Torchwood: Army of One, an (audio)book review.

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course.

As promised, more book reviews. Although this doesn’t really count as a book, it’s an audio book, more an audio drama really. But if Goodreads counts it as I book, who am I to disagree on it?

Remember, as always, spoilers!


Synopsis according to Goodreads:

Washington D.C., post Miracle. The city has been hit by a spate of very unusual serial killings. The victims are different ages and genders and the locations vary, but each body has one thing in common, it has been reduced to a dried up, desiccated husk. Special Agent Lucas Avery has dealt with some tricky puzzles in his time, but this is stranger than anything he has ever encountered. His one lead is a pair of names: “Gwen” and “Rhys”… For Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams, still recovering from the recent, traumatic events that shook the world, life is about to get difficult and dangerous again. For it’s not just Homeland Security on their trail, but something else, something alien, terrifying, and deadly…Written specially for AudioGO by Ian Edginton, Army of One is read by Kai Owen, who played Rhys Williams in the hit BBC America series.

My thoughts:

This one was really short, just a bit more than an hour, but still, loads of fun to listen to, while I did my exercises in the gym. (I hate going to the gym, listening to audiobooks makes it a bit more bearable).

The story is post Miracle day (season 4 Torchwood on TV) and Gwen, Rhys and Anwen are still in the US. It’s not really made clear if they are still on the run or that they are just enjoying a nice holiday.

Gwen is experiencing strange migraines that aren’t really migraines and she and Rhys just tapped into one of the Torchwood safety deposit boxes to get some money (a lot of money actually). Also, there are strange murders going on.

Special Agent Avery does have a lead, Jack, Gwen, Rhys, and then only Gwen and Rhys.

Meanwhile, when Rhys is out shopping. (How I love the fact that Gwen tricks him into buying nappies in just about every book/audio book post Children of Earth) When suddenly he is being picked up by men in black suits, tossed into a van and driven off to an unknown location.

Gwen sees all of this happening and she flees with Anwen. (Story of their lives really) while Rhys finds himself being questioned about the strange murders and put into a holding cell/camber with more men called Rhys Williams, all of them from the UK. (That was so funny)

Gwen finds out she is psychically linked with the murderer, a sort of alien cuckoo and she tries to find it using that link. She takes Anwen with her and she finds herself end up in hospital (and the award for not being parent of the year goes to…)

Meanhwile, Rhys is convincing the other men called Rhys that his Gwen is coming to save the day. Gwen wakes up in hospital, which turns out not to be a hospital and is actually being held in the same building as Rhys. The cuckoo finds her by impersonating, or rather body snatching another alien while Gwen is yelling at Avery to call Rex, in case you forgot, that annoying CIA agent from Miracle day.

Gwen escapes the cuckoo, saves the day, rescues Rhys one till thirteen and is reunited with Anwen.

I love the basic story idea and as far as I know it’s not done in book form. Which is too bad, because the plot is really thin and things aren’t explained. It’s more a happening of events, really short, the end. But is has humour in it and sometimes it’s just nice to listen to a short audio book instead of the 5 or 6 hours from the previous two I listened to.


I’m in a good mood; the shortness of the story came at the right time for me. SO I actually gonna rate this 7 out of 10. Compare it to a food. If you are looking for a really good hearty and filling dinner, skip this. I’ve you’re in the mood for instant satisfaction and going to your favorite fast-food restaurant, then listen to this story. That and I love the fact it was read by Kai Owen.

Love, your hot cute girly geek, Mendy.


About hotcutegirlygeek

Hi I’m Mendy, 30, live in the Netherlands together with my lovely cat Sir James. I’m a social worker who works with drug addicts and homeless people by day and a geek, avid blogger and aspiring author by heart. I read, write, blog, bake and create. More about Hot Cute Girly Geek

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