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Old July 26 2013, 04:29 PM   #206
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Re: Best Audio Book?

TJ Sinclair wrote: View Post
Well, I've finally got a few Big Finish dramas under my belt now. Started with Sirens of Time, of course. It was okay, but not great.

Then I picked a 5th Doctor story at random and wound up with Spare Parts. Now that was brilliant.

And I just finished listening to Storm Warning. I liked it, but I don't think I enjoyed it quite as much as I wanted to. I guess I was expecting something...more...from the first 8th Doctor story. Maybe I'll enjoy the separate Eighth Doctor series more...

So, as soon as I can, I'll get the Sarah Jane series. And as I can buy more from the main range, should I start back at the beginning with Phantasmagoria (the second story) and just go from there?
Sirens of Time, I actually enjoyed more than expected. Not one of the best, by any means, but, still enjoyable.

Spare Parts, yes, most excellent

Storm Warning yea, it's enjoyable, but, also not the best story, though I do enjoy Charley and The Doctor's performances

As far as where to go next, I've noticed many of the 2004 and earlier are cheaper then 2005 and later, especially for just download (Which is what I do), so, you may want to consider that in your decision.

#6 The Marian Conspiracy introduces Colin Baker's Companion Evelyn, and she is fantastic, as is Colin Baker as Six (I'm going through her stories myself for the first time). The story is pretty alright, though not fantastic, but, again, the Doctor and Evelyn are great together, and you'll be meeting a Companion from the begininng. Her next story is #9 The Spectre of Lanyon Moor which also features The Brigadier and is a pretty good story, and her next story is #11 The Apolypse Element, which is where the Evelyn/Six Audios start to become pretty great, I believe, and it features Lord President Romana

So, yea, considering the cheaper prices, and so much Six/Evelyn early on, I would say go in order up to at least #15 (#14 The Holy Terror is very popular and #16 is Storm Warning and the next 3 are McGann/Charley next 3 stories). So, by that time, you should have a good sampling of Doctors, Companions, and Enemies and have a good idea where you want to go from there (Wether you want to continue in order or maybe break off into a certain Doctor, certain Enemy, or certain companion)

Side note: Ooh, #10 Winter for the Adept features Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari from Babylon 5) and #5 features Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan from Blake's 7; Chesini from The Two Doctors)

Once I get all caught up with everything I already bought (And of course I'm getting Gallifrey Final Series in the Fall), that's what I'll likely do is fill in the holes of the early releases, since they are only $7.99 a download
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