Now, only a week before the 2011 series of Doctor Who kicks off, the last Time Lord returns with this audio book, read by Meera Syal, she played Nasreen Chaudry,
in the Silurians two-parter, from series 5.
Meera Syal gives us an excellent read, she manages to capture the essence of every character
It’s a very Douglas Adams story. I could imagine him writing this, if he were still with us.
The story focuses on a new anti-viral handwash Gemini, which has been laced with Meme-Spawn, a sentient microorganism which makes the user fluent in every universal language. Now, you may be thinking. Brilliant, how do I get some?
Unfortunately, the manufacturers didn’t think to test it on humans. Humans react badly to, Gemini –It makes them speak every language at once, with a violent urge to communicate
In come the Doctor and Amy, they land on an Earth-bound cargo ship loaded with Gemini and with the crew already infected by the virus.
Unable to escape the ship, and with Amy facing infection, the Doctor is faced with a conundrum: does he save Amy or the Earth?
The quality of this audio really impressed me. I started to wish that it was an episode of the tv series and not just an audio.
It’s a gripping story, but there is one niggle. I don’t believe that the owner of the company, wouldn’t have tested It on human’s, before selling it to them. But, that is just a minor niggle.
Everything else about this story is enjoyable and, it’s under a tenner, which is cheap for a qucik who-fix.
You can get this audiobook straight from Audiogo, on cd or download for under a tenner
Bad Wilf reviewer, Martyn