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The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate Audiobook

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate

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Publisher's Summary

How did Fox Mulder become a believer? How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? The X-Files Origins has the answers in this young adult origin story.

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate explores the teen years of Dana Scully, the beloved character depicted in the cult-favorite TV show The X-Files. Her story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news. The book follows Scully as she experiences life-changing events that set her on the path to becoming an FBI agent.

©2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    Serge Kuptsoff 01-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "interesting story, bad voice"

    it was a great story to listen, however the voice was too weird. almost made me drop the book several times. she reads ALL sentences in a rising a falling curve. regardless of the meaning or story. dialogues are a bit better, but general descriptions are very painful. hope the narrator will grow for the next book.

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    Cathryn Perth, Australia 08-15-17
    Cathryn Perth, Australia 08-15-17 Member Since 2007
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    "disappointingly bland."

    I read both the X-Files origins books and this one was a bit of a chore compared to the Mulder one. No humour, no real character insight. this contribution adds nothing to the saga.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanine 01-25-17
    Jeanine 01-25-17
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    "love this book, the narration is putting me to zzz"

    Seriously what a bad narration to a good book. I was losing my patience with the narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Demi 01-13-17
    Demi 01-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun listen"

    I found it very entertaining and it was narrated very well! However, I did think the storyline was rather predictable.

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    Becky L Herrera 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVED IT!"

    loved it! Hard to stop listening to it! Can't wait to listen to the next one!

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    Katie 09-13-17
    Katie 09-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Scully"

    Overall, I didn't really enjoy the book. It seemed far fetched for Scully and didn't flow real well. I didn't really enjoy the narrator either.

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    SL Boyce 09-07-17
    SL Boyce 09-07-17
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    "love these origin books !"

    this one with teenage scully was much longer than the mulder one, so much more in depth. it was awesome + suspenseful + gave perspective on why dana is how she is. i didn't see this info anywhere but suggest that you read the mulder origin book - agent of chaos first as there is ...

    !!! * S P O I L E R * !!!

    ... character crossover + this one takes place a bit after agent of chaos. i would have to go back + check the actual dates they give but ya, listen to that one first i suggest. the voice of the narrator was ok ... she sounded really really really young so when she read the parts of hardened man characters it was a bit odd, but overall this book rocked + i hope they make sequels to both origin stories !!

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    Amazon Customer 09-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    Probably the weakest stereotypical plot, unoriginal and unconnected period piece, most unconnected origin story, and to top it off, plagiaristic to boot. To put it nicely, the author, seemingly, does not know what the year 1979 was, and the only thing that ties this to the X-Files is the fact they used the name Dana for a random character. Truly the worst thing I have ever read.

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    Louise 08-16-17
    Louise 08-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wasn't a Fan of this Prequel. Ignored BASICS"

    Who is Scully? Certainly NOT the girl in this story.

    It would have been FAR BETTER to center the story on the quirky OLDER SISTER, who was actually into all that mystical stuff. And then have Dana investigate it. But it was an unwise move to place all of this in the person who we know the BEST.

    Dana Scully would NEVER have kept this crazypants background from Mulder.
    For heavens sake, he told her his darkest secret on their first case in the Pilot.

    To Quote John Stosel :: Give Me a Break!

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    Schase 07-16-17
    Schase 07-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good background knowledge!"
    Would you listen to The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate again? Why?

    No not necessary. Gave me the Scully background and I just need it once.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Mostly


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    Yes she had a good voice for a 15 year old. Not a very scary voice for the scary characters though.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I don't have enough downtime for that!


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good read and definitely gave good insight into why Scully sticks to "science". I liked the Mulder background better but this was definitely a worthwhile, important read as well.

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