Monday, 12 March 2018

New Doctor Who Target audiobooks coming soon

New Doctor Who audiobooks based on the upcoming all-new Target novelisations from BBC Books are set to be released later this year.

The three new audiobooks, out in the summer, will be unabridged audio editions of new novelisations of three landmark episodes post-2005 - Ninth Doctor debut Rose, Tenth Doctor debut The Christmas Invasion, and the show's 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.

Both Rose and The Christmas Invasion will be read by Camille Coduri, who appeared in both episodes as companion Rose Tyler's mother, Jackie. The voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs, will take on reading duties for the third audiobook, The Day of the Doctor.

Below are the details for each forthcoming audiobook:

ROSE

By Russell T Davies
Read by Camille Coduri 

Camille Coduri reads this brand new novelisation of the Ninth Doctor’s debut TV adventure.

“Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!" 

In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move – and kill – are taking up key positions, ready to strike. 

Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe – a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor.

THE CHRISTMAS INVASION 

By Jenny T Colgan
Read by Camille Coduri

Camille Coduri reads this brand new novelisation of the Tenth Doctor’s first adventure.

Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for the Doctor to be out of action.

When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax – horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired.

Our planet needs a champion – but the Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas – or see it destroyed?

THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR

By Steven Moffat
Read by Nicholas Briggs

An unabridged reading of the brand new novelisation of the spectacular 50th anniversary TV episode.

When the entire universe is at stake, three different Doctors will unite to save it.

The Tenth Doctor is hunting shape-shifting Zygons in Elizabethan England. The Eleventh is investigating a rift in space-time in the present day. And one other – the man they used to be but never speak of – is fighting the Daleks in the darkest days of the Time War. Driven by demons and despair, this battle-scarred Doctor is set to take a devastating decision that will threaten the survival of the entire universe… a decision that not even a Time Lord can take alone.

On this day, the Doctor’s different incarnations will come together to save the Earth… to save the universe… and to save his soul.
All three audiobooks are now available to pre-order ahead of their release on Tuesday 19th June.

No details as yet have been released regarding audiobooks for the remaining two upcoming Target novelisations. Twice Upon a Time, last year's Christmas special and the Twelfth Doctor's swansong, has been adapted by Paul Cornell, whilst James Goss releases his second novelisation of the Fourth Doctor adventure City of Death, one of the few stories not to be adapted by Target during the original run of novelisations between 1973 and 1994. The latter, however, is already available as an unabridged audiobook of Goss' 2015 novelisation, read by Lalla Ward.

All five new Target novelisations will be published on Thursday 5th April, and are now available to pre-order. To mark the launch of the new novelisations, Forbidden Planet will be hosting a special signing event at its London Megastore on Friday 13th April. As well as cover artist Anthony Dry, all five authors of the new novelisations - Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Jenny T Colgan, Paul Cornell, and James Goss - will be present.

[Source: The Doctor Who Site/Forbidden Planet]