Phillip Hinchcliffe's novelization follows the Terrance Dicks model—retell the story without necessarily adding too many embellishments.

For some stories it works.For "Masque" I wish the story had been expanded a bit more.With the printed page, you can take certain liberties with the televised story to heighten the drama or to keep the reader more interested.Instead, we get a straight-forward re-telling of what we saw on screen.

The audio version is well done and a marked improvement over the Tom Baker read stories from this era.