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Alien: The Cold Forge

The Alien Series
Narrated by: Michael Braun
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (321 ratings)
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Summary

A dramatic new Alien novel, as Weyland-Yutani seeks to recover from the failure of Hadley's Hope and successfully weaponize the Xenomorphs

With the failure of Hadley's Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback - the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there's a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place...the facility known as "The Cold Forge".

Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there's a spy aboard - someone who doesn't necessarily act in the company's best interests. For Dorian, this is the most unforgivable of sins. When found, the perpetrator will be eliminated with extreme prejudice. If unmasked, though, this person may be forced to destroy the entire station...and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don't do the job first.

©2018 Alex White (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Why can’t the movies be this good?

Absolutely brilliant story from the Alien universe. A creepy and intriguing tale that builds and builds, delivering tense thrills, suspense and action with characters you actually care about.

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Great read, but...

The characters are all pretty unlikeable. It wasn't until the last third of the book that you finally feel like there's someone to root for - and that's more of a strong reaction against the villain, rather than any love for the protagonist. If you can resign yourself to that fact, this is actually a really good book. A fast paced, exciting book. I enjoyed this over any of the full cast dramatisations I've listened to, which I have always enjoyed.

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Superb book.

Do yourself a favour and go out and pick up a copy of Alien: The Cold Forge. From Aaron Percival here at Alien vs. Predator Galaxy, I award Alex White’s Alien: The Cold Forge a 10 out of 10.

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One of the better extended universe tales.

The narrative starts with a slow burn, perfect for an Alien story. Characters and locations are well defined and Michael Braun is makes for an engaging narrator. The only real shortfall comes with some of the more action heavy set-pieces: they feel scattershot and messy, undermining the otherwise tight prose. This is a nit-pick however and overall I really enjoyed The Cold Forge.

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not great

not a likable character in the whole story. other than that it was ok at best.

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Silly Alien story

The plot is so telegraphed it might as well have been read on sign posts. Moral of the story, do not mix dangerous virus that somehow attacks everything electronic in the same lab as a load of Monkey based Aliens. I listened to it twice, because I couldn't believe it was so bad!

Sadly it was!!

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excellent reading. Please turn into a Movie

Enjoyed every part of the reading. Recommended to any Alien fans. The story was not predictable and kept me on the edge of my seat.

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Could have been brilliant

I love the Alien series. This was disappointing in that it was mostly about one reprehensible character which detracted so completely from the otherwise great story that I just couldn’t listen. Narrator unable to inject the atmosphere of the other novels and struggled with American accents.

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Fantastic

A refreshing change to the usual Aliens storyline, but absolutely fantastic. Less gore and more of a storyline. This coupled with interesting scientific details and a flawless narration make this one of the best audible purchases I’ve made in quite a while.

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Good to listen to.

As a fan of Alien I thought this was an okay addition to the collection.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-18

Great story line

Nice to see the aliens as a part of the story but more interesting sub plots taking center stage. And the narrator was OUTSTANDING.

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  • LARRY D.
  • 12-10-18

Awesome

I am a big alien fan and this book definitely delivered. Dorian was awesome he really carried the story along with blue. I loved the back and forth dialogue so much I must have listened to the chapters several times because it was so engaging. This is I think the best audio book I have listened to. The aliens were definitely scary also.Dorian was an asshole but a much needed one also. The narrator was very good and it seems all characters came from different voices.

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  • James
  • 07-11-18

Edge of my seat

This whole thing was a freaking psychological thrill ride and I loved it from start to finish. Excellent work, I would recommend this to any Alien fan.

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  • 13-09-18

Dorian made for a flawless story

I am a huge Alien fan. I have many of the books. Seen the movies over and over. The Cold Forge is a masterpiece. Dorian is the perfect antagonist. There are few fleshed out antagonist leave a long lasting impression on me.

1. Annie Wilkes
2. Patrick Bateman
3 Dorian

Alex White did an excellent job with his characters. I felt for Lucy, Blue, joviar, and especially Dorian. Michael Braun was excellent. Please please team up again.

Hey Alex can we get a prequel for Dorian? He is pure narcissistic evil. The definitive sociopath. I actually about the aliens for a brief moment to delve into the mind of a monster.

Excellent, great book. Had me on the edge of my seat for the whole 11 hours.

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  • Gina
  • 08-10-18

Great book! Great narrative!

So much fun to listen too! I liked the narrative. Any story where I'm actually like 'I can't wait to get back to my book to see what the jerk so and so does next' is a good book.

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  • christoph
  • 01-10-18

The Best Alien Book Yet

Truly loved the characters and their ambiguity. The Aliens were truly monstrous and written oh so well. Thank you Alex White for bringing the horror back to aliens.

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  • Dean Woodbridge
  • 08-10-18

Great Story...

Alex White is a great narrator and I really loved the story. Loved it. Thanks for bringing it to Audible.

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  • Joshua
  • 27-09-18

Pretty good addition to the series

This book was somewhat similar in plot to the 4th Alien movie but brings some fun new elements to the table. It seems to be more about the humans than the threat posed to them by the aliens. The book started out pretty slowly but, once it picked up, it’s intensity continued to increase. The narration was top notch.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-18

Movie Worthy

What can I say, great story, great narration. Visceral action and suspense combined with smooth storytelling. This book put me into the universe and didn't let go. This is what Alien Resurrection should have been instead of casting a weak story about a Ripley clone. Alex White hit a home run!

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  • Adam Winslow
  • 07-11-18

another great book

I love this series everything related to aliens it's another story definitely would listen to this and everything else in the series

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