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Blake's 7: Rebel: The Audio Adventures: 1 Audio CD – Audiobook, 3 Mar 2008

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: B7 Media; Unabridged edition (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906577013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906577018
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,151,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Re-imagining the Seventies series as a set of audio adventures, this new take on the Blake s 7 story is fresh and energetic and has a personality all of its own. Written by Ben Aaronovitch (Doctor Who Remembrance Of The Daleks ) and directed by Andrew Mark Sewell, the series boasts an impressive roster of actors amongst its ranks. Derek Riddell (Sir Robert Doctor Who Tooth And Claw ) steps up as Blake, Colin Salmon, best known for his roles in Resident Evil and AVP, lends his unmistakeable tones to the role of Kerr Avon and Daniela Nardini plays Supreme Commander Servalan and while they all give fine performances, it is the pace of the story and the stunning production values that ensure the audio adventures grip from the start. Frenetic but without surrendering detail to the strict running time, this first chapter in the three-part series is a welcome return for the enemy of The Federation. 4 Stars. --Sci-fi Now Magazine

This series is morally complex, deeply noir, and sounding slicker than ever in its now feature length format. --SFF Audio

I really enjoyed the audio series - fresh, bold and credible. --Matthew Graham, Writer / Creator, Life on Mars

About the Author

Ben Aaronovitch's first work for television was the Doctor Who (1963) story, Remembrance of the Daleks. He had been put in touch with Andrew Cartmel by a BBC script editor, Caroline Oulton, and he produced a story idea called Nightfall on spec before being commissioned for the Dalek story. Aaronovitch also scripted Battlefield for the twenty-sixth season of Doctor Who (1963). Aaronovitch has gone on to write for Casualty (1986) and also wrote, with Cartmel, an initial script for the 1989 Doctor Who (1963) stage play, The Ultimate Adventure. More recently he scripted thirteen episodes of the BSB series Jupiter Moon (1990) and has written several novels in Virgin Publishing's Doctor Who: The New Adventures range. Ben's work on the Blake's 7 series of audio adventures is critically acclaimed by both fans of the original series and newcomers alike.

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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
an audio play based on the popular bbc tv series of the 70's-80's blakes seven, about freedom fighters in a spaceship fighting a tyrannical government that rules lots of worlds in the relatively near future.

this is an all new version of the show. best described as a remake/slight reimagining with an all new cast.

the federation rule earth and all the worlds humanity has colonised. but roj blake, political activist and thorn in their side, has crossed them one too many times. deported to a penal colony on trumped up charges with several criminals, salvation arrives when he and some of the criminals get to take over an abandoned alien spaceship. the fight back can begin. even though not all the crew may share blake's enthusiasm for it.

this is the first of three audios telling this story. it runs for roughly sixty minutes. this was originally broadcast over the internet in twelve short episodes of roughly five to six minutes each, and they are combined here. each episode takes up a track and thus each ends on a cliffhanger, but they all flow together seamlessly enough and you'll barely notice the jumps.

story and acting wise this is pretty good. it does take a little while, if you're used to the original show, to get used to the new cast and their takes on the characters, but they all do rather well. especially those playing avon and blake and servalan.

it's slightly different from the original in that there's no cally.

a good start for this project. which will make you eager to hear the rest. the story continues on the cd blake's seven the audio adventures: traitor
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I thought this was going to be a straight audio version of the original television series, but it was awful. The sound effects were loud and intrusive and the story was thin and lacking any of the original tension.
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