It took me a while to get round to listening to this set of stories, but I managed to finish it yesterday. I have to say that I was really looking forward to getting into this, but was slightly surprised that it was only 3 stories and not 4. That said, I was pleased that this came out at all as I do think that the Donna companion has been one of, if not the best companion of the new Doctor Who.
Anyway, the stories themselves were good. Pretty much in keeping with the TV episodes with the same characters. I did enjoy them overall. I can’t say that they were the best ever, but they were good. The other stuff in the ‘box set’ was only ok. I’m not sure why Big Finish put in the music from each story as a separate track. It’s ok, sort of nice to hear, but not what I’m really buying it for.
As for the ‘extras’, I’m not a massive fan of these in any audiobook. I do listen to them as occasionally you’ll get a real gem or pearl of wisdom from them, but on the whole I listen once and never again. This set had 2 lots of ‘extras’. The first was time I’ve seen that. The first extras was fine. The usual, interviews, chat, etc. However, the second set seemed to be very little to do with this ‘box set’ and far more general, and I wasn’t sure quite why it was there at all.
Aside from those gripes I did enjoy the stories, and that was the main thing after all, so I’m glad I’ve heard it, and I hope that they do another one.
The lovely people at Big Finish had a bit of a sale over the weekend so I picked up a few bargains. Some of these are stories that I wouldn’t normally get into, specifically the Hartnell stories. But I’m going to give them a go and see what they’re like, which will be interesting in itself.
This season was ok, but I’d have to say that I’m not sure that it was as good as the previous season, or for that matter any of the others so far. Perhaps I need to listen to it again though. I did feel that it came together in the end, and it started well too, it had a lot of promise in the beginning, but I’m just not sure that there was enough going on in these stories.
I thought that this first one was good, and here’s the next ‘boxed’ set, along before you know it. I haven’t listened to it as yet, and actually I’m sort of backing up audio books to listen to at the moment.
I’ll get to this one soon enough though, and I’m sure it’ll be good. I mean, it is Big Finish after all!
This is the last in the trilogy of master stories spanning the 5th to 7th Doctors. I really enjoyed the first story. The second was ok, and, as I’m not a huge fan of Sylvester’s Doctor I was wondering whether I’d even get the last in the trilogy. But I did, and I’m glad I did. It was a good story. Not the best, not as good as the first one, but a good conclusion to the trilogy.