Doctor Who : The Story of Martha Hardback
by Dan Abnett
Part of the Doctor Who series
For a year, while the Master ruled over Earth, Martha Jones travelled the world telling people stories about the Doctor.
She told people of how the Doctor has saved them before, and how he will save them again.
This is that story. It tells of Martha's travels from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master.
It tells how she spread the word and told people about the Doctor.
The story of how she survived that terrible year. But it's more than that. This is also a collection of the stories she tells - the stories of adventures she had with the Doctor that we haven't heard about before.
The stories that inspired and saved the world...Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/12/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781846075612
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Review by AileenPowell
I watch "Doctor Who" and thought the premise of this book was interesting - the Doctor's companion Martha's activities during what ultimately become the "year that never was" (and if I was her, I'd have been really annoyed about that after all the effort I put in). Anyway, it's something I've taken to reading while commuting to decompress, and so far, it is serving its purpose quite nicely. However, I don't suspect I will be reading any other DW books in the foreseeable future - but never say never!
Review by awahlbom
As the other reviewers have already noted, this is the story of how Martha Jones walked the Earth in the Year That Never Was, setting everything up for the "Tinkerbell Jesus" conclusion in the last episode of Series 3. Parts of the framing narrative are really good and give a chilling picture of Earth under the Master (and would probably have been much nastier if this hadn't been a YA novel), while some other parts (like the Drast) feel like they're grafted from another story. The four short stories range from excellent (Robert Shearman's "The Frozen Wastes") to forgettable (the rest of them, really).The audiobook, narrated by Freema Agyeman, only has the frame and omits the short stories (they are, I gather, available separately from Audible). I haven't listened to it yet, but will update this review if and when I do.