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Opening the X-Files...

Meet Mulder and Scully, FBI - the agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line.

Their job is to investigate the eeriest unsolved mysteries in modern America, from pyro-psychics to death row demonics, from rampaging Sasquatches to alien invasions. These are the cases the Bureau wants handled quietly but quickly, before the public finds out what's really out there...and panics - the cases filed under "X".

©2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Goblins

It's an X-Files book. I'm pre-disposed to love it. I read it before, many years ago, and enjoyed both reads. Typical storyline...recognizable characters...fun exploits.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not a bad start

The story was okay. I felt the characterizations of Mulder and Scully were mostly on-point, with a few off moments, but nothing particularly jarring. It read like a typical filler episode of The X-Files, nothing special, but enough to hold my interest. No major complaints about narration, it was a decent enough job. As is typical with books about TV shows, you'll have to use your imagination to believe it's Mulder and Scully speaking.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Full cast would have helped!

Love the x-files, read this back in the day. The book is an over-described, average story. If it were acted out by a full cast of the original actors, it would be fair. Narrated, it is hard to get through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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About average

The premise of the book starts out like an x-file but quickly loses the "x-file" feel. Mixed with worthless extra characters and a few missteps in the characterization of Mulder and Scully only gives the book an "okay" rating. The performance wasn't terrible but nothing to write home about either.

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boring to listen to.

pretty good, as far as x-files go, decent voice work and good enough to keep you listening.

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Disappointed

Has Goblins turned you off from other books in this genre?

Been wanting to listen to this book for yrs but sadly the story is bogged down by FBI politics and too much description and too little action. Other X-files books hit the mark better.

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Not as good as it could have been

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I didn't care for the writing style or the performance. The reader did everyone in the same voice, and the story was a little hard to follow. Not horrible, but not something I would be listening to again.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The storyline

Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances?

Probably.

What character would you cut from Goblins?

Hank

Any additional comments?

Hopefully the next one is better.

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Couldn’t listen to this book

I could not deal with the narrator ‘s voice. I had to shut it off. So, I can’t review the book. Sorry

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Exciting plot, but...

it is a good plot, intricately woven throughout the story. I think the storytelling is a little difficult to follow though, compared to the other books in the series.
The depictions of Mulder and Scully are off. Mulder is the silent veteran agent who knows best and scolds other agents. Character traits are described, which there are no basis for in the tv-series. all in all it did not make me feel nostalgic or make me smile with recognition of references.

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wasn't for me

I didn't care for it. hard to follow. Mulder and scully were not well written

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  • 09-13-17

Thought the characters were a little inconsistent.

The story was great, much like the X-Files we know and love but I thought the portrayal of Moulder and Scully were a but out of character in some parts.