Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

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auntie-matter_cover_largeThe latest audio releases from Big Finish have arrived here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester Massachusetts!!

Up first is Series Two of the Fourth Doctor Adventures which feature Mary Tamm’s final appearance as Romana. The Doctor and Romana’s adventures begin with Fourth Doctor Adventures #2.1 The Auntie Matter written by Jonathan Morris who wrote the Fourth Doctor novel Festival of Death for BBC Books many years back.

England in the 1920s.

Whilst K9 is off in the TARDIS leading the Black Guardian on a wild goose chase, the Doctor and Romana are enjoying a leisurely lifestyle as the Lord and Lady of a London townhouse. But trouble never stays away from them for long, and before they know it a chance discovery of alien technology leads them deep into the heart of the English countryside where a malign presence lurks.

As the Doctor dodges deadly butlers and ferocious gamekeepers, Romana is faced with a malevolent Aunt and an even deadlier peril – marriage.

In Big Finish’s main Doctor Who series, Colin Baker returns (twice actually) in a brand new adventure which is actually the very first appearance of Bonnie Langford’s Melanie “Mel” Bush in Doctor Who #169 The Wrong Doctor.

With Evelyn gone, the Doctor sets course for his destiny… in the form of his first meeting with Miss Melanie Bush, a computer programmer from the village of Pease Pottage, currently busy rehearsing with the local Amateur Dramatic Society – and blissfully unaware that her future is on its way, in his TARDIS.

Make that two TARDISes. Because at that very moment, a slightly younger Doctor is flying into Pease Pottage, too – returning his future companion Melanie Bush to her rightful place and time, after they were flung together during the course of his Time Lord trial.

Time travel is a complicated business – the iguanadon terrorising Pease Pottage being a case in point. But how much more complicated could things possibly become, if the wrong Doctor were to bump into the wrong Mel?

William Russell and Carole Ann Ford perform in Companions Chronicles 7.07 The Flames of Cazdiz written by veteran classic series favorite Marc Platt.

The TARDIS materializes in Spain in the late sixteenth century. The country is at war with England – and the travellers find themselves on the wrong side of the battle lines.

When Ian and his new friend Esteban are captured by the Inquisition, the Doctor, Susan and Barbara plan to rescue them.

But these are dark days in human history. And heretics face certain death…

Two new Dark Shadows audios have been released.  #31 The Haunted Refrain is performed by David Selby and Jean Olds.

“Nobody here now. Nobody but me and them. Can’t you hear them? Scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch…”

Barbara loves her husband and their new home. But something is missing from her life. Something she can’t explain… Until, one day, she finds it.

An old gramophone sits in the attic. And, on it, she hears the voice of man called Quentin Collins. A voice that talks back to her, begging her for help.

Something has trapped the soul of Quentin Collins. But he isn’t alone…

#32 A Collinwood Christmas featuring Jamison Selby and Lizzie Hopley.

“I am your worst nightmare, Jamison Collins, for I am the woman who will make you live.

Jamison Collins is a lost and broken man. His wife has died, leaving him to bring up his children, Roger and Elizabeth, alone.

Ivanka Romano lives in the Old House on the Collinwood estate. Abandoned by her gypsy tribe, she is also alone.

But, on this dark and stormy night, ghosts from the past are returning. Ghosts from the past are threatening to end the lives of these lost and broken people.

It’s Christmas Eve but the only present that the children of Collinwood will receive is death…

And finally is Stargates SG.1 Series Three: Part Two starring Michael Shanks and Claudia Black. Abducted by some less than savoury characters, Daniel Jackson and Vala Mal Doran are caught up in the investigation of a strange object in space. What does it do, who created it and why does it seem so familiar?

As they discover more about the object, Daniel and Vala realise that they’re taking on an enormously technologically advanced threat bent on rewriting the very foundations of the universe. Can they stop the disaster that’s about to occur, or is life as they know it about to change forever?

Stop on by Annie’s during normal business hours and pick up one of these great audio plays and be entertained with the theater of the mind.

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