Director & Cast
|Starring||Richard Rohan, Richard Cutting, Tim Getman, James Keegan, Kimberly Gilbert, Jeff Allin, Julie-Ann Elliott, Ken Jackson, Evan Casey, Elizabeth Jernigan, James Lewis, Thomas Penny, Danny Gavigan, Tracy Olivera, Elliot Dash, Nick DePinto, Tim Pabon, Michael Glenn, Thomas Keegan, Alyssa Wilmoth, Lily Beacon, Colleen Delany, Karen Novack, Scott McCormick, Caleb Brown, Bradley Smith, Nora Achrati, Sherry Berg, David Coyne, Christopher Scheeren, Eric Messner, Joe Brack, Terence Aselford, James Konicek, Alexander Strain, Casie Platt, Joel David Santner, Nanette Savard, David Harris, Michael John Casey, Yasmin Tuazon, Patrick Bussink, Casey Jones, Steven Carpenter, Drew Kopas, Lily David, Dylan Lynch and Damyon "Chop" Richardson|
|Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by||Richard Rohan|
|Dialogue Editors||Patrick Stratton and Rick Rohan|
|Sound Designers||Patrick Stratton|
|Original Theme Music||Dan Sondak|
|Additional Original Music||Dan Sondak and Thomas Hogan. Music by HarvestBloom ©2013 and used with permission|
|Producers||Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman|
|Executive Producer||Anji Cornette|
No Regrets (Posted on 8/2/2014)
- This was my first buy on this site. No regrets from me. I listened to all of it in one straight session.
Marvel Civil War (Posted on 7/20/2014)
I enjoyed this Audio book! Nice Casting on the voices! I loved reading this story when it originally was released! While on a long rode trip, it was captivating to listen to Marvel's Civil War! Look forward to more Marvel and DC stories from Audio Graphics!
One disappointment, on listening to it this time, was that I had purchased this set back in February of 2013! and listened to it only once back then, and was disappointed to have the 6th disk, the last part of the story began skipping :( so the last part was disjointing in listening to the end of the story! I placed a request to have this disk replaced! Hopefully Graphic audio will replace it!
Fantastic for library collection (Posted on 7/17/2014)
- I am a librarian, and got this and another title to try out in my library's young adult collection. The teens liked them so much that I ordered 10 more. Since we also have the graphic novel version of this story, it has sparked debates about which is better, what were the best parts that were left out of the GA, what the GA did better than the GN, and all the other pitfalls of adaptations. Aside from being an excellent story, GA can be a great teaching tool!
Wow! He'll yea (Posted on 7/9/2014)
- Aww man super amazing can't believe they did this
Best one yet (Posted on 7/6/2014)
- Loved the graphic novel love this even more! Brings the whole story to life
Impressive (Posted on 7/1/2014)
- It's a powerful story and we'll executed by the Graphic Audio crew. There are some rough spots but this production is still much better than just one narrator .
Marvel Civil War (Posted on 6/28/2014)
- Fantastic Audio Book!
You Know Its Good... (Posted on 6/25/2014)
...when a voice actor makes you hate their role. This wasthe case with Maria Hill, i found myself just wanting her to be strangled or some other vile thing to happen to her. This was my first purchase from GA and it wont be my last.
Time and time again GA has proven itself to be the best Audio drama out there today. This production is no different, it is abridged yes but GA does an excellent job to "get to the meat of the crossover" the comic run was rather weak but when you can change that around for the best well thats a gift a true gift. GraphicAudio continues to live up to its logo "A movie in your mind". Cccc
The production is a little over 6 hrs but from beginning to end GA and Richard Rohan keep you enthralled.
Is it worth purchase? You damn betcha 10/10 way to Go Graphic Audio.
I think there was a little TOO much abridgement here... (Posted on 6/1/2014)
We've seen Graphic Audio "take the leap" with the three-volume Green Lantern epic "SLEEPERS" and I think they could have shown more faith in this opening into the Marvel Universe.
There was a lot more they might have accomplished here and the comic series was so expansive that no one would have objected to a 2 or 3 volume set amounting to 12-18 hours. Can't get enough of a good thing... especially since all of Pendant Audio vanished overnight and Graphic Audio is about the only place to go for either D.C. or Marvel audio productions.
Brilliant (Posted on 5/18/2014)
First time listener of the Graphic Audio productions, and as such comparing it with productions from other places.
The amount of voice actors was amazing compared to most other productions.The quality of each was consistently good.
I hope to see more marvel stories by Graphic Audio.
My first Graphic Audio release (Posted on 4/16/2014)
I adore full-cast audio drama but struggle to find many places that produce it, let alone produce it well. I'm also a massive Marvel comics fan so GraphicAudio seemed perfect and I was excited to try 'Civil War' out as my first purchase.
What can I say - the 'movie in your mind' promise was totally fulfilled. This was a very high-quality production - really well cast and with great sound design. There were perhaps a few moments where the pacing was a little off but overall the strength of the story and characterisation pulls you through at breakneck speed. I'm already looking forward to my next GraphicAudio release
Marvel Civil War (Posted on 3/30/2014)
- Another great performance by the G. A. Crew. Civil War is a great look into the personalities and flaws of these great super heroes. Interesting and full of action, a great listen.
My favorite so far (Posted on 3/28/2014)
Which was a surprise to me, because I'm mostly at DC guy.
In fact, as another reviewer, Lee stated, I had never read this event in the comic books. So listening to it here, was not only entertaining and enjoyable, but it caught me up on one of the landmark Marvel universe of events.
I first tried listening to GA, a few years ago listening to some of the samples. At first, I didn't really like them.
But listening to a whole one, I realize what my mistake was: I was judging them like radio theater. They're not radio theater, what they are is great full cast productions of audiobooks.
I'm a big fan of both of these media, both audio theater and audiobooks. They are not the same and you have to listen to them differently.
Once I realized that these are audiobooks, some of the things that bothered me at first, no longer did.
The production on this is typically superb Graphic Audio: the voice acting, production values, sound effects, script, sound effects and sound in general are all top-notch.
Somehow, maybe partially because I was*not*familiar with this story, this particular saga lent itself better to this medium than some of the other ones I've listened to, which I've also enjoyed.
I was riveted, and listened to the entire thing during the course of one day. Not all the way through from beginning to end in one sitting, but definitely by the end of the day I had heard the whole thing. And I'd listen to it again.
These things have a great re-listenability.
One small con, barely even touching any of the pros, is true about all of these productions I've listened to so far: I feel there a little bit over scored. Now I have to make a confession, I am studying & doing film & game scoring. It was also my major back in the late 1970s.
So it's possible, I'm more than a little oversensitive about these things, and maybe most people wouldn't even notice, given the outstanding performances, writing, and production.
Nevertheless, I am intending to give these guys some feedback concerning this directly.
Don't get me wrong; the music is great. Dan Sondak and Thomas Hogan do an outstanding job. And I need to look to see if they sell any of this music by itself. I'd love to just listen to the music sometimes.
But you see, that's the problem: it's *too* good. And it's too much.
It is indeed as they say in their descriptions of the products, "cinematic". But film music is like a spice, and sometimes in certain scenes, a little bit goes a long way. Sometimes the music is distracting, especially during dialogue scenes. And other times, distracting or not, it undercuts the drama of the scene, while still trying to tell us what it should be.
This is one of those cases of "show, not tell". And while it may seem sometimes that music is "showing", too often, like a laugh track on the sitcom, it's actually "telling". Telling us what to feel, or even maybe what the characters are feeling. This is a very powerful technique, and again it's more powerful, when you don't overuse it.
This is also sometimes true of the narration itself, but because it's an audiobook, it's not as much of a problem.
Nevertheless, sometimes I try to perhaps let the dialogue tell the story more then a third person narration. Or even a first-person narration, such as The Flash in Crisis on Infinite Earths. Most of that is quite good, and it's a great storytelling device. There's so many things in comic book panels that you do need to visualize. And sometimes, without a narrator, these might still be good stories, but we'd be missing some of the very important visuals.
Still, I would perhaps in future productions, see if the writing could be more dialogue heavy, and have the dialogue telling us what's going on. In audio theater, or audiobooks, you have to do something to tell the listener what's going on. But just simply telling us, sometimes you get to be a bit much.
Having said all that, I really want to emphasize, that these are almost like nitpicks for me, at least. These productions are so good and so entertaining that I feel they're worth everything I paid for them. I do have some other criticisms of their app on the mobile devices, but that's a story for another time.
One of the greatest events in the Marvel universe given the Graphic Audio treatment! (Posted on 3/24/2014)
Anyone admitting to be a comics fan must have gone through this 7 part comic book a couple of hundred times. Unfortunately, this is based on the paperback novel (written based on the comics.) And so, a bit of the storyline has been tweaked a bit.
But this is mostly a good thing. There is more breadth and emotional depth to the characters, and a lot more background details not available in the comics. I especially liked the part when Sue Richards went to look for Namor, the 1 page side story, has been fleshed out incredibly well, together with great ambiance and additional story, eg, funeral, reference to some previous chemistry between Namor and Sue Storm.
However, the Voice Characters are still not as spot on as the DC universe treatment. Tony Stark and steve Rogers sound the same. And Spidey is kinda whiney, the cartoon version of the 80s sounds like a better fit. Jonah Jameson has some weird southern drawl that's completely throws you off the pacing of the narrative.
However, good production value overall. Great for long commutes. Must buy.
hit all the main points (Posted on 3/8/2014)
Great production, sound , music , acting ect.
but.... Marvels actual civil war saga was less then good, in my view.
Too bad they couldn't do some of the better sagas like the infinity gauntlet, or infinity war.
Civil war (Posted on 3/2/2014)
- Truly amazing, you can hear the love and respect for the characters. I have purchased every comic production to date and I have never been disappointed
Civil War (Posted on 2/23/2014)
- loved it. As always you all did a great job.
Civil War (Posted on 2/21/2014)
- Great adaptation of story. Captured the feel of the storyline and made the characters come alive. GraphicAudio does it again.
Civil War (Posted on 2/20/2014)
- An excellent production for GA's first foray into the Marvel universe. Kudos.
Civil War (Posted on 1/29/2014)
- Graphic Audio did a great job on this. I hope more Marvel comes to Graphic Audio.
Civil War (Posted on 1/25/2014)
Marvel joins the Graphic Audio family.
Voice talent is fantastic as always. Spider-Man's muffled voice (he is talking through a mask) was a little annoying at times, but aside from that fantastic.
I never read the Moore/McNiven novel, but it does seem very abridged than that of the epic comic series and spin-off series that it covers.
All in all, great stuff and will continue to listen.
awesome (Posted on 1/23/2014)
- Great story and excellent production. off the charts supreme quality.
Stunning - incredibly written and produced (Posted on 1/21/2014)
- Based on preview and sample scene I decided to give the Graphic Audio version of Marvel's Civil War a try. It was epic. The writing and sound effects are amazing. You really get lost in the story and the characters. It might sound like a marketing ploy, but it really is a movie in your mind.
Civil war (Posted on 1/18/2014)
- First download overall it was friggin great. It wasn't 100 percent true to the original story but if I hadn't read it I'd never have known. I do service work and spend a lot of time in the truck with the IPOD, by the way love that i can get these on my iPod now thank you. Listened to twice back to back going shopping for the next one now
Civil War (Posted on 1/15/2014)
- Awesome! I didn't like where the story line went, but did like the overall book.
Civil War (Posted on 1/9/2014)
- First purchase from Graphic Audio and its awesome, great sound effects, dialogue superb with all the various actors and narration. It is indeed a Movie in your mind.
WOW..... (Posted on 1/9/2014)
- I have to say this book got me thinking about right and wrong. I went a whole thinking to myself and asking "what would superman have done. But all in all ......my final thought were just wow. Had nothing else to say but wow. The narrator was just golden. The book itself was told like a masterpiece. Gotta say i agree with the idea of best audiobook of 2013. The cast of heroes were rockstars. Don't get me wrong, or mistaken I'm not easily impressed but my introduction to graphic audio kinda had easily done with. I love this book.
Top Notch (Posted on 1/4/2014)
I am a huge fan of the work that GraphicAudio has done over the years with its adaptations of DC Comics graphic novels. They promise “A movie in your mind” and they have never failed to produce high quality audio dramas that sound like old-fashioned radio plays with better sound effects, special music and usually more than twenty actors plus a narrator. The fight scenes are amazing, the sound effects are always top notch.
Two or three years ago, I was asked on a message board if GraphicAudio ever performed anything by Marvel Comics. I confidently said that they did not and probably never would because DC and Marvel are like Pepsi and Coke – forever in conflict. I assumed Marvel would eventually decide to go with another publisher and that was that. Boy, am I glad that I was wrong. Marvel and GraphicAudio working together means that there will be twice the opportunities to let GraphicAudio do what they best with the very best superhero stories, especially if their first one, Civil War, is any indication of what is to come.
Full Review at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2013/04/civil-war-marvel-comics-audiobook-by.html
Very good (Posted on 12/30/2013)
- I am more a DC fan than a Marvel but I love this audiobook, mainly because there is a full cast with sound effects and a very good storyline. This is my first purchase and it won't be my last one.
About time you did Marvel! (Posted on 12/28/2013)
This was my first purchase of one of your titles online, although I do have several others - all DC.
The voice acting was, as always, brilliantly done. I loved the Tony Stark / Iron Man acting as well as Spiderman / Peter Parker. Both really brought the characters to life. I'm looking forward to getting 'Drowned in Thunder' as my next purchase.
However, my big question has to be why has it taken you so long to produce Marvel stories in the first place? It's not as if you're short of material out there!
I'm sure you've had lots of suggestions for Marvel stories, so I have to put in some of mine....
The 'Secret Invasion' storyline.... It's so big it could be split into two parts. Any of Frank Miller's 'Daredevil' work. From Classic Avengers, the Kree - Skrull War story. Any Doctor Strange.... Audio would really work for him!
Whatever ones you choose to do, I'm sure they will be up to your usual high quality.
Thank you again for 'Civil War'
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