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May 8th, 2019 9 comments

Doctor Who Paradise Lost 11th Doctor Audio CD

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

An original adventure for the Eleventh Doctor and Clara, exclusive to audio.


Categorised under: Audio stories, CD

9 comments

  • David H

    May 11th, 2019 - 4:43am

    I wonder if there will be an audio story in December from the BBC, since this series seems to now be bimonthly. Or will it be one of their annual compilations.

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  • TARDISGuy

    May 9th, 2019 - 3:46am

    I wonder if this is related to the 11th Doctor novel Paradox Lost.

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  • Who rules

    May 8th, 2019 - 6:04pm

    Right I’m about to say something which is in no way meant to mean that I personally don’t like or think these exclusive audio stories should be released. Ok, when they first started releasing these with the David Tennant era stories one of my closest friends wrote to the BBC asking why they were doing audio exclusives. She wanted to know why they weren’t being published as physical books as well as audios. The reply she received was that they were designed as an exclusive item for visually impaired fans as they were unable to read the many doctor who books available. My friend wrote back and said that many doctor who books were available or being made Available as talking books meaning visually impaired fans could experience those stories but she and many other fans like her couldn’t experience these stories as they are deaf. She was fobbed off with no real answer to her question as to why one set of disabled fans should be considered more appropriate for exclusives than another set. For me I think it’s time for the BBC to go back and start doing print versions of these stories so deaf fans and others can finally have these stories. I don’t mean print them all immediately but how about starting with the earliest and printing two or three a year? What do other people think about that?

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    • booboo

      May 8th, 2019 - 6:15pm

      Most likely viability, same argument could applied to the hundreds of Book only stories in the past that have no audios, or the entire Big Finish line could it not?

      I sympathise with those who have disabilities but its difficult to cater for all and there is wealth or materiel for both sides.

    • Who rules

      May 8th, 2019 - 8:04pm

      Oh I fully agree, there is plenty for everyone and from a personal point of view as much as I would like novels of the big finish stories I realise that the sheer scale of that precludes any chance of it happening. Just imagine the cost and the space they would take up! I understand Sally’s (my friend) frustration but yes, there are plenty of other books out there. Mind I’d buy books of the audio stories if they did them, as well as big finish novels. My comment was motivated purely from seeing the frustration of Sally and her friends.

    • The Flying Shark

      May 8th, 2019 - 8:38pm

      As well as there not being potentially as much demand, there might also be practical costs to consider. For example, these CDs are self contained on one disc-as the Target audiobooks, of 120 page novelisations roughly, are spread throughout a minimum of 3 discs, we can assume these audio exclusives are written over 30-50 pages approx. Now, each of these would have to be printed as 50 page books max, and presumably would have to be sold for £7 a pop considering printing and cover design. Many people would not pay so much for a thin book like that, and many retailers would be put off ordering as the sizes would presumably not fit their shelf line-up. So, unfortunately, it appears printed versions of audio stories are out of the question for now.

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      May 9th, 2019 - 12:48pm

      No reason why they can’t be compiled in a short story collection. The BBC like producing those every year.

    • TARDISGuy

      May 9th, 2019 - 2:33pm

      I was thinking that, too. Surely they could put at least 3 per book, making it more worthwhile.

    • Anonymous

      May 9th, 2019 - 3:29pm

      I like that idea a lot.

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