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The X-Files: Stolen Lives Performance

The X-Files: Stolen Lives

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Judy 10-20-17
    Judy 10-20-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Duchovny Drags it Down"

    I am an X-phile from wayback, and I was thrilled when they announced that they were doing these audio dramatizations. The first one was pretty good, but I was very disappointed in this one, and for one main reason: David Duchovny's performance. He literally sounds like he walked into the studio hungover, never pre-read the script, did it all in one take and then took his nice fat paycheck and went home. Obviously they didn't all get together and do this in one big room but recorded their parts separately. Perhaps it wouldn't been better if they'd at least had Gillian Anderson in the same room with him because maybe she would have inspired him to step up his game. All of the other actors, including her, put their all into it. But he's just reading words on a page. No acting whatsoever. And I'm not talking about the part where he's supposed to be (SPOILER!) high, but all through the book. If he didn't want to do it he could've said NO and then we'd have a fine audio dramatization with the people who care about their careers and their fans.

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    S. O'Conor 10-19-17
    S. O'Conor 10-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "still fun"

    the production is still awesome and fun to listen to, but the story isn't as good as the last one.

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    jorge 10-18-17
    jorge 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing, it like I am still watching the Xfiles"

    amazing continue of the series and the first audio book. I need more of this books!

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    Adam S. 10-18-17
    Adam S. 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Getting better."

    While the voice acting by Fox is getting slightly better, he still sounds so 'over it' and really doesn't match the actions going on. The story is also hit and miss. I really love the series, but this is just disappointing.

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    Mark C. Frye Carmel, Indiana 10-17-17
    Mark C. Frye Carmel, Indiana 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I Miss the X-Files"

    The recording is much better than last time. I enjoyed the stories - I found myself going online looking up the mentioned characters. I am not sure all the stories tie into one big story yet - but it's worth the listen for a fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 10-17-17
    Barbara 10-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing"

    Intriguing and right on point. Full of conspiracies and shockers. Highly Recommended!!! Keep them coming.

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    Michael 10-16-17
    Michael 10-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "great"

    this is what the show should have been in the last season very cool the way it was done

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    Test 10-15-17
    Test 10-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "X-Files Series is Great"

    One of my favorite audiobook series, I used to watch the show. Looking forward to listening to the next title in this series.

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    Espirtu Dallas,Texas, US 10-15-17
    Espirtu Dallas,Texas, US 10-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "they did it again....great story and cast.."

    These stories done like this is just as good as tv show. Big fan, keeps the genre going for us die hards

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    Val F. 10-14-17
    Val F. 10-14-17
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    "I wanted to believe..."

    I am a die-hard X-Files fan, but this felt a little too disjointed, even for the X-Files. Performances were great (although I missed Robert Patrick’s voice) but the gushing slime noise became laughable after a while.

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  • Nigel
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    10/3/17
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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • MR C R GALLAGHER
    10/6/17
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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. S. Smith
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    10/5/17
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    "At last, the original cast - more please!!"

    The X-Files stories read by the original cast are SO much better than those read by other narrators - especially when these get fundamental names wrong (like pronouncing the Lone Gunman's name as Fro-hike instead of Fro-hickee). Duchovny, Anderson, Pileggi, and William B. Davies are fantastic narrators as well as actors and it was great to hear them again.

    The stories are good and the last one ends with a cliff-hanger, so hopefully, there's a follow-up in the pipeline. These stories left me wishing that there were more TV episodes too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Will
    Ireland
    10/19/17
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    "Disjointed at best"

    I love the Xfiles. this just seems like a cash in. For the cost of a credit I could have received twice the quality and entertainment from a good book. Would not recommend.

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  • Gadget Enthusiast!
    10/17/17
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stov
    10/16/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • amazon addict
    10/15/17
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    "XXX"

    I enjoyed the stories, just as good as cold cases, bring on next chapter please,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    10/15/17
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    "Not as good as the first audio"

    A couple of strange episodes but the final episode redeemed the audio.
    Certainly wasn't as enjoyable as the first audio which hit the nail on the head

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sonictrek
    10/15/17
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    "Xcellent"

    Even better than the live action season 10, captures the X-Files atmosphere perfectly with a gripping main story that ties into the vast X-Files conspiracies of old in a fun and interesting way with returning characters a plenty. A must listen, the Truth is voiced here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tarjinder
    10/6/17
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    "X files stolen lives"

    A fantastic book i really enjoyed it im looking forward for the next installment awesome

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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