Doctor Who: The Sleepers in the Dust

The penultimate BBC audio adventure to feature Amy and Rory alongside the Doctor is due out on Thursday 1st November.

Sleepers in the Dust sees the return of the Nadurni, first featured in last year’s The Eye of the Jungle, written by Darren Jones. In the audiobook, the Doctor and Rory have to find a cure for a plague that gives life to a walking jumble of bacteria…

The TARDIS touches down on Nadurniss, a planet under quarantine. A joint Nadurni/human mission has recently landed on the planet to survey it for possible re-colonisation. Two millennia have passed since the Nadurni Empire fell at the end of the Prokarian War, and Nadurniss seems to be a lifeless, barren world – but a mysterious illness is infecting the Nadurni, and now the whole team is in danger. The nature of the infection becomes clear when the sickest Nadurni dies and an amorphous creature emerges from its dried-up body. A shambling mound of bacteria, acting as one being – a Prokarian – it has been on the planet all along, sleeping in the dust. As the Prokarians attack, Amy is infected. The Doctor can do nothing to help her – until he realises that the cure could lie in the past. He and Rory must travel back more than 2000 years to try and save her life…

Sleepers in the Dust is read by Rory Williams himself, Arthur Darvill, who has previously provided narration for The Ring of Steel and Day of the Cockroach.

The final adventure in the range to star Amy and Rory, Snake Bite, will be released in December, written by Scott Hancock and read by Frances Barber, best-known as Madame Kovarian.

Sleepers in the Dust is just £5.46 from Amazon.


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