I was really looking forward to this audio, as it would feature the (in)famous Jack Harkness and would take place on another planet. and, indeed, it starts off quite nicely. Furthermore, I liked the memory scenes incorporated into the story. Maybe not so much fun for anyone just hearing about Torchwood for the first time, but for a fan it immediately recalls scenes that we remember having seen. No problem with that. The overall plot is rather boring.
It could easily have taken place on Earth (you just change the Godlike character somewhat) as the red skies turn out to be just window dressing to hide a story that is all about an intolerant religion that has more rules for people than even highly fundamentalist Christian cults tend to possess. It even includes a very traditional coming out story. Just because Jack is the main lead such a story needs to be included presumably. I rather liked the way relationships were approached in the Torchwood series, and there was no need for any kind of this. I mean, I am sure that kind of thing is still an issue in certain communities and religions, but for a fan of Torchwood (and maybe doctor Who too) it really isn't very welcome to play it out again. Been there, past that. One of the reasons we enjoyed the original series after all.
The intolerant religion in this story is called Torchwood. It even has a so-called Living God. During the course of the Audio we find out how this has come to pass, and who is the God, but it actually is not a good narrative. However, the story is told well. You do imagine Captain Jack being there.
On the whole a mixed bag: characterisation is okay, some elements of the story are great, but more are not (and boring too). So I ended up with an average score: three stars.