From vinyl to tape to CD to digital downloads, Doctor Who has been keeping the audiobooks shelves crammed with product since before the term audiobook was invented (and long since the shelves went mostly virtual).
In the early days there was the abridged “Genesis Of The Daleks” on LP. The cassette version of “State Of Decay” is probably gathering dust in many a loft (if it didn’t spill its entrails and throttle your tape player… ah, the ’80s). As fandom grew the BBC realised what a treasure trove it was sitting on, especially since some ’60s Doctor Who stories only now existed in audio format. Over the years BBC Audiobooks expanded its range to include readings of classic Target novelisations, readings of the new BBC Doctor Who books, even all-new audio stories and non-fiction.
In 2010 BBC Audiobooks morphed into AudioGO which continues to publish both the BBC Audiobook back catalogue and to produce new audiobooks and documentaries, such as the excellent Doctor Who At The BBC series of releases which collect together random Who -related interviews and TV appearances.
There are now over 220 different titles available across the following lines:
• TV soundtracks – The actual soundtracks from TV episodes
• Classic novels – Doctor Who stars reading classic era novelisations
• BBC Books – Doctor Who stars reading new series novels
• Audio Originals – all-new series created especially for the Audiobook range
• Radio Episodes – dramas that originally aired on BBC radio
• Features – documentaries
You can download a free sampler album with excerpts from a range of these title here .
In this special 50th anniversary year AudioGO is giving away 50 of those titles to one lucky winner: 25 CDs and 25 digital downloads. You can find the complete list of titles in the prize at the bottom of this page.
But you have to do a bit of work yourself first.
Tell us your five favourite Doctor Who Audiobooks by voting in the poll below.
Now you’ve voted, simply click here and answer a simple question correctly to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.
CDs: DESTINY OF THE DOCTORS Parts 1-11 (the last four haven’t been released yet, so you can’t vote for them but you can win them) • THE LEISURE HIVE • SOUND EFFECTS (VINTAGE BEEB) • GENESIS OF THE DALEKS (VINTAGE BEEB) • THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN • THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG • SHADA • WHEEL OF ICE • SHROUD OF SORROW • THE DALEK GENERATION • PLAGUE OF THE CYBERMEN • HARVEST OF TIME • SLEEPERS IN THE DUST • THE EYE OF THE JUNGLE • THE PLANET OF THE DALEKS
Downloads: THE PIRATE PLANET • CITY OF DEATH • DESTINY OF THE DALEKS • HORROR OF FANG ROCK • TSAR WARS • THE BROKEN CROWN • ALADDIN TIME • THE HEXFORD INVASION • SURVIVORS IN SPACE • THE WINNER TAKES ALL • ONLY HUMAN • SHADA • THE SILENT STARS GO BY • DEAD OF WINTER • THE COMING OF THE TERRAPHILES • MARCO POLO • THE POWER OF THE DALEKS • THE UNDERWATER MENACE • THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER • THE MASSACRE • THE SMUGGLERS • THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD • THE INVASION • THE ARK • GALAXY 4