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Summary

Camille Coduri reads this brand-new novelisation of the Ninth Doctor’s debut TV adventure. 

"Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!"

In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move - and kill - are taking up key positions, ready to strike. 

Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She’s about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe - a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor. This is the story that relaunched Doctor Who for the 21st century, novelised by showrunner Russell T Davies from his original script. 

Novelisation copyright © Russell T Davies 2018
Original script copyright © Russell T Davies 2005

Cover illustration by Anthony Dry

BBC logo © BBC 1996
Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014

For BBC Worldwide:
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd
Sound design by David Darlington
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson

For BBC Books:
Editorial Director: Albert DePetrillo
Project Editor: Steve Cole
Cover design: Two Associates
Cover illustration: Anthony Dry 

Doctor Who: Rose first published by BBC Books in 2018

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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addition of the Disgraceful chib’s era doctor who

brilliant retelling but think its abit disgraceful that they added the addison of Jodie in it and ruined the emersion for me. as in my head cannon the doctor died after Capaldi. over all story 5 stars but that addition takes it down to a 2 star sorry :/

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doctor who rose

i love doctor who and rose is my favourite of all companions. loved this book

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At last 😁

superb to hear new series finally getting the Target novel treatment. True to original format, the story expands from what was televised making it more enjoyable imo. Looking forward to hearing more releases very soon. excellent 🤘

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Love it! Please do more of these books!

Can't wait for Day of the Doctor and Twice apon a time books!!!! Great story. I'm in love with these books. Thank you!!

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excellent

this is a terrific novel. rtd has expanded and added so much more than was in rhe original tv episode. highly recommended

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I hope they do more of these

nice to get some back stories, and to see RTD included some references to the post Rose days. I grew up on James Blish star Trek episode adaptations, so this type of novelisation is exactly what I like. Camille is always a great narrator.

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Brilliant Story, Brilliant Narrator. Loved it

Spoilers

The begining of the new era for Doctor Who and some of my favourite characters. Rose, Jackie, Ricky.
This story may have been played on the small screen as the first episode of the re-invented Doctor Who, but the audio book was still exciting.
Camille Coduri is a great narrator and brings the story to life. I loved it and was sad when it ended.

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Good Listen having watched the episode

I have just watched the TV episode aswell and enjoyed all the extra detail contained within this audio book. It was nice that it was Jackie the TV character reading it. I felt like I could visualise the episode.

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  • 21-09-18

Better then the Episode!!!!!!

Simply gorgeous! I only wish RTD could have filmed this version!! Nine is MY Doctor!

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  • 16-08-18

Enjoyed

It was enjoyable to listen to. The reader was engaging. Gave a nice review of back history.

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  • Bad Wolf
  • 23-04-20

Rose with additional context

Just a bit more context in the novelization when compared to the TV story. I’m a true believer that I love the character Rose bc her creator, Russell T Davies clearly did (and still does). A nod to the parallel world, a fateful New Year’s encounter and an oblivious Donna Noble are a few examples of why this is worthwhile to RTD loving Whovians. Also a great performance from Camille Coduri.

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  • J Robbins
  • 05-06-22

perfunctory

Not bad but a little like listening to the episode with the viewing ompared audio turned on.

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  • Wendy Wade
  • 19-07-19

Brilliant retelling

One of my favorites. The narrator is perfect. Recommended for all fans of Doctor Who.