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Torchwood Radio/TV Program

Torchwood: Asylum

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Publisher's Summary

When PC Andy Davidson arrests a young girl for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be a routine case. That is, until he sees that she is carrying a gun. The girl is soaking wet, covered in mud, and the weapon is like nothing he's ever seen before. He knows that this is a case for Torchwood....

The team discovers that the girl is called Freda, but can find out nothing else. Yet when she speaks, it's a strange mix of English and Icelandic, but with a Cardiff accent. While Jack and Ianto check out the girl's weapon and her blood sample at the Hub, Gwen and PC Andy take Freda to a safe house.

But when Jack calls with the results - and Freda goes on the run - PC Andy finds his world turning upside down.

Written specially for BBC Radio by Anita Sullivan, Asylum stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones and Tom Price as PC Andy Davidson. Contains adult themes and language.

©2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    B. Tetrault Fresno, CA USA 08-03-09
    B. Tetrault Fresno, CA USA 08-03-09 Listener Since 2002

    Geeky, Homeschooling Mom to three geeklets.

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    "Good to hear them all again.."

    It was wonderful to hear Jack, Gwen and Ianto again, but I wish I could say the story was better :( I am a diehard Torchwood fan, and this just didn't live up to what I expect from them. It was a good listen, but probably a one timer..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Evil_Asch 04-28-11
    Evil_Asch 04-28-11

    Evil Asch

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    "Cleverly written solid performances"

    This is an enjoyable piece, it doesn't further the story of Torchwood or any of its main characters too much. Fans of Andy will enjoy it as he has a significant role in this tale. The opening is a bit confusing until the listener has finished the piece and then it makes far more sense. The plot revolves around a confused young woman that is arrested for shoplifting and found to have future tech on her when she is brought in. Andy gives Gwen a call and off we go. The core moral at the story is interesting and timely and the writing is interesting especially some of the young woman's dialogue. Anyone with little knowledge of Torchwood will be able to jump in as there is little if any reference to the hub etc and the story is largely self contained.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K Australia 01-20-16
    K Australia 01-20-16 Member Since 2009

    Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.

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    "Another entertaining Story from Torchwood."

    I'm not sure I will ever get used to this style of performance with the story being told through the characters with no real narration. Luckily, the characters so well known to me that that doesn't matter.

    The story is simple and well paced in this short production keeping you glued to the audio book for the duration.

    If you have an hour to fill, this is a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Arlington TX, United States 08-10-12
    Chris Arlington TX, United States 08-10-12

    Artist and teacher in Texas

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    "Good story, for those who miss the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Torchwood to be better than the print version?

    Yes, especially when the origional actors read it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The alien girl character, she was approachable and universal


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Andy freaks out when he finds out more about Torchwood


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Warning from the future


    Any additional comments?

    Really love to hear the old gang back together again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jaime 05-21-11
    Jaime 05-21-11 Member Since 2010

    Bibliophile

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    "Excellent"

    Excellently done. As always, it is a pleasure to hear the original Torchwood actors playing their parts to perfection. Sound effects and superb writing, not to mention voice acting, make it easy to picture the action almost as clearly as seeing it on screen. A definite recommendation for all Torchwood fans.

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  • Alan
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    "Torchwood at its best."

    Loved the storyline.
    This story explored a very human attitude that is so relevant in today's society.

    In my own, very humble opinion, this is one of the best dramatisations from Torchwood since it left our screens!
    I have enjoyed listening to this story on many occasions since I purchased it.

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  • Alan
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    "Love it"

    great story, well written and acted. would of made a great episode. well done everyone involved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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