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5.0 out of 5 stars Three excellent stories, 4 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 5 (Blake's 7) (Audio CD)
Here are three very different and very good Blakes 7 stories. Logic layers up levels of a story told with a beautiful circularity which slowly reveals the true events. Risk Management brings jewels, double dealing and scams to Blake's rebellion. Three is a fantastic story of government, lies and journalism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different ends of the spectrum in one box, 29 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Liberator Chronicles: Volume 5 (Blake's 7) (Audio CD)
Logic is a seemingly and deliberate pedestrian narrative which beautifully builds up a picture which is literally shattered. It is an example of how these audios can tell us so much more about what really goes on in the worlds of Blake's 7 than the television could. Louise Jameson, not normally associated with Blake's 7, is an inspired choice and was vocally perfect for the nature of the role to perform here. Very powerful stuff.

Risk Management is a narrative story that emulates the average early-Blake's story, but sadly the narration is lackluster and the two contributors do not dovetail well together because their tones suggest they are not in the same recording session when in fact they could be. Sadly Thomas barely resembles the voice of his 1970s character and I find it tough to accept narration when permanent dialogue with the other performer is surely not that much more costly to record and far far more engaging for the listener.

Three is simply a stunning two-hander. Jacqueline Pearce is brilliant. The story too takes us further than the series could. As with Logic, the story builds up a situation which inevitably is beaten down and this one of the strengths of this box set.

Logic 10/10
Risk Management 2/10
Three 10/10

Logic and Three are the best two The Liberator Chronicles stories we have so far had, and there have already been some very good ones. They take the Blake's 7 ethos to a new level and all the performers and writers have done the programme a very good service, because quite frankly they are right up there with the very best of the tv series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise, 25 April 2014
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With some trepidation, I was worried these might be too much like an actor reading a book, but this was excellent, much more liek a full cast audio drama - at least for cd 1 and 3. The first story is a brilliant concept - how does Blake and his crew affect the lives of ordinary people they have contact with. The second one is more like a TV episode - more linking narration and dialogue to other charecyers who stay silent ! but it works well. i was a bit thrown by the idea of the federatuion operating a legal system - but actually that is clear from episode 1 of the TV series and applies to dictatorships round the world today. A corrupt, inperfect legal system but some sort of legal justification. The third story is the best, the idea of a journalist seemed slightly odd, but all is revealed about how journalism really works under the federation. I am delighted the actors/actresses continue to support this series and turn out such quality products.
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