I wound up being "accidentally" introduced to Benny a few days early in The Legacy of Time, where they implied she'd had some adventures with the 8th Doctor--AFAIK none have yet been recorded, but I'm already chomping at the bit for a Benny + 8 + Unblund Doctor story.
Benny and the eighth Doctor first met in the last Doctor Who NA novel The Dying Days, which is sadly OOP and very expensive, and again in one of the stories in Company of Friends in the Monthly Range, which is an anthology of eighth Doctor stories with companions from the comics and novels. I highly recommend Company of Friends: it's a fun collection of short stories that are very standalone and it's the only audio appearance of one of my favourite companions, Fitz. (I would also recommend The Dying Days, but not for how much people are charging for it now.)
I would also very much like to hear a Benny + 8 + Unbound Doctor story.
Kestrel: If you're cool with ebooks, The Dying Days was available in pdf form (with authors' notes) for free on the BBC website a while ago, and is available on archive.org now! It feels like a big budget romp, starring Benny and co-starring the Doctor, that kicked off Benny's solo adventures while saying a fond farewell to the Virgin DW range. Also, it's got the Brig, which is always a good thing.
lol, I'd be dead without ebooks. I already have too many physical books spilling of my shelves, I'd be buried under paper if not for my hundreds of ebooks clearing up some space to breathe. I'll definitely check out that book, though TBH I haven't really gotten much mileage out of Doctor Who prose in the past. Much of what I've read fails to adequately capture the voice of the characters IMO.
Anyway I dove into NABS2 this morning, which is all about Sutekh. Benny remains fun, but I miss David Warner already. I gotta make sure I pace myself, as if I'm not careful I'm likely to forgo sleep and binge through both of the Unbound Universe sets in a single night.
I've compiled all of my Big Finishes purchases into a single massive document, alongside those on my wishlist (bolded, right-justified). Check it out to see what I've already listened to (or soon will), or to recommend me something new to listen to!
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