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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 5/19/17 1:35 am
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Typical Mike Tucker. The story is derivative, clumsy, and obvious, and the dialogue sounds like it was written by someone who has never met a person before. The "professional conflict" between Benny and Adrian, for example, is forced and contrived, relying on each party adopting a stupidly extremist and doctrinaire position. The "spurned lover" motif is unimaginative and borderline offensive.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 4/24/17 2:31 pm
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An ambitious attempt at telling a large-scale story with a tiny cast and a single location, but I'm afraid the script simply cannot overcome those limitations. In order to get the story to reach outside a small boat containing just three passengers and a computer, the script relies a great deal on clunky, expositive dialogue. The story also relies on some rather obvious plot contrivances, the most obvious being how Benny came to be on this particular ship in the first place. Leaving aside the unavoidable coincidence that he happened to find Benny trapped on a deserted island in the first place, Colley's decision to rescue her is even more peculiar once you learn what's really going on.

The story is helped by having quite a strong cast (Lennox Greaves in particular), but all in all, it's not a very auspicious start for Benny's first full-length original audio adventure.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 4/12/17 12:46 am
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Although technically part of the first "season" of Benny audios, this one really doesn't sit comfortably with either the stories that came before it or the ones coming up next. Like the previous stories, it's an adaptation of a novel, but like the subsequent stories, it's only one disc long. It's been a very long time since I last read Justin Richards's novel, so I can't comment on how the story was changed to accommodate the single-disc audio format. From what I recall of the book, it was an enjoyable but unremarkable adventure story along the lines of Indiana Jones in space. This adaptation, unfortunately, is a flat and rather joyless exercise. It's full of twists and turns, but none of them have any genuine impact. I suspect that the story has been so stripped to the bone to fit on a single disc that there simply wasn't room to properly establish the characters. Sufficiently strong performances might possibly have lifted them off the page, but unfortunately neither Nigel Fairs nor Richard Franklin managed to overcome the shortcomings of the script. And the less said about Gary Russell's performance, the better. All in all, a disappointing end to a horrendously uneven first season.
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 3/10/17 2:16 am
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For the benefit of the listeners, do not listen to “Making Myths”. The story is terrible and the jokes are terrible. It's an excruciating waste of time. “Closure” is much better, but the denouement very nearly ruins the whole thing. The story gets its dramatic power from the fact that Benny is terrorizing a poor, innocent women, and we're led to believe that she's only doing so because the stakes are so high and she has no other choice. But in the end, it certainly seems like none of it was really necessary at all, and that Benny should have known that all along.

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