NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, announced the release of an exclusive original audio production, The X-Files: Stolen Lives, starring Golden Globe Award-winner David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. Joining Duchovny and Anderson in this follow-up to The X-Files: Cold Cases are series regulars Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man), and Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood (the Lone Gunmen). The recording is based on the fan-favorite graphic novels by Joe Harris, which were created with direction from series creator Chris Carter. Adapted for audio by aural auteur Dirk Maggs, this action-packed sequel is now available for download at audible.com/stolenlives.
Stolen Lives brings listeners along on FBI agents Mulder and Scully's paranormal investigations, while continuing the epic storyline begun in Cold Cases. Of Cold Cases, Parade Magazine raved, “the story is out of this world,” adding that Duchovny and Anderson’s “chemistry is as electric as ever.”
As a new and more powerful threat emerges in Stolen Lives, those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes. Mulder and Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution, the stakes of which amount to the preservation of humankind. Featuring an otherworldly soundscape of demonic chants, flesh-eating swarms, and hissing creatures, listeners will experience another breathtaking adventure alongside this classic duo.
“X-Files: Stolen Lives doesn’t just pick up from where Cold Cases left off,” said producer Dirk Maggs (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). “It ramps up the tension and intrigue as Mulder and Scully realize that the return of their oldest adversaries is more than just happenstance. This sequence of immersive multicast audio adventures takes Joe Harris’s stories to a whole new level.”
“Believers will not want to miss out on what Mulder and Scully uncover next,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Stolen Lives will entertain and engross listeners with its twisted plot and captivating sound design.”
The X-Files series originally premiered in September 1993, rising from a breakout sci-fi favorite to one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. Twentieth-Century Fox’s reboot of the X-Files TV series has brought more critical acclaim; Season 11 is currently in production, slated for 2018. IDW Publishing publishes more than 20 years’ worth of The X-Files graphic novels, and continues to release new volumes of paranormal mystery.
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including The X-Files: Stolen Lives, free.
In addition to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child, and has also been recognized with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, most recently for Colin Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2016, Audible members downloaded an average of 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
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Praise for THE X-FILES: COLD CASES
“The Audible series brings in a truly fantastic twist: The characters are each voiced by the original actors, so you can get your Mulder and Scully fix via David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson narrating their original characters. Their chemistry is as electric as ever and the story is out of this world.” – Parade Magazine
“Fans will be happy to hear that they're together! Telling The X-Files stories in a new format will still have the same feel fans remember. Plus, just imagine Mulder and Scully talking directly into your ears ... that's probably something you can get on board with.” – SyFy
“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.” – Broadway World
“Between the depth of the intertwining stories, the great acting, and the sheer nostalgia factor I’d say Cold Cases is four hours well spent.” – Pop Culture Beast
“We got to hear some of the story from “Cold Cases” and they sounded great, almost like listening to Mulder and Scully talk on walkie-talkies.” – Bleeding Cool
“The content is bursting with both conspiracy and moments of horror, just like the show, but what makes listening to this book an absolute blast is the cast.” – Horror Fuel