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Publisher's Summary

Don't miss this thrilling audiobook in the series based on the award-winning television show The X-Files!

Dr. Gregory, a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead - he's been charred to a radioactive cinder.

Since this is a death on federal property, FBI agents Mulder and Scully are hastily called in. As agents who specialize in unexplained phenomena, they are the investigators of the X-Files, strange and inexplicable cases - mysteries the FBI doesn't want solved.

When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or to Gregory, is obliterated in the New Mexico desert and then a third dies the same way in Washington, DC, Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frightening dimensions of their task. The bizarre deaths cannot be a coincidence. And as they work to uncover the secret element that unites these deaths, it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for the entire world.

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

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Captivating

Very good story and read well. Interesting trail of unusual locations and circumstances, with an exciting ending.

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Good extension of show

This story covered everything you come to expect from this show. Ghosts, government cover-ups and eerie crimes. The odd nature of the individual deaths can’t be easily explained like the event at the end but it wouldn’t be an X-File story of it was. Recommend

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Love the X-Files. Hated this.

Story was okay, but the writing was stilted. Narrator was awful. I won't buy another.

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Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
Run Time: 8 hrs and 24 mins

Summary:
Dr. Gregory dies a gruesome death in his own lab. A second victim dies similarly on the other side of the country out in the middle of nowhere. A third victim gets struck in Washington, D.C. This one has some ties to nuclear research.

Additional Comments:
- Definitely of the paranormal flavor. A wee bit of government conspiracies thrown in.
- Revenge is best served stone cold, I guess.
- Mulder and Scully poke around, but they’re not even sure what kinds of questions to ask. They keep getting stonewalled by government officials. Not even their FBI clearances will pull back the curtain and shed light on the super-secret project.
- I don’t really like the researcher who turned protestor, but I do sort of like her fate. It’s oddly fitting but horrific at the same time.
- I liked the little bits of Scully’s past being tied in.
- Gee, you probably don’t want to be the person who opens one of these books because you’re gonna die in a gruesome manner.
- Patrick Lawlor’s performance works swell. He doesn’t attempt to go full falsetto for women, but you can still tell when the speaker is a lady.
- Mulder and Scully take on a hurricane. Nice. I enjoyed the conversation Mulder has with the kid who answers the phone number he’s not supposed to have.

Conclusion:
No need to hear these in order. There is zero link between the stories, but they’re all uniquely fun in their own twisted little way.

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could have been shorter

i liked the story inn general, but i feel that it could have easily been shorter. they at times give too many details that don't really matter. i think that if you're a fan of the x files you should know most of the trivial things they tell you about both Mulder and Scully. some of the other things and situations they discrive could have been less elaborate as well. for the rest, the story was enjoyable and i feel like the narrator did a better job this time round of portraying the different characters. on to book 4!

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Great story for xphilers!

This was a really great story, very well written and fascinating subject matter. What would’ve made it even better would have been to hire Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as the narrators. It would’ve added greater authenticity to the story.

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Good if a little Long

If this had been an actual episode of The X-Files, it would have been a two-parter that didn't need to be a two-parter. The story is good but feels stretched to justify the need for the second episode. The padding is not needed and makes the story slow in some spots by adding extra plot points that don't really need there and don't add to the overall story. I remember listening to an abridgement of this novel years ago and liking it more than. I think that's because they trimmed out all the stuff that just really didn't need to be there and made the story really zip along. The underbridged version is still good but it just outlasts its welcome a little bit.

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Long and boring

Just like the title says, the story is really dragged out. I still have 2hrs left of the book but don’t think I’ll even finish it cause it’s that boring.

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Meh

Ridiculous even for the X files.
The minimum limit of 15 words in a review is also ridiculous.

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Not bad

It was a good listen I enjoyed it very much
I have watch the tv series. As well

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  • LORD BANE
  • 04-05-18

Another FANTASTIC X-Files story !!! EPIC AS ALWAYS

If you are an X-Files fanatic like myself then you will enjoy this audio book immensely !!!!!
As ALWAYS I do NOT do spoilers or plot twists and try not to give to much of a books storyline away in reviews !!!
This is a true classic X-Files story though, dead scientists, strange occurrences, mysterious questions needing answers, & secret government tests,.....
All needing answers that can only be investigated by the amazing duo, that is FBI's Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully !!!!
Need too find out more,.........
Then I guess you will have to listen to the X-Files - Ground Zero audio book yourselves !!!!!
If you are a fan of The X-FILES, then regardless of the story (*although this is an EPICALY classic one !!!) Then this book is a MUST HAVE listen !!!!

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  • Gary
  • 10-22-15

X as in just plain wrong !

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I Luve the X files but this range of books is sadly lacking ive read 2 so far and both have been very disappointing...not only are the stories formulaic in worst kind of way but they lack any of the humour or thrills of the tv series the characterisations of mulder and scully are bland and lacking and the reader totally kills any resinance to the show with his dull lifeless reading he doesent even try to capture any of the subtlety of the characters we have grown to love
a real missed opportunity

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  • The Crack In Space
  • 10-21-21

Not very good

A mediocre story that relies to much on lists of real events and not enough actual story. Clearly written when Mulder & Scully were being established as characters and neither feel correct in this book. Not worth the listen.