Camille Coduri reads this brand new novelisation of the Tenth Doctor’s first adventure. Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for the Doctor to be out of action.
When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax - horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired.
Our planet needs a champion - but the Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas - or see it destroyed?
℗ BBC Worldwide 2018
© BBC Worldwide 2018
Novelisation copyright © Jenny T. Colgan 2018
Original script copyright © Russell T Davies 2005
Cover illustration by Anthony Dry
BBC logo © BBC 1996
Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014
For BBC Worldwide:
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd
Sound design by David Darlington
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson
For BBC Books:
Editorial Director: Albert DePetrillo
Project Editor: Steve Cole
Cover design: Two Associates
Cover illustration: Anthony Dry
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion first published by BBC Books in 2018.
What listeners say about Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion
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Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion Review
I loved this audio book very much and I want more like these in the future.
Of all the books I've listened to, it has become (often painfully) apparent that one's voice can make or break an Audio book. Camille Coduri is perfect!!! A beautiful warm, confident voice that rises, falls and rises again to draw you in and immerse you in the magic that is Doctor Who!!!! Pangalaxic Gargle Blasters all round!!!!!
- Philip A Edney
New Target Style Novels a Hit
When Doctor Who came back to TV it was a huge hit. This novel takes a hugely successful episode and manages to make it better like a good book should. The plot is the same but now we hear the voices of the characters. Understand their motivation. Are give new jokes. Brilliantly read by Roses tv mum - Camille. Super enjoyable.