Continuing on my journey through the first four volumes of Short Trips, it's time for Chain Reaction!
Easily the weakest of this second volume of Short Trips so far. It's a fantastic idea: the Doctor, bored, passes the time by playing with causality. But it just doesn't work in the audio format, at least for me, as it is far too reliant on visual storytelling.
Louise Jameson is, as always, an unencumbered delight to listen to--and that, alone, elevates this story a bit for me. Not great, not good... but solidly enjoyable.
So... there are my thoughts. How about y'all? Have any of you listened to Chain Reaction lately? And if ya' did, how was it for you?
I came to a similar conclusion whilst listening. As these were originally actual prose from the short story collections, i imagine this being a great read the structure of the text and the way you could read it as fast as you want would make it a pacey read and would be able to better visualise the coins journey. Being read it didn’t quite work, the narration didn't really convey the pace and the story falls rather flat it being heard, it needs yo be read if even better a visual representation would work
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