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5/30/2006 12:03:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon

May 30, 2006 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
According to Amazon.co.uk, there has been a change to the lineup of Tenth Doctor novels planned for 21 September release. Now listed along with Stephen Cole's The Art of Destruction and Mike Tucker's The Nightmare of Black Island, is The Price of Paradise by Colin Brake, replacing Jacqueline Rayner's previously announced "The Last Museum". The details on Brake's book are in the outset box, below.

Amazon.co.uk is also listing an 6 November MP3-CD release from BBC Audiobooks of Doctor Who Reconstructed: The Highlanders, which will be the second release in the Reconstructed range, following 2005's "The Power of the Daleks". Details listed below.
The Price of Paradise, by Colin Brake
Laylora - the Paradise Planet - is a world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land...Is there a connection between the human explorers who have crash-landed and the savage monsters? What secret lies at the heart of the natives' ancient ceremonies? And, what price might one human have to pay to save the only home he has ever known? When a planet itself becomes sick, can there be a cure? The Doctor and Rose find themselves in a race against time to find out...This work features the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

Doctor Who Reconstructed: The Highlanders
This unique project matches the soundtrack recording of a classic 'Doctor Who' television story with a visual slideshow of 'telesnaps' showing images from the lost film recording. Of the 100 plus episodes of 'Doctor Who' which are absent from the television archives, only two elements survive: off-air sound recordings and 'telesnaps'. For each 25 minute episode of 'Doctor Who', approximately 70 off-screen photographs exist. Since 1998 BBC Audio has successfully published the soundtracks of these missing stories, with addition linking narration. This new MP3-CD series now marries the sound with the telesnaps, to present a slideshow of images from the episodes and going some way to 'reconstructing' the original film episodes. In 'The Highlanders', the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions Ben and Polly arrive on Culloden Moor in 1745. There they become embroiled in the bloody battle between Highlanders and Redcoats, and befriend a new Tardis occupant: Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines).