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An ok story, but would have been better as a full cast recording
on 26 May 2011
As somebody who really enjoys Torchwood, I found "Torchwood Department X" to be an ok story, but not exceptional (I'm not into "spoilers", so I won't be giving away the plot in this review).
Unfortunately, listening to it on audio CD, I found it disappointing. This was largely because I found Kai Owen's (the actor who plays Rhys in the TV series) inability to do accents really distracting. When audio CDs are read by a single person rather than by the full cast, does the reader need to impersonate the voices that we are used to hearing? Not necessarily. However, when the reader introduces a character and says that the character speaks in something close to Canadian, but then immediately continues in a Welsh accent, it becomes really distracting. I could visualise easily enough what was being described, but I couldn't get "into" the atmosphere because of the reading. Sorry Kai.
So, an ok story, but would have been significantly better either as a full cast recording, or alternatively read perhaps by John Barrowman.