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3.0 out of 5 stars attack of the morning people, 1 May 2008
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This review is from: "Torchwood": Everyone Says Hello (Audio CD)
This is a totally original story involving torchwood, characters from the bbc show about a secret group in cardiff that protects the world from aliens and dangerous technology that comes through a rift in time in the city. It's written as a short novel and read by actor burn gorman, well known for his role as owen harper in the show. It runs for roughly two and a half hours, and is spread out over two discs, each of seventy five minutes in duration.

The story involves torchwood investigating why people are suddenly doing nothing but talk non stop to complete strangers. as the city dissolves into chaos as a result of all this, can torchwood find the cause and save the day?

As a torchwood story this is a pretty decent one, and as a novel not bad. there are a lot of very well drawn supporting characters. although regular character ianto and tosh don't get very much to do.

Actor burn gorman is a very good reader and enjoyable to listen to. It's initially quiet disconcerting to hear someone say torchwood over the theme and for it to not be john barrowman! He does the vocal mannerisms of all the characters, especially the regulars very well, although doesn't quite manage to recreate the voices of all of them.

The story is divided into six chapters, each running roughly twenty five minutes. chapter four is split between discs one and two. and this is the one flaw with the whole thing, as it's paced more like a novel than an audio so it does get a bit much to listen to in one go. I recommend taking breaks in between chapters. added to which, chapter five is rather padded and could easily have been cut down, and the whole resolution in chapter six feels a bit rushed.

Also please note that like the show it contains adult scenes and situations and language.

Not bad, but I agree with the reviewer who gave it 3.5 out of 5
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