Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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March Books 25) Ghost Train, by James Goss

One of the two Torchwood audio books just released, both I think by Goss (who I find a tremendously impressive writer) and read by Kai "Rhys Williams" Owen, set in the gap between Torchwood series 2 and 3. Ghost Train is told as a first person narrative by Rhys, who gets sucked into a peculiar alien invasion with added time travel paradoxes, and ends up pilfering from himself. It's slightly retconning to put Rhys, whose great virtue in the TV show was that he was a lightning rod to normality, as the central character in a tale of the creepy unknown, but the story is a brilliant mixture of humour and horror, and Owen is a great reader - his Jack is a little too drawly, but of course he is playing Rhys doing Jack rather than being Jack himself. I hope the other new audiobook, Department X, is as good.
Tags: bookblog 2011, tv: torchwood, writer: james goss
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