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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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    Nigel Berkshire, UK 03/10/2017
    Nigel Berkshire, UK 03/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    MR C R GALLAGHER 06/10/2017 Member Since 2018
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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
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    Amazon Customer 15/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bobbi1002 05/10/2017
    bobbi1002 05/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "loved the x files all seasons and films"

    I really looked forward to these books being released, unfortunately they haven't lived up to expectations - bring back the TV series. I felt these spoken books were quite disjointed and not as enjoyable as I had hoped - the end of book 1 left me with more questions than answers and my initial thought was what on earth was that all about - I listened to the book twice and eventually returned it quite disappointed. Then book two was announced and I thought perhaps I had been a bit hasty returning the first one, but, now half way through book two I m thinking my initial assessment was correct. perhaps the x files just doesn't successfully transfer to this medium. Shame as I am a total fan of the X files and regularly revisit the tv series 1-10. Plus I am an avid fan of talking books, just not these. :(

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. S. Smith 05/10/2017
    Ms. S. Smith 05/10/2017
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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
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    Beth 03/01/2018
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    "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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    Mr J Sutton 18/12/2017
    Mr J Sutton 18/12/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "bit better than the last"

    bit better than the last one. i hope the new series is written better than yhese audiobooks.

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    Jessica 07/12/2017
    Jessica 07/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "not bad. worth it as a super fan "

    it was good but felt it dragged in some places and then lacked in others.

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    NJ 27/11/2017
    NJ 27/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    M. A. Abberton Durham UK 18/11/2017
    M. A. Abberton Durham UK 18/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Stolen Franchise?"

    This is better than previously but some of the actors simply read their scripts rather than performed. Can’t say that of the leads but Mitch Pileggi is outstanding.
    Lot of room for improvement before it gets to the standard of the Alien audios.

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  • Dave Schrader
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    11/11/17
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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • S. Reese
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    02/11/17
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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!!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • J. Lento
    29/10/17
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    Bowie, MD, United States
    03/11/17
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Glendale, CA United States
    27/12/17
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    "XFiles Lives On"

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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    25/12/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Erin
    Fort Belvoir, Virginia United States
    18/12/17
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    "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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Unique Individual
    27/11/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Woo! Woo!
    CLAREMONT, CA, United States
    26/11/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Maryland
    22/11/17
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    "Awesome! "

    I hope they keep this up. I’d love tons more. Story lines are excellent too

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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