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Unsinnige Splatter - Handlung

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.05.2020

So sehr mir Band 1 gefallen hat, so schlecht fand ich Band 2.
Der Sprecher jedoch hat einen exzellenten Job gemacht

Mal so, mal so.

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.12.2019

Die Sprecher fand ich durchweg super, die Geschichten allerdings mal gut und mal nicht so

a different Thursay is not necessarily a worse one

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.04.2016

I enjoyed this Thursday-book a lot, even if there’s the real Thursday missing – or isn’t she? I liked the way this whole book is told from the perspective of the bookworld. That makes it different from its predecessors, and also more interesting again.
I love Gabrielle Krueger’s English – her German is gruesome :-D but also in a cute kind of way. I’m actually not even sure if she was trying to speak German or maybe Dutch. Around this passage there’s also the one thing I found highly irritanting, I think in all 6 books so far: The sound volume changed measurably between the German and the next English sentence. Maybe I only recognized it because I was so focused on listening.

On the other hand I probably wasn't focused enough at the end: well, well, we found the missing Thursday, but I'm still missing a little bit more of an explanation.

yeah, War Doctor!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 05.01.2016

I needed quite a while to be in a war-doctor-ish mood, but now that I finally finished the book, I'm very satisfied. I think George Mann got him in a nutshell - which is either a stroke of a genius author or a stroke of luck, thinking that the War Doctor probably had the least screen time an incarnation had ever had.

The story, unsurprisingly, is very dark and some descriptions are very graphic and quite disturbing, and thinking about the time and incarnation it depicts, it actually can't be anything else, but I nevertheless enjoyed it.

And, as always, Nicholass Briggs is actually a 6-to-7-stars - narrator.

wie 1813

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 05.01.2016

Wer 1813 mochte, wird 1815 auch mögen. Wem 1813 zu lahm war, wird mit 1815 folglich auch nicht glücklich werden.

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the book itself - very good!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 21.12.2015

I started listening to this immediately after finishing “Big Bang Generation”, so I had some trouble at first getting used to Dan Starkey after spending so much time with Lisa Bowerman. Advise for the future: Spend some days with another audiobook.
Nevertheless, Starkey is one of my favourite narrators and again, I think he did a great job here.

The story itself is a bit dark, directly from the beginning you’re sure not everyone on this ship will survive until the end. The Doctor is also more serious here, and having just seen the 3-parts-final of series 9 I think that suited him very well (although, of course, the book must have been written maybe a year ago).

It would have made an excellent TV-episode.

But as the finale of these “Glamour Chronicles” it leaves me somehow disappointed. In my opinion, it’s a wasted opportunity, as you’d say in German “neither fish nor meat”. The books are too loosely related to be real “Chronicles”, but also not entirely independent.

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just one little flaw...

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.11.2015

...that could have been sooo easily avoided!
I usually like when Non-Germans use German words, a) that's really cute and b) since I like the language I'm happy when others like it, too. I know it's not the easiest of all languages, having "der", "die" and "das" instead of only "the". But if you write an official BBC-Doctor-Who-look-it-is-printed-and-sold-worldwide book you really could ask someone if spelling and grammar are ok, couldn't you? Since I had the audiobook, I don't know about the spelling, but "the glamour" is not "die Glanz" but "der Glanz" (you could have easily looked that up in any dictionary) and if you say something like "getting hold of the glamour" you would even have to say "getting hold of den Glanz", never "die Glanz".

BUT, nevertheless, it is a highly enjoyable story with a very twelve-ish Doctor and a very interesting bunch of companions (I didn't know Bernice Summerfield, I'm still in the 1960s concerning the Classic Who), and it was perfectly read.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.11.2015

First of all: I liked that the author got the Doctor and Clara very much like they appear on TV.
This story is a good one, I think, but somehow it left me a bit disappointed. I presume that is because an awful lot of story is crammed into a fairly small amount of reading time: There are the quarrels at the court of Varuz itself (treachery, adultery, succession to the throne), the imminent war with neighbours, some ancient (or futuristic) technology… well, and then there is Lancelot. This story could have been gorgeous if it were given more space!

The narrator is very good, but also somehow soothing. I had no problems falling asleep listening to that audiobook, but it was sometimes hard to remain focused on listening.

not outstanding, but still very good

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.11.2015

Silhouette has quite a simple story, but never boring. It has quite a bizarre villain, which I kind of liked, even though he admittedly confounded me from time to time.
It is just very unfortunate that the Doctor stays somehow diffuse during the entire book. Again, I have to make allowances for the author that he had to write the novel without having seen one single episode while I now listened to it after watching the whole season plus “Last Christmas”.
In comparison (I just finished “Blood Cell” as the last of the 3 novels) Richards does the poorest job characterizing the Doctor and especially Clara, who he should know for an entire season with 11.

Nevertheless, it still is a very good Doctor-Who-novel, just nothing outstanding. Good standard, I heard (and saw) worse, so also the story earns in my ears a high rating.
Dan Starkey of course is the cat’s pyjamas.

1 Person fand das hilfreich

very good story with outstanding narrator

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.11.2015

I loved the narrator, first to say.

I was very surprised by the book’s perspective, since it is written in first-person, told through “the Governor”, the administrator of the prison where this story takes place. It was odd at first, but refreshingly different.
During the first half of the story, I found the Doctor not acting very 12-ish but more 11-ish – but, to be fair, I now have a lead of 1 1/2 seasons No 12 and Clara over the author. The second half was very much 12 as he would act on TV.
I liked the sparse appearances of Clara (not because I don’t like Clara at all, but because she lighted the story up without acting as Super-Clara – like o TV and in the last half of the book). But that most likely depends on everyone’s individual fondness for her. If you like her behaviour more, you’ll probably disappointed by her just waving placards from time to time. Concerning Clara, the author absolutely nailed it. I especially liked her mentioned problem with the Doctor suddenly looking old, as that was so TV-Clara.

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