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Alien: Covenant Audiobook

Alien: Covenant: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

©2017 Alan Dean Foster (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    W. McMillan Ayr ,UK 27/05/2017
    W. McMillan Ayr ,UK 27/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The Perfect Companion"

    Having been slightly disappointed by the rushed feel of the movie which seemed purely driven by visceral delights this brilliantly narrated and written audio book reedresses the balance to show just how brilliant the film might have been. I would highly recommend the audio book as the perfect companion. I would also add that it stands tall on its own merits. In short - Brilliant!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mr A. 31/05/2017
    Mr A. 31/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great addition"

    After seeing the film twice and liking it much better the second time and understanding it better I couldn't wait for the book to come out knowing it would have more detail in there and I wasn't disappointed.

    The book is eloquently written and it really did help me understand the pitfalls of the film much better, the book drew up as much suspense as the film and like a good book I couldn't put it down... or stop listening...

    Narrated well I thought, some narrators leave you with a dull thumping headache but Tom Taylorson does it justice.

    I just hope the saga continues....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kate TREGARON, United Kingdom 11/07/2017
    Kate TREGARON, United Kingdom 11/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent book"

    A brilliant story with some wonderful twists. Read very well. If you enjoy the alien series then you will enjoy this one...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. ANTHONY GRAHAM SMITH BRIGHTON 18/06/2017
    Mr. ANTHONY GRAHAM SMITH BRIGHTON 18/06/2017

    Anthony Smith

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    "really enjoyable"

    loved the book. the reader was very good except for his screaming lady voice used several times during the reading. easy to dip in and out of on the train and bike rides to and from work

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ADW 06/06/2017
    ADW 06/06/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "An Improvement on the Film!"

    I really enjoyed this book which was superbly performed by Tom Taylorson. The film was something of a disappointment, but this version fleshes out the story more so that some, not all, elements are improved upon and make more sense.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas 24/07/2017
    Nicholas 24/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it."

    Another excellent adaptation from Alan Dean Foster. Enjoyed it just as much as the Movie.
    Looking forward to the next instalment.

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    D Mckay 20/07/2017
    D Mckay 20/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Dreadful - Narrated by a synthetic"

    The narrator (Tom Taylorson) sounds like a robot. Reminds me of the voice program for the Amiga 500.

    Avoid.

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    Jason and Sarah Clarke 15/07/2017
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    "Excellent"

    These film novelisations are excellent. They read as though they were original novels. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    James 11/07/2017
    James 11/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than the film!"

    It's astounding to hear that with a few minor tweaks already present in the book, the movie could've been significantly better!
    Minor but crucial details are in this novel that go a huge way towards explaining or allowing the listeners to be more forgiving of the incredible stupidity shown by many of the crew.
    Also, clarifies some details about finding / creation of the xenomorph, which would've fit better with the existing franchise lore.

    My only real issue is it is set less than 100 years in the future, yet the writing is as if it was thousands of years. Conversations about "ancient" geographical boundaries in respects to countries today. Another bit has to explain what cheese was! Sorry, these people know about classical music, drink liqueur and know John Denver, but don't know what cheese was or that the Earth was made up of countries less than a hundred years ago!?! - ridiculous

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    simon motte-styles 09/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "OK. not great."

    full of cliches, with an ending so obvious it could only be a hollywood film.

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  • James Lee Owings III
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    31/05/17
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    "Not as great as I hoped"

    I've seen the movie and usually read the novels of movies I've seen to find out what changes were made or cut that could of made the story slightly different. In a way this novel plays out a lot like the movie and I'm not even completely done yet. There are lots of added dialogue and scenes that would of made the characters more enjoyable and not wasted like the film variant.
    However the performance was rather dull almost flat. This would of helped with music or some sound effects to really feel like you're in a sci-fi horror genre but alas nothing.
    Really disappointed since I can finish these in a day or two but this book has taken me now a week to listen and hard to finish.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • badia7
    03/06/17
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    "Great story with an odd performance"

    The story is great, along with the movie. However; the narrators woman/screaming voice sometimes made this a comedic listen for a horror story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/05/17
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    "Very enjoyable!"

    This was my first audiobook to try out and definitely was a great choice. As I listened I was drawn into the story, it was very great. The alien franchise is a big favorite of mine so I enjoyed this a lot👍

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jazzi
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    18/06/17
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    "Great story marred by recording gaps"
    Would you listen to Alien: Covenant again? Why?

    I've already listened to this story twice to make sure the audio gaps was not my imagination. It wasn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Shame on the producer for not hearing the errors before this went live.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Senora Maven
    Houston, TX
    25/05/17
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    "One word... brutal!"

    This part of the series seems to be that way. Narration was superlative and flawless.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Just doing business
    01/07/17
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    "Had to get away - definite horror"

    This audio book clarifies much from the movies... but the clarifications and descriptions were so disturbing I decided not to finish the book.
    I'm a sci-fi, scary movie fan but I avoid horror- and to my mind this was horror. I used to tell people that the Aliens movies were scary but they were something that couldn't happen. I'm not saying I think this could happen, but I think it's getting too close to a deranged slasher tale for my tastes, and I was ok with the previous stories. Here's the thing.... I was listening and found myself feeling horrible. Then I realized there a connection between my feelings and the book. Then I thought "why are you doing this to yourself?" And decided to do something else. Felt the same way about Shelly's Frankenstein. I didn't finish that one either. Loved Bram Stoker's Dracula. I think it's a matter of hope. There was hope and victory in Dracula but didn't seem to be in Frankenstein. The alien franchise just gets darker and more hopeless with each one. I think I'm done with them. I want to feel good and this book led me into depression.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dwayne A.McClellan
    Baltimore, Maryland
    22/06/17
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    "Prometheus part II"

    This was a great 2nd part to Prometheus,
    The alien lives and will mankind ever learn
    there are some things that should stay hidden.
    and unknown

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • William Hooper
    08/06/17
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    "More than the movie"

    Listening to this book gives you more insight into each Character as well as their loyalties. There is a reason why the military doesn't send couples into combat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drew Watson
    27/05/17
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    "Yawn"

    If you've read or seen Prometheus save your money. Redundant themes from previous screen plays.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Gamora
    30/05/17
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    "Same ol story"

    Same ol story !! Just different scenery. You can see the twist at the end coming a mile away. Narration was good, but story is old. Probably will wait to see movie on Netflix . For sure will not pay to see it... I'm a huge sci fi fan too and try to watch everything. However, I can watch original aliens and get same story practically

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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