“Silence like a cancer grows.”
Simon and Garfunkel
Or it would be if there was any such thing, anyway.
Pest Control is a Tenth Doctor audiobook, only available as audio (as opposed to an actual book), read by – and this is the best part – the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant, who in my opinion was always the best Doctor anyway.
Admittedly, I only own Pest Control because my grandmother saved it from a copy of The Sunday Telegraph, which was giving it out as a freebie. This was several years ago. But still. There is always a time for Doctor Who.
So the Doctor and his companion Donna Noble end up on a planet at war: the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire (I think) is trying to conquer Recension, a planet inhabited by centaurs. There’s something else going on here though (of course), something to do with a giant robot and human-sized insects…all very Who-ish.
The writing is, admittedly, occasionally clunky, but this isn’t really as noticeable with an audiobook as it is with a real book. The story is quite riveting, which is far more important, there are some nice sound effects (although the creepy music can be slightly annoying), and there’s an interesting cliffhanger at the end of Part One (I have got the other half somewhere, so there may well be a post about that at some point). An excellent cure for Doctor Who withdrawal. (Because that’s a thing…)