Amy and the Doctor arrive in the Ol' West, to be confronted by three men who all claim that they've been hired for a job.
With the help of their new friends, Amy and the Doctor must acquire a dangerous alien piece of technology.
Now they've got enemies on both sides - soldiers and aliens - coming to claim what they feel is theirs to take.
This is a very fast-paced and action packed audio book. It might cause problems for those who need a slower narrative but otherwise it is very gripping. There is never a lull with Matt Smith's narration.
I had a lot of fun being transported to the Old American West but things might have seemed same-old if it weren't for Amy and the Doctor. Their characters just bring so much more interest and excitement to the plot.
Matt's American accent was a lot stronger than his Scottish one but since Amy is an established character, it didn't matter. I could picture her perfectly.
Oli's description of the West really makes it feel like you were there. It's a wonderful piece of escapism and I can see myself traveling back there.
I'd recommend 'The Runaway Train' to any avid Doctor Who fan who wants to listen to something fun and adrenaline-packed.