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Being Human: The Road [Kindle Edition]

Simon Guerrier
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Annie has learned quite a bit about her new friend Gemma: she's from Bristol, she used to work in a pharmacy, and she's never forgiven herself for the suicide of her teenage son. She also died ten years ago and doesn't know why she's come back through that door.

Perhaps it has something to do with the new road they're building through the rundown part of town. The plans are sparking protests, and Annie knows those derelict houses hold a secret in Gemma's past. Will stopping the demolition help Gemma be at peace again? Annie, George and Mitchell get involved in the road protest, but they're more concerned by mysterious deaths at the hospital. Deaths that have also attracted the attention of the new Hospital Administrator...

Featuring Mitchell, George and Annie, as played by Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow in the hit series created by Toby Whithouse for BBC Television

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"Kinda Buffy meets This's sharp, dead funny and sexy" (Guardian)

"This is dead good" (Sunday Times)

"BBC3's best-ever drama... Required viewing" (Heat)

"A delightful balance of modern coming-of-age dramedy and horror fantasy . . . If you could imagine the love child of Friends and Dexter you'd be close." (Los Angeles Times)

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The first in a brand new list of tie-in novels for the hit BBC series Being Human

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0038AUYPU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read. 17 May 2010
This is book one in the Being Human series and it doesn't disappoint.
It has the same tone as the brilliant series and so doesn't seem completely unattached as some t.v books can. It mentions many of the events from series one and two which were very good additions.
The main storyline is engaging and gripping. The only reason it does not gain 5 stars from me is because it's conclusion did feel a little rushed but overall a very good read.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good start 28 Feb. 2010
This is Book 1 of the first three-book bunch, "Chasers" being Book 2, and "Bad Blood" being Book 3. I haven't finished it yet, but the only other review about these books says "Bad Blood" is the first one, which is not the case, and I thought I set that right before other people read them in the wrong order. Additionally, it must be said that it is set after Episode 2 of Season 2, if not later (I haven't seen further than Episode 2, for now). For the book itself, I can say that the characters are spot-on, and overall it gets the tone quite right. You really can imagine what's happening as if it was shown on your TV screen, and you get a bit more insight into these characters, which is all you could ask for in a TV-tie-in novel. And, BTW, it's creepy, too. :-) I'll get back to you when I've finished it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Same old characters - different stories 27 Mar. 2011
By Stais
If I'm honest when I came looking for Being Human books I was looking for something based on the series', as a massive fan I was a bit sceptical when I read that they were spin-off books. I have never been into the whole super-natural thing so worried a bit that these might be more 'Twilight-esque' than the general day to day of Being Human. I am pleased to say I was wrong!!

There are three books in the series The Road, Chasers and Bad Blood (in that order) which are based within the second series of the show and definately stay true to it but managing to differ the story without going to far off the mark.

The Road starts off with the same kind of introduction tot he show just a general caqtch up of who and what the main characters are so would be easy for a non-watcher to just pick these up and read, then the plot line begins quite early on so you get time to get into and visualise the new character which makes it easy to read. The story cantres around Annie (mainly) as she tries to make sense of and help a lost ghost who has just appeared in their home with no reason or idea why she could be there. Throughout the book there are hints and clues to keep you guessing but in the end the story ties up nicely witht the ending tying in directly withe beginning fo the second book.

At times it does seem like it is leaning towards the teen genre but it quickly comes back and is generally a tale for anyone over the age of 14, it is easy to read and has everything sadness, thrill, angst and a few twists and turns without straying from the TV show too much.

I really like the fact that th characters are so well written with the actors as we know them in mind, there are parts where it describes movements like Annie being nervous and playing with her neck which is a trait we can picture from the show itself.

Overall a great read and definately a must for fans of the show and new comers alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm only human...Or am I? 27 Mar. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In the mould of Sci-fi/Fantasy shows such as Doctor Who and Torchwood (Being Human creator Toby Whithouse cut his teeth writing for both of the above) Being Human is an engaging and imaginative TV series that is very much of the moment.
This is the first TV Tie-in novel for the series and is a competently written and atmospheric slice of fiction that echoes the TV series and could indeed be an episode - although the show's trademark gore and darkness is largely absent here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 19 April 2010
Good story and told in the same way as the TV series. 3 books available, all by different authors but telling a good tale nonetheless. Have read and enjoyed all 3 books and am just waiting for more to be published!
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