A full-cast experience transforms a year’s worth of comics into a “movie for your mind.” Richard Rohan narrates the scenes, while a full cast of 47 actors makes the characters come alive—along with an outrageous number of sound effects including explosions, sirens, and screams. The story is as good on audio as it was in the comics—a near impossible feat. Published by GraphicAudio

Marvel: Avengers vs. X-Men

by Various Authors, Richard Rohan (Adapt.)

Read by Richard Rohan and a Full Cast (GraphicAudio)

GraphicAudio has done the nearly impossible: They’ve compressed a year-long series of comic books into one long audiobook. With a full cast and an outrageous number of sound effects including explosions, sirens, and screams (which can be disconcerting when the listener is driving), the Avengers battle the X-Men because each has a different idea what the arrival of the godlike entity, The Phoenix, will mean. The story sounds as good as it appeared in the comics. The actors portray dozens of heroes so perfectly that the listener can always discern who is talking and keep the plot straight. Each actor gives their character a special accent and point of view, making for a fascinating comic adventure. Without the comic.

On today’s episode are host Jo Reed and AudioFile Magazine Assistant Editor Emily Connelly.

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Richard Rohan
 has been a stage, film, and voiceover actor for the past twenty years.  He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, in every genre, and was awarded the 2003 Audie Award winner for Nonfiction and the 2008 Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy by AudioFile magazine. He directed and performed on the acclaimed Space Fantasy audio drama series Deathstalker. Rohan can also be heard on Macmillan Audio’s historical series, The American Presidents.