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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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xfiles- what you would expect

it was pretty good and just what I expected it to be, a typical adventure with Scully and Molder

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Classic X-Files fun

This book had a good setup, New fed characters to mix things up, and a nice flip flop of theory to reality plot that X-Files employs a lot. Very enjoyable.

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Bad writing, slow reading

I don't regret listening as I like the X-Files and the basic premise of the story was good. The writing, however, was bad, very cliche. with unnecessary description and poor dialogue. The reading was slow and I had to use the audible option to increase the pace, which I have never had to do before.

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Seeing isn’t always believing.

Another intriguing story that keeps you on pins and needles. A lot of action and mayhem. With present day technology moving so rapidly these events could actually occur in the not so distant future. Great narrator. A very enjoyable listen.

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Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
Run Time: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Summary:
A man gets his throat slashed by an invisible enemy, and the only witness is a drunk. Another woman swears the attacker is a goblin. Mulder is a little reluctant to hop on the investigative bandwagon, especially now that he’s saddled with a rookie agent and an interdepartmental loaner agent. He thinks the case is too normal for him, but somebody high up pulls a string and gets him assigned to the case anyway.

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- Mulder and Scully and two others are sent to New Jersey to investigate a brutal murder
- I’ve been on a kick to hear X-files books. This is one of my favorites of the lot so far. They’re all good in different ways.
- I may also be partial to this one because it’s set in NJ near Fort Dix.
- I love how most of them skirt the edge of possibility. They come in a few flavors. This one falls on the government conspiracies side, rather than the horror or straight up paranormal.
- Of the ones I’ve heard thus far, I think this is probably the most plausible so far. (Just finished Ground Zero, Whirlwind, and Ruins recently.)
- I don’t remember everything, but the plot moved along at a steady pace. The end twist was reasonably satisfying.
- Patrick Lawlor captures Mulder and Scully and their dynamic pretty well.

Conclusion:
If you loved the show, you might like this series.

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  • andy
  • 08-17-21

not like mulder and scully

the author has invented friends/ family and associates for mulder and scully who do not seem canon. this rubbed me the wrong way.
their conversation was more like Buffy than X files.

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  • Gadget Enthusiast!
  • 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.

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  • Sheridan Le Fanu
  • 12-18-20

Good but drawn out

The performance and characters are great but the plot struggles to fill the book and feels dragged out.

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  • 10-05-21

Mulder and Scully: Best comedy team ever!

The best X file tie in story both creepy and full of hilarious moments between our favourite duo