LISTENER

Hnoss H

Shoreline, WA
  • 3
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 7
  • ratings
  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,916

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Good story for those who knew the original

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-18

They may have went a bit overboard by including practically every character across the entire series. A good blend of creativity playungnoff earlier storyline elements. They needed to set Duchovny free to walk around the room to act out his scenes instead of standing him in front of a Mic. He is a great actor, but doesn't sound natural when standing still. All in all, a great story and production. More please.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Limits of Power

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but cant stand the narrator

  • By James Ellis on 06-23-13

Get it no matter what, even though...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

The story is priceless, so you must have all the books in the series. That being said, I find it reprehensible that Jennifer Van Dyck was not allowed to narrate the whole series. Angela Dawe clearly gets better as she gets further along in the narration, but doesnt know pronunciation for some standard words (such as pronouncing SIRE as SEER). This problem gets taken further when she has not listened to any if the 6 books that came before, in order to have consistency in how names are pronounced for the series. Narrators get to take creative license with the voices, but not with messing up literally every name other than Kieri. People and Places get their names hatchet-jobbed to where you don't even recognize them from the books or other audio titles. I get that Brilliance Audio has her working full time recording stuff, so they aren't giving time to listen to the previous material. But it is the job of Brilliance Audio to provide their narrators with education, coaching, or time to get familiar with the material before ruining a classic book series.

Like I said, you have to complete the series. But I won't be "exploring" new titles if they are from this company. They are pushing volume of material over quality of material. They should not be entrusted to such important stories as this.

  • Kings of the North

  • Legend of Paksenarrion, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Peace and order have been restored to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, thanks to the crowning of two kings: Mikeli of Tsaia and, in Lyonya, Kieri Phelan, a mercenary captain whose royal blood and half-elven heritage are resented by elves and humans alike. On the surface, all is hope and promise. But underneath, trouble is brewing. Mikeli cannot sit safely on his throne as long as remnants of the evil Verrakaien magelords are at large.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely worthless

  • By FM on 02-08-12

Worth the Story, but...<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-18

If you've been listening to the series, you know the great story to expect. I wish the performer for this title had done the same. Mis-pronouncing everything made it clear that she never listened to a single one of the other volumes first, and the producers follow suit in that blame. If they had listened to the others, it would not have been filled with so many frustrating flaws. If they'd instructed the performer to listen to the others, same thing. This is a matter of a lack of competence by those contracted to record this title. I would see it re-done.

If it could be re-done l, ﹰI would get the same performer as the first 4 books. ﹰThat lady had skill of inflection with her voice to make it clear when different characters were speaking. ﹰWith this one, everyone has the same voice but the ﹰPargonese. Every dialogue requires concentration and speculation to follow who is saying what. After the first 4 titles, her voice was rough and grating in comparison. I found it hard to continue listening, but would not abandon the Story of my favorite author..