Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review: The Stone Rose

Author: Jacqueline Rayner
Title: The Stone Rose
Publisher: Random House UK and BBC Audio Books
Publish Date: December 1996
Rating: 5 Stars
Read By: David Tennant
Book Blurb: Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum - a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realizes that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose - and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for...

Review: This is the kind of audio book that makes Doctor Who fangirls go Squee!! It is read by the tenth doctor and the story is one that you can really visualize while David is reading it.

The Doctor and Rose go back in time to ancient Rome to discover the reasoning for a statue that bares a striking resemblance to Rose Tyler. Once there they encounter a man who is searching for his missing son. They also find a young girl who can tell a bit of the future and it only gets weirder from there.

Crazed artists without talent and a dragon-like genie give this story character, especially as the genie's granted wishes aren't always what is being wished for. It really would have made a great episode in the series. It had just enough scary bits for the older viewers and funny bits for the younger ones that need to get to bed.

David Tennant did a wonderful job reading this one, so much so I want to actually read the book, in case I missed anything going all fangirly while listening.


Cade Crowley said...

Sounds really interesting. I'd like to read some Doctor Who stuff when I get the time, based on reviews like this one :)

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