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Pest Control was the first of the audio only CD releases and was written by Peter Anghelides and it was released on May 8, 2008. The US release was September 8, 2009.

The audio is on 2 CD's and the runtime is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The audiobook is also available as an audio download on Amazon and AudioGo.

From BBC Press Release - April 29, 2008

"Pest Control, the first Doctor Who audio-exclusive story to be published by BBC Audiobooks.

The title, read by David Tennant, will be available on CD and on download and will not be published as a book.

The story was commissioned from the author Peter Anghelides and is one of the first pieces of published fiction to feature the character Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate in the television series) as the Doctor's companion.

The exciting narrative is accompanied by an atmospheric original soundtrack and thrilling sound effects created by Simon Hunt.

"Nevertheless, Tennant’s reading brings necessary energy to the narrative. As with previous Who readings, he narrates using his native Scottish accent, which makes it easy to tell where the authorial voice ends and where the Doctor’s speech begins. He adopts some suitably annoying voices for the characters we are meant to dislike." - - Richard McGinlay



"The Doctor and Donna face monstrous insects and a ruthless robot exterminator and The TARDIS is lost in battle on a distant planet.
When the Doctor sets off in pursuit, Donna is left behind, and finds herself accepting a commission in the Pioneer Corps. Something is transforming soldiers into monstrous beetles, and she could be the next victim. 
But that's before the arrival of a brutal and remorseless mechanical exterminator, bent on wiping out the insects. It may be that nothing can stop it, because this robot's solution for the infestation is very simple: kill everything."

Pest Control free in the Sunday Telegraph and The Telegraph on Monday - April 25, 26th 2010 - Ed Cumming - April 21, 2010

"Doctor Who is back, with a brand new Doctor, . . .To celebrate the programme’s return, we are proud to announce that next week we are giving away seven free Doctor Who CD audiobooks, only with The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

This Sunday’s paper includes the first part of Pest Control, read by the recently regenerated David Tennant. With the Tardis lost on a faraway planet, the Doctor and Donna battle horrifying insects and murderous robots.

Then, every day next week will be a new free CD, each voiced by Doctor Who stars past and present, and collectable free from WH Smith with your copy of The Daily Telegraph. The first CD from Smiths, on Monday, will be the conclusion of Pest Control.

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