Doctor Who: Prisoner Of The Daleks

Doctor Who: Prisoner Of The Daleks

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by Trevor Baxendale
     
 

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The Doctor and a group of bounty hunters battle the Daleks in the latest of the bestselling Doctor Who novels  See more details below

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The Doctor and a group of bounty hunters battle the Daleks in the latest of the bestselling Doctor Who novels

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ISBN-13:
9781846076411
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
357,838
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Trevor Baxendale was born in Liverpool in 1966. He has been contributing to a variety of Doctor Who fiction ranges for both BBC Books and Big Finish Productions for the last ten years and is the author of the award-winning 2004 BBC novel The Deadstone Memorial. He is a regular contributor to BBC Magazines' hugely popular Doctor Who Adventures, scripting the further exploits of the Doctor in comic strip form. His Torchwood novel, Something in the Water, was published in March 2008 and was a national bestseller.

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Doctor Who: Prisoner of the Daleks 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
stephanie206 More than 1 year ago
Really, really enjoyed this. The Doctor is perfectly characterized for a solo NSA: It's the Ten we know and love, but with a darker edge. The just-introduced supporting characters are dynamic and sympathetic and likeable -- and their fates not necessarily predictable. "Prisoner of the Daleks" surprised with a fair few twists, which made for a fast-paced story that was tough to put down. (In fact, I didn't -- stayed up well past my responsible-adult bedtime so I could finish). And, of course, there are Daleks, lots and lots of Daleks. Here, Baxendale deftly presents them as murderers, geniuses and perfect foils for the Doctor. The conflict escalates beautifully and cleverly, and the ending satisfies (without being hokey). In all, a terrific read.
Steffox More than 1 year ago
In this volume of the Doctor's adventures, I found a more consistent and true Doctor Who than I'd previously encountered. The writer does a great job keeping him in character, which earns him a kudos from me. Some of his dialogue is brilliantly perfect, and the descriptions of his mannerisms are spot-on. Other characters are well-written, although it is a little obvious which of them will be picked off later on, and I wish I knew more about a few of them. In the continuity of the Whoinverse, I don't know if this fits into the timeline correctly or if I'M missing something. However, it's so enjoyable I don't begrudge the book its suspension of belief. Maybe I'm just overthinking it. The plot is solid, with the required twists and tricks and technobabble, although not stunningly original (Daleks = emotionless jerkfaces who get tricked, as per usual) although that might be in part due to the fact that the author had to work with pre-established enemies and not one of his own creation. The settings for the story are fantastic, pushing the boundaries of reality in the style of the new TV series. Completely worth it, and the best I've read so far (granted, haven't read too many of them yet.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The David Tennant Doctor is here, and better than ever! Being a big fan of the BBC hit TV show and this being my favorite Doctor I decided to buy it. I read this even before I became a fan of David Tennant and the BBC show, but I caught on quick and got the great, thrilling and touching moments of the book. Such a good buy! It has a very real and origianl storyline. The Doctor doesn't need the help of Rose, Donna, or Martha here, the other crew of Dalek bounty hunters gives this book an edgy toch that any of the companions couldn't give to the outcasted, in this book, Doctor. It shows the true evil of the Daleks and human sacrifice. Its a grat buy and its the best Doctor Who book so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book! It was well written, and very tense and suspenseful. The Doctor gets himself in all sorts of messes in here, and there were times when I was shivering with excitement, but stopped reading so as to prolong the enjoyment. I haven't read any other DW books yet, so I can't say how good it is in comparison, but the only falt I had with it was that near the end the plot seemed to lose its edge and I began to lose interest. However, this wasn't enough to make me forget how much I had enjoyed it before, so it still gets five stars. If you don't watch Doctor Who this might confuse you a bit, but for anyone who does watch the show I would definitely recommend this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its was an all around great adventure. Maybe not on par with "Shada" or one of the adult Doctor Who novels Ive read but close and fast paced!
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WOOOOOOOO PREACH IT FELLOW WHOOVIAN!
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Ok so many of you dont know but the tenth docter david tennant was in harry potter and the goblet of fire si look for him in the movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daleks, duh! Empty are chumps!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I allready know
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I dont know what to say i just wanted to make a review.* puke* * choke* * grunt*