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A friend of Gwen's has recently done an impressive bit of slimming, thanks to a new Cardiff weight-loss clinic with an incredibly simple system, and now Rhys wants to give it a try. Elsewhere in the city, an ordinary woman with superhuman strength and a extraordinary hunger is attacking people and eating her victims.
©2007 Andy Lane (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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  • Melanie
  • Galt, MO, United States
  • 08-29-10

An extended episode.

The charactars are spot on, the interaction is fantastic, the plot is great, the writing is brilliant. Everything flows like you are listening to an episode of Torchwood. Only the show would NEVER have put this on the air. It's gory. Really gory. Some of the descriptions make you want to.... just keep a bucket close. People eat their own limbs while their still attached, and eat other people too. If you can get past the gore though, this is pure torchwood at it's finest.

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  • Chris
  • Arlington TX, United States
  • 08-11-12

Awesome like Atapose

Would you listen to Torchwood again? Why?

Yes, same great chemistry and stories

Who was your favorite character and why?

Owen, love his humanity

What does Burn Gorman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great emphasis and emotion in the reading

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Graphic descriptions - some good, some gross

Any additional comments?

Love the wonder and horror of their world

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It is personal for the Torchwood team this time!

Who doesn’t want to lose weight? A doctor discovers a miracle weight loss treatment, but it soon goes sideways. There are side effects. Torchwood becomes involved, but they can’t save everybody...

Oddly, despite the horror, this story struck me as particularly fun. I feel like steak tonight.

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Switched to Audio from Text Version

Read from May 29 to July 12, 2012

Started reading on my Kindle on 5/29. Switched to audiobook 7/10 (read by Burn Gorman, a.k.a., Dr. Owen Harper). The audiobook was abridged, so it left out all of the angsty relationship stuff between Gwen and Rhys, which was why I wasn't enjoying the book---because the show had already progressed their relationship FAR past the point it's at in this book. As far as the mystery/alien plot---predictable.

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Not Dramatized As Listed! (Still a decent listen)

This is a quick, entertaining Torchwood story that I believe is an abridged version of the actual book by Andy Lane. I'm not really a fan of abridged versions, but I thought I was getting a radio episode of Torchwood with the actual cast members when (Dramatized) was listed in the title. It's not, it's just Burn Gorman (Owen) reading a story that's mostly about Gwen and Rhys with smatterings of the other Torchwood team members.

Speaking of smatterings, this story is fairly bloody with a touch here and there of gore. Burn does a good, paced reading of the text but doesn't venture into the various accents of the diverse cast. All dialogue is spoken with a British pronunciation even though I was hoping to hear American and Welsh.

All in all, if you're a fan of Torchwood, you should like this book.

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  • Rachel
  • 04-26-10

Brilliant!

Loved this book, Burn Gorman tells it beautifully.

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  • stargirl
  • 02-19-18

Torchwood slow decay

Just finished reading slow decay found it was a bit spooky for night reading but once I got into it was very good will recommend to my friends