If you’re a fan of the Torchwood TV series, you might know that it was never really canceled but just… not continued. But only on TV!! You can listen to Torchwood season 5, the audio play, with the actors from the original TV cast.
Torchwood TV series and Audiobooks
Aliens Among Us / God Among Us
Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us.
Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it’s in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible’s happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?
While Torchwood was still running and afterward, 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.
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Torchwood Season 5: 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 gunshots. 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!
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Torchwood Season 5 Review
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.
I missed this show so much and it was truly a delight to dive back into this universe with all the original voices.
Torchwood for Diverse Reading
Torchwood has always been very diverse and I was thrilled to see that this was continued in season 5
Torchwood Season 6: Audio Play “God Among Us”
Like season 5, God Among Us comes in 3 parts, each one with 4 episodes.
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 CDs or MP3 downloads in the Big Finish store, and you can buy the CDs on Amazon as well.
Depending on where you live, converting a CD you own to MP3 for personal use might be allowed. If you buy the CDs from Big Finish directly, you get access to the complementary digital version as well.
However, on Amazon, the CDs are quite a
Unfortunately, the Big Finish Torchwood productions are not available anywhere else. And the digital version can only be bought in their own store. It’s not sold in audiobook stores.
Eline Blackman (pronouns: she/they) fell in love with books as a child – with being read to and reading herself. 10 years ago, she bought her first Audible book. It was love at first listen! An average of 250 audiobooks per year has become the new normal and you will rarely see Eline without a wireless earbud. Romance and Fantasy are the go-to genres for this audiobook fan.