Dr Who: The Nightmare of Black Island By Mike Tucker and Anthony Head

Title: The Nightmare of Black Island

Author: Mike Turner

Narrator: Anthony Head

Publisher: BBC Books

Publication Date: 21st September 2006


On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline, a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the children’s nightmares get worse, the Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil… (From Goodreads, 18th March 2013)


I didn’t actually read the book but listened to the audio book which was an abridged edition. I really enjoyed it. It was the first time I have really listened to an audio book and I am glad that I decided to try audio books out!

This is set when Dr Who was played by David Tennant and his companion was Roes (Billy Piper). We follow the mystery of why there are monsters ruling the island at the night. We are taken through the mystery with twists and turns keeping it excited. The lighthouse is mysterious and intrigues the doctor.

I can’t really say much as I would spoil it and give away the mysteries. But this is perfect for those Dr Who fans who are missing the shows, and families going away on holidays with longĀ  drives! It will keep the kids entertained!

First audio book experience – 4 out of 5 because I love Antony Head – was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan!

Over all 3.5 out of 5 as only 4 hours long.