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The X-Files: Cold Cases Performance

The X-Files: Cold Cases

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"Now that was some serious, bleeping fun. For a few hours – amidst the sounds of morphing extraterrestrials, ignited flamethrowers, and the sonic tremble of spaceships overhead – it felt like I had stolen away into the world of The X-Files and been treated to my very own mini-season. Of course, listening to Duchovny and Anderson verbally spar as the iconic pairing of Mulder and Scully is an X-Philes' delight. But, for me, hearing the liquid honey – though sinister – croon of William B. Davis' Cigarette Smoking Man AND the giddy shenanigans of the original Lone Gunmen was worth the price of admission alone. Add to that top-notch sound design and a story that doses out ‘Monster of the Week' thrills and ‘mytharc’ reveals (canonical arguments be damned, this was just too fun), and you have yourself one can't-miss listen for fans." -Doug, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

The series that had a generation looking to the sky gets a breathtaking audio reprise in an original full-cast dramatization featuring actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning to voice FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), and directed by William Dufris of AudioComics, Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

Set after the events of The X-Files: I Want to Believe and providing additional backstory to the incidents that pulled Mulder and Scully out of reclusion prior to 2016's miniseries revival, a database breach at FBI headquarters allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved - dubbed cold cases - by the secret department once known as The X-Files. As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former department but the US government and forces not of this world.

Here, fans are treated once again to Mulder and Scully's irreplicable chemistry as only the series' leads could deliver, Duchovny's deadpan and cynical aloofness finding its natural counterpoint in Anderson's unwavering intelligence and rigidity. Appearances from series regulars and the actors who made them fan favorites round out this must-listen arc: the gruff, no-BS righteousness of Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi); the distinctive click-puff of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis); and the stooge-like hijinks of three beloved conspiracy theorists called the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).

Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, find your "I Want to Believe" poster. Break out that makeshift alien stiletto. Grab a pack of Morley cigarettes.

The truth is out there. You just have to listen.

Join the conversation: #istillwanttobelieve

©2016 The X-Files ™ & © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All Rights Reserved. (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC. THE X-FILES THEME Written by MARK SNOW, Published by T C F MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. (ASCAP), Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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    Feels like listening to shorter episodes of the classic series. Mulder and Scully are always a win!

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    There needs to be more of this. This show specifically and others like it. I love these types of audio dramas.

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    Mary McDonough Las Vegas 07-19-17
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    "Brilliant X-File!"

    Not the standard audio book. Performed like a radio play, you are completely swept up in the story. This book includes conspiracy and aliens and even the old favorite monster of the week. The chapters are episodes and there are several during the 4hr time frame . I would recommend this to every X-Files fan, and anyone who loves a well told story!

    27 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Patrice Farmer 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This is amazing. Plz more with the Original Cast!!"
    If you could sum up The X-Files: Cold Cases in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent. Awesome. Wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mulder and Scully, of course.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This is my first time.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I laughed and wanted to cry. I was so happy to hear David and Gillian as Mulder and Scully. To hear the Lone Gunmen and Skinner.


    Any additional comments?

    My only criticism is not for this but for CC. William is Mulder's son, CC. Come on. Anyway, other than that. This was excellent. Excellent.

    30 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    "Perfect Beach Companion"

    I spent my beach day today excitedly listening to this. Despite some continuity errors (Scully doesn't understand German?), the tales were enjoyable and satisfied my need for a new X-Files fix!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Cathrine Røed 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Yaas!"

    Oh pleeease pleeease give us more!! This is just awsome and they need to make more:D

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    HeathuurWUUT 08-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    i loved it with the real actors voicing themselves..made it much more enjoyable. yah yah yah yah

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    Page 08-12-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Fantastic!"

    As an avid fan, it took a bit to get used to the format. But...THEY ARE ALL HERE! Every loved and hated character who have been major players in the saga since season 1. They are neatly packaged together in a single 4 episode miniseries which any XFiles fan will really enjoy. As soon as you adjust to the audio format. The dialogue has to (by nature) become overly descriptive, making it less smooth than in a visual performance. But the players are all onstage. Forget everything you think you know...and remember...

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    "Good return for the cannon. Look forward to more."

    Audible requires fifteen words for a bloody review. Encourage me to skip it and keep my views to myself.

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    "Hope this audiobook becomes lore!"

    I liked the reveals and backstory but I cannot discuss as to reveal spoilers.

    Hoping the next TV season picks up where the audiobook leaves off.

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    "oh, how I missed it."

    absolutely loved every second of it. everything I cherished about X-Files and more. My Mulder and my Scully how I remember them from 25 years ago. thank you so much!

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    "👍really good but too short"

    Great to be back in the xfiles world. Pity it was such a short visit.

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    "The Truth Is In Ear..."

    Really loved this audiobook. I'm a big fan of the series, used to watch it on the BBC when it first aired in the UK. I thought the audiobook was well produced, good to hear all tge original cast, and some nods to the old storyline (Host for example). Great story and sound. Looking forward to the next audiobook in the series...

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    "The X-Files is back!"

    After being disappointed with the 2016 tv mini series I was delighted with this audio dramatisation. It portrays the familiar characters and the tone of the original series well.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "I believe"

    Brilliant stuff it was like a old style radio broadcast i hope they do more

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    "Better than TV !"

    If you like X files you will love it . sound effects are amazing, close your eyes and your there with them. Hope they do more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya Leanne Traish
    7/27/17
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    "Excellent!!!"

    Absolutely awesome. Just like the show. A must have for fans. Scully and Mulder are back

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CherryPie62
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    7/27/17
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    "More Please"

    These brilliant recordings are too few & far between. Just took me back to the excitement of adventuring with Scully & Mulder.

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  • Paula McMullan
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    7/24/17
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    "Mulder and Scully on top form!"

    What a great return to form! I enjoyed every second of this audio play and I can't wait for part 2 to come out in October. All the old characters are back, but are they really who they appear to be? There are a few old stories wrapped up and new ones begun. This is one story that really goes up to 11!

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    "One of the best ideas ever!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The X-Files: Cold Cases the most enjoyable?

    The original actors as their characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mulder and Scully are romantically involved


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, this is one of the best


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Of course, it made me so happy! i feel like a child on christmas day tbh, it made me cry of happines


    Any additional comments?

    I love this audiobook, thank you so much to whoever idea this was i seriously can't thank you enough and i can't wait for the new audiobook!! october 3rd!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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