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This is an audio story based on the 15th episode of the Marauder Shields comic, available here: [link]

This is the second version of audiobook 15. You can get version A here: [link]

Story / Lead: Koobismo
Audio Producer: JeffDaniel
Editor: AdoreeLyssa
Codex Narrator: Matt "Calavera" O'Connor
Tali: Nokyo-Chan
Liara: Minty
Garrus: StephanosRex

Music used: "Edge of the World" by Position Music, "Normandy" by BioWare. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED, this recording is a tribute, both to the Mass Effect universe and Position Music's incredible soundtracks, not intented for any personal gain, in fair use.

[The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Music track belongs to Position Music and BioWare, used under the terms of fair use.]

P.S. I may not be able to reply to all comments right now (will get back to that once my crunchtime at work is over), but I always appreciate all feedback, it really helps the whole team get as good as we can get. Although the mighty Brandon Keener (a big "hi" if you're still reading us!) is basically impossible to immitate, we always try to get as close as possible. :) So... Here's version B, with StephanosRex as Garrus. You choose which version you prefer... And tell us!

P.S.2. Be sure to follow me on twitter, to get all the latest scoop: [link]
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TidyWire Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Interface Designer
These voices are absolutely perfect. Just wow.
Axwi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Hmm, I'm liking StephanosRex voice acting Garrus more.
scapegoat25 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
RamenWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nokoyo-Chan has a perfect Tali-voice! :heart:
Minty was great, just a few moments where she sounded a bit odd.

While the actor for Garrus was good (god I loved his sarcasm), he doesn't really have a voice like Garruses.

That's just me being a critic. I love these, and all the voice actors!
xX-Tabataba-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's the orginal Garrus voice actor??? D:
koobismo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
This is our original Garrus, StephanosRex. :) I hope you don't mean Brandon Keener. :D
xX-Tabataba-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, what happened to him?? :<
roronoapedro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Holy crap, Minty is absolutely perfect as Liara in the beginning. Seriously, for a moment I thought it was a voice clip from the game. Amazing.
Stephano is a really nice Garrus. He's not exactly like Keener, but he manages to give that "Awesome" feel Garrus has to his voice. It's seriously fun to listen to him.
Nokyo also delivers a very good Tali. The ONE thing I didn't like about her delivery was that Tali was in a battlefield, and I thought her tone should have been a little more high pitched because of the situation... but I was nip picking.

Seriously, all the voice actors are great. Almost professionally so. Keep on doing good work like that!
Chapomon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
If I may be a bit critical, both Garrus are good VA's though neither sound all that close to Garrus' original voice actor. Though this one with StephanosRex sounds a bit more Turian-ie than version A.
Xtrepe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
yeah, this one is a bit better
this version is much better, both liara and garrus sound better in this one ;)
BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I actually liked this versionīs Garrus better =)
Anyway, great job again, guys!
akzarkun Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I think you just have to combine A and B versions in some way, because in A the voice sounds too old for Garrus, but the depiction of emotions is great; in this B version the echo effect is great, but voice.. i don't know, maybe "StephanosRex" needs more training.
Garrus voice isn't sexy enough :(
Minty does a good job, though.
We-canTroll-the-sky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
love it... though I know Garrus' turian voice is kinda hard to make it right, I prefer version A's intonation but the voice in version B is better
shunkwugga Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
You syould try to get Jesse Cox in on this. He's a busy guy, but he can do some really good voices if you manage to get him on board for this.
Hizoraki Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Mind if I ask how they got the turian-like voice? I know it's flanged, but no matter what settings I mess with in Audacity, I can't quite get it...
Akernis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think this one is even better :)
Radiokon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I think you need to get that weird thing they do for the Turian voices in Mass Effect, otherwise I have issues.
That said, this guy is much better than version A, but the laziness is gone. Garrus is that kind of guy that sounds like he is always half asleep when he talks. And he has some sort of a tempo.
mjjdj88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
wayyyy better than version A. not trying to throw salt at matt o'connor, he is brilliant at the narrator. but stephanosrez killed it as garrus! kudos to all of you. also tali was amazing!!
Haupmann Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Well i think Stephanos does Garrus better, Matt sounds more like Nihlus. Still needs the certain lilt and sort of lazy cockiness, speaking slightly slower would also help. Matt does the sort of cockiness right, But rex does seems to have the right voice pitch.
Tali's voice, still basically perfect.
Liara's still needs to enunciate just a little bit more. But sounds really good otherwise.
Tough to say which is better. I like them both for different reasons.
On a side note, i kind of want to see a volus get shocked. That would be hilarious.
Sorry it took me so long, been busy.
Belanna42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
\o/ EPIC!
blitzwing94 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
yeah the Garrus was better here.
Fluidfyre Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, the guy voicing the Codex Narrator is flawless. Everyone is amazing, but he is flawless. I think this is the better Garrus. The processing on the voice is better. I think Version A Garrus, his voice is too deep - but keep him for the Codex narrator! Seriously!
freedomphamtom Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
garrus sounds a lil bit better here,and tali's VA was awesome
AvalonZ3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I found that Version A Spoke more like Garrus, with word spacing and general attitude. But B Sounds more Like Garrus with the voice having a closer sound
SysMon-Anon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I agree. The first one had the voice of a sarge, but the general voice patterns were there. But the second one's voice is more like Garrus.
Glandire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I love it.
loneirbis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Enjoyed both versions, really. :) But i prefere B slightly.

While Matt O'Connor is doing fantastic job on both codex and Marauder Shields character, i think Garrus is just not a fitting role for him. And StephanosRex is a spot on here, as for my taste. For first few lines i could've actually mistake him for real Garrus' VA. ^.^ I feel a bit OOC around "that's what we Vakarians do" line, as if that wasn't the intonation i'd expect from this character. But this highly subjective, and is about only bit of critic i have here. :P Otherwise, great work.

Oh, and both Tali and Liara are great, no doubt in that. :) Maybe few lines to work on, tho. Like, the first replica for both Tali and Liara - just for some reason they sound less believable then the rest. But again, it's all nit-picking. :)
erd249 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Writer
This guy's voice is a lot closer to Garrus, it doesn't sound so forced.
Cbird54 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This ones a lot better than Version A. But I still think Tali and Liara sound a little removed from the events. All in all good work!
ChrisVanDarg Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Okay, I also go for this version. StephanosRex sounds a bit more like Garrus, plus there is a greater difference to the codex entry being read at the end, which makes the overall listening experience much more enjoyable. Great work!
rommelcheah Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This sounds better... :D
Archon89 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I vote for this, B. :) The other doesn't sound at all like Garrus. At least here there's some resemblance with Keener's voice (very difficult to imitate!! XD)...
I really like Liara and Tali's voices, but maybe some additional "pathos" is needed... ^_^; They sound way too calm for the situation in that scene!
Anyway, still good job!!! Keep it up! :D
Bombeletta Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Love love love even more :D
ManimalR Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent, Garrus and Tali are better in this version, Liara was better in A
Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yeah, this version is better than the other one, flows more like the real game.
PaeBac Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I like this one a lot more; more flow to the voices. And, of course, I can't complain about an audio to one of my favorite episodes so far!
nicart9 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
"Could I see one of your combat drones for a moment" - That's so Liara, hehe. Tali's VA has really improved since the thin blue line audiobook. Very good. Koobismo, will you release a new comic this week by any chance?
koobismo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Promise I will, even if I won't sleep at all. x)
Kratos0294 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I'll have to go with this vesrion. As said before, it feels more like garrus while the other version feels like another turian. Well done it's amazing =D
miekojn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
B! Version A sounds more like random turian. Great job of all voice actors though! :)
Amdor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice.
benneath Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Better, more natural then ver. A.
PixleAteIt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Photographer
definitely like this version better. not quite Garrus, but I prefer this one. :)
Lakdav Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I like this version more. Its somewhat closer to Garrus' original voice. Though i always envisioned Garrus speaking here like he did as we found him on Omega. A little bit more tired, out of breath, and still trying to be funny. As for Tali, a little more emotion would be nice. The accent is spot on i think, but she lacks a little bit of desperation that i would expect from lines like these. Liara's voice was amazing, i almost couldnt distinguish it from the original. Sounds like she got back to her LotSB kickassness, and we love her for it :D
GiovanniNys Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I second this :D
shotgun-fu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Awesome work again! I think I like B better, I has the right Garrus vibe.

Also, shouldn't they be talking about a half metre wide passage rather than a foot? I don't recall hearing a single reference to non-SI units in the game.
Karst96 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your Tali was fantastic! =D
Nokyo-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Oh! Thank you so much!
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