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The division has been reopened, but nothing is as it seems in this electrifying follow-up to The X-Files: Cold Cases, starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and a full cast.

"In a world filled with shades of gray, we have to carefully choose which cloak we wear...."

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution, the stakes of which amount to the preservation of humankind. Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - 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, Stolen Lives further explores the sonic landscape of Mulder and Scully's paranormal investigations while continuing the epic storyline begun in Cold Cases.

Demonic possession. Flesh-eating swarms. Mind-altering hallucinogenic trips. Listeners experience it all alongside Mulder and Scully in this original dramatization that reunites Duchovny and Anderson once more with fan-favorite characters: Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), and the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).The pieces have been set in motion. Those who were once savagely sought after will exact their revenge. Until their victims' lives are no longer their own.

©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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As much as the show

I️ absolutely loved the banter between Mulder and Scully, felt much more genuine then their interactions in the last tv series. The tongue in cheek comments, especially by Scully, brought back a lightness to stories that made me follow the x-files to begin with.
Although there a couple of spots in the stories were it got confusing and it’s unclear why some things are happening (very x-files) the whole production was fantastic. Certainly there are some unresolved plots that just like when tv show was on makes me excited to hear more.
Thanks for putting the production together!!!

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Wish they were longer...

The stories are great and the performance is outstanding but the content is just so short. I wish there was more or they came out quicker.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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A great "fix" til series 11 begins.

Great stories, fun connecting with old friends and mysteries. I love how they bridge the mythos and return some old favorite characters and invent new ones.

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  • A User
  • Bowie, MD, United States
  • 11-03-17

Trust no one

Had a good time with it, it was well done, I’d like to see more like this.
There wasn’t any thing I didn’t like... If you like X files this is for you.

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XFiles Lives On

Great production value. Sounds just like watching a TV episode without having to stare at a screen!

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One of the best X-Files Storylines

Stolen Lives brings back a lot of the feeling that the original storylines use to carry, while expanding this universe with even more relevant and engaging content.

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Good story

This is a good second story in this story. The first two story's are a bit off on there own. The rest do a good job of finishing the first book. Looking forward to the third book.

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  • Erin
  • Fort Belvoir, Virginia United States
  • 12-18-17

Great Book!

I love these audiobooks! They are very well done! I enjoy listening to my favorite character's voices from the X-Files show, it's kinda like listening to an episode! I hope there are more to come like these soon!

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much better than book 1.

Where "case files" (book 1) struggled with setting things up, this one found it's grove and was a lot of fun, with a very imaginative story.

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Better that the first!

The writing has improved, though not to the level of the television series scripts. Like the series, I prefer the creepy stand-alone stories the best. But the conspiracy storyline is interesting as well. I love hearing the full cast again. I am waiting for the next one.

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  • MR C R GALLAGHER
  • 10-06-17

Riveting X files

The performances and story in Stolen lives are much better than Cold cases. The cast have found their feet in audiobook format!

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  • Nigel
  • 10-03-17

Hallelujah - Night & Day compared with Cold Cases


Hallelujah!

Am happy to write that all I found wrong with X-files Cold Cases has been largely addressed with this release; interesting stories, better scripts, and the acting is vastly improved. There are still a few instances of emotionless reading of the scripts, but it’s like night + day compared to the previous release. And David Duchovny is back playing Mulder, not that bored chap reading his lines.

There are several references to the previous release, Cold Cases, so ideally you would listen to that prior to this, but Stolen Lives are self-contained stories so not essential.

I don’t want to ruin the story, but just one observation, why did they call one character Milton Keensey (sp?). I just kept thinking of the Buckinghamshire town with the concrete cows.

Will there be further X-files, I hope so.

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  • james
  • 01-23-18

Not great beginning but ended well

have to say I could barely listen to the first few chapters. again while thing was about telekinesis. Got fed up of that. however when it got back into the main story of the old files and came up with an interesting conclusion with some old favourite characters it almost redeemed itself. But then that only last for an hour and it was finished!

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  • Beth
  • 01-03-18

Awesome!!!

I absolutely love the TV show and when I found out there was more content from the original cast I was extremely excited!! This did not disappoint. It was captivating, fun and a bit scary at times (in a good way). The story, sounds and speech harmoniously created a fully immersive experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. I sincerely hope they make more of these.

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  • NJ
  • 11-27-17

Better than the previous one!

David Duchovny sounds bored in places and it's still a little like listening to a 1950s American Sci Fi radio play but nowhere near as cheesy as the last one. It feels a bit more like the X Files. The previous was more like an ironic parody.

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  • C.J.Aurentium
  • 11-07-17

Keeps you hooked.

Loved it. can't wait for the next installation of the series. They should continue to do these in between the TV series.

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  • Jo Brown
  • 11-02-17

Couldn't be better

I wish more of these were available, they make my commute enjoyable! Well written and expertly performed, just like the show. Highly recommended.

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  • TubbyTabby
  • 10-22-17

WOW!

If you're a fan, the cast need no introduction, the narration is great, stitches the acted parts together really well.
If you're a true fan, chapter 6 will blow your socks off 😎 I'm not going to spoil you, just believe me You'll want to believe 😝

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  • Gadget Enthusiast!
  • 10-17-17

Great to see the original cast back in action!

Listening to Moulder and Scully was fantastic but I wish there was more to the stories. more please!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Stov
  • 10-16-17

Interesting

Bit slow, last episode is the best episode. Needs to use more effects rather than just pure exposition in some scenes. Let the listener paint the picture, with clever use of effects at the right time, it can help paint the scene, too much exposition removes the listener from the experience.

For instance, if a man kicks open a door, with a weapon, use sound effects to let the listener work that out. Lets not use 100% exposition for that. Disconnects from experience.

Acting wise, David phones it in, Gillian is OK, Haugly as Langley is on top form, as is Pileggi.

Wtb Lone Gunmen series.

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  • Gregory Palmer
  • 11-18-17

X Files Original Cast ONLY

Story was good although at times difficult to comprehend scenes as you could not understand by sound effects what was going on
Original cast made the story really come to life as opposed to other X Files audiobooks, which were dead due to being narrated by others. Story might have being good but fell flat listening to their droning monotone voice/s, which lack impact.
Will definitely buy any with original cast actors!!!!

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  • Ricky
  • 10-11-17

Meh

I'm a big X-files fan and enjoyed the cold cases book but this one was a chore to get through, the stories were all over the place and hard to follow. Performance was fine but the story was a let down.

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