Please note that this is a review of the audio book of 'Doctor Who: The Three Doctors'.
The plot of The Three Doctors is standard fare - the Jon Pertwee Doctor is being pursued initially by a blob of jelly (and what later can be described as malevolent giant jelly babies), and it appears early on as though the Doc has met his match. He puts out a distress call to Gallifrey, in hopes that they can dispatch assistance - unfortunately, the council is unable to offer assistance, as they are experiencing related issues themselves, and so with no alternative, and recognizing that the Doctor does, indeed, need help, they allow him to help himself - by sending the Troughton Doctor for an assist! Loads of fun, lots of chills, and Terrance Dicks, an old hand at the Doc writing business, pulls it off brilliantly.
Just as brilliant, however, is the production of the audio version of this book. The charming Katy Manning serves as our narrator, performing all of the voices in a spectacular fashion (and with a small bit of electronic help for one of the characters, who needs to sound more imposing than Katy's sweet voice can manage). The sound effects and incidental music are absolutely perfect for the recording, never too intrusive, and always within the context of the story. At times, the music serves as punctuation for the end of a scene, and it's all really well done, and crisp to the ear.
I half-expected to have snippets of audio from the original story as it was aired; that was not the case, but I was not disappointed. This is four hours of cracking entertainment, and well worth picking up!