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The Thirteenth Doctor lands on audio and more! Doctor Who releases from BBC Audio for November

By Christel Dee on Wednesday 14 November 2018

November sees the release of a range of brand new Doctor Who audiobooks from BBC Audio.

With the Thirteenth Doctor now in full swing on TV, BBC Audio are publishing audiobook recordings of three original novels based on the new series. The Good Doctor, read by Clare Corbett, was published in October, and now both Molten Heart and Combat Magicks are released in tandem with their hardback and ebook editions in November. Mandip Gill (who plays Yaz in the TV show) will be making her reading audiobook debut for Combat Magicks.

Plus, Peter Davison returns to the fold with his reading of The Caves of Androzani. It’s been several years since Peter’s previous Target Book readings (Castrovalva and Earthshock). His dramatic and gritty reading of the Fifth Doctor’s swansong, combined with Simon Power’s stirring sound design, does full justice to Terrance Dicks’s novelisation of one of Robert Holmes’s most popular TV adventures.

Scroll down for further details about what’s available this month!



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Peter Davison reads this exciting novelisation of the explosive final adventure for the Fifth Doctor.

From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri.

They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army.

Key to the struggle is spectrox, the most valuable substance in the universe. Suitably processed, spectrox is an elixir of life, but in its raw state it is a deadly poison - a fact which will cost the Doctor another of his Time Lord lives...

Peter Davison, who portrayed the Fifth Doctor in the TV series, reads Terrance Dicks’s novelisation of the original serial by Robert Holmes, frequently named as one of the best adventures of the original Doctor Who series. Duration: 3 hours 5 mins.

Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani (Fifth Doctor Novelisation) will be available on Amazon and Audible from 1st November.



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Dan Starkey reads this brand new novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, as played on TV by Jodie Whittaker.

Don’t dig too deep. You never know what you’ll find beneath the surface. Deep below the surface of the planet Adamantine lies a crystalline wonder world of lava seas and volcanic islands, home to living rock-people.

But when the Doctor and her friends arrive on Adamantine they find it under threat. The seas are shrinking, the magma is cooling, and mysterious, fatal seething pools are spreading fast. Something has come to Adamantine – but what does it want? Fearing an invasion is underway, the Doctor must lead an expedition to the surface of the world to save its molten heart...

Featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham, as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh. Duration: 4 hours 50 mins.

Doctor Who: Molten Heart will be available on Amazon and Audible from 8th November.



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Mandip Gill reads this brand new novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, as played on TV by Jodie Whittaker.

The TARDIS arrives in Gaul in 451AD, on the eve of battle between the forces of Attila the Hun and those of the crumbling Roman Empire. But the Doctor soon finds that both sides are being helped by sinister, supernatural creatures.

While Graham makes allies in the Roman camp and Ryan is pursued by the enigmatic Legion of Smoke, the Doctor and Yasmin are pressed into service as Attila’s personal sorcerers. But the Doctor knows there is science behind the combat magicks – and that the true war will pit all humanity against a ruthless alien threat.

Featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham, as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh. Duration: 6 hours 25 mins.

Doctor Who: Combat Magicks will be available on Amazon and Audible from 22nd November.



All titles are available from Amazon and Audible in November. Check back here next month for a roundup of BBC Audio's December releases.