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Old April 13 2013, 03:32 AM   #136
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Omaha (Or anyone else who knows Late Six/Evelyn Arc), I'm confused.

Wikipedia list on Evelyn Smythe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Smythe , gives me these episodes in this order (Everything before this matches all 3 ways):
Arrangements For War
Medicinal Purposes
Pier Pressure
Thicker Than Water
The Nowhere Place
100
Assassin in the Limelight
Death in The Family (Yet First and Last Story up top says Death in the Family is her last)
remaining 4 stories

If you click on the first Story Listed on Evelyn Smythe's Wiki Page, and flip through story by story on the "Set between" links, it gives this order:

(Everything before this matches all 3 ways)
Arrangements For War
Medicinal Purposes
Pier Pressure
The Nowhere Place
100
Assassin in the Limelight (And then the rest of her stories aside from Death in the Family and Thicker than Water)
Thicker Than Water (Clicking on this story from Evelyn's page says it's after Assassin in the Limelight)
A Town called Fortune is also an anomaly, it's between Thicker Than Water and Pier Pressure

Big Finish Release Numbers Say:
57. Arrangements For War
60. Medicinal Purposes
73. Thicker Than Water
78. Pier Pressure
84. The Nowhere Place
100. 100
108. Assassin in the Limelight

So, where does Thicker than Water belong and what about Death in the Family
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Old April 13 2013, 11:53 AM   #137
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The main Wikipedia list is supposed to reflect the release numbers but mixes up Thicker than Water (73) and Pier Pressure (78). The "set between" list, on the other hand, is based on the order events occur from Evelyn's perspective (but has its own errors). I would recommend going by the release numbers, since that's how people who were buying the audios at the time experienced the stories. You'll find out how Evelyn leaves before it actually happens, but so did everyone else.
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Old April 17 2013, 09:35 PM   #138
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Listened to the 4th Doctor Destiny novel, Doctor light focussing mostly on Romana, but as Lalla Ward reads it that works out fine.

Babblesphere is a Dark Mirror lite take on twitter, but Lalla's performance makes it highly enjoyable.
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Old June 3 2013, 11:16 AM   #139
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I found a bunch of downloads that Big Finish are offering for free here:

https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/se...ree-big-finish
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Old June 3 2013, 06:54 PM   #140
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I tried to listen to a big finish story, but It just felt as though It was a TV episode with no video. It was really hard to follow, It was hard to tell when the scene had changed, nothing was described and too many people sounded too similar. I'm not sure if I picked a bad one to start with or I was just too tired. I prefer an audiobook to be more book-like, like the Red Dwarf ones read by Chris Barrie.
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Old June 3 2013, 07:02 PM   #141
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I tried to listen to a big finish story, but It just felt as though It was a TV episode with no video. It was really hard to follow, It was hard to tell when the scene had changed, nothing was described and too many people sounded too similar. I'm not sure if I picked a bad one to start with or I was just too tired. I prefer an audiobook to be more book-like, like the Red Dwarf ones read by Chris Barrie.
Yea, you have to train your ear for it, but, once you do, they are some fantastic stories, especially for those who think the TV Show gets too "Kiddie" for their taste.

The first couple I tried (The Gallifrey Adventures Series 1 - President Romana, her freind Leela and both their K9 Units) I had a difficult time catching what was going on, but, I stuck with it, and on a relisten, I was able to make complete sense of it.

I personally listen to Audioplays/Audiobooks on my commute to and from work, so, I am a captive audience at that point. I don't find myself popping in an audio story while I'm in the house though, for that I would pop in a Doctor Who DVD. The Audioplays, actually are easier to follow, IMHO, then Audiobooks, because you do have seperate Actors for each character, and although some of them may sound alike at first, you can quickly learn to tell them apart.

@Pindar, thanks, I'll be checking into those as soon as I get home from work. (I've got a massive backlog of Evelyn/Colin stories to listen to still - about 75% of the way through Mordant's need, so will likely be starting on the Six/Evelyn's in a couple of weeks - but, that'll only last me about a month, so, time to start stocking up again soon)
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Old June 4 2013, 01:07 AM   #142
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I found a bunch of downloads that Big Finish are offering for free here:

https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/se...ree-big-finish
Wow, what a haul.

1 that's 1hr 15min, 2 more just under an hour, and 5 more between 23min and 33min. I've never tried any of The Unit Stories, so, I'm looking forward to hearing that one and William Russel reading will be cool (I assume he'll be reading the First Doctor like in Companion Chronicles?) A Dalek Adventure, and a Bernice Summerfield...

Now I understand, I've been conned, they're giving me a hit of different ranges, 'cause they know I'll like 'em and come looking for more to buy

This is actually pretty cool, after having purchased all the Colin/Evelyn Stories, I'll be looking for something to go in between them and Gallifrey, which doesn't come out until late November, I believe. Though, I've been wating to get Blake's 7 Audios as well at some point (Damned expensive habit, LOL)
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I found a bunch of downloads that Big Finish are offering for free here:

https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/se...ree-big-finish
Thank you for that link. I knew Big Finish released a couple of audio plays on Sound Cloud recently and even downloaded one of them (Urgent Calls), but I didn't think to check to see if they had others. I'm especially thankful because I've been trying to find a copy of Veiled Leopard on eBay at a reasonable price for ages now.
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
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Old June 4 2013, 04:17 AM   #145
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
What exactly does subscription entail? Monthly Fee, How many freebies versus fees, minimum purchase amount, is that purchase a set thing that only counts ...
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
*passes over a brown paper bag*

Breath, man, breath!

Seriously, that sounds really awesome. That being said, I still need to get He Jests at Scars...
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I found a bunch of downloads that Big Finish are offering for free here:

https://soundcloud.com/big-finish/se...ree-big-finish
Thank you for that link. I knew Big Finish released a couple of audio plays on Sound Cloud recently and even downloaded one of them (Urgent Calls), but I didn't think to check to see if they had others. I'm especially thankful because I've been trying to find a copy of Veiled Leopard on eBay at a reasonable price for ages now.
I spotted a few recently on the BF facebook page.

I had a look back through all the sound cloud stuff.

It's pretty decent, good marketing.
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
What exactly does subscription entail? Monthly Fee, How many freebies versus fees, minimum purchase amount, is that purchase a set thing that only counts ...
It varies. The prices I'll show are based on the last time I did a subscription, so they may change (plus, exchange rates and stuff) ... Shipping is included with subs.

Six month is $112, and you get six monthly CDs. If there is a freebie/bonus released during those releases (always either November or December), you get that included, for a total of either 6 or 7 CDs, depending on schedule.

Full year is $224, and you get 12 monthly CDs. You also get the bonus release. You also get your choice of any single CD (monthly are always double CDs), for a total of 14 CDs.

All subs include downloads, with bonus files (even longer interviews than on the CDs, full scripts in PDF) and bonus download-only one-part stories at random times through the year.

A sub to the Companion Chronicles (which is ending soon) is $136 for 12, or $72 for six.

A sub to 12 of the "early years" CDs (12 continuous releases, between #1 and #50) is $160. They are CD-only, and do not include downloads. They would include the bonus CD choice.

I think that's every variation of the subs.
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
*passes over a brown paper bag*

Breath, man, breath!

Seriously, that sounds really awesome. That being said, I still need to get He Jests at Scars...
I can breathe. lmao!

Also announced in the cast? Lynda B, returning as The Inquisitor.

So yeah, time to save up for a year's sub.
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Big Finish has announced this year's subscriber free cd, and it's a whopper of a tale.

It is ONLY available to those who have a subscription to the main range that includes December 2013 (either six or 12 month sub).

The title? The Trial of the Valeyard. Starring Michael Jayston and Colin Baker.

Can. Not. Freaking. Wait!
What exactly does subscription entail? Monthly Fee, How many freebies versus fees, minimum purchase amount, is that purchase a set thing that only counts ...
It varies. The prices I'll show are based on the last time I did a subscription, so they may change (plus, exchange rates and stuff) ... Shipping is included with subs.

Six month is $112, and you get six monthly CDs. If there is a freebie/bonus released during those releases (always either November or December), you get that included, for a total of either 6 or 7 CDs, depending on schedule.

Full year is $224, and you get 12 monthly CDs. You also get the bonus release. You also get your choice of any single CD (monthly are always double CDs), for a total of 14 CDs.

All subs include downloads, with bonus files (even longer interviews than on the CDs, full scripts in PDF) and bonus download-only one-part stories at random times through the year.

A sub to the Companion Chronicles (which is ending soon) is $136 for 12, or $72 for six.

A sub to 12 of the "early years" CDs (12 continuous releases, between #1 and #50) is $160. They are CD-only, and do not include downloads. They would include the bonus CD choice.

I think that's every variation of the subs.
OK, so a subscription pays for the monthly releases of the category you subscribe to for the length of time you subscribe? you don't have to purchase a certain number of disks in that line, on top of the Subscription fee?
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