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5.0 out of 5 stars The Price is right
The post-Torchwood TV series audios and novels have been a mixed-bag overall, however this is one of the better efforts, using the stock idea of an everyman who suddenly develops the ability to withstand normally-fatal assaults unscathed, and who subsequently uses this new-found ‘gift’ to become a superhero, to the astonishment and acclaim of those around him...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly unoriginal
This is my second Torchwood story read by Tom Price and I did enjoy the first oneTorchwood: Fallout as I thought they were adding a certain freshness to a series which (for me at least) died with Miracle Day
This one isnt as good sadly. The story itself is nothing original and takes off elements of Dr Who and Warehouse 13. This in itself isn't a problem, the sci fi...
Published on 13 Sep 2012 by James Walls


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4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable Torchwood audio adventure, 23 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Torchwood: Mr Invincible (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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Mr Invincible by Mark Morris is another in the series of audio adventures by BBC audio. Ross Chapman is one of life's loosers. So when he survives a point blank shooting, he dons a super hero costume and becomes a crime-busting vigilante. Ross's transformation isn't the only strange thing happening in Cardiff. Time itself is distorting - some people are reverting to childhood, while other's are aging rapidly, dying and decomposing in a matter of minutes. Sgt Andy Davidson is out of his depth and when Captain Jack Harkness appears on the scene, he turns to Jack for help.

Mr Invincible is read by Tom Price who plays Andy Davidson in the tv series. Tom Price has read several of the Torchwood audio adventures and makes a good narrator. This is a very enjoyable audio adventure and moves at a good pace. The cd runs just over and hour and is well worth a listen.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre even by Torchwood standards, 12 Aug 2012
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While I liked the premise of having a very ordinary person discover super powers while not managing to look impressive in the adopted lycra costume, the story is not particularly coherent, the characters aren't that likeable. Generally it's pretty childish for a Torchwood adventure.
There are multiple parts of the story running simultaneously, which end up somewhat incoherent, and there is the usual arbitrary means of making most things right in the end, if not everything. The problem is not just the incoherence, though, the character's aren't particularly likeable or dislikeable, so you end up not really caring what happens to them.
Disappointing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Captain Jack using his wits, 5 July 2012
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This story is set after Miracle Day and, according to the narrative follows on from the previous audiobook, Fallout. However, unlike Fallout, this story heavily features Captain Jack, although there is no Gwen except in reference to Jack's premonition of her dying.

As per the previous release, the story is read by Tom Price who, although he does his PC Andy voice and also does a passable impression of Rhys, thankfully, he doesn't try to impersonate Jack's voice. This can be a little confusing at first but I think that was the right decision. Shame John Barrowman couldn't have contributed though.

What I like about this story is that, with the Torchwood Hub having been previously destroyed, Jack has to rely on his wits to solve the case and, although luck plays a part, he copes very well in the circumstances.

This is a well written story that I enjoyed listening to. At an hour or so long, it felt a little like one of the earlier episodes of the TV series and, with a bit more action, could easily form part of a future series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A superb Torchwood story., 5 July 2012
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Ross Chapman is shot at point blank range, yet does not die. He gains super powers and becomes a crime busting vigilante 'Mr. Invincible'.

Cpt.Jack Harkness sees a vision of Gwen lying murdered, shot by an unknown gunman. Jack is angry - he does not know where the death of Gwen took place.

At the local police station Jack demands to see Sgt.Andy Davidson and hears of other incidents; young people becoming old, adults becoming young and others dying.

Jack must find the truth about Gwen in order to save her as time is shifting around the city. He must also find out who or what is causing time's erratic motion.

This is a very well written story with all the right ingredients expected in a Torhwood adventure. Events are a sequel to Miracle Day, with suspense, mystery and an unusual solution.

Written by Mark Morris and read by Tom price.
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