Torchwood : Torchwood

  • by Dan Abnett
  • Narrated by Burn Gorman
  • Series: Torchwood
  • 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here's an exciting, original short story written exclusively for audio, featuring the Torchwood characters and read by Burn Gorman, who plays Owen in the television series. Across Cardiff, ordinary people are behaving in odd ways: saying hello to one another and going out of their way to greet people. Torchwood discovers that an alien communications field is gathering strength in the city. The team must find the device responsible and shut it off - before civil unrest engulfs the city.


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Good enough for me

<i>Everyone Says Hello</i> is a pretty good <i>Torchwood</i> story with an interesting presentation.

Burn Gorman does a good job bringing most of the characters to life; the exception being Captain Jack Harkness, who proved beyond Gorman; I'm not sure if it was just the accent, or something else. But he did a pretty good job bringing Dan Abnett's story to life otherwise.

This isn't Abnett's first <i>Torchwood</i> story, and he proved here again that he has a good grasp of the show's characters. The story fell victim to the same tendency towards the grandiose that some of the more recent <i>Torchwood</i> stories on-screen have, but as long as the story is well-executed that's not a problem. And I certainly think that the story was well-executed.

While a new <i>Torchwood</i> novel would've been my preference over a new audiobook, I still enjoyed <i>Everyone Says Hello</i>. And that's good enough for me.
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- Andrew

A waste of time

To be fair, I have not yet finished listening to this book. But that's probably because it is so frustratingly boring that I can't bring myself to do so!

Burn's reading is fantastic as is his vocal acting for each of the varied characters. The writing of the book is, however, appalling. The story is slow - unbelievably slow - and unfortunately the alien 'invasion' involves LOADS of completely unnecessary talking by different characters in the general public. The whole premise could have been established in 4 minutes, not 40 (I am at 42 minutes now and keep expecting SOMETHING different to happen - and have been still disappointed.) It might have worked in video form but, as it is, is a complete failure of a story.

As I said, my congratulations to Burn for sitting through this. But if you're thinking about getting this? Unless you really, really love his voice and don't mind the blithering writing, I would NOT
recommend downloading it. My word to describe it: "ugh."

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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited