Written by: James Goss Narrated by: Kai Owen Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
It’s not easy being Rhys Williams. You’re married to the sexiest woman in Torchwood. She saves the world for a living, you move Lorries round in a timely fashion.
Suddenly, you’ve got a mystery of your own. Oh, it starts off being about missing fridges. But it leads to a midnight train pulling into an abandoned platform at Cardiff Station. What is the mysterious cargo that Rhys is unloading from the train? Where’s it going? And what can be behind it?
Rhys Williams is going to get to the bottom of it. All by him, thank you very much. Soon Captain Jack is missing, his wife’s dead, and it’s up to Rhys to try and put everything right. And find those fridges...
Now, that was just bloody brilliant. Rhys is an amazing character, and getting a typical week in the day and the life of the world of Torchwood, but from his perspective, is gold enough alone to justify the release, but mixed up with all the other zaniness going on, the soft links to the events of Department X (what do they need all those fridges for, eh?), plus the knowledge from The Torchwood Archives that The Committee is lurking around in the background of all this (which suddenly makes Jack's reaction to the computer's tale of the inhabitants of its homeward suddenly disappearing have a bit of a different edge to it), and you're just layering more and more on top of all the brilliance. Combined with the fact that this is, as so many of Goss' works are, in the first person (from Rhys' perspective this time), and you're left with a 2.5 hour adventure narrated by Rhys, as he slowly ramps up the tension and excitement as Torchwood gets sucked into something you wouldn't find odd seeing in a Sapphire & Steel serial. Bloody good stuff. The highlight of the Audio Originals thus far.
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