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This is the 20th Chapter of the Marauder Shields Audiobook, based on the 20th Episode of the Marauder Shields Comic ("Seeing is Believing"), available here: [link]

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

[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.]

P.S. Another audiobook chapter with fully licensed music! :) I'll look into the possibility of getting you the music without the text as well, but I'm unsure how that works with our license - need to ask around.

P.S.2. If you'd like to chip in and help us out with music costs, thus becoming a team member ("supporter" status ;)) - be sure to let us know with a DA note or e-mail.

P.S.3. We're also looking for Adobe After Effects specialists - if you have what it takes to join us in making this series even more epic than it already is, be sure to contact us ASAP!
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RamenWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprisingly, I feel the Garrus actor is actually sounding too sarcastic. He's missing some of Garrus' other emotions, but he more or less has the voice impression down. I feel the team all talk a little too softly and calmly, especially considering their situation. Don't be afraid to yell!

Ok, critic moment over! You've assembled a talented team! I'm still impressed by your turian voice filter! I always look forward to these! :)
DneSaeed Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Acting for Liara could be better. Im just not hearing Liara from her but I guess it really is a difficult task.

Tali's actor is quite could...slips up a few places but is good overall and sounds the most like the character being portrayed.

The one for Garrus is quite good.

Codex actor is as always great.
julification Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Great job Koobismo's team, as always! Your Marauder Shields and Shiniez' comic is what keeps me getting back to deviantart every week to enjoy my weekly dose of art :D
Bombeletta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Love it Honey :*
Symphonic-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
God, Liara and Tali are absolutely amazing with their voice acting - especially Tali. Nokyo-Chan was definitely a great find. Garrus/StephanosRex is doing great and has improved a lot - he just needs to work on the sort-of teasing and sarcastic lilt that Garrus can have in his voice at times. I am extremely impressed with this and, I don't know how you found your voice actors, but they deserve tons of credit for how wonderful they are. Your comics were already fantastic but this brings it to the next level.
BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Agree with this. Although this canīt top the drunken-Tali-talk :D
Symphonic-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Nothing can beat emergency induction ports.
trucydoll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Wow, this was great as always - great work by the audio team and the VA's as usual. MAJOR props to StephanosRex though, suddenly I can really hear Garrus's drawl. :D
norad2terran Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I agree that the Voice Actors did an AMAZING job! As everyone else has said, StephanosRex's role as Garrus has improved incredibly. Nokyo-Chan is maintaining a consistent level of awesome, and Minty's rendition of Liara is, quite frankly, unreal. I was going to make an additional comment about their dialogue missing a little something, like a few of the others said, but then I listened to it a second time and decided, "Nope, it's great just the way it is." Keep up the good work.
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Keep the comments coming! We are listening, and taking every suggestion seriously. . . unless that suggestion is from a troll. I have don't have time to care about trolls. ;)
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
And obviously I can't type today either. . . Gotta love Mondays. . .
benneath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Garrus good job this time! :)
overandoverandout Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
OH MY GOD. EVERYONE WAS PERFECT. Once again, I need to remind you how great Tali is. Along with Liara. And this time, I thought Garrus was spot on. You guys are so great. I can't even. I love you guys, keep up the beyond fantastic work!
Sgt-T-Shock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Writer
I know! Everyone did sooooo well. I really really love all of the VAs. :D
Jack-Stark Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have to join the chorus once again in saying everyone did an EXCELLENT job on this! Garrus's VA is super improved, Tali's VA is amazing as usual, and Liara's VA just boggled my mind at how well she's got Liara's cadence down. Good times all around! \o/
Spartan0700 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Wow, the voice-actors are pretty close to the *real* in-game voice-actors, but Liara's is spot-on by my ear.

Nice work!
nicart9 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Garrus' voice has much improved since the last one! Great job everyone!
Belanna42 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I love this :D
RavianGale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Tali is almost spot on, holy crap!
shotgun-fu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Awesome work by the team as usual! Garrus is getting better, but Tali and Liara are pretty much spot on. Thanks to everyone involved!
KareauxLine Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Amazing audiobook as usual! I wasn't sure of Garrus for the previous audiobooks but it's getting closer and closer, loved it. As people already said, maybe less monotone for Garrus and Liara? Tali is spot on.

Great job, team Marauder Shields ;)
StrawberryRainPop Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Hearing is believing! :)
stacey1981 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Awesome job everyone. They just keep getting better and better. Garrus was much improved, Tali was amazing as always and Liara was solid. Thank you all soooo much for doing this! Love it!!!
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am loving this stuff it makes me play MASS EFFECT and I LOVE IT the voice acting is vary well done I like it alot
IKnowItsCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Another incredible episode! Everyone did such an incredible job! I do completely understand the want for them to speak faster, but this seems like more of a moment for them to regroup and see what options are available. :)

Anyway, kudos to everyone in the episode! Great job! :D
NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
You guys did a wonderful job!

And swoonfest! That's my girl. ;)
Edolix Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
The voice-acting is getting better and better, but I agree with what's already been said - they need to speak a little faster!
StrawberryRainPop Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
FritoDan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Gonna agree with what Arrogance127 says. Voice acting on these three is pretty close. Garrus is better for sure, just needs to speak a little less monotone.

But please, I just wish in all the audiobooks they'd all speak more quickly! They're all in the middle of a war zone! Take out the music and sfx, and from their inflections you'd think they were sitting around causally playing cards.
NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I kind of want to play Mass Effect now with everyone shouting like they're on the battlefield.
"I DIDN'T REALISE THAT WAS AN OPT-JESUS I'M HIT!... It's so cold... Shepard... you can have... my chess... set. *dies*"

Although, I will say, this was a moment of calm for them. They had time to take stock. After everything Shepard has dragged them through, they aren't going to crumble during the big fight. They fought their way to this building, they're safe for now. It's time to crack jokes and bitch about Banshees.

But I am completely biased. :D :D
FritoDan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Haha, ok, fair enough. You, in particular, I will defer to.

I would totally shell out the $2 or whatever for the Special Shower Scene Shoot-up DLC. "It's so cold... Shepard..." "So turn up the hot water, dummy." [Muffled intercom noise] "What the... Joker, were you spying on me? Again?!" "Uh... no, ma'am, just, uh... you got a message from Captain Anderson? Er, Admiral Anderson. Yeah. Joker, out." [Goes to terminal] "There's no mess-... damnit, Joker!"
Arcadia365 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
These audiobooks are all around great quality
Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Very close to what they should be, though I wish they could talk a little bit faster
FritoDan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Agree and agree.
Vandomar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Nice job all around. Garrus sounded great this time, as did Liara. Tali is spot on. Really enjoyed it!

Seriously though, Tali was wonderfully adorable.
NamelessShe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent is an understatement. I can't get over how incredible these are, the voice acting, the music, the writing. :heart: I'm looking forward to the next one like you wouldn't believe!
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