I would like some recommendations for what I should listen to and what a listening order is to follow certain story arcs. With Humble Bundle I do have the first eight monthly releases, Torchwood Archive, and Ghost Mission.
Post by themeddlingmonk on Jan 27, 2020 21:04:49 GMT
What I’d recommend:
Aliens Among Us God Among Us The Conspiracy (You've got that) Fall To Earth (You've got that) Forgotten Lives (You've got that) More Than This (You've got that) Ghost Mission (You’ve got that) Broken Made You Look Corpse Day We Always Get Out Alive Instant Karma
Honestly most of it’s worth a look, but this is what I’d say are the best of the ones I’ve actually heard. Torchwood Cascade and Goodbye Piccadilly usually get a lot of praise too.
I’m yet to hear a bad Big Finish Torchwood, so recommendations are difficult. Best advice I can give is just scroll through the monthly range and just pick whatever piques your interest. It’s quite the variety.
I really liked the full-cast special Believe (which is completely standalone from any other releases and the TV series).
For those who cherry-pick Torchwood but are completists (just addressing completists ok 😁), consider getting the 1-24 or any of the bundles during a sale to save a bit of money (if in the end you feel compelled to get everything anyway). Not as much savings as before the international currency adjustment though. & this is entirely your choice.
Many different bundles to choose from. During sales, the discounts are significant. Of course the lowest per release is the 1-24 bundle (I got mine for US $84 @ $3.50 each, 24 stories). It has a good & varied selection of characters & plots & first appearances in audio.
This is not meant to be an in depth review of the bundle, more of…just to illustrate that at sale bundle price, it’s sorta kinda worth it? For that low per volume price, a few audios you end up not liking, still average out cheaper?
Although, for those who balk at the $84 sale bundle price (it’s only this price during sales, during normal times it’s higher) feel free to follow recommendations & get Fall to Earth, and or stories of characters, plots you like. I had no regrets though, saving it for next to last & getting it in one go. 🙂
1 The Conspiracy (Jack) starts off the Monthly Range with backstory on the Committee. After I got everything, I decided to listen to everything in release date order, so started here. 2 Fall to Earth (Ianto) Zeynep (Lisa Zahra) Awesome story! & the supporting character is so good, she’s on my Fantasy Releases wishlist for future roles. 3 Forgotten Lives (Gwen & Rhys) an interesting story. They have good chemistry. 4 One Rule (Yvonne) I like all Yvonne stories so not exactly impartial. 5 Uncanny Valley (Jack) the plot is compelling. 6 More Than This (Gwen) Andy is also here, though not the main costar. Sparks fly when Torchwood members go up against local officials. Similar in spirit to Yvonne’s “The 5 People You Kill…”
7 The Victorian Age (Jack & Queen Victoria) I love the TW Victorian music. & Queen Victoria has her character flaws but I like her stories & I like Rowena Cooper. 8 Zone 10 (Tosh) liked this mystery story.
9 Ghost Mission ( Andy & Norton) people say this is a must listen if you want to start with Andy & Norton. Entertaining. 10 Moving Target (Suzie) I like that the audios redeem? Suzie 11 Broken (Jack & Ianto) a deep psychological story. Very good. 12 Made You Look (Gwen & Rhys) Gwen against a formidable foe.
13 Visiting Hours (Rhys) Brenda mom (Nerys Hughes) I adore Rhys & his mom dynamic. & I liked Nerys Hughes in Kinda (Dr. Who season 19) 14 The Dollhouse (even though this might negatively impact opinions on my taste & judgement…I liked it. Lol) but it’s on many people’s “do not buy” list though. Well, I got it in a bundle, might as well listen to it since it had no triggers for me. 15 Corpse Day (Owen & Andy) will skip because of trigger warnings 16 torchwood_cascade_CDRip.tor (Tosh) so far I like all Tosh audios I’ve listened to, including Suckers 17 The Office of Never Was (Ianto) all Ianto stories in this bundle are good, if not great & awesome & must listens? 18 The Dying Room (Herr Grau - Mark Elstob) haven’t listened yet
19 The Death of Captain Jack (Jack, John, Norton, Queen Victoria, Ianto, Gwen, Rhys, Andy) Jack & John do stuff 20 The Last Beacon (Owen & Ianto) hilarious. I recommend. 21 We Always Get Out Alive (Gwen & Rhys) haven’t listened yet 22 Goodbye Piccadilly (Norton & Andy) I take Norton in small doses, but I recall being entertained by this story 23 Instant Karma (Tosh) haven’t listened yet 24 Deadbeat Escape (Billis Manger) I’m happy that the first 24 included Billis. This is the first of his many fantastic audios in TW MR.
Other listeners may or may not agree with me, since everyones’ tastes & tolerances & opinions vary, feel free to chime in.
Does anyone have an updated list for this? I’m interested in doing a re-listen in the right chronological order.
Well I think the full list would go something like this -
Victorian: Fortitude Save Our Souls The Crown Infidel Places The Empire Man The Victorian Age
World War II & Aftermath: Curios The Dying Room Ghost Mission Goodbye Piccadilly Madam I’m The Black Knight Parasite Ashenden The Unbegotten
70s: Double The Dollhouse Dead Plates
Pre-Series 1: Suckers The Last Love Song of Suzie Costello One Rule Before the Fall Nightmares Machines Sync Moving Target Latter Days War Chest The Vigil Iceberg
Series 1 tie-ins: Torchwood SUV The Great Sontaran War Broken Instant Karma Ex Machina The Conspiracy Fall to Earth Uncanny Valley Zone 10 The Last Beacon Drive The Grey Mare
Between Series 1 & 2: Dinner & a Show Lease of Life
Series 2 tie-ins: Restricted Items Archive Entries 031 - 049 Serenity torchwood_cascade.cdrip Believe Corpse Day The Office of Never Was The Hope Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 The Three Monkeys Gooseberry
Between Series 2 & Children of Earth: Expectant Dissected Rhys & Ianto’s Excellent Barbecue The Lincolnshire Poacher Launch Date Outbreak
Between Children of Earth & Miracle Day: Coffee
After Miracle Day: Cadoc Point The Death of Captain Jack
Revival: Forgotten Lives Smashed More Than This Ghost Mission Made You Look Visiting Hours We Always Get Out Alive Deadbeat Escape Night of the Fendhal Sonny Thirst Trap
The Story Continues: Aliens Among Us 1 The Green Life Dead Man’s Switch Aliens Among Us 2 Aliens Among Us 3 God Among Us 1 Sargasso God Among Us 2 God Among Us 3 A Postcard from Mr Colchester Among Us 1 Among Us 2 Among Us 3
2020s: Red Base The Five People You Kill in Middlesbrough The Red List Death in Venice
The future: Empire of Shadows The Torchwood Archive
Thirst Trap is much later in the timeline as Gwen and Rhys have more than one kid
It does also contradict that though with the implication Gwen is still affiliated with Torchwood (well admittedly the “scary lady” could alsobe Yvonne but not much reason for the villain to threaten Rhys with her involvement cos Yvonne couldn’t give two hoots about his relationships).
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