Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole

Published September 9, 2020

Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole

Book info

  • Title Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside
  • Author Stephen Cole
  • Year 2005
  • Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

The ‘Tardis’ takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes?


Picked up the audiobook to accompany me on some arduous cleaning duties, and it was great. I enjoyed this much more than the first one. Camilla’s reading was really good, her portrayal of The Doctor just the right amount of quirky.

My only complaint about this story is that the Doctor and Rose spend too much time apart. The moments where they come together are so fun - particularly the scene where he’s using Eastenders clues to help Rose appear to be a genius. But a good story, with a baddie we know all too well, and lots of good space travel nonsense to be enjoyed. Roll on the next one!

Rating: 4 / 5

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