I'm pretty sure it's been discussed here briefly in the past because I think I followed a link posted here to Freema's official website, where I first heard a snippet of it - but has anybody else here heard Freema reading Jacqueline Rayner's 'The Last Dodo'? I just had to fangirl.
I haven't finished listening yet but I love her more than I did before I started listening after just one disc's worth. It was a good choice to give her to read, what with a lot of it being told from the point of view of Martha herself talking to the reader - and you do feel like Martha just sat down to have a companionable chat with you in a few spots - but I have to say, I'm so very impressed by her reading of the Doctor. Totally got the giggles over it, but she completely has David's speech patterns down pat and I'm absolutely loving it.
So yeah. Even if audiobooks aren't usually your thing (they're not generally mine - I prefer reading an actual paper book), I do think this is worth a try.
The tidbit: from TV Guide July 16-22, 2007.
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#8 Freema Agyeman
Plays Med Student Martha Jones on Sci Fi Channel's Doctor Who
Thanks to her new role, Agyeman gets to combine two of her biggest dreams----being a doctor and being on Doctor Who. "Growing up, I watched the series, so the new version was something I desperately wanted to be involved in. I landed a small role and the character died, but I didn't care! Then, as fate would have it, I was given an opportunity to audition for the new companion." Jackpot!
The little snippet was accompanied by the image of Freema @ the Monte Carlo Film Festival sitting on that hot pink couch.