July Books 5) In The Shadows, by Joseph Lidster

I drove to the Hague and back yesterday afternoon – normally I would go by rail without hesitation, but it was such a hot day that I decided I would prefer to be in control of my own air-conditioning than subject myself to the whims of the train’s electrical system. This gave me quite a long period of audiobook listening (it took about two and a half hours each way), and since I’m still eagerly waiting for The Guardian of the Solar System to appear on the Big Finish website, I dug into the archives and found this Torchwood story – set mostly during early Season 2 (after Jack’s return from the end of the universe but before Gwen’s wedding) but told in flashback from between Seasons 2 and 3. (I also started on a Tenth Doctor audiobook, but more on that when I finish it.)

It’s rather good: a classic horror story plot (spooky taxi driver who kills people by aging them to death) moored expertly in the Torchwood setting, with nice character moments for each of the team (especially Toshiko and PC Andy) and lots of continuity references to please the fans. Eve Myles has a lovely reading voice and does a decent impression of Jack, and indeed of the others as well. If you liked Torchwood in the old days you’ll like this.

One thought on “July Books 5) In The Shadows, by Joseph Lidster

  1. I didn’t find I took to Fitz, nor for that matter many of the companions in the 8th adventures.

    I suppose the core problem is I found they were trying too hard compared to the 7th NA books. I got very attached to Bernice Summerfield, what Ace grew into and Chris.

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