story within the Whoniverse and flawlessly resumes her role. I want more!