The first five chapters in the Big Finish history of Bernice Summerfield are being revisited with the release of five new audiobook adaptations. The first of these releases, Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Doomsday Manuscript, is out today.
Narrated by Bernice Summerfield herself, Lisa Bowerman, these audiobooks will take us back to the turn of the millennium unlocking some of the important moments of Benny’s life – at the Braxiatel Collection, her past love, and the birth of her son Peter.
The Doomsday Manuscript: The key to finding the Lost Tomb of Rablev. Legend says that if the tomb is ever opened, the world will end.
The Braxiatel Collection: Home to Professor Bernice Summerfield, and the location of one half of the Doomsday Manuscript.
The Fifth Axis: A callous, aggressive force that is assimilating territory and acquiring art treasures and archaeological finds.
Kasagrad: The last neutral planet in the Assimilated Territories, stratetically vital and protected from the Fifth Axis by its inpenetrable defence systems.
With the party to celebrate the opening of the Braxiatel Collection and the new year still underway, Benny finds herself drawn into a web of mystery and intrigue that starts with death and gets more serious at every stage. Can she find the second half of the Doomsday Manuscript before it falls into the wrong hands? Can she trust her partner in the quest? What will she find on Kasagrad – the location of the Lost Tomb of Rablev?
And can she squeeze in another drink at Joseppi's – favourite haunt of black marketeers, spies, counterfeiters, Fifth Axis officers, and desperate archaeologists – before the end of the world?
The other four audiobooks – which will be released in April and October 2019, then January and March 2020 – can be pre-ordered at £9.99 each. Or why not save money and purchase all five together (available to download on the day of release) in a bundle priced at just £40.
The paperback version of The Doomsday Manuscript (released in November 2000) is also available from Big Finish at just £3, while stocks last.