The Light At The End: Review

lightattheend-standard_cover_large  The Light AT The End

Written By: Nicholas Biggs

Directed By: Nicholas Biggs

Cast:

Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Sophie Aldred (Ace), India Fisher (Charley Pollard), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master) with special guest stars!

Only recently I have wanted to start listening to Doctor Who Audio Books. The main reason is first, finding podcasts and radio plays/stories that are available in the podcast community. The other reason my love and falling in love again with the world of Doctor Who since his rebirth in 2005.

In September we get to meet the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi but until then we either watch the series again(which I am doing) or listen to audio books which can feel the void. “The Light At The End” is a good starting place.

“The Light At The End” by Nicholas Briggs is from Big Finish. Before going out and getting this audiobook I asked fellow Whovian “Oz”, from the 7daysageek podcast had heard of the book. After giving it a thumbs up I went ahead and purchased the audiobook and I am glad I did.

The Master is back and this time around he plans on erasing the Doctors from the time line. Yes that is correct all the Doctors. Of course if you are a fan of the Doctor you maybe saying this has been done before.  Most recently in “The Name Of The Doctor”and you be right. But this time around we have Doctors 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 there to stop him.

Getting together for this audiobook, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann is the closet we will every get to seeing/hearing these past Doctor together. Boy Oh Boy was it a treat to listen to. Hearing Tom Baker portraying the Doctor once again sent me back in time. Tom is my Doctor and being honest I slowly started stop watching after Peter Davidson but most because it became harder to find new episodes so I lost interest.  You can still hear the playful Tom Baker Doctor and the somewhat apprehensive Doctor of Peter Davidson. Paul McGann Doctor has the feel of a caring, protective Doctor. Beside hearing the other Doctors it was a real treat to hear Paul McGann as the Doctor. I feel we were robbed not seeing him as the Doctor. Colin Baker’s Doctor still the nose stuck up in the man a do remember seeing at times. Sylvester McCoy “r” rolling Doctor was fun to listen to. They all were.

Synopsis:

“November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors…

It’s the day that Bob Dovie’s life is ripped apart…

It’s also a day that sets in motion a catastrophic chain of events which forces the first eight incarnations of the Doctor to fight for their very existence. As a mysterious, insidious chaos unfolds within the TARDIS, the barriers of time break apart…

From suburban England through war-torn alien landscapes and into a deadly, artificial dimension, all these Doctors and their companions must struggle against the power of an unfathomable, alien technology.

From the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved. By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.”

Source: Big Finish

I pulled the Synopsis from the Big Finish site because they can explain it better than me.

I highly recommend you find this piece and get it. It was great fun and well done. I look forward to getting more of these books and follow the adventures of the Doctor, all of them.

LLAP/POBS