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The Shadow People (audio story)

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The Shadow People
Main character(s): Sarah Jane, Luke, Rani, Clyde
Featuring: Gita, Haresh
Main setting: Snowdonia, Wales
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Audio
Writer: Scott Handcock
Release details
Release number: 5
Release date: 8 October 2009
Format: 1xCD
ISBN 978-1-4084-2669-2
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The Shadow People was the fifth Sarah Jane Adventures audiobook released. It was written by Scott Handcock, produced for BBC Audio and read by Elisabeth Sladen. It accompanied the CBBC broadcast of series 3.

Publisher's summary Edit

A camping trip spells trouble for Sarah Jane and friends, in this exclusive audio adventure read by Elisabeth Sladen.

When both the school bus and Sarah Jane’s car break down in Snowdonia, the gang find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Exploring by a lake, Rani sees a shadowy figure that looks exactly like her. Then Sarah Jane hears a voice asking for help, and sees a mysterious figure outside her tent. Who is watching them, and why? How can Rani be in two places at once? And what secret does a nearby cave hold?

Plot Edit

Sarah Jane's Saturday off is interrupted when Luke and Clyde come to her door, wanting a ride to school, having missed the bus after an encounter with an alien disguised as a cat. That day the school was having a field trip to Wales, and Sarah knows that it was important to Luke. They use a cell phone tracking device to track Rani's cell phone.

After a long drive, they discover the bus broken down on the side of the road. Not long after, their car breaks down as well. Neither the car nor the bus will even begin to start.

The four of them, Sarah Jane, Luke, Clyde and Rani, go looking around. They walk up to a pond, noting how beautiful it is. Rani, however, seems nervous, looking over her shoulder, as if she is looking for someone.

Rani, as it turns out, is nervous due to a strange thing that happened to her earlier that day. While she was by the pond, she began to hear voices calling out to her, but when she would look around no one would be there. Then, out of the corner of here eye she saw the reflection of someone crouching over her in the pond. Upon closer inspection, she found the figure was another her, crouching over her reflection with bloodshot eyes. The apparition soon passed, yet she still felt like she was being watched. Sarah Jane agrees, secretly also feeling it.

Soon nightfall comes, and they are put into pairs to pitch tents to sleep in. Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde work together, and Rani helps her father.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Luke and Clyde are late to school due to an encounter with an alien disguised as a kitten.

Notes Edit

  • The story is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.

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