The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

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The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby pattie anne on November 8th, 2009, 4:04 am

Have all HE has read so far. Just HOPE HE will one day do 'moore' of them. Here are the stories HE has done so far: Doctor Who and the Giant Robot, Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, Doctor Who and the Creature From The Pit, Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars.
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby merlinsseer on November 8th, 2009, 10:13 pm

pattie anne wrote:have all HE has read so far.

just HOPE HE will one day do 'moore' of them.

BTW here is The List of what HE has done so far:

Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius

Doctor Who and the Creature From The Pit

Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

are these the only ones from his era that are audio books or just the ones HIMSELF has done?
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby John on November 8th, 2009, 10:49 pm

I believe that all of Tom's stories which have been released were narrated by him.

Missing from that list is the abridged version of Genesis of the Daleks which was first released as an LP in 1979. In 2001 it was re released on CD alongside Exploration Earth: The Time Machine, which was a 1976 BBC schools production starring Tom and Elisabeth.

In 1976 The Pescatons was released on LP and cassette and starred Tom and Elisabeth. It was re released on CD in 1991 and then again in 2005.

Tom also narrated three Patrick Troughton stories Power of the Daleks, Evil of the Daleks and Fury from the Deep. He tells the stories as the fourth Doctor recounting previous adventures. They were released on cassette in 1992 and 1993.
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby merlinsseer on November 8th, 2009, 10:56 pm

John wrote:I believe that all of Tom's stories which have been released were narrated by him.

Missing from that list is the abridged version of Genesis of the Daleks which was first released as an LP in 1979. In 2001 it was re released on CD alongside Exploration Earth: The Time Machine, which was a 1976 BBC schools production starring Tom and Elisabeth.

In 1976 The Pescatons was released on LP and cassette and starred Tom and Elisabeth. It was re released on CD in 1991 and then again in 2005.

Tom also narrated three Patrick Troughton stories Power of the Daleks, Evil of the Daleks and Fury from the Deep. He tells the stories as the fourth Doctor recounting previous adventures. They were released on cassette in 1992 and 1993.

thanks for the info ( :roll: is starting to wonder about john and where john got john's big book of instant answers on D.W. :lol: )
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby merlinsseer on November 8th, 2009, 11:21 pm

IS JUST TEASING JOHN - I LIKE JOHN'S INFO
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby John on November 8th, 2009, 11:41 pm

No probs, merlin. Everything you want to know is but a google away!
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby Theta Sigma on April 15th, 2010, 10:21 pm

Just finished listening to The Giant Robot on BBC7.

A very good recreation of the first Fourth Doctor adventure with very good music as well as very good narration from Tom.
Remarkably the Brigadier’s reaction to the Doctor leaving along with Sarah and Harry in the TARDIS is very different to the TV serial and the Doctor’s line about being childish is omitted here.
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby Theta Sigma on January 19th, 2011, 7:29 am

Logopolis reading:
The Logopolis novelisation was read by the writer of the TV story and the novelization by Christopher H Bidmead who had been the script editor when the story was made which closed Doctor Who’s 18th season as well as being Tom's swansong.
Bidmead makes for a good reader of the story that he both written for TV and the book format.
As well as the Fourth Doctor swansong Logopolis was also the introductory story for Tegan Jovanka. It was especially quite good when Bidmead impersonates Tegan upon meeting the Doctor and Adric for the first time.
The descriptions by Bidmead of what is going on is quite good especially when he described the regeneration scene at the end and Bidmead’s reading of his story has been served well by the accompanying music.
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Re: The Target Audio Books AKA Dr Who Classic Novels

Postby Toothy Grin on January 19th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Just finished listening to Tom's reading of Pyramids Of Mars. Excellent stuff, he really is good at reading audio books, and it's interesting hearing him saying some of the same lines he spoke on TV 35 years ago and finding out if he delivers them in the same style or puts a diffent emphasis on some lines of dialogue. I also noticed that when he's depicting Sutekh at his most insane he sounds rather like he did when he played the voice of the mad computer Xoanon in The Face Of Evil.
I'll definately be getting his other audio readings and I hope he records some more, especially ones like The Ark in Space and The Talons of Weng-Chiang which are excellent novels.
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