Torchwood – The Sin Eaters
If you’re a fan of Ianto or Gareth David-Lloyd, you’ll be delighted to know that this audio book is read by David-Lloyd. Not just read, but acted out with a surprising amount of energy, and some pleasingly close impressions of the other male characters in Torchwood. With the story and dialogue written by Brian Minchin, who has worked as script editor on the TV series (and for Doctor Who), this audio book is an authentic translation of the Torchwood concept and spirit to CD/digital format.
Taking place shortly after the second TV series of Torchwood, The Sin Eaters is a fast-paced tale featuring Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen, Ianto and Rhys. This being classic-era Torchwood, it of course also ticks the box for strange alien creatures in the form of the titular ‘sin eaters’, who it seems are intent on eating a lot more than just the sins of the repentant church-going public.
As the Torchwood team race to combat the parasitic alien menace, Minchin successfully builds the tension bit by bit to an intensely climactic and spine-tingling finale. At the same time, he manages to get in plenty of character development, which fans of the original Torchwood team will lap up.