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The Angel of Scutari (Spoilers)
I have to admit right off the bat that I don't really understand or get many stories that are told in a non linear fashion as this one is. To be honest, it makes a fairly straight forward story confusing. That said, the story is fun, traditional thus far in a way and filled with fun chats about history and action sequences. Ace gets a charming scene with a historical figure, a famous writer; Hex gets to, after his dissapointment over Bliss, be a nurse although he's being called a Doctror and he gets to meet Florence Nightengale; and the Doc, he's up to it as usual in that he's blamed for being an English spy and then a Russian spy. The performances are all jolly and well done. I think another historical figure appears, named William Russell. I know very little about the Crimean War, although I used to know a lot more about it and here, there's a lot of background, setting exposition, and colorful stuff like that and this adds to the story. The sound effects are brilliant and I've found Big Finish's lastest offerings good in both the effects and the music (especially WIRN DAWN)). This is well written and seems well researched but I just don't get the story being all chopped up like it is but here, it doesn't seem to bother me much...the TARDIS also seems to be having a problem...with wood and/or water...similar to something that also happened in one of the 10th Doctor audio adventures...and one of the 9th Doctor's adventures in 2005...or rather the 1970s...