Blake's 7 - Rebel

  • by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by Derek Riddell, Colin Salmon, Daniela Nardini, Craig Kelly, India Fisher, Carrie Dobro, Michael Praed
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

In the third century of the second calendar, the galactic Federation, once a beacon of democracy and peace, has become a corrupt tyranny. Freedom and Justice are things of the past.
Roj Blake stood up for the ordinary people. When the establishment tried intimidation, he laughed in their faces; when they tried to crush him, he fought back. They tried to brainwash him into obedience, but he broke their conditioning. Finally they framed him for crimes he didn't commit and sentenced him to permanent exile on the notorious prison planet of Cygnus Alpha. The Federation thinks it has seen the last of Roj Blake...
The Federation will wish it had.


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)
"This series is morally complex, deeply noir, and sounding slicker than ever in its now feature length format." (Jesse Willis, SFF Audio)
"I really enjoyed the audio series - fresh, bold and credible." (Matthew Graham, Writer / Creator, Life on Mars)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An excellent re-imagining of an old favourite.

I remember the original TV series from my youth, and felt it a great pity when it ended, but I do not wish to bring the old series back to life, especially when re-tellings of this quality come along.

This audio play is a dramatic re-telling of how the Roj Blake became a fugitive and obtained the Liberator, and I must admit that I approached it with an open mind, and was not disappointed. Although I know the story well, there is enough new material in this version to keep ones interest, and to add some new dimensions.

The audio is a clean and clear, and the actors portray their characters with depth and humanity, and the audio effects add to to overall ambience of the piece.

If you are looking for a good radio play (and are not looking for a verbatim copy of the TV program) then you can't go far wrong with this. An excellent piece of audio drama which is entertaining throughout.
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- Lee

Too Expensive for such a short story.

Would you try another book from Ben Aaronovitch and/or the narrators?

For the price they should package a few together. You just get started getting into this and you have to buy another episode.

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- David "I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over."

Book Details

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