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Ground Zero

By: Kevin J. Anderson
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
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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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A Good Entry

I am a lifelong fan of the series, so I very much enjoyed this one. It captures the feel of the show and the nuances of the characters while offering up a cool concept that drives the investigation.

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not really an x file

doesn't seem to be an xfile story. just seems to be a woke preachy propaganda peice

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Poor narrator!

I couldn’t finish listening to this audio book because of the awful narration! Sounds like he has nasal blockage and is reading a children’s story book!

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Great Story

Like most X-Files fans I can't get enough of Mulder & Scully. This was a great story and a pretty good performance.

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Completely disagree with reviews.

The X-Files were serious and dark, this one is written and narrated like the 60’s Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew stories. It is overly cute and uses one simile after another. To me, these take all of the tenseness and pace away from the story, and leaves the two main characters undefined as investigative superhero’s.

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Good X File Story

This book is another well written X-Files story in the vein of Chris Carter’s TV series and movies.

However the authors research on the story revolving around the Navy and the use of some of his terms was poor at best. The story loses it for me when there are great misrepresentations/miss use of terms relating to in this story the US Navy or the US military or any military in a story.

Overlooking these issues the story is very good could have been great.

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Love the narrator and story

The story was amazing and I felt like it was perfectly matched with the tv series. The visuals created were perfect

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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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