Torchwood: Red Skies : Torchwood

  • by Joseph Lidster
  • Narrated by John Telfer
  • Series: Torchwood
  • 1 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Telfer reads this exclusive audio adventure, set after the conclusion of Miracle Day, featuring Captain Jack Harkness. Jack Harness is in need of a holiday. He wants to get away from Torchwood, away from the human race - and where better to get completely away from it all than Cotter Paluni's World, a planet surrounded by deadly scarlet lightning and cut off from the entire universe?
But there are some shocks in store for Jack: The "Devil's World" might be completely isolated and inaccessible, but its inhabitants worship Torchwood. And before he can find out why, or how this is even possible, he finds himself arrested for murder. It looks as if someone on the planet knows who Jack is - and they're out to get him.... Written specially for AudioGO by Joseph Lidster.


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Customer Reviews

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Jack's Story Continues

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Joseph Lidster is a seasoned writer who has a deep understanding of the Torchwood characters. His other books Lost Souls, In the Shadows and his script for the episode A Day in the Death combines action with a grasp of the evolving psychological complexity of the characters and their histories: especially Jack Harkness. The story line pulls the mythic elements from classics like Dante's Inferno and The Wizard of Oz in its structure, yet keeps the science fiction aspects strong. There is enough of Jack's back story to catch up the new listener, and enough development to intrigue the Torchwood fan. I hope to see more from Lidster to keep Torchwood alive until the next series or movie.

What didn???t you like about John Telfer???s performance?

John Telfer has done an excellent job on other audiobooks. However, he doesn't get the American accent and pacing right for Captain Jack Harkness. This is important because the focus is on Jack the entire time. The accent was so distracting to me that I would rather get the book and read it using my memory of John Barrowman's performances to recreate the sound of the character in the story.

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- StarKayak

Really Boring

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The basic story was rather uninteresting. Barely hung in to hear the end.

Which character – as performed by John Telfer – was your favorite?

Captain Jack

Did Torchwood: Red Skies inspire you to do anything?


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- Jeanne Fignar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited