Destiny of the Doctor: Night of the Whisper

Big Finish - Special Release

I have to say I was wow-ed by the action and devious nature of the villains in this one. These guys are playing for keeps in New Vegas! But that’s not a real surprise. The basics of this story are that the Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack land on New Vegas just after a new vigilante shows up called The Whisper. This vigilante is “cleaning” up the town but then starts killing people for even the smallest misdemeanors, which isn’t really ideal for the police. Rose is a waitress in the big gangster’s casino, Jack is an up-and-coming beat reporter digging up the story on Dogface, the big crime boss of the city, and the Doctor is an investigator from Earth with full access. The story makes sense in a crime novel sort of way.

The adventure side of the story is spot-on for the 9th Doctor but the story seems a bit over the top. Perhaps that makes it perfect for this series? Strangely, this reminds me of The Maltese Penguin, without Frobisher or the humor angle. And this time the 11th Doctor needs to have a person saved, not just an item found or kept. He sure does have a laundry list of items to get in place to save the universe this time! I just wish that Big Finish could do more 9th Doctor stories so I’d have something to compare this to instead of just the audiobook versions of novels.

Read by: Nicholas Briggs and John Schwab (McNeil)

Writers: Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

Director: John Ainsworth

Release: September 2013

Laura Vilensky 2019