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The X-Files: Cold Cases

Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Audible Editor Reviews

"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 truth is still out there. The iconic hit that had millions searching for UFOs back in the 90s is now an exhilarating audio event, only from Audible. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reunite as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, joining an ensemble of original cast members in an out-of-this-world production.

When a security breach allows a mysterious, sinister group to access details from the uncrackable X-Files cold cases, Mulder and Scully—alongside favorite characters such as Assistant Director Skinner, the cryptic and elusive Cigarette Smoking Man, and the comically conspiratorial Lone Gunmen trio—uncover an extraterrestrial conspiracy dwelling beneath the surface.

Featuring creative guidance from series creator Chris Carter, writing from graphic novelist Joe Harris, and a dynamic soundscape (think the opening pop of a hypodermic needle or the hiss of a sewer-dwelling alien) brought to life by aural auteur Dirk Maggs, Cold Cases is both an electrifying addition to the science fiction pantheon and a cautionary tale of what lurks beyond the stars. 

©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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Not what I was expecting

When I first heard that the Xfiles cast was returning to do an audiobook, I was ecstatic. I thought that given the fact that Chris Carter was going to be an active part of this project, that he will take this opportunity to add an extra layer to the already well rounded characters that we’ve gotten to know over the years. I was wrong, this book did nothing of the sorts. The story felt forced and the characters felt caricatured.

The only good thing about this was the chance to hear the original cast once more.

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tv writers shouldn't write audiobooks

Actors were pretty good, but people who write for tv, a visual medium, probably shouldn't write audio books. Lots of bad sound effects to compensate for the lack of description of setting, characters, and action. I'm a huge X-Files fan, so I was super disappointed. The dialogue was funny and interesting, so I at least finished the series. I'd say skip it.

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This is cool!

I recommend it if you've seen all series already multiple times and looking for something new :)

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Absolutely amazing

If you’re a fan of The X-Files TV series you will love this audiobook. I love The X-Files and this audiobook was a 10 out of 10

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cool

fun listen. having the actual actors voices made it feel like i was watching the show from another room. i loved it.

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Mulder and Scully!!!! Yes!!!!

I love the X-Files!! Was so great to hear all the characters perform the stories!! #Audible1

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I Was Hooked!

The cast put the characters back on like it's their natural state of being. Thrilled, chilled & made my skin crawl the way X Files always has since I was waist high on the adults around me! A welcome return to form from the entire cast! Engaging storyline from moment one. Put down everything that might have normally occupied my ears for & peeled through both new Audible Originals in the same day :)

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really good

Overall I really enjoyed listening to this book. Hearing the xfiles cast voices really made it worth the listen. If you are a big xfiles fan you will love this.

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fun!

A full cast recording is always a treat and this was a fun trip back into the X-Files. my only complaint is that I wish it was longer.

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Pure Satisfaction

Like a cosy pair of slippers or meeting up with old friends. Ambrosia to the X-Files fan. Millennium next please!

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  • JC
  • 2018-12-04

Xfiles makes an amazing audiobook!

I’ve been huge Xfiles fan since day one and have also always loved audiobooks. So this turned out to be the perfect combo. This is definitely now one of my favorites. I listened to it from beginning to end and the time flew by. The sound effects and full cast was brilliant and reminded me a lot of J. Costa’s style for his audiobook Purgatory—another favorite of mine. I’ll definitely be listening to the other Xfiles audiobooks that are available ASAP. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-26

More!!! We need more in this line of X-Files.

Keep 'em coming! Two is definitely not enough. Really enjoying the sound effects and feeling of being more involved in the story. Good job guys. Just keep making more!!!!!

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  • David A. Conatser
  • 2018-10-13

The X-Files are back!

This production is well-done, like an entire season of X-Files episodes done as radio theater. Original cast, sound production, music... It's a total package! The stories revisit some of the classic TV plots, and if you've been away for awhile, you are quickly and deftly brought back up to speed. Great job!

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  • Jessica Davis
  • 2018-12-03

X-celebrate!

I have always love the X-Files ever since I was little! I was impressed at the descriptions and sound effects! Great job! I loved it!

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  • A. Lauper
  • 2018-10-23

The X-Files: Cold Cases

Milder and Scully are back at it again. This is way after the X-Files. The FBI close down the department years ago. Yet the events of the story is unravelling before your listening ears. I love it, just wish it was longer in length.

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  • Jo A Conger
  • 2018-10-23

very enjoyable

enjoyed the listen, brought back memories of watching them on tv... look forward to more

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  • Oliver
  • 2018-10-21

As good as the show

It was great to be able to listen to more x files stories. Well done!

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  • tatiana
  • 2017-12-24

New Fan

I haven't really seen the tv show and only watched the film with the bees (and never saw the reboot) so my exposure to X-Files is really limited.

Overall, while I felt the audio production was above average and the voice acting pretty great, I didn't really understand the stories and kept wondering how everything was connected. I was expecting a regular novel but this was mostly just vignettes. I also found it hard to keep up with all the different characters; this is my first time listening to an audio book that sounded more like a podcast than a regular book.

I think this is something mostly for fans of the series who follow the franchise more closely. But I think my interest has peaked so I might check out the original series and reboot!

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  • Matthew
  • 2018-12-04

Amazing!!

More please. This audio show was just as entertaining as the show. Each actor does a good job making the listener visualize what’s going on well done!

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  • Colin K Smialek
  • 2018-10-13

An enjoyable book for X File fans!

This book does give a little more to the basic story of the X File. Was great to have the actors involved in this audio book. Found it to be well worth the time!

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  • Benjamin LEMOINE
  • 2018-12-10

great adaptation from the comic books

my only critics are that this is too bad Krycek isn't t voiced by Nicholas Lea. I suppose To ERT Patrick was not that cheap to do Doggett, but common, Nick Lea could have done his own voice.