I started listening to Doctor Who and Torchwood audiobooks and apparently I just couldn't stop. Interestingly, I have no desire to actually read any of these books myself.
They're all read by members of the cast. Most if not all are abridged (unfortunately).
82. *Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned
by Stephen Cole, read by David Tennant (2h28m)
Very creepy. Clearly inspired in parts by the second Pirates of the Carribbean movie. David Tennant is a fantastic reader.
83. *Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket
by Justin Richards, read by David Tennant (2h25m)
The Doctor and Rose land on a planet that is in a area with no electricity (some sort of perpetual EMP sort of thing) and have to get the TARDIS off-planet and out of that field. Everything within it runs on steam, including spaceships and robots. Very steampunk. They get caught up in a space pirate mystery in the process of getting out.
Fairly predictable at times, but fun. It reminded me of a couple of Star Trek episodes at several points. I liked the end very much, and Kevin was definitely my favorite character.
84. *Torchwood: Another Life
by Peter Anghelides, read by John Barrowman (1h12m)
An alien warrior starts possessing members of Torchwood. Is it out for conquest or just trying to get home?
The climactic scene with Gwen and Jack is moving, and also very in-character. I wish these books weren't abridged, though, because they all just seem like - well, it's not that the plot isn't there, but it seems like there are things missing. Depth, maybe.
John Barrowman is not my favorite reader. It's probably just be me, though - much as I like him (and Jack), his (American) accent always sounds just a bit off to me.
85. *Doctor Who: The Stone Rose
by Jac Rayner, read by David Tennant (2h23m)
I really like this book - and just about the time that I thought it was wrapping up, I looked and it turned out it was only halfway done!
Rose has a bigger part in this than she (or any companion) has in any of the Doctor Who audiobooks I've listened to. I was not surprised to learn it was written by a woman.
86. *Doctor Who: State of Decay
by Terrance Dicks, read by Tom Baker (57m)
No, really. Alien vampires. Tom Baker is a good reader, though, with a very pleasant voice.
87. *Torchwood: Border Princes
by Dan Abnett, read by Eve Myles (3h30m)
Eve Myles (aka Gwen on Torchwood) is a pleasure to listen to. I liked this book, too. It was not predictable, for the most part, and I enjoyed the story.
86 / 110 books. 78% done!
40 / 75 *new books. 53% done!
3 / 10 ^non-fiction. 30% done!
25416 / 33000 pages. 77% done!
Audiobook hours: 13