It’s no secret I’m completely obsessed with all things The Doctor. I’ve read a few books and even have a handful of vintage stories in my collection. When I saw this I just couldn’t pass it up. The Twelfth Doctor traveling America? SOLD. Peter has been my favorite Doctor of the reboot even if I dislike Clara. I originally wanted to review each story but have decided against it as I felt the American Adventures were a bit meh. It’s also written by the same author so I didn’t feel a need to talk about each alone. I wouldn’t say I disliked them. I will say that most were three-stars and none reached over a four. They were good but they weren’t my favorite Doctor Who tales. The first complaint I had was the flat feeling to it all. It didn’t feel like THE DOCTOR, but more of a bland character. Short stories often have this problem as only a few Authors can truly build a story before ending it a few pages later. The also felt a bit repetitive. Of course, you know that The Doctor was going to save the day in the end. It seemed like he wrote a plot-line and just changed the specifics.
That all being said, I think if you read them with a bit of time in-between they would have felt more original. I did enjoy them and would read a full story by this author if I had the chance. Shorts are just a hard art to master. If you’re a fan of Capaldi and like to get through an adventure in 30 pages, this could be the read for you.