Reviewed By: NannaSally
Review Date: 12/19/16 10:10 am
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This is one of my favourite Liberator Chronicle stories. It is the second in the 7th volume. It includes Gan, and there is reference to Vila only knowing his crewmates for a few weeks, so it seems to be mid series 1.
Avon and Vila are posing as employees on a Space Station which is being decommissioned and all data moved to the replacement facility. Vila is anxious because they have been unable to contact the Liberator for several days, and he has a long list of things that might have happened to them. To relieve anxiety, Vila commits a … minor…act of theft and is startled when a coworker contacts him with an unexpected offer.
A newscast says that the Liberator and crew have been eliminated – speaking in to all Vila’s greatest fears. He decides to take up the offer. Of course, things do not go smoothly…
Avon is still pursuing the mission they originally set out to accomplish. Of course, there re twists within twists and it all adds up to a very satisfying story.
Paul Darrow as Avon and Michael Keating as Vila are always fun to listen to and the writing certainly feeds that – the dialogue really has them bouncing off each other from the first sentence. They are at the top of their performance talents here.
The sound effects are beautifully done – tieing in with the narrative delightfully. The music non-invasive.
This really is a great story, and I relisten frequently, especially those days where reading is a chore due to sore eyes or a migraine – listen to a story, damp cloth on eyes – very soothing.
Big Finish are of course excellent and this is a great addition to their line. And I will be adding Eddy Robson to my list of Favourite Authors.
Thanks again for listening
Nanna Sally Nelson – who is having a lot of fun sharing these great stories with you all.