When Harry Winter goes out collecting rocks to repair the wall around his father’s farm, he makes a fatal mistake. He disturbs Lucifer’s Tombstone, and awakens something demonic and dreadful... The TARDIS arrives in the 18th Century village of Thornton Rising in the Yorkshire Moors – a village cut off from the world by an all-consuming darkness, where the sun has not risen for three weeks. Farm animals have been attacked, people have gone missing, and strange lights have been seen in the sky. The Doctor soon becomes involved in a nightmarish adventure, helped by a young local woman named Charity. But who is feeding on the blood of the locals, and where will the carnage stop? Written specially for audio by Scott Handcock, The Rising Night is read by Michelle Ryan, who played Christina in the TV episode Planet of the Dead. ‘It’s hard to keep up with the stunning (and high quality) releases from BBC AUDIO’ - Eye of Horus.
When I hear Michelle Ryan talking, I hear "Nimueh" from Merlin. . .
One of the best stories I have listened to
This story most definitely has a major creep factor to it, the characters a wonderful, I just couldn’t stop listening even though it creeped the heck out of me, add the creepy music and I was lost in the story.
There is a very gothic feel throughout the story that will make your hair stand up in the back of your neck.Verry well done
Rising Night with Michelle Ryan
This story is one of my favorites. Creepy, action-packed, and emotionally moving. Michelle Ryan does a great job, of conveying each mood and performing distinct voices. Her rendition of David Tennant's voice is not perfect, but very close and one can see the line being spoken by the 10th Doctor. It's a must listen for the resolution; the 10th Doctor's handling of Charity and Nathaniel is a good foil for the 11th Doctor's handling of Amy and Rory.