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  • 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 16,146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,903

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

Finished wanting more

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Stumbled across this and was thrilled to continue the saga with the original cast. An X-files worthy story. More please!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,332

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

  • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

Interesting, but like drinking from a fire hose

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Interesting, but feels a little like the Cliff notes for a larger work. This book covers a lot of material in a short time. I would have preferred more depth and examples. The speaker has a really short cadence, which only exacerbates the feeling of being rushed. I will probably need to read the book to better understand the material. The topic is fascinating and the style often witty, -- just wish it would slow down and go deeper.

  • The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street

  • By: John R. Talbott
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

As the "oracle" who predicted the housing crisis in his 2003 book, The Coming Housing Crisis, and called the election for Obama when the senator from Illinois was still the underdog (Obamanomics), Talbott's revelations about how Wall Street really works are as clear-eyed and undeniable as his predictions and recommendations for our economic future are tough, sensible, and exciting.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stop mixing good and bad ideas.

  • By Wade B. on 09-21-09

Some good, a lot wrong

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Makes some good points, but goes off the deep end half the time. I should have looked at the publishing date, and wonder if his ideas have changed since.