Audio Review: Doctor Who: Snake Bite

11:04 03 January 2013

Doctor Who: Snake Bite

Doctor Who: Snake Bite

Archant

(AudioGo)

“EV’RY time we say goodbye, I die a little…” And so it is, just a few months after Amy and Rory’s bittersweet farewell brought television viewers to tears, they now feature in their last audio adventure, drawing a definitive line under the Pond era of Doctor Who.

Onboard the massive space station the Jörmungandr, Doctor Elehri Mussurana and her husband-lab partner Ernst Wharner are at a crucial point in their covert experiments to create a manmade wormhole in time and space when the TARDIS unexpectedly arrives, ripping reality at the seams and tearing the universe in two.

The consequences of this unconventional materialisation are that both Amy and the shop are stranded elsewhere, and the Doctor and Rory have to find some way of getting them back…

Writer Scott Handcock admirably captures the characters of the TARDIS crew, and weaves a gripping, well-paced narrative which really feels as though it could have been a television episode, it’s that perfectly pitched.

To complement the deft scripting is a standout reading by Frances Barber, who played the eyepatch-wearing Madam Kovarian in Series 6, and here makes her debut for AudioGo’s Who series.

Probably one of the strongest releases in the Eleventh Doctor audio exclusives, Snake Bite stands up admirably to repeat listening, and bodes well for the long-term future of the range.

0 comments

More news stories

24 minutes ago
Laura Bluer of Jack and Jills baby and toddler group at Reed Flower Festival

In a picturesque scene of rural England, a flower festival was held in the village of Reed at the weekend.

Yesterday, 17:24
From left to right: Sophie Pedder, first junior female in the race, Miles Blackwell, first junior male, Ian Driscoll, winner of the adult entrants, with Thomas Kelly, head of Margaret House, Barley, who sponsored the event. PICTURE: Clive Porter

A snaking trail of runners dressed in blue lit up the Heath on Sunday.

Yesterday, 12:20
Veteran Ben Chapple with son-in-law Ken Nelson.

A Royston veteran who was stationed in Burma during the Second World War has spoken of the importance of remembering the war effort, after a ceremony marked the handing over of the Standard to Duxford Imperial War Museum.

Yesterday, 10:16
Leon Clark, Company Accountant and Jenni Matthews, Marketing Manager

The owners of a Royston company have expressed their frustration that they were signed into a five-year contract with BT without their consent.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up