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They live as outcasts, hated and feared by the very humanity they protect. They are mutants, born with strange and wonderful powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. Under the tutelage of Professor Charles Xavier, they are more than mutants. They are the X-Men. 

Magneto, the X-Men's oldest, deadliest foe, has taken over a top-secret government installation that houses the Sentinels, powerful mutant-hunting robots. The X-Men must fight to keep this deadly technology out of Magneto's hands. But the Acolytes, Magneto's fanatical mutant followers, stand between the X-Men and victory - a victory that’s quickly slipping away - for a more ruthless enemy, the US government, holds the X-Men responsible for the installation's takeover! 

This electrifying novel by acclaimed author Christopher Golden is the ultimate adventure that no X-fan should be without!

©2020 Marvel (P)2020 Marvel

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  • Ross
  • 27-04-2020

"To Me, My X-Fans!"

Well, This is the first time I've written a review before listening to a book all the way through. Here's the thing, though: I read these when they first appeared on shelves. I often tell people that if it weren't for comics I never would have learned to read (a little hyperbolic, but not totally untrue). This series helped me make the leap into novels in general. From here I went on to Ludlum, Clancy, Koontz, King and the like, I must have still been in Grade School when I first ran across these (yes, I'm old). And I've listened enough to hear Nancy Wu voice most of the main characters and let me just say... she's great! I never imagined these being read in any voice other than my own, but she absolutely nails it here. I'm pleasantly surprised to say I like her, "Wolverine," voice the most.
Also, what can I say about Christopher Golden? The man was writing teen fiction looong before bookstores had a section for it. He is in top form here. This trilogy is simply steeped in 90's X-men goodness. That being said there will probably be a reference or two to things in the comics at that time that not everyone will get, but not enough to detract from the story.
Bear in mind that this IS the first in a trilogy and I recommend the other two just as strongly. These were some of the first books I looked for when I joined Audible and it's nice to finally see them arrive. I think I set a speed record snapping them up!
I can also safely recommend Golden's, "Codename: Wolverine," or, "Daredevil: Predator's Smile," if these leave you wanting more. I've never read anything of his that I wouldn't recommend, actually. Darn good writer. But my favorites will always be his comic book novels. He just seems to GET x-men. More so than some current writers of the comics, I'd say. And to think: They say, "You can't go home again." This proves them wrong!
EDIT: Finished it in one marathon go. I don't do that often and I don't have much to add. Except this: listen and enjoy!

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  • Damien Nova
  • 23-09-2020

Good Story

A really good story. a great expansion of a very familiar comic story. Nancy Wu however has a terrible voice for it. The weight of her voice is too light to carry Magneto or Gladiator. She especially shouldn't try a southern or "black" voice. And why is Raza an old timey pirate? Otherwise, no complaints.

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  • George William Abel Jr
  • 28-06-2020

Excellent

Great audiobook from the original paperback trilogy. Keep such adaptations coming. Well worth the price.

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  • J. D.
  • 03-06-2021

Fun ride.

First off, I read this book like 20 years ago. It’s just as fun as it was back then, however Nancy Will does a fantastic job bringing the book to life in a way I never imagined. I highly recommend this book to others just for her performance alone. She’s fun and I can’t wait to listen to more of her work.

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  • Steven Arcos
  • 18-05-2021

loved it

great expansive story. lots of canonical knowledge even if a few things were wrong. in depth character studies with history and motivations. lots of detailed battle sequences. fun!

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  • Angelo Z
  • 13-05-2021

One of the Best Trilogies I've ever read

These books are amazing. Fantastic writing. The only gripe I have is the narrator just doesn't deliver the story at the level it deserves. Real shame, her rendition makes it almost difficult to sit through.

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  • Tim Hughes
  • 11-01-2021

More, please!

With all the great X-men stories, why can't we get more audiobook adaptations like this?

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  • Ryan Janik
  • 28-07-2020

yasss moves from start to finish

loved it from start to finish what else do I say aboot it great read

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  • Robert Hamby
  • 29-06-2020

Decent but Expected Something Else

The book was decent. Nothing was inherently bad aboit it, just kind of ok. not sure what I was expecting. Following the two different storyline and jumping back and forth plus all the characters popping in and out, it just left me exhausted. Narration is great however.

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  • Raddy
  • 05-12-2020

Painfully Boring

Extremely slow story and narration is as exciting as a watching a high school golf match. Don't get this unless you're having trouble falling asleep.

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