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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose - Jacqueline Rayner

Not as much fun as I thought it would be. Rayner got Rose's voice mostly right, but she didn't get the Doctor (probably mostly because this was written before series two aired), and as a result didn't get the relationship between the Doctor and Rose. A lot of the dialogue was awkward, and most of the plot/characters fall into that trap that bad sci-fi does a lot of the time where your characters are supposed to be smart, but they don't display it at all on the page. I mean, it was glaringly obvious what was going on here, and the Doctor took FOREVER to catch on. I'd have probably enjoyed it more if I'd have listened to the audiobook, because it's narrated by David Tennant. Damn. Shoulda done that.