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MONSTERS OF THE WEEK The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files

by | Read by Joe Hempel, Chris Carter [Fore.]

Contemporary Culture • 21 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

These "X-Files" audio recaps adapted from the A.V. Club are aimed at newcomers, but longtime fans may find themselves reliving a few favorite scenes or episodes. As they recap each episode or movie, authors Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff weave in their own opinions along with interviews with people involved in the productions, such as creator Chris Carter and actor Robert Patrick. Narrator Joe Hempel strikes an agreeable tone, but listeners may wish the audiobook had gone further, using two narrators to differentiate between the two authors. Also, an overview highlighting the authors' favorite episodes would likely help newcomers. The critiques sometimes seem repetitive, especially the discussions of early seasons, but hearing more than 200 recaps provides a sense of a TV classic's evolution. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2018

CD ISBN 9781630150808 $54.99 • Seventeen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781515932482 $34.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $29.99

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