Review: Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll

Title: Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll
Author: Simon Messingham (narrated by David Tennant)
Genre: Science Fiction, Audiobook
Publisher: BBC Books
Source: Library
Format: Audiobook
Release Date: October 8, 2009
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

When the Doctor arrives on Earth in the far future, he is horrified to find the planet beset by famine and starvation. England is a barren wasteland, and scientists are desperately seeding the ground to make the crops grow again. But now it seems that something even worse is happening.

Karl Baring, the owner of research facility The Grange, has been snatched away in the middle of the night. His sister Katy was with him when he vanished, but is now in catatonic shock — so it is up to the Doctor, with the help of the scientists at The Grange, to investigate. What is lurking under the old bridge, and why is it preying on people?

The Doctor must find out, before it strikes again… 


I loved this audiobook!

The Doctor Who audiobooks are so much fun, especially the ones that are read by the actors from the show. David Tennant played the tenth Doctor. He was my favourite one! I love the way he reads the audiobooks. He switches between his real accent and the voice he uses for the character of the Doctor seamlessly. It was very entertaining.

This story was creepy. A mysterious troll-like creature came up from the ground and terrorized a research facility in a futuristic Earth. The secret behind the troll becomes a bedtime story, where children were told not to go under the bridge where the troll could get them. This story plays on our childhood fears. Even though it’s science fiction, it was highly relatable.

This is a great audiobook!

What to read next:

Dead Air by James Goss (narrated by David Tennant)

Have you read Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

5 thoughts on “Review: Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll”

  1. David Tennant was my favourite doctor too. I didn’t realise that he narrated the audiobooks I’ll definitely have to look into them!

    Great review xo

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  2. I used to love Doctor Who back in the 80’s. Cheesy, yes.. but it wasn’t as well known and left a lot to the imagination back then.

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      1. I’m just a sucker for the originals… I still love the old 60’s Batman and 70’s-80’s Incredible Hulk… cheesy? Yes. But they’re classics 🙂

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