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Alien: Sea of Sorrows

Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker’s job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe. But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. 

Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe - a living Xenomorph. Decker doesn’t understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer....Ellen Ripley.

©2014 James A. Moore (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Good story, liked the characters

Good story, liked the characters.
Narrator takes a bit of getting good used to but not bad

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amazing!!

it was a very gripping novel and always crave for more. can not wait for the contium of the next story

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Non stop listening

I usually don’t write reviews, but felt I had to share the enjoyment of this book. I found it gripping entertainment from start to finish, well recommended.

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Fantastic, should be made into a film

As easy listening as you can get for an Aliens book. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to get started on the next.

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Really enjoying these books!

The Alien movies are my favourites and these books have been a welcome expansion to the Alien Universe to me. Keep them coming.

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Wonderful

I loved this story, adds to the basic genre of Aliens.
Character build up good, narrator very good.
Loved it !

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  • Alex V.
  • 01-06-19

This would make an outstanding movie trilogy.

This was a very entertaining story. Absolutely inscrupulous characters with a driving story, it has mystery, wonder, horror, aliens, all the requisite components for a great time. I loved it.

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  • Trigger_Happy
  • 25-04-19

Great story, terrible narrator.

Great short fiction, but the narrator truly was the worst I've listened to. He read each sentence as if they were all questions, and it was very distracting and frankly, annoying.

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  • JENNIFER C CAPESTANY
  • 26-12-18

Save your money

The narrator has a very annoying habit of ending his sentences on an uptick. If you're sensitive to speech patterns, it's going to get under your skin fast. And the story is kind of weak in my opinion. I loved the first book in this series. This one disappointed.

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  • Admiralu
  • 17-12-18

Best of the New Alien Trilogy

If you enjoyed this book, you must hear the superb audio drama based o this book from Audible Studios. A full cast production with music and sound effects, it is superb and features added material. I personally think the added material should’ve been in the book. A must listen for Alien fans.

This book is a thrilling follow up to Tim Lebbon's "Alien Out of the Shadows." While set hundreds of years in the future, it ties into the first book in this trilogy. While Ripley is not featured in this story, one of her descendants is. Spoiler alert for those who haven't read the novel or don't want to know. The main protagonist, Alan Decker is an empath, who can feel the Alien hive's emotions. This is an Inspired Plot device that really delivers. This novel has all the hallmarks of the Alien films and would've made a great movie. Plenty of action, double crosses, and Wetland-Yutani Corporation at their usual cold, calculating best. It's very similar to Aliens, with mercenaries substituting for the marines, alien attacks, but this time the creatures can sense Ripley's descendant, Decker and the chase is on. Will Decker live? Will the company finally obtain an Alien specimen? That you will have to find out. An exciting, fast paced read. Great for fans of the Alien universe. I read this book using immersion reading, while listening to the audiobook. Narrator Jeff Harding did a good job, though the narration itself was a bit rote.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 25-05-20

Average at best

The full cast audiobook/audio drama is far better, provides a much better story. I picked this up, hoping for some additional details, I was disappointed with this version, especially the narration.

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  • Robert Cartier
  • 23-03-19

Excellent Adaptation

It's obvious that the author has gone out of his way to familiarize himself with the Aliens mythos. His descriptions of these monsters make you think they are right next to your about to bite your face off.

I especially like the twist of having the main protagonist have a "connection" to events of the past...as well as the Aliens themselves. can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-08-19

it makes no sense.

why is this in the list. it does not follow the story line. does not add anything to the story at know

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