Torchwood Aliens Among Us / God Among Us

Torchwood season 5 and 6

A very special RecomMondaytion today: Torchwood season 5 and 6, the audio plays!

The last part of Torchwood season 6 – God Among Us – will be released this month. What a great opportunity for me to introduce you to these audiobooks. But let’s take a step back and let me catch you up on what’s going on here…

Torchwood TV series and Audiobooks

If you’re a fan of the Torchwood TV series you might know that it was never really canceled but just… not continued. John Barrowman and others wrote books in the Torchwood world, with some of them also available on Audible.

Aliens Among Us and God Among Us are different from the previous audiobooks though. These audio plays are produced by Big Finish and are the official season 5 and season 6 of Torchwood. They are produced with a full cast, including John Barrowman and Eve Myles, and have been written under the guidance of Russell T. Davies, the original show creator.


Audio Play “Aliens Among Us”

An audio play basically means that you’re listening to a TV show, just without the moving pictures. You hear all the environmental sounds, like car doors or gun shots, the actors might sound closer or further away, and every character is indeed played by a different actor.

Since I’ve been listening to audiobooks a lot and for a very long time now, I can’t say if audio plays are more or less difficult to get used to for avid audiobook listeners. I’m somewhat leaning towards the former. Normally, we only listen to people speak, never to environmental sounds.

So it might take you a moment to get used to it. But then it’s so worth it!


Season 5

That little warning aside, I absolutely loved Aliens Among Us. And it’s without a doubt an absolute must-listen for Torchwood fans. The overarching storyline, as well as the individual plots of the 12 episodes, were captivating and everything I’d expect from Torchwood.

Torchwood for Pride Month

And Torchwood fits absolutely perfectly into your Pride Month reading and listening. In season 5, we have two gay men (one of which is older and happily married), the ever so pansexual Jack Harkness, and a non-binary lifeform who is referred to as “they”.

I’m excited to see what season 6 will bring to the mix 😊


Torchwood “God Among Us”

Like season 5, God Among Us comes in 3 parts, each one with 4 episodes. The last part will be released this month and I haven’t yet started listening to this. Because once I do, I gotta binge it all 😉

I can’t tell you much about what’s happening with the team in season 6 since that would be spoilers for season 5. Just know that there’s more to come after “Aliens Among Us”. So get to it!


Torchwood Audio Plays Format

Torchwood season 5 and 6 are available as CD’s or MP3 downloads in the Big Finish store, and you can buy the CD’s on Amazon as well.

Depending on where you live, converting a CD you own to MP3’s for personal use might be allowed. If you buy the CD’s from Big Finish directly, you get access to the complementary digital version as well. However, on Amazon, the CD’s are quite a bit cheaper.

Get it on Amazon**

Get it on Big Finish

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