When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked ‘Torchwood’ that they’ve been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff.
The Agency puts Rex Matheson on the case. As the strange deaths pile up, Rex realises there must be experimental tech out there, but someone is obstructing him at every turn. Rex is the CIA’s golden boy - but has he met his match in the evasive Mr Wynter…?
Based on the hit series created by Russell T. Davies, The Men who Sold the World is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson.
NB: Contain strong language, sexual references and graphic scenes of violence
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By Mr. A. Bailey on 20-01-15
A Wonderful suprise!!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I often find TV and Film tie in novels weak. Just part of the promotion effort,and when I began reading Torchwood novels to make up for the fact of their being no new TV episodes I wasn't expecting much...Thats why this book in particular was a nice suprise indeed! A prequel to the less than Wonderful Miracle Day series and featuring one of the less well liked characters I wasn't sure I would get through it..boy was I wrong! Excellent writing from Guy Adams (A writer I am unfamiliar with till now..) witty and fast paced dialogue, great inter personal relationships, Great story that brings in items recovered from the Tirchwood hub, and referenced in Classic Doctor Who episodes which give a lovely warm feeling to any Who fans reading this ( most?) I raced through this book in no time and wished it hand been longer!! Don't let the main character put you off.. You get a much better feel for Rex in this book.. Oh and Chapter 19 is possibly the most innovative section of a book I've come across in sometime! Excellent stuff!
What did you like best about this story?
Dialogue, Characters, Story. Dr Who references. Time Travel elements.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Prequels are often better than the Original..
Any additional comments?
More like this please and more from Mr Adams if possible!
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By MORGAN on 17-04-12
More Torchwood please!
What did you love best about Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World?
I like the character of Mr. winter. I would hope to see him in future torchwood books.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World?
The way chapter 19? kept repeating with the use of the time travel gun. It was a clever way to make the reader part of the story. As if we were repeating time.
What about John Telfer???s performance did you like?
The performance was pretty good. But not my favorite of the torchwood books.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes but I had to do it in two.