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The X Files: Stolen Lives by Joe Harris

By Pamelascott

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 grey, 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-favourite characters: Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), and the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).


(Audible Studios, 3 October 2017, audiobook, Audible)



Stolen Lives is brilliant. I loved it as much as Cold Cases.

This audible original features some new storylines as well as continuing events from Cold Cases. I loved the way the story concludes. Some crazy stuff happens. I was hooked from start to finish.

Like Cold Cases, Stolen Lives features performances from stars of the show and sound effects to make it a very immersive experience. I loved listening to my favourite characters from the show.

One of my favourite characters, Gibson Praise returns. In the show, he is a small boy with alien DNA who has special gifts. He's an adult now and completely changed, becoming quite dangerous and unstable. What happened to the sweet little boy? I got shivers.

Stolen Lives has an open ending leaving room for more audible original dramas or maybe this will link to the new TV show next year?

The X Files: Stolen Lives by Joe Harris

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