Doctor Who: Dalek
by Robert Shearman (Penguin, 2021); audiobook read by Nicholas Briggs (BBC, 2021)
Lawks, what a slog. Shearman takes his own outstanding script and plumps it up into the most middling of novelisations, diluting the action with a stultifying deluge of minor character backstories. Audiobook bonus: Briggs’s Christopher Eccleston voice sounds like a comedy impersonation.