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Torchwood Tales

Torchwood Audio Originals
Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)
Regular price: £31.99
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Summary

Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen and others read 10 stories based on the hit BBC TV series.

Written specially for audio, with additional sound design, the stories feature the original Torchwood lineup including Captain Jack, Gwen, Ianto, Owen and Toshiko, plus Rhys and PC Andy.

The titles are 'Hidden' by Steven Savile; 'Everyone Says Hello' by Dan Abnett; 'In the Shadows' by Joseph Lidster; 'The Sin Eaters' by Brian Minchin; 'Department X' and 'Ghost Train' by James Goss; 'Army of One' by Ian Edginton; 'Fallout' by David Llewellyn; 'Red Skies' by Joseph Lidster; and 'Mr Invincible' by Mark Morris.

The readers are Naoko Mori, Burn Gorman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Tom Price and John Telfer. Duration: 18 hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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great value for a credit

I wouldn't have baught these separately but for a single credit well worth it.

The stories range in quality but there are a couple which for a Torchwood fan are well worth a listen.

Why oh Why did they ruin this series by changing the format?? I could easily have seen it going the same way as Supernatural if they'd just left it alone!!

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Captivating!

What did you like most about Torchwood Tales?

The story’s were so intriguing ,and so well written, that I kind of wished it was made into an actual episode of Torchwood . The narrators had their own unique style of storytelling that captivated my imagination completely. Looking for other Torchwood audio dramas to add to my collection.

Who was your favorite character and why?

That’s a hard question,I like all the characters but the one that actually made me laugh while I was listening was the character Rhys,played by Kai Owen.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Again Rhys,Kai Owen is probably my favourite narrators of Torchwood story’s ,followed but Gareth David Lloyd and Burn Gorman .

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Torchwood-The original team.
Trying not to be biased but after COE, Torchwood wasn’t the same.

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fantastic short stories

some amazing short stories by some amazing actors. It kept me on the edge of my seat! Once I started listening I couldn't stop, I didn't want to stop! I would definitely recommend the audiobook to any sci-fi fan.
We need a lot more from Touchwood!!

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an absolute bargain

stories both from the original series time line and beyond. If you're a fan it's a must buy

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  • carol
  • SKELMERSDALE, United Kingdom
  • 07-05-17

Torchwood

Really enjoyed this audible book would love to see them on t.v. Return to Torchwood maybe.

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Great

Some funny American accents but well read and enjoyable. Bbc should do more audible books

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  • Becca
  • 07-05-17

Loved it. I want more!!

Listening to a Torchwood audiobook allows the listener to escape into their own imagination. It works really well especially where the monster would be too difficult or cheesy to portray on film.

I thought the readers were fantastic also and I look forward to more stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-12-16

The Lost episodes

These tales do a great job of continuing the adventures of Cardiff's finest. can't wait for more!

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  • Rocky Sunico
  • 14-12-18

A Little Middle of the Road

What I Liked: I was not prepared for how much I'd enjoy Kai Owen as a storyteller but he is quite the fun reader and I ended up enjoying his stories the most. He brings a certain energy and exuberance to his performances such that the stories come alive more. Or maybe his distinct manner of speech is somehow quite gripping and intriguing to some degree.

The sheer diversity of stories here was pretty great with the Torchwood team exploring all sorts of different challenges and ideas. When you put all of the stories together it almost feels like this is an additional season of the show and a chance to hear all these familiar voices telling us about their adventures.

What Could Have Been Better: That said, not everyone is the greatest of readers and some stories become harder to keep up with because it oddly becomes easy to lose focus. I know this is a minor point but it happens to me time and again with some books but especially with this collection. The first half of the stories were not as striking as the second half because of this complication.

And as a collection this is crazy long and the stories sort of blur together when you slug through it. I know it's convenient to have all the stories here but you may need to take sufficient breaks between stories so you better appreciate them. Plus it was a big loss that the stories are read as books and not performed as dramas so one person reads a story from start to finish. This is why the Kai Owens stories rather worked more - because Rhys was also a major focus in those stories so it made sense to hear him.

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  • Woodhunter
  • 14-11-18

Never miss an episode.

Always enjoy listening to my BBC stories. Especially during election time. Never miss any of them.

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  • Erik
  • 22-10-17

I did not finich this book

The first few stories had a good buildup and interesting plot, that all of a sutten were finished. It annoyed me. There were a few good stories but where I dropped the book where where they reached the torchwood season 4 timeline. The part where they fucked up the series. From there on I had no interest in the rest of the stories

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