Audiobooks
 

This category contains Doctor Who audio readings and audiobooks — which, as the name suggests, are usually readings of previously-published books. That used to be exclusively the case, but not any more — in recent years there have been increasing numbers of “non-book” readings, which outwardly have all the trappings of an audiobook (a single performer “reading” the story), but weren’t actually adapted from books.

(Note: full-cast audio dramas are not listed here — you’ll find them in the audio drama category instead)

The very first Doctor Who audiobook was a cassette-only reading of the State of Decay novelisation in 1981, which remained a one-off for several years. Sporadic releases in the 1990s followed, but the real boost came after the launch of the revived Doctor Who series in 2005. Readings of the tie-in new series novels began to be released in 2006 — then, the following year BBC Audio began regularly releasing classic series Target novelisation readings on CD.

  

Audiobooks listed by range:

BBC new series audiobooks
Audio readings of the BBC’s popular range of new series Doctor Who novels.

New series audio originals
Original audio readings from BBC Audio featuring the adventures of the Ninth to Thirteenth Doctors.

New Target audio readings
Audio readings of the “New Target” series of new series novelisations.

Classic series audio originals
Since 2018, BBC Audio have started to produce a regular series of original audio readings featuring classic Doctors.

Target novelisation readings
BBC Audio currently release a monthly series of unabridged audiobook readings of classic Doctor Who TV novelisations published by Target Books in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Beyond the Doctor audio readings
A new series of original audio readings covering the adventures of Doctor Who companions after their time with the Doctor.

BBC classic Doctor novel readings
In the last several years, BBC Audio have sporadically produced audiobook readings of assorted original Doctor Who novels, most of which were books published by BBC Books between the late 90s and the present day.

Audio annuals
Readings of short stories originally featured in World Distributors’ fondly-remembered Doctor Who annuals of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The Companion Chronicles audiobooks
Series of talking books featuring original adventures for the classic series Doctors as “read” by one of their companions.

The Doctor Chronicles audios
A series of narrated audio stories from Big Finish, featuring original adventures for the new series Doctors.

Destiny of the Doctor audios
A series of 11 original audio readings (one for each Doctor), released in 2013 to commemorate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

Short Trips audio readings
A handful of Doctor Who short story readings released on audio.

Torchwood audiobooks
A mixture of full-cast audio dramas and audiobooks based on the popular Doctor Who spin-off TV series.

The Sarah Jane Adventures audiobooks
A series of audio readings based on the Doctor Who spin-off TV show which starred Elisabeth Sladen as The Doctor’s former companion Sarah Jane Smith.

Class audiobooks
A trio of audio readings based on Doctor Who’s short-lived young-adult TV spin-off Class.

Lethbridge-Stewart audiobooks
Audio readings of the novel series featuring Colonel Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart — the character better known of course as the Brigadier.

Time Hunter audiobooks
Audio readings of the Doctor Who spin-off novellas, featuring a pair of time-travelling “fixers”.

The ArcHive Tapes
A short series of audio readings by David Banks, narrating the fictional history of the Cybermen.

Audio biographies
An assortment of audiobook readings of Doctor Who cast and crew’s biographies.

Miscellaneous audiobooks
Audiobooks which don't belong in any of the above ranges.


Audio listed by category:

Audiobooks
Audio readings usually involving a single actor reading a previously-published book, although in recent years there are “non-book” readings too.

Audio dramas
Full-cast audio drama, featuring multiple cast members and usually written specially for the audio medium.

Audio interviews & documentaries
Interviews with actors and writers, documentaries about Doctor Who, alternative DVD audio commentaries and more.

Music & sound effects
A wide selection of music or sound effects CDs, cassettes, LPs and singles either taken directly from the series, or inspired by it.

TV audio soundtracks
Audio recordings of Doctor Who TV episodes.




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(CD)Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:7 January 2021
Starring:Pamela Salem
ISBN:978-1-5291-2614-3
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(CD)The Savages
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Released:4 February 2021
Starring:Peter Purves
ISBN:978-1-78753-807-8
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(CD)Beyond the Doctor: The Kairos Ring
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Range:Beyond the Doctor audio readings
Released:4 February 2021
Starring:Steven Pacey
ISBN:978-1-78753-861-0
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(CD)The TV Movie
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Range:New Target audio readings
Released:11 March 2021
Starring:Paul McGann
ISBN:978-1-5291-2897-0
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(CD)The Witchfinders
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Range:New Target audio readings
Released:11 March 2021
Starring:Sophie Aldred
ISBN:978-1-5291-2894-9
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(CD)Dalek
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Range:New Target audio readings
Released:11 March 2021
Starring:Nicholas Briggs
ISBN:978-1-5291-2895-6
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(CD)The Crimson Horror
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Range:New Target audio readings
Released:11 March 2021
Starring:Dan Starkey & Catrin Stewart
ISBN:978-1-5291-2896-3
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(CD)Time-Flight
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:1 April 2021
Starring:Peter Davison
ISBN:978-1-5291-2951-9
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(CD)The Planet of Dust & Other Stories
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Range:Audio annuals
Released:1 April 2021
Starring:Jon Culshaw, John Leeson, Terry Molloy & Louise Jameson
ISBN:978-1-5291-2954-0
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Underworld
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:6 May 2021
Starring:Louise Jameson & John Leeson
ISBN:978-1-5291-2953-3
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(CD)The Ruby's Curse: A River Song / Melody Malone Mystery
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Range:BBC new series audiobooks
Released:20 May 2021
Starring:Alex Kingston
ISBN:978-1-5291-3855-9
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(CD)The Nightmare Realm
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Range:New series audio originals
Released:3 June 2021
Starring:Dan Starkey
ISBN:978-1-5291-2629-7
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(Vinyl)Terry Nation's Dalek Terror
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Range:Audio annuals
Released:12 June 2021
Starring:Nicholas Briggs, Matthew Waterhouse, Louise Jameson & Jon Culshaw
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(CD)Arc of Infinity
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:17 June 2021
Starring:Geoffrey Beevers
ISBN:978-1-5291-3827-6
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(CD)Meglos
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:1 July 2021
Starring:Jon Culshaw & John Leeson
ISBN:978-1-5291-3852-8
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(CD)The Wheel in Space
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:5 August 2021
Starring:David Troughton & Nicholas Briggs
ISBN:978-1-5291-3853-5
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(CD)Beyond the Doctor: Bessie Come Home
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Range:Beyond the Doctor audio readings
Released:5 August 2021
Starring:Stephanie Cole
ISBN:978-1-78753-865-8
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(CD)The Ashes of Eternity
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Range:New series audio originals
Released:7 October 2021
Starring:Adjoa Andoh
ISBN:978-1-5291-2630-3
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:7 October 2021
Starring:Geoffrey Beevers
ISBN:978-1-5291-3856-6
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(CD)K-9 Audio Annual
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Range:Audio annuals
Released:4 November 2021
Starring:John Leeson, Bonnie Langford, Dan Starkey & Geoffrey Beevers
ISBN:978-1-5291-3829-0
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(CD)Timejacked!
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Range:The Doctor Chronicles audios
Released:15 November 2021
Starring:Jacob Dudman
ISBN:978-1-83868-724-3
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(CD)The Underwater Menace
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:2 December 2021
Starring:Anneke Wills
ISBN:978-1-5291-3863-4
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(CD)Time and the Rani
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:6 January 2022
Starring:Bonnie Langford
ISBN:978-1-5291-3857-3
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(CD)Beyond the Doctor: London, 1965
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Range:Beyond the Doctor audio readings
Released:6 January 2022
Starring:Jamie Glover
ISBN:978-1-5291-3757-6
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:3 February 2022
Starring:Nicholas Briggs
ISBN:978-1-5291-3858-0
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(CD)Timelash
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:3 March 2022
Starring:Colin Baker
ISBN:978-1-5291-3859-7
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(CD)Beyond the Doctor: Sleeper Agents
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Range:Beyond the Doctor audio readings
Released:3 March 2022
Starring:Anneke Wills
ISBN:978-1-78753-863-4
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Face of Evil
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:7 April 2022
Starring:Louise Jameson
ISBN:978-1-5291-3864-1
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(CD)Time Wake & Other Stories
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Range:Audio annuals
Released:7 April 2022
Starring:Colin Baker, Dan Starkey, Geoffrey Beevers & Anneke Wills
ISBN:978-1-5291-3874-0
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(CD)The Penumbra Affair
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Range:New series audio originals
Released:5 May 2022
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-3865-8
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(CD)Battlefield
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:5 May 2022
Starring:Adjoa Andoh
ISBN:978-1-5291-3854-2
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(CD)The Reign of Terror
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:2 June 2022
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ISBN:978-1-5291-3866-5
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Android Invasion
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:18 August 2022
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-3868-9
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:1 September 2022
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-2952-6
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(CD)The Code of Flesh
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Range:Classic series audio originals
Released:6 October 2022
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-3862-7
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:20 October 2022
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-3869-6
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(CD)Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:December 2022 (Date unconfirmed)
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-78529-404-4
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(CD)The Ice Kings
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Range:New series audio originals
Released:5 January 2023
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-386-1-
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(CD)The Time Monster
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:16 March 2023
Starring:Unknown
ISBN:978-1-5291-3870-2
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(CD)Warriors of the Deep
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Range:Target novelisation readings
Released:4 May 2023
Starring:Peter Davison
ISBN:978-1-5291-3867-2
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Other Forthcoming Releases:
Title:Range:By:Starring:Released:
An Unearthly ChildTarget novelisation readingsNigel RobinsonWilliam RussellDecember 2023 (Date unconfirmed) 


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