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The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate

Narrated by: Emma Galvin
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (162 ratings)
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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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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.

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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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Did they ever watch a episode of x files?

The whole book Scully is a psychic who believes it all without question? Then at the very end decides nah I’ll be skeptical. I get trying do something original but that’s not the character at all. How could this book have gone so poorly while the Mulder book was so great.

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Good story, tiresome narration

The narrator has an annoying repeating cadence and rythm, as if she only has one ways of delivering sentences, after a few pages you can predict how shes going to weigh each word and i dont get immersed as much as i did in the first book in this series.

Other than that, good stuff.

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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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Intriguing

A classic, just like Moulder's origins story. Enjoyed from start to finish within two days

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A Bit Too Out of Character

I honestly couldn’t finish this book. Dana Scully doesn’t seem anything like her character we meet several years later. Yes, I know people grow up and change, but honestly this sounds more like a bad fanfic than a compelling prequel to the series.
The narration didn’t help. Flat and dull best describe it.

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very boring

I only finished it because I love the x files. the narrator dragged along making it hard to find interest. it was easy to determine who the bad guy was.

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Probably for X-Files fans only

As an X-Files fan I had high hopes for this book....however this was honestly a struggle to get through. First,the narrator has this sing song rhythmic way of saying each sentence that drove me to drop the book for a couple of weeks three separate times. Second, the book got bogged down in internal dialog a few times that really brought the pace to a halt - especially when Scully is experiencing her “vision” with Sunlight. There a LONG stretch of description of colors and shapes etc. I stopped halfway through and didn’t pick it up til the next day.
The story did pick up in the last third and was MUCH better from then on.

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This may be the worst narration I've experienced.

I enjoyed the companion story Agent of Chaos so much, but I cannot even make it through this one due to the narration. I don't know what it is, but every single sentence feels like the wrong vocal inflection. It is so distracting that I keep losing track of what is happening to the story. I have given it two chances, and I have to give up. Too bad.