The X-Files: Cold Cases
- Sprecher: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Willliam B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood
- Serie: The X-Files (Audible Original), Titel 1
- Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 4 Min.
- Erscheinungsdatum: 18.07.2017
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Audible Studios
Beschreibung von Audible
Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and 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, Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.
Set after the events of The X-Files: I Want to Believe and providing additional backstory to the incidents that pulled Mulder and Scully out of reclusion prior to 2016's miniseries revival, a database breach at FBI headquarters allows an unknown group to access and capitalize on those investigations left unsolved - dubbed cold cases - by the secret department once known as The X-Files. As friends and foes of the agency long thought gone begin to inexplicably reappear, former agents Mulder and Scully come out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former department but the US government and forces not of this world.
Here, fans are treated once again to Mulder and Scully's irreplicable chemistry as only the series' leads could deliver, Duchovny's deadpan and cynical aloofness finding its natural counterpoint in Anderson's unwavering intelligence and rigidity. Appearances from series regulars and the actors who made them fan favorites round out this must-listen arc: the gruff, no-BS righteousness of Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi); the distinctive click-puff of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis); and the stooge-like hijinks of three beloved conspiracy theorists called the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).
Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, find your "I Want to Believe" poster. Break out that makeshift alien stiletto. Grab a pack of Morley cigarettes.
The truth is out there. You just have to listen.
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Von Oliver Grytzmann Am hilfreichsten 16.12.2017
Selling a great brand for cheap
Warning: slight Spiolers ahead!
I confess: I liked the first two episodes: hearing the original cast was great, the sound effects were good and the way the narrative explained the setting was exciting.
Then came the crash: Duchovny reads his lines like he doesn't care at all. Case in point: in one episode Mulder finds hinself in the middle of a gun-fight - yet Duchovny delivers his lines in a tone cashiers use when wishing customers a nice day. His voice is devoid of any emotion or sense of urgency. Gillian Anderson is slightly better and the voice of Krycek is abysmal.
Best exceptions from this rule: the vocalization of Skinner and the CSM.
The plot is a convoluted train-wreck; especially in the later episodes one extraordinary development is followed by the next (even crazier story) within 5 minutes - taking place in several locations to mimick the effect of "plot development". The finale sees one of those plot developments that comes totally out of the blue (Deus Ex Machina fallacy) and is just lazy writing to bring this mess of a story to a sudden end - with major storylines unanswered (see: the question marks behind Krycek's and CSM's appearance).
I don't recommend buying this audio-book - it comes off as a half-cooked spin-off for making a quick buck out of fans of the series.
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