Blake's 7 - Liberator

  • by James Swallow
  • Narrated by Derek Riddell, Colin Salmon, Daniela Nardini, Craig Kelly, Carrie Dobro, Owen Aaronovitch, Dean Harris
  • 0 hrs and 58 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The Federation's grip is tightening and Roj Blake and the crew of the Liberator have nowhere left to hide. As time runs out, old friendships are shattered and new alliances are forged. Choices are made and battle lines are drawn across the galaxy. A path of betrayal, lies and deceit leads to only one destination...
Toward a deadly confrontation that will change everything.


What the Critics Say

"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. 4 Stars." (Sci-fi Now Magazine)


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Good but not great

As with any series of this nature there are going to be highlights and lowlights, and to date this series has been excellent, however of the three episodes published to date, this is perhaps the weakest of the three.

The characters (and possibly the actors) are still coming in to their own, and the rivalries that exist within the crew are all there, it is just starting to feel a little weak in some places.

Not to give any of the story away, but the 'baddies' of the show are rather one dimensional, and the back-story is weak. Yes, this is a retelling of an old TV series, and that would give the author and the cast some room to play, and yet the opportunities are missed.

I have no doubt that there will be future episodes, and the background histories will come to light (or perhaps you need to listen to the prequals) but the speed of each episode means that the secondary characters come across unformed, and this makes them seem one dimensional.

The actors and audio effects cannot be faulted, and the listener is left with a real sense of the action as it unfolds. If you like this kind of sci-fi story then this is a good listen which is only let down by poor characters.

I hope that this series continues to grow and improve along the way, I just think that they should slow down the narrative to create bigger (and more believable) characters.
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- Lee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2009
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited