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October 4th, 2014 22 comments

Engines of War: A War Doctor Novel Audio CD

engins-cdEngines of War: A War Doctor Novel Audio CD

BBC Physical Audio (18 Dec 2014)

An unabridged reading of the new novel based on the BBC TV series and featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt. The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces.

A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor’s TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox. As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven’t the Daleks simply killed the humans?

Searching for answers the Doctor meets ‘Cinder’, a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone.

An epic novel of the Great Time War featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt.

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  • finn townley

    October 5th, 2014 - 5:59pm

    I still need to read this

  • PaintingCoder12

    October 5th, 2014 - 5:33pm

    Boo Boo ?

    I know that im posting this in the wrong section but I don’t know of any other way you will see it . The Christmas lists when will there be a new one? I really think there good! 😀

    • booboo

      October 5th, 2014 - 5:34pm

      yes definitely around or just before mid November

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 5th, 2014 - 5:46pm

      Cool, my mum was asking me to make a list 😛

      so for now ill use some of the old ones

      Thanks boo boo

      Im really enjoying my time here 😀

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 5th, 2014 - 9:04pm

      Would there be a chance of one sooner?

  • Anthonydoctorwho fan

    October 4th, 2014 - 7:59pm

    Do you not think that it would’ve been more soothing if John H read the story his voice is brilliant the way he delivers lines in Day Of The Doc and Merlin as the dragon just a wonderful actor, but Nicholas Briggs is brilliant. His chilling spooky hide behind the sofa Dalek voices. Wrhrhrhr. Very chilling.

  • Anonymous

    October 4th, 2014 - 6:12pm

    how long is is the cd

  • drjakeyoung

    October 4th, 2014 - 4:36pm

    Just got the novel of this. Will be reading it latter!

  • George

    October 4th, 2014 - 9:55am

    It says in the picture “read by Nicholas Briggs”.

    • Sebatron

      October 6th, 2014 - 1:06pm

      That means that the dalek voices might be authentic!

  • McGann is the Doctor

    July 16th, 2014 - 8:06pm

    Will John Hurt read it or will we just get Raquel Cassidy again?

    • Guest

      October 4th, 2014 - 12:16pm

      It says Nicholas Briggs in the picture

  • Al

    July 12th, 2014 - 5:16pm

    Finally! Seven months after Random House got the license after AudioGo folded we finally get a Doctor Who audio release. Now what about the new audio novelisation of An Unearthly Child or the Eleventh Doctor audio story that were announced by cancelled?

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2014 - 5:18pm

      An Unearthly Child has been announced, its on the bottom link

      I suppose it depends if any others were actually completed – fingers crossed

    • bryan simcott

      July 12th, 2014 - 8:39pm

      Katy Said she had Read CARNIVAL of MONSTERS which was announced last August with the usual photo of Katy with a mini Tardis at AudioGo studios in bath.

      Hopefully then, That can also be released …full circle was next up by Matthew Waterhouse, but I cant find if it was actualy recorded.

      I do wonder if BBC Physical Audio (RH) will do any new ones.

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2014 - 1:26pm

    The book is out at end of this month at a fraction of the price.

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2014 - 1:27pm

      price does seem very high at the Moment

      new licence so may be costs have increased drastically

    • TheMysteryLiker

      July 12th, 2014 - 3:57pm

      “At the Moment”

      Haha I see what you did there

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2014 - 12:25pm

    This is a must buy as it is likely to be the only true War Doctor story. Lets hope it is read by Mr Hurt.

    • ice warrior

      August 30th, 2014 - 8:28am

      I hope it is since he’s my favourite doctor!

  • MclatchyT

    July 12th, 2014 - 11:50am

    I wonder who they’ll get to do this audio book? Not John Hurt, surely.

    • 8bitBacon

      October 4th, 2014 - 5:54pm

      It says Nicholas Briggs on the picture

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