cover image Doctor Who: Hornets Nest 1: The Stuff of Nightmares

Doctor Who: Hornets Nest 1: The Stuff of Nightmares

Rebecca Kai Dotlich, , read by Tom Baker, Richard Franklin, and full cast. . BBC Audio, $14 ( , unabridged, one CD, 1 hr., $14 ISBN p) ISBN 978-1-408-42673-9

Responding to a rather quirky advertisement, Capt. Mike Yates inexplicably finds himself in the service of his old partner and friend, Dr. Who, who's naturally on another crazy adventure. An alien race of hornets are possessing stuffed and mounted animals and lashing out against society; Dr. Who needs Yates to help him catch and destroy them. In typical BBC radio style, this dramatization proves enjoyable and listeners will have no trouble becoming absorbed in the adventure. Baker's gruff but amiable projection tempered with a crisp English accent makes him a pleasure to listen to as the Doctor, and Franklin works a good deal of admiration and awe into his performance as Yates. The sound effects are not over the top, and the sound overall is balanced well, so listeners do not have to keep adjusting their volume depending on the . (Feb.)