Doctor Who: The Rescue
Ian Marter

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Narrated By: Maureen O'Brien

Duration: 4 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

Maureen O'Brien reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. From his one previous visit the Doctor remembers the inhabitants of the planet Dido as a gentle, peace-loving people. But when he returns, things have changed dramatically. It seems that the Didoi have brutally massacred the crew of the crashed spaceliner Astra. Even now they are threatening the lives of the sole survivors, Bennett and the orphan girl Vicki. Why have the Didoi apparently turned against their peaceful natures? Can Bennett and Vicki survive until the rescue ship from Earth arrives? And who is the mysterious Koquillion? Maureen O'Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads Ian Marter's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1987.


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The audiobook works well to flesh out the story that introduced the companion Vicki and stays fairly true to the original... Maureen O'Brien, who originally played Vicki, reads the audiobook lending gravitas and a bone-fide quality