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Doctor Who: The Beast of Babylon: Ninth Doctor: 50th Anniversary (Doctor Who Digital) [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Higson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.


When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realize it's her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it's too late!


Author Charlie Higson puts his own unique spin on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space.



Product Details

  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (September 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C150EVM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable - one of the better stories in the series September 26, 2013
By C. Gold
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I feel this story is one of the better ones in the 50th anniversary series. While the Doctor didn't have his very strong Nine voice yet, it makes sense given when this takes place in Nine's timeline, which was definitely a great idea (trying not to spoil the surprise here!)

The companion that joins the Doctor is very atypical of what the Doctor usually takes with him and causes some problems and surprises in addition to the typical helping a companion does. I liked her.

The enemy was definitely different but wasn't as well developed as it could have been and is why I deducted one star from my review. I never really felt scared or a sense of impending doom in this part of the story which is a shame. A bit more terror would have made this story perfect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The moment between September 23, 2013
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Ever wonder what happened in the moment between the Doctor asking Rose to go with him the first time and when he added that the TARDIS also travels in time? You'll find the possible story here. True to form of the 9th Doctor, edgy, and brusque this captures a bit of who he was. A nice interlude with one of my favorite Doctors. Ali is a bit of a strange character and not your typical companion but a wild addition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Fantastic" Short Story! April 3, 2014
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These books are great. I've only just started collecting Doctor Who books, but they are all very intriguing and lots of fun. I liked this story because it explains what happened in between the few seconds between The Doctor asking Rose to accompany him, she rejecting him, he disappears for a few seconds, then returns and asks her again. The time in between seems like a few seconds, but for The Doctor it was almost a lifetime! Very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All of the DR Who books are great January 29, 2014
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If you are a fan of Doctor Who or not, I strongly recommend all of the books based on the TV series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The story of what happened between visits to Rose! January 7, 2014
By Carl
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This was a really good story that not only gives a great insight into the 9th Doctor but also into what happened in between asking Rose to join him and when she finally accepted. Really well written and Ali was a surprise to say the least--she was never really described until the end, which made it all, well, FANTASTIC!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The 9th hour December 13, 2013
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The 9th was the first in my life. He made me fell in love with the Doctor. Unfortunately, I did not feel the 9th presence in this story. It did not catch my attention. Overall, I would recommend to read it if you are a huge Doctor fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting in November 27, 2013
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This story aligns perfectly with everything else. Maybe it was meant this way but after watching The Day of the Doctor, somehow this story adds just a little more.

It is explained why the Doctor takes humans for companions. And what he will do to save someone. And what he won't do.

The story fits into the method of the Doctor well, but leaves the reader yearning for more.

And like any Doctor story, you know it truly never ends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for 50th Anniversary e-book. November 26, 2013
By Tarot
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This is a must have for any fans of the Ninth Doctor. I don't want to give away the plot but it fits in nicely and easily with established television events.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
I can say with certainty that this is a wonderful read. The placing of the story, characters, and circumstances add to that the adventure and story itself made it really fun! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Don Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars The ninth Doctor's 50th Anniversary adventure of legendary proportion.
This adventure captures the Ninth Doctor's personality well. It shows his excitement in finding happiness for the first time since the Time War that is brought out in Ali, and is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maclean Enright
5.0 out of 5 stars Good job, great read
He did a nice job putting a few new twists on the genre while sliding it in to context perfectly.
Published 5 months ago by Phil Schoen
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, worth the money.
I thought some parts of the story were a little contrived, but over all it was worth the price and a fun read. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kim Moss-Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars not what I was expecting!
I was expecting a Rose and Nine adventure, maybe even Captain Jack, but it was even better! A must read for all Doctor Who.
Published 6 months ago by Shelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who: The Beast of Babylon: Ninth Doctor: 50th Anniversary
This is really a great book. I really like Christopher Eccleston. He was fantastic as the ninth doctor. It is a great book to read.
Published 6 months ago by Sally Ann Price
3.0 out of 5 stars the doc saves stuff with stuff
It felt to me like whole story was just a token characterization. It has a interesting twist, but every thing else is bland, a cliche or a gimmick trying to be clever.
Published 6 months ago by Paulo Felipe
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