You may recall that last week we told you about the audiobook version of The Coming of the Terraphiles Doctor Who novel by award-winning writer Michael Moorcock – but what we didn’t tell you was how long it is!
Read by Clive Mantle (Casualty, Holby City, Robin of Sherwood), the audiobook version of Moorcock’s long-awaited novel – something that reads much more like a 1990s Virgin/BBC Books Doctor Who adventure than any of the post-2005 releases – runs to an amazing 10 hours 50 mins!
That is almost 11 hours!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Moorcock, he was once described as one of ‘The 50 greatest British writers since 1945’ by the Times.
Published simultaneously with the hardback BBC book, this unabridged reading of The Coming of the Terraphiles sees the Doctor and Amy taking part in a competition to win the fabled Arrow of the Law. But before they can even get to the grand finals, they must deal with disappearing ships, Captain Cornelius and his pirate crew, and the collapse of reality itselfâ€¦
The audiobook of The Coming of the Terraphiles can be purchased for just Â£9.68 from Amazon in advance of the October release date.
The Coming of the Terraphiles is a full-length novel of the scale and depth you would normally expect from a writer of the stature of Michael Moorcock. With an RRP of Â£16.99, the hardback version is available from Amazon for just Â£8.49, while the Kindle ebook version is Â£8.07.
All versions are released on October 14th 2010.