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Earth, 2099. Global warming is devastating the climate. The polar ice caps are melting.In a desperate attempt at preservation, the governments of the world have removed vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic and set them inside huge domes across the world. The Doctor and Martha arrive in Snowglobe 7 in the Middle East, hoping for peace and relaxation. But they soon discEarth, 2099. Global warming is devastating the climate. The polar ice caps are melting.In a desperate attempt at preservation, the governments of the world have removed vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic and set them inside huge domes across the world. The Doctor and Martha arrive in Snowglobe 7 in the Middle East, hoping for peace and relaxation. But they soon discover that it's not only ice and snow that has been preserved beneath the Dome.While Martha struggles to help with an infection sweeping through the Dome, the Doctor discovers an alien threat that has lain hidden since the last ice age. A threat that is starting to thaw.Featuring the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television....

Title : Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7
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ISBN : 9781846074219
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7 Reviews

  • Juli
    2019-03-28 19:51

    By 2099, global warming is destroying much of the polar ice, so habitats are preserved in large glass domes around the world. Some of the giant snowglobes remain scientific preserves and others have been turned into recreation areas. The Doctor and Martha arrive at Snowglobe 7 in Saudi Arabia only to find that there is an epidemic going on. Not only that, but when they grabbed the ice to seal inside the dome, they also captured something else -- an alien creature. The creature has been dormant for centuries, but moving it inside the dome has started to wake it up. And....well, that's not a good thing. Not good at all.This is an exciting and interesting Doctor Who adventure! Lots going on.....Martha running around doctoring and the Doctor running around fighting alien creatures. All inside a gigantic snowglobe. Very cool!At just shy of 2 1/2 hours long, this is an easy listen. Georgia Moffett narrates. She reads at a nice steady pace and is easily understandable. As usual with BBC audio presentations, the production quality is high. Very enjoyable audiobook!I have listened to several Doctor Who adventures in audiobook form lately. I am really enjoying them! Perfect length, and great stories!

  • Kirstie Ellen
    2019-03-20 17:05

    3.5/5 starsInitial Thoughts Upon FinishingThis was such a weird yet awesome adventure that I really enjoyed! I loved David Tennant in this one and thought it was such a spot-on representation of how his Doctor tackles all the problems (basically, in a totally ridiculous manner). I'm definitely glad that these monsters weren't on screen because oh my god they would be terrifying!!Snow globe 7Snowglobe 7 is set in the not-too-distant future where the earth’s climate has gone haywire and there are these domes, called Snowglobes, which are designed to preserve parts of the icecaps as they’re melting. Snowglobe 7 is where the Doctor and Martha find themselves - of course, having set out with the intention of going to the beach - and they quickly realise that these people have a problem on their hands.It’s a really interesting set up and pretty believable seeing as everyone is telling us now that climate change is happening etc - and that definitely boosts the fear factor in this story because you’ll catch yourself thinking, oh god, what if? The problem that the Doctor and Martha find is that there are several people in quarantine who are gravely ill. On top of this, there’s something in the ice and before we know it things are getting out of hand with a really terrifying threat to mankind if the Doctor can’t save the day.The fun thing is that all of this is meant to be kept under wraps because the Snowglobes are like super expensive holiday resorts for those with more money than sense - and god forbid the fun should stop! So BRING ON the lies and illegal proceedings. Doctor Who-y-nessThis definitely had a good Doctor Who vibe going for it. In this story, the Doctor and Martha are separated from each other pretty quickly which divides the story quite neatly. Martha ends up tackling the medical crises and making unlikely friends as she saves the world, and the Doctor pokes the scary things with a stick.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - I really enjoy Martha as a character within these books. For whatever reason, being inside her head has made me love her character so much more. The best thing about Snowglobe 7 in comparison to the other Doctor/Martha stories was the number of snide comments Martha makes about Rose. I admit that I laughed a lot in the moments during the TV series when the Doctor goes on about Rose in front of Martha and I’m so pleased to have a couple of moments like that in this story."'World's tallest hotel should be that way. The Rose Tower.''It would be called that,' Martha muttered under her breath."The monsters in this book were fabulous. They’re a bit funny looking - something along the lines of a mutated spider thing - and they have telepathic abilities. Which is probably the only thing worse than spiders who can fly. There are plenty of those classic moments when the Doctor is trying to convince everyone not to kill the terrifying creatures and him promptly insulting the army and their trigger-happiness.*everybody loads guns anyway*In fact, that brings me on to the point that David Tennant’s Doctor is really good in this book. He was written superbly and I thoroughly enjoyed all the eyebrow quirking and mutterings to himself. Alongside the spiders that the Doctor is fighting off, there’s also a bit of corrupted activity happening amongst the directors of the Snowglobes which definitely keeps us busy, as readers. That being said, the corruptness seemed to be an issue that went largely ignored by the Doctor himself, which was interesting. SummaryOverall I think this was a really good Doctor Who adventure. I gave it a 3.5/5 because I think whilst it was really good is just didn’t quite feel like the creme de la creme of the stories I’ve read so far. There’s an awful lot that does happen in this book and it would’ve been one stressful TV episode if it had been done that way. I think the concepts for this story were brilliantly unique and definitely a good lot of fun for any Doctor Who fans.Happy reading!

  • Craig
    2019-04-04 19:14

    This is one of the best Doctor Who audiobooks I've heard. The setting is quite imaginative and well-developed, and while the plot is a bit predictable it's still quite a lot of fun. The secondary characters were well-drawn, as well. It starts with the Doctor and Martha preparing for a holiday but they end up in the wrong place... always a good way to start! The reading itself is superlative; Georgia Moffett's voice is lovely, and she nailed the pacing perfectly. This is one I'm sure that I'll listen to again and again.

  • Connie
    2019-04-11 21:55

    Source: I own this book. Cost: UnknownTitle:Snowglobe 7 Series:Doctor Who New Adventures #23 Author:Mike Tucker Overall Rating:3 starsThis book was nothing special. It was interesting, of course it was, anything to do with Doctor Who has some form of entertainment associated with it, but I think that maybe after reading these books repetitively for so long as a kid/young teen has ruined them a little for me as I just can't seem to stay engaged fully. I find myself having to reread sections because I've started skim reading.

  • Angela
    2019-04-03 23:09

    A proper monster story, though how the monsters use humans is quite gruesome. Martha is given something to do that requires her medical training, and the Doctor is running about as usual. This would make a good episode, it is a real page turner.

  • Jenevieve
    2019-03-25 16:11

    Review first published on My Blog.Written with 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and companion Martha (Freema Agyeman). The Doctor has promised Martha a nice relaxing vacation on a warm beach somewhere but instead they end up inside a snowglobe on Earth, somewhere in the Middle East. This is an attempt by humans to preserve this type of habitat from global warming but has turned instead into more of a series of posh ski resorts for the wealthy. That is, until a creature from another world who was living in the ice that they saved out of the Arctic wakes up and decides that it's time for it to remake the world for itself and it's offspring. Now Martha and the Doctor will need every trick they can muster to save the humans on the planet from extinction.I liked the story a lot. I thought it was well executed and the voice of the Doctor was definitely captured. There were twists and turns and I could definitely see this as an actual episode so hats off for that. Unfortunately, I felt that Martha was the weak link. I really enjoyed her character and I could not hear her voice in my head at all. It seemed like this could have been any random person the Doctor had picked up and there would have been no difference at all in the relationship or the dialog from her character.

  • Malinda
    2019-03-30 22:05

    3.5-4 starsThis was a pretty good story. The Doctor and Martha decide to go to the beach and end up inside a huge snow globe that is actually one of many that were set up in a future Earth to preserve vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic snow/glaciers. When The Doctor and Martha find that there's a threat that's been frozen in the snow for many millennia and is now thawing out and threatening the Earth, it takes some fancy maneuvering and a bit of luck to work things out. Overall, this was a pretty enjoyable Doctor Who story.* I listened to the audio version of this story and the narrator did a good job.

  • Bruce
    2019-04-01 15:56

    The Doctor promised Martha Jones a relaxing holiday at the beach in Arabia, “Late twenty-first century. Best Beach of the Century in Bartholomew's Planetary Gazetteer and Time Traveler's Guide,” he brags, but when they open the door of the TARDIS they’re hit with an icy blast of wind and a vista of ice and snow. Actually they’re not too far from their intended destination in space-time. The TARDIS has re-materialized in Dubai, but right in the middle of one of the huge SnowGlobes, giant domes designed to preserve parts of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets as a hedge against the climactic effects of global warming. But scooped up with the ice was the slumbering form of an alien menace lying dormant since the last ice age. But now it’s awake and very, very hungry. Tucker has captured the fast pace of the current television series with this action-adventure science fiction horror tale of world domination. Who will win the epic struggle? On one side are the humans, the second generation Terrans the “mottled green-blue” Flisk, a service robot, and one Time Lord versus the Grappa, flesh-eating, plague-breathing, telepathic giant hairy spiders from the other side of the galaxy.

  • Scott Haworth
    2019-04-05 17:57

    Well written and enjoyable. Emphasis on action rather than character development however. Scary monsters!

  • Rachelle
    2019-04-04 15:52

    I wasn't expecting anything fantastic, but now I wonder if the books are made from scripts that, while great, didn't make the cut for one reason or another. There are only so many episodes per series after all, and the majority of them link together in some way to form an overall story line. So why not take the ones that didn't fit and put them in another format for fans to enjoy during that excruciatingly long time between series?Regardless of the reason, Snowglobe 7 felt like watching an episode, and that's exactly what I was hoping for when I bought this. This wasn't my first Doctor Who story outside of watching the show, but my first was an audiobook narrated by David Tennant, so I couldn't be 100% sure if it's awesomeness was due to the format or the writer. It was probably both, but it was also a different writer than Mike Tucker, so the only things I was truly certain of was that this book was about the 10th Doctor and Martha and the story involved some kind of giant bugs and a wintry environment.If you're specifically looking for a Doctor Who story but you want something new or don't feel like re-watching the show, look no further than Snowglobe 7.

  • Daniel Kukwa
    2019-04-01 16:11

    The first two thirds of this novel are in the running for most cliched and dull Doctor Who writing ever...until we get to the final 75 pages, at which point the book completely transforms…and goes a bit bonkers!It’s not easy writing action. Action is visual. Bangs, flashes, chases…they all require the senses to be engaged. Writing action is usually akin to trying to dance about architecture; it’s never going to give you any of the same sort of satisfaction as a good TV or film overload-of-destruction. But to his credit, Mike Tucker supplies an astonishing amount of action on the page, and it actually works. More than that…it works brilliantly! The final third of Snowglobe 7 races along at warp speed, and you’ll find yourself breathlessly turning the pages, determined not to finish until the roller-coaster action ceases.If only the first two thirds lived up to the conclusion. On its own, the last bit of the novel is as top rate as anything BBC Books have recently produced...but working your way through the first 150 pages is like trawling through a smelly bog, in search of a diamond. That said, it finishes off well enough to reward it with 3 stars.

  • Jacquelyn
    2019-03-26 00:15

    I've learned not to expect much from Doctor Who novels, so I'm delighted that Snowglobe 7 was so good. Ten and Martha true to form, with thankfully none of Ten's one-liners for filler. The story itself overtly tackles climate change, privatization of government facilities, refugees, and conservation (of both earthly and other-worldly varieties). More subtly, while not expressly mentioning sexism or racism, half the characters are women (including the boss of both Snowglobes), and the adventure unravels outside Dubai, so most characters are Middle Eastern. After spending time with Doctor after Doctor, a white British dude, who travels with "assistants" who are mostly white, young, beautiful women, the diversity and inclusion in this book was nearly palpable. Not perfect, but definitely noticeable, and appreciated. It fit really well with the complex issues woven throughout the story. This might be the best DW novel I've read.

  • Gwen
    2019-03-22 23:03

    I thought this was a pretty good book, for a Doctor Who one. While the settings were more cliche, the end of the book took some completely different turns than I had anticipated. The Doctor and Martha stayed mostly in-character, which I appreciated and didn't really expect, so this came as a nice surprise. While Martha isn't my favorite of the Doctor's companions, I liked how she was written here. What I didn't like so much were the slight allusions she made to the Doctor not being over Rose Tyler, and also not noticing her feelings for him. One element I liked was that Earth was populated by two species, human and Flisk. This brought some controversy into the society and was interesting to explore as I read. Overall, this was surprisingly good for what was pretty much a Doctor Who fanfiction,and I'd recommend it to all the Doctor Who fans out there.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-04 20:04

    This is another Doctor Who New Series Adventure featuring The Doctor and good ol' Martha Jones! It's apparently set between the episodes "The Family of Blood" and "Utopia". The story takes place in Earth’s future when the icecaps have been all but destroyed. What's left of them have been preserved in giant constructed snow globes. Although, as is the case with a Doctor Who story, when the humans constructed these snow globes, they inadvertently awoke some long hibernating alien species and trapped them in the globe. The monsters start killing off the humans working in the snow globe and then use the bodies as sort of zombie hosts to reproduce their species. In Audiobook, read by the talented Georgia Moffett, it's only a little over 2 hours, but I found it completely packed with adventure the whole time! I definitely recommend it!

  • Kirsten
    2019-03-29 00:13

    I enjoyed this story but being abridged made me feel that I was missing out on details that would have made the story seem fuller. Despite that I was intrigued by the story line and the Doctor's relationship with Robot 12 was something I could definitely picture in a Doctor Who episode.I also found that Georgia Moffett (now Georgia Tennant, actress who played Jenny the Doctor's daughter in Doctor Who, the real-life daughter of fifth doctor Peter Davison, and the real-life wife of tenth doctor David Tennant) narrated the book well. I enjoyed the change of accent for certain characters as it assisted where my memory of who was who just by their names failed me. Although at times I got the feeling I was listening to Maria Connor from Coronation Street which was a bit distracting (Maria played by Samia Ghadie is one of my favourite characters from that show, mind you).

  • Andrew Tran30291
    2019-03-25 22:04

    This book is a very complicated book, since it gives you the perspectives of all the characters, but I enjoyed it. I think that you will like this book if you like suspense, aliens, and scientific fiction. If you watch the Doctor Who series then you know what you are expecting. If you don't I'll explain it briefly for you. It is about a person that saves the world from aliens with his time machine/teleporter. He also has a companion helping him. This book is a bit challenging since you don't know who it keeps referring to when it double spaces, but you will get the hang of it. This book is very cool. If you like this book then you should try watching the series. To sum it all up, this book is a bit challenging, but you will love it.

  • Carrie
    2019-03-22 17:57

    I read this as part of the 2015 reading challenge- a book with a nonhuman character. There is something to be said for amazing works of literature that you want to read over and over, that make your question your own life choices and perspectives. But there is also something to be said for creative fantasy books that don't require too much profound thought and allow you to slip into someone else's life for awhile and forgot yours. This book is an excellent example of the latter! The story was fun and had a few twists, providing an excellent way to "get away" for awhile without having to leave my hotel room.

  • Matthew Vandrew
    2019-03-27 18:53

    It looks like books of Dr Who are ideas that didn't make it to the TV show. Mostly because they were recycled a bit too much. Luckily, the book itself is not that clumsy. Very fast-paced with some moments of tension. Never a dull moment.On the other hand, I disliked how all the secondary characters are just left behind without some conclusion or a single goodbye to the Doctor or Martha. And note to writers: readers are not amused with deus-ex-machina ways to get out of dangerous situations. A bit of luck is OK. Too much of it spoils the fun and makes the story less believable.

  • Andrew Beet
    2019-04-06 00:10

    loved this book I like the doctor as played by David Tennant I liked the a and b plots where Martha has to help when a plague sets to wipe out the inhabitants of snowglobe 7 and while Martha's doing that the doctor finds out what's about to thaw out under the ice. the author got the characters of the doctor and Martha spot on the supporting characters were good as well overall I did enjoy this book.

  • Nicholas Whyte
    2019-04-04 16:03

    "[return][return]Interesting setting - near future earth facing catastrophic warming, so chunks of arctic terrain are being preserved (but for some reason in Dubai). Ancient alien menace, of course, dealt with by the Doctor and Martha (who gets some good moments); well enough written and keeps the attention. Georgia Moffett doesn't go over the top but delivers the goods."

  • Sarah Brehm
    2019-04-07 19:50

    Martha Jones threw back her head and laughed out loud as the Doctor emerged from an interior door clutching a large inflatable banana."Oh, very elegant.""What? The Doctor looked at her indignantly. Instead of his usual pinstripe suit and long, brown overcoat, he was in large baggy shorts, Hawaiian shirt and sombrero. He pulled on a huge pair of sunglasses....

  • Corey Dutson
    2019-04-10 18:08

    This book could have been so much better if it had been given the time to do so. Sadly, a lot of the new series books are just too short to really shine, and such is the case with Snowglobe 7. It has everything you need from a Who book: vicious aliens, running, wreckless driving, more aliens, undertones of being the last, and sorta-zombies. It just need more time to come together.Ah well, it was an enjoyable read.

  • Siskoid Albert
    2019-04-07 16:47

    It's got an interesting setting to be sure (globed pieces of the Arctic and Antarctic in future Dubai), but eventually devolves into yet another "monsters running people down corridors" story, with robots of course (these books are obsessed with robots). I don't want to make it sound like it's badly written, because it's more than competent. I just need a change of pace, you know?

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-20 15:47

    Whilst written fairly simply in comparison to some of the other books I have read, this was a very good story. I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan, and the novel read just like watching an episode. The author had the actors' mannerisms down pat, which really helped with the imagery. To any DW fans out there, I recommend this novel.

  • Anna
    2019-03-26 15:47

    This felt like it was trying to be 2 diff genres (one of which reaaaaally wanted to be a zombie~ish/infected attack! story) and came off as fairly underwhelming Probly didn't help its case with the whole "hey look! Buried deep in the ICE! Is this ancient thing! It's tryin to kill us!" plot, that I feel have been overused like woah?

  • CatBookMom
    2019-04-10 19:04

    The narrator is OK, but I didn't think there was enough differentiation between Martha's voice and that of the Doctor. Interesting interaction between the Doctor and Robot Twelve, possibly better than Martha's role in this story.

  • Garrett
    2019-03-21 17:14

    Good, solid Doctor Who novel - giant monsters and robots, weird view of the future, lesson about current trends, a few too many deaths, and a squeaker of an ending that was unpredictable in the way that it unfolded. Enjoyable Tenth Doctor and Martha goodness.

  • Megan
    2019-04-04 20:01

    This was a fun adventure with the Doctor and Martha! I liked the idea of the snowglobes, definitely different, and the monsters sounded very creepy. Some parts of the story could've been improved with more explanation, but overall it wasn't too bad. All in all, a pretty good DW story.

  • Kati
    2019-04-04 21:02

    I would say, one of the best Doctor Who stories so far. The aliens felt really creepy and the story itself wasn't as preachy as many others before, it didn't feel like it was trying to teach the reader a lesson or two. And the best thing? There were no obnoxious brats in sight!

  • Beth
    2019-04-06 00:09

    An interesting take on global warming - 3*Interesting characters (twelve was my favourite), deep and thoughtful setting and a believable plot.My recurring problem is Martha's pining for the doctor. Boo, it ruins the story.