“Doctor Who: The Winner Takes All” (New Series Adventure 3) By Jacqueline Rayner 

61+yGWwgEbL._SL500_“Doctor Who: The Winner Takes All”
(New Series Adventure 3)
By Jacqueline Rayner
Narrated by: Camille Coduri
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-05-11
Language: English
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited

You can never go wrong visiting an old Doctor Who story. This one features the 9th Doctor, as portrayed on the series by Christopher Eccleston. I always thought his reign as the Doctor was too short. I liked his straight forward delivery of the character in that he was more of a detective than an eccentric time traveler.

This story lands the Doctor and Rose back at Rose’s home where everyone is out to win either a game console or a holiday from scratch-off tickets given away at the grocers. The game is called “Death to Mantodeans” and features dancing porcupine-like creatures called Quevells. The Quevells are using the game to find the smartest humans to go into battle against the Mantis-like Mantodeans so the Quevells’ can invade and destroy the Mantodeans’ stronghold.

Using mind control the Quevells’ plan only starts to look good when the Doctor gives the game a go.

But can the Doctor and Rose stop the Quevells before any humans die?

Publisher’s Summary
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the latest craze the video game, Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning? Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers on Earth.

Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end and win? Read by Camille Coduri, this is a gripping adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose, as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

©2005 Jacqueline Rayner (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd