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  • Torchwood: The Exodus Code

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman
    • Narrated By Daniel Pirrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice - the number one Twitter trend is #realfemmefatales. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there's not much of Torchwood left.

    Bonnie says: "Exodus Code an immortals adventure"
    "Captain Jack is Back"
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    What did you love best about Torchwood: The Exodus Code?

    Exodus Code moves the story of Captain Jack Harkness forward. The combination of John Barrowman's insight into the character he plays, and Carol Barrowman's writing skill has produced a thoughtful, gripping tale that both reaches back into memory of previous characters yet embracing new ones. Past characters were honored, and new ones were fully sketched. Although the Captain has moved on from the trauma of Children of the Earth and Miracle Day, memories still haunt the immortal man. However the wit and swagger is back. Carol's descriptions of the people and landscapes are vivid, especially in Peru. I especially enjoyed the witty sexual tension in the relationship of Jack and Renso in the beginning of the book. The confrontation scene between Gwen and Rys was chilling. The scenes on Ice Maiden were engaging and believable. The Torchwood signature traits of action, drama, and sly humor were all in the mix.


    Any additional comments?

    Russell T Davies's Captain Jack Harkness is one of the most complex and interesting characters in modern science fiction, and this story moves the character forward. Even though I was disappointed that John did not have time to do the audio book himself, Daniel Pirrie did a good job with all the accents, especially Jack's. I bought both the book then the audio, and it was money well spent. Best Torchwood book ever!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: Mr Invincible

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Morris
    • Narrated By Tom Price
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Tom Price reads this exclusive audio adventure set after the conclusion of Miracle Day, featuring Captain Jack Harkness and Sgt Andy Davidson. Ross Chapman is one of life's losers. So when he survives a point-blank shooting, dons a superhero costume, and becomes a crime-busting vigilante, something strange is clearly going on. And Ross's transformation isn't the only odd thing happening in Cardiff. Time is distorting - around the city, some people are aging, dying, and decomposing in a matter of minutes.

    StarKayak says: "Clever Plot, Excellent Narration"
    "Clever Plot, Excellent Narration"
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    Where does Torchwood: Mr Invincible rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the more enjoyable post Miracle Day stories focusing on Captain Jack Harkness. The plot is clever, the dialog has wit and pathos, and Tom Price's narration brings back the voice of the endearing PC Andy. Wonderful addition to the Torchwood series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Torchwood: Red Skies

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Joseph Lidster
    • Narrated By John Telfer
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    John Telfer reads this exclusive audio adventure, set after the conclusion of Miracle Day, featuring Captain Jack Harkness. Jack Harness is in need of a holiday. He wants to get away from Torchwood, away from the human race - and where better to get completely away from it all than Cotter Paluni's World, a planet surrounded by deadly scarlet lightning and cut off from the entire universe? But there are some shocks in store for Jack....

    StarKayak says: "Jack's Story Continues"
    "Jack's Story Continues"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Joseph Lidster is a seasoned writer who has a deep understanding of the Torchwood characters. His other books Lost Souls, In the Shadows and his script for the episode A Day in the Death combines action with a grasp of the evolving psychological complexity of the characters and their histories: especially Jack Harkness. The story line pulls the mythic elements from classics like Dante's Inferno and The Wizard of Oz in its structure, yet keeps the science fiction aspects strong. There is enough of Jack's back story to catch up the new listener, and enough development to intrigue the Torchwood fan. I hope to see more from Lidster to keep Torchwood alive until the next series or movie.


    What didn???t you like about John Telfer???s performance?

    John Telfer has done an excellent job on other audiobooks. However, he doesn't get the American accent and pacing right for Captain Jack Harkness. This is important because the focus is on Jack the entire time. The accent was so distracting to me that I would rather get the book and read it using my memory of John Barrowman's performances to recreate the sound of the character in the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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