Captain Jack Harkness – time-travelling con-man, saviour of the Earth, and intergalactic adventurer. He has lived many lives. These are three more of them.
Driving Miss Wells
Alien invasions, stolen planets and burning skies – Newsreader Trinity Wells used to tell everyone the world was ending. One day she stopped believing it. Will her new chauffeur change her mind?
As one of only three audios on Lives of Captain Jack Vol. 2, which I waited so eagerly to purchase, this one was really disappointing to me. For one, Jack actually barely has a role or any true involvement other than just driving Trinity around. I do think storyline-wise, I could have enjoyed it if it was marketed as a regular Torchwood or Doctor Who audio, but as it was specifically a Jack one, I had higher expectations for more Jack. Additionally, I am still quite confused by the last five minutes, which basically just flipped everything that we had taken for granted throughout the story. So uhhhhh, I can’t say that I actually know what happened. Still, it’s okay for a one-time listen and really reminds me of that Black Mirror episode with the killer bees? Is that what it is?
Jack was really cute! His butler-like chauffeur persona was adorable. He was so sweet and kind, and I enjoyed that aspect.
However, the rest of the audio is not something I’m comfortable listening to at all. So my personal tastes are perhaps showing in this review a bit, and I can’t accurately rate the story. I’m sure it was decent, but again… not something I enjoy. At all.
But cute Jack!!
This is more of a Trinity Wells audio than a Jack audio so if you’re buying this range for Jack character work you might be disappointed.
However, if it doesn’t have a lot of Jack, the main character is compelling and the plot very interesting. The end was a surprise to me.
All in all, I had a really good time listening to it!
The one minus point I give because this story does not include enough Jack, otherwise I found it an excellent story that kept my attention from start to finish. I can’t really remember Miss Wells from the show, but I found her very intriguing and she was a good lead for the story. I loved the story and how we could never be sure if she is just losing her mind or if she is right. Maybe I won’t relisten to this one as often as the rest, but the quality of the story was very good.