- Title Doctor Who: The Price of Paradise
- Author Colin Brake
- Year 2006
- Genre Science Fiction
Laylora, the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives ancient ceremonies? And what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out.
Another Tenth Doctor story, this time the audiobook was read by the actor who plays Rose’s dad, Pete Tyler, and it was an interesting one. The story unfolded the same way most Doctor Who tales do - a mysterious situation, a little bit of danger, the sonic screwdriver doing what it does best, the Doctor trying to teach some compassion, and ultimately an ending where everyone learns something. But I liked this one for the added ideas of a planet allergic to infiltrators, and fighting back. We could all learn from that.
Rating: 4 / 5