BBC Audio are releasing a range of Doctor Who novelisations and audiobooks for 2023 in a whole new old school look
A series of Doctor Who audiobooks are coming in 2023. Some are new editions of classic Target novelizations, while the range also includes a new Twelfth Doctor audiobook The Ice Kings. There will also be a brand new short story collection Four from Doom’s Day (not to confused with the TV story Four to Doomsday).
But BBC Audio will be issuing them all in the striking new branding for the 60th Anniversary year. Moreover, the version on these CD releases is, appropriately, heavily inspired by the logo used by many of the classic 1970s Target novelisations. Though, ironically, for some of these books, this audiobook release will be their first time to use it.
Doctor Who: The Ice Kings
Maureen O’Brien reads an action-packed original adventure for the Twelfth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Capaldi.
When Professor Irene Hyde’s Monday morning lecture at St Luke’s University is rudely interrupted by a man named the Doctor, it’s the beginning of an adventure she could never have dreamt possible.
Soon they are hurtling backwards in time to 1806, where the crew of the trading ship Favorite, led by the ‘Ice King’ himself, Frederic Tudor, are being picked off, one by one, by a hideous monster that lurks in the shadows.
A head frozen in ice provides a further complication to matters, as the robotic Nekkre awakes determined to vanquish all-comers. With the Doctor seriously weakened, Irene must tap into hidden reserves of courage if they are to have any hope of returning to 21st Century England…
The full schedule of 2023 releases so far
The Romans by Donald Cotton, read by Tim Treloar, Jamie Glover, Dan Starkey, Jon Culshaw, Maureen O’Brien and Louise Jameson
The Ice Kings by Neil Bushnell, read by Maureen O’Brien
The Seeds of Death by Terrance Dicks, read by David Troughton
Planet of Evil by Terrance Dicks, read by Tim Treloar
The Amazing World of Doctor Who, read by Louise Jameson, Geoffey Beevers, and Dan Starkey
Four from Doom’s Day by Darren Jones, reader to be announced
The Nightmare Fair by Graham Williams, reader to be announced
Silver Nemesis by Kevin Clarke, reader to be announced