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Publisher's Summary

Jon Culshaw reads this classic novelisation of Doctor Who's special 20th-anniversary TV adventure, featuring the Doctor in each of his first five incarnations.

Each one has been removed from his time-stream and - with one unfortunate exception - brought to the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There, they - along with an array of their loyal former companions - encounter numerous deadly obstacles including Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti, the Master and a fiendish set of puzzles. Who is the ultimate enemy they must all unite to defeat?

Based on Terrance Dicks's epic TV adventure, first broadcast in 1983, The Five Doctors offers listeners a chance to turn the clock back and meet some old friends - and some old enemies.

©1983 Terrance Dicks (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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My God this narrator can do every voice perfectly!

My God this narrator can do every voice perfectly! Perfect I say. Greet classic. Buy

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Brill!

As always, John Culshaw delivers a Great performance; and proves his versatility, voicing all five Doctors, and the companions, magnificently!

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Great performance

I've seen classic huh A few times and I loved the actors that performing The role of the doctor. This performance of the 25th anniversary episode the 5 doctors was very close to perfect in my opinion. The only way it could have been better is if they took the original Audio of the episode's And filled in with the voice actor That they used to tell the entire story.

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Best voice on audible?

Amazing story,sound effects, acting. Would recommend to any Who fan. Just as good as the show if not better.

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Five for the price of one.

Five Doctors. Heroic companions. K9. Daleks and Cyberman. Yeti. The Master. A great adventure . Who can ask for more.

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Amazing voices

The story is well known to Whovians of a certain age, and this edition does not disappoint. Very much a novelization of the on-air episode. The very best thing about this audiobook is the narrator who is able to give voice to each Doctor just about spot on in timbre and intonation. It was so easy to believe the actual actors were voicing their roles. The male companions were also very faithful, leaving only the female characters as standing out as being voiced by another. Still, the male narrator captured the essence of each female companion enough so that the spell was not broken too much. Well done! A wonderful addition to my Doctor Who audiobook collection.

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  • Justin Webb
  • 11-04-17

Nostalgic bliss...

I have very fond memories reading this as a child, specifically between films (with a torch 😅), at a ABC cinema Star Trek movie marathon, munching on egg sandwiches. Ha ha context is everything! This is a lovely reading by Jon Culshaw - getting all the Doctors just right, and bringing a lovely hint of menace to both The Master and Borusa. Nick Briggs does a sterling job as always on Dalek/Cyberman duties, and the sound effects and atmosphere are just right. If you are in need of a nostalgic hit this is perfect. 10/10

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  • 11-07-17

Culshaw is excellent in this faithful recreation

Very enjoyable. Faithfully recreating the atmosphere of the story, Jon Culshaw's reading is excellent, his vocals capturing the performances of the leads, with particularly fine turns as Troughton and Pertwee Doctors.

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  • 12-03-17

Fantastic

I first read the book at age 12.

Jon Culshaw was spot on with the Dr voices.

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  • Tony
  • 11-09-17

The five doctors

Fantastic performances by Jon culshaw and supporting cast ,must have purchase for any classic who fans, my only wish was that they could have expanded the 4th doctors role in the story!

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  • J Whitfield
  • 11-05-17

best who audiobook

great narration and one of my favourite stories makes this an exceptional audiobook. A must have

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  • Legion
  • 01-30-22

Had this as a paperback when I was a child.

Great to relive the story now I'm 50 through John Culshaw's excellent vocal gifts.

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  • dollyfanuk
  • 12-22-20

Top Notch

Excellent story, bringing the actual televised story in quite remarkable breath-taking accuracy. The way Jon Culshaw is able to reproduce the voices is spine tingling and accurate. Even the female characters, although obviously in man's voice - the characteristics of the original, eg Sara Jane Smith are brilliantly done. fantastic story too.

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  • Andy
  • 12-19-20

Average story, great narration

I think most would agree the story is an average tale written to include 4 of the 5 Doctors. However, Jon Culshaw, who ironically is well known for his Tom Baker impression whose Dr only features fleetingly, demonstrates an amazing ability to impersonate all the other Doctors too. Worth getting just to hear them all come to life. His Jon Pertwee is particularly impressive.

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  • MeisI
  • 05-30-20

a great listen for a quiet weekend

John Culshaw of Dead Ringers fame provides brilliant and immersive narration utilising his improv skills to wonderfully emulate the tones and inflections of the various Doctors as he goes. a wonderful and atmospheric trip back to the Tarhey Novel days. we worth this months credit.

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  • Mr. J. Cole
  • 12-10-19

One of my favourite Doctor Who stories

Absolutely love this anniversary story. Remember it well from my childhood and subsequent dvd viewings. To hear the audio book read wonderfully by Jon Culshaw is a joy. He captures all the doctors so well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-21

Perfect!!

Perfect adaptation of the tv episode

Perfectly narrated and performed (huge Nick Briggs fan!)
If you are a fan of the Classic Dr Who era, you won’t be disappointed:))
By far my fave Dr Who story:))