Doctor Who: Sick Building

Doctor Who: Sick Building

by Paul Magrs

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Overview

Tiermann's World: a planet covered in wintry woods and roamed by sabre-toothed tigers and other savage beasts. The Doctor is here to warn Professor Tiermann, his wife and their son that a terrible danger is on its way.

The Tiermanns live in luxury, in a fantastic, futuristic, fully-automated Dreamhome, under an impenetrable force shield. But that won't protect them from the Voracious Craw. A gigantic and extremely hungry alien creature is heading remorselessly towards their home. When it gets there everything will be devoured.

Can they get away in time? With the force shield cracking up, and the Dreamhome itself deciding who should or should not leave, things are looking desperate...

Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC television.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409073345
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: DOCTOR WHO , #41
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 400,120
File size: 812 KB

About the Author

Paul Magrs has published nineteen books, most of them novels. His books for teenagers include 'Exchange' and 'Twin Freaks.' He has written four previous Doctor Who novels.

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Doctor Who: Sick Building 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is descriptive charicters and exiting plots.
JillJemmett More than 1 year ago
This is my first review of an audiobook! I have listened to a few audiobooks in the past when I had a long commute to school, but now I don’t have a commute so I haven’t been listening to them. I found these Doctor Who audiobooks on my library app, and they are nice and short, so I will be listening to and reviewing them! The narrator was Will Thorp, and he was amazing! He did different voices for all of the different characters. His voice for the Doctor sounded exactly like David Tenant, who plays the Tenth Doctor in this book. I will definitely be looking for more books narrated by him. I also liked how short this audiobook was. It was only 2 hours long, so I was able to listen to it two days, while I was driving around and doing errands. Sometimes, I lose interest and get distracted when audiobooks are too long. This story was short and succinct. I loved this book! I’m looking forward to listening to more Doctor Who audiobooks.
Homechicken on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These books aren't terribly detailed, but if you enjoy the series they're a quick, easy read.In this book, the Doctor and Martha find a planet being devoured by a giant tapeworm-type creature. They pop down to the surface to make sure the few people living there know the danger and to help them escape if necessary. They find the planet to be a cold, somewhat prehistoric place, filled with sabre-toothed cats and giant bear-type monsters, but one valley has a force shield around it. The valley is warm and the homestead the top of comfort. The inhabitants are but one family, a man who made a fortune creating servo-furniture and his family. They settled here to escape the rest of humanity. The house truly is the peak of comfort, with numerous servo-furniture robots to tend to a guest's every need. As the worm approaches, the machines start to go bonkers, and it's up to the Doctor to save the day once again.
Imshi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was really underwhelmed by this story.Other reviewers have more than commented on the ending, so I'll leave that alone, and jump to the thing that bothered me the absolute most: the characterization is terrible.The Doctor is completely lacking in any sort of manners whatsoever, and as a result, I find him to be rather unlikeable here. A good three-quarters of his dialogue is devoted to berating people who don't agree with him. Yes, on the show he can be a bit blunt at times, but generally he at least tries to get people to come round to his point of view first , or to understand what's going on. Here he's nothing more than a pompous, unsympathetic jacka**. Martha, while at least still likable, doesn't actually do anything useful or contribute to the plot in any way - she's just set decoration, hanging about and occasionally commenting on events or worrying about the Doctor (though, with the way he's portrayed here, I don't see why anyone would!) The one other thing that really irritated me is gratuitous foreign language use as a cop-out to avoid actually coming up with a creative name. Domovoi? Really? In a culture that's absolutely not Slavic in any way, shape, or form? I'm sure the author thought it was creative but as a Russian speaker I just found it to be ridiculous - and annoying. All in all, this book reads, at best, like mediocre fanfiction. I'd recommend checking it out of your local library if you decide to read it. There are a lot better Doctor Who books out there - heck, there's loads of better fanfiction out there if you've got no other way of getting your Doctor Who fix. It's not completely terrible, but it's less-than-good.
beccaelizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This had the plot of a much skinnier book. And I say that as someone who can get through one of these in about two hours. Basically they lock Martha and the Doctor in a house full of danger. After that there's a lot of running around and things trying to kill them. If you think the Disney cartoons gone wrong thing is enough to keep you interested for a whole book, fair enough. But there's a serious shortage of stuff like mystery or things to figure out or twists or character development or, actually, characters. I mean there are a few, but they're all meant to be mad and many of them are robots and they aren't what you'd call deep and well rounded. So, if this book was smaller, I'd have liked it more.That said, it didn't suck. Which is yaay. And the Doctor was the slightly mad last of his kind saves the world a lot guy we are all there to read about, and Martha helps and heals, and generally they're in character. So that works out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own this book, and it is simply amazing. ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And characters
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