Votre titre Audible gratuit

Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice

Lu par : David Troughton
Durée : 9 h et 45 min
Prix : 19,62 €
9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

Description

The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore.

©2012 Stephen Baxter (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jon Huff
  • 15/09/2012

A Few Cracks In The Ice

Would you try another book from Stephen Baxter and/or David Troughton?

Most definitely.

Would you recommend Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, especially if they are Second Doctor fans. The flavor of the characters is really well captured.

Any additional comments?

This is a very solid read. I am not familiar with Stephen Baxter's other work, but based on his work here I'd give it a go. I was definitely intrigued by the basic setting here, and Baxter did a good job of bringing it to life with a decent-sized cast of characters in addition to the main cast of the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe. Although some of the characters didn't really rise about the stock cyphers we're usually presented with, even in the television series, a few of them took on enough dimension to make them interesting. So it's good that the main cast is well rendered. It might have helped that I listened to the audio book, and David Troughton does an amazing impression of his father, the late Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. It really is uncanny at times. The surprising thing is that he does a very good Jamie as well.

The main plot is intriguing enough, and unfolds in a pleasing manner for the most part. The mystery is solved little by little for the most part. One unfortunate exception occurs during one of the "interludes" in the book. The author uses this device to give us a bit of the backstory of certain characters or settings. For the most part, it works. But I feel like the nature of the main "threat" came too early during one of these interludes, and it became annoying that the main characters were falling behind us in discovering it's nature and it took some of the mystery away too early.

There is a subplot involving a visit to another moon that seems to not go much of anywhere. I think the point was to build up the guest cast a bit (and give Jamie something to do) but while Jamie comes off well, the guest cast with him never really comes to life. It just seems to be a series of misfortunes that happen to them that don't amount to much. I was also a bit annoyed at the number of times characters entered and exited the moon. They'd barely escape with their lives, and then head right back down again. I think this happened at least four times. Although the task ahead was different each time, it did feel a bit repetitive. Also - I must note that bomb defusing in a book is even less interesting than it is in TV shows or in the movies.

Still, all in all I found it an enjoyable experience in audiobook form, and I'm so happy past Doctors are finally getting new books again.

7 sur 7 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Clare
  • 28/11/2012

Doctor Number Two

I am an old-time fan of the Doctor Who (DW) series. My tastes with DW have developed from loving the old series (Doctors 1 to 8) to really loving the new fast paced series (currently Doctors 9 to 11).

I was a bit concerned when buying this audiobook that it would a bit slower-paced then my new tastes with DW, however I was proven wrong. This is my favourite DW audiobook yet. The Wheel of Ice is a fresh, gripping and fun story. David's accent is quite enjoyable and brings something new to the DW audiobooks. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would like to hear more from this author and narrator.

7 sur 8 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth
  • 12/12/2012

A solid story, brilliantly presented

I enjoyed this book a great deal. Some people seemed bothered by the meandering nature of this story. I enjoyed it all the more for it's breadth. The interludes did confuse me a bit at first, but once I realized they were tributaries off the main story to provide more backgrounds, I just went with it. I would say this book is like a relaxing float down a river. If you want to just get to the end by speed boat, this may not be the story for you. If you want to just follow a story where ever it leads, this is a good one.

The narration of this story was brilliant. The voices were spot on and I was not the least bit distracted by them. In fact, I forgot at times it was not presented by the original cast.

I listened to this book twice in a row and I am sure I will return to it on my next long drive. I found this much more satisfying than the audio books which are a blend of narration and tv show audio.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/11/2013

Best 2nd Doctor's book ever

Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice to be better than the print version?

Yes, it is worth the time to listen.

What does David Troughton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The lovely naration of David Troughton is a highlight. He does a great job playing his father, but is was also a treat to hear how he narrated the other characters.

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Darren
  • 05/03/2017

Long slow story.

Another wonderful time traveling science fiction Dr Who story. It might be a long read but sure enjoyed the long audio book version of it.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Chris Coyne
  • 01/12/2015

A new Second Doctor story.

As I said a new Second Doctor story. I wish they would write new adventures of the past Doctors. This was a good one. It had also the Second Doctors great companions Jamie and Zoe. This story had everything robots, cute killer dolls, and a great ancient mystery for the Doctor to solve. David Troughton son of the great actor Patrick Troughton who played the Second Doctor is the narrator of this audio. He sounds just Like his dad. In my opinion this was a great casting choice. He even does a great impression of Fraiser Hines who played Jamie the Doctors companion in the classic series. I hope they will release more original adventures of the Past Doctors soon. Long live Doctor Who

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Skip Walter
  • 22/05/2015

Great Performance

This was a thoroughly enjoyable audiobook. Great vocal performance. David Troughton was able to distinguish between characters easily, so that it was easy to understand characters without having to think about it.

From a Doctor Who story perspective, it wasn't the greatest, but it was definitely good. It's what you'd expect from Stephen Baxter. Well rounded, but unfortunately the final reveal on the mystery happens too soon, with a lot of inevitable actions taking place after the reveal. Made the book a bit slower towards the ending.

Definitely would recommend this one

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Stevo
  • 01/09/2014

Classic Era Doctor Who

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice the most enjoyable?

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe had some great adventures on the television, this addition to their era of Doctor Who was very enjoyable and fits in well.

Which character – as performed by David Troughton – was your favorite?

The Second Doctor.

David Troughton, unsurprisingly, manages to capture his Father's style and nuances very well. Although he does a good job of narrating the other voices too.

Any additional comments?

'The Wheel of Ice' is a simple - and traditional - Doctor Who story written by a proper sci-fi writer, which starts in the classic 'base under siege' mode that all Doctor Who fans would be familiar with...The Second Doctor and his companions arrive, not completely by accident this time, at a time when things are being sabotaged. They of course get the blame so then have to prove themselves innocent and solve the mystery of what exactly is happening, making friends and enemies along the way. The plot does meander a bit, and I found the background interludes a bit distracting after a while, but Stephen Baxter has done his homework and this really is a faithful Second Doctor adventure.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Andy
  • 24/09/2016

Nearly Perfect

I am a longtime fan of the T.V. Series and I buy a lot of Dr. Who audible books. This story was just near perfect for me. I kept imagining it as a big screen movie.

What I enjoyed most was hearing some of my favorite characters brought to life. The performance of these characters was spot on. Another thing I enjoyed was that a lot of the new learning about Saturn was employed. The story is just this fantastic journey around the rings as part of a deep space mining operation. The drama of a youth rebellion and an encounter of an ancient alien archive was icing on the cake, for me.

I knocked a star off the story for the over-the-top villain, although I did appreciate her ties to one of the television stories. It did move the story along, but her dialog made me laugh more often than not.

Overall, this was just so satisfying for me. I admit that at the very end, I began tearing up a bit as a sharp pang of nostalgia was invoked by that clever scene. This story is proof positive that no matter what era of the show was your favorite, the Doctor's stories carry on in space and time.

0 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Anniebligh
  • 24/03/2013

sad


This was downloaded because of Stephen Baxter having worked with Arthur C Clarke.

And I was interested too as I had just listened to Shada (Douglas Adams). I loved that.
I may love this as a video. As an audio it left me cold.

Unless a person is sight impaired, there are DVD of most of the older Doctor.

0 sur 12 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.