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Alita: Battle Angel

The Official Movie Novelization
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
Series: Alita: Battle Angel, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)
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Summary

In the 26th century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist....

This is the official audio novelization to the 2018 science-fiction film, Alita: Battle Angel, based on manga by Yukito Kishiro. The film is directed by Robert Rodriguez, written and produced by James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame, and stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Mahershala Ali.

©2018 Pat Cadigan (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Loved the movie? read this book

If you loved the movie, definitely read/listen to the book, Overall it goes into alot more detail then the movie does, great movie, great book.

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I was so hoping this would be good!

I'm really disappointed in this book and I'm not going into a big long review because I've wasted enough time on this rubbish, except to say if this is what the movie I've been waiting years to see is like I think I'll give it a miss

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Too short... <br />

Good story, haven't seen the film yet but hoping it hasn't changed a great deal like ready player one.
Unfortunately the narrator voice s little annoying not being prejudice but had a problem emphasising his ssssssss 's

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ottimo complemento alla visione del film

versione romanzata che fa il suo lavora senza infamia ma con alcuni guizzi, per chi sperasse di avere mole di informazioni sul mondo e rivelazioni, non ce ne sranno ma alcuni passaggi risultano più naturali e meno affrettati rispetto a quello visto sul grande schermo, in particolare per quello che concerne il personaggio di Hugo

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A good listen

The story was good but I found it jumped quite a bit and could have done with a bit more content and emotion It runs along the same sort of lines as rolllerball did back in the day. That set aside I would definitely recommend listening if you like any kind of sci fi.

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  • slosuenos
  • 01-03-19

Very well done, very enjoyable

I thought this was very nicely done. The story itself has a bit of trouble, a few leaps of logic and parts where the character's decisions don't make much sense. But I love the environment and atmosphere - science fiction with some steam punk for flavor. The story moves at a breakneck pace with plenty of action and excitement. I'm not sure why, perhaps because the main character, Alita starts as the most opposite thing possible to a hero with super powers, but I was really swept up by this story and could hardly put it down.

I also saw the movie yesterday and loved it. It was really interesting comparing the two. In many parts, the movie was exactly like the book, word for word. But the movie also has some small changes, I think that were done mostly to keep it PG-13. Not a lot of real gore and almost no sex in either, but the audio book certainly had some of both that they must have cut from the movie as opposed to adding it to the book. Adding content to the book just does't make much sense.

I really hope they come out with both a 2nd movie and book, but this time are a bit more careful with the story line.

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  • Johnny Five
  • 01-04-19

Can I give it 6 Stars..???

Love...Love...LOVED this book...!! I thought the story, the characters, the action sequences, and the narrator's performance were all top notch.

For a Sci-Fi book, I thought the author did a great job of creating an amazing world full of strife, conflict, action, and the human element.

The narrator's performance breathed life into each character and made you "feel" the journey they were on.

I'm definitely planning on seeing the movie. If it is half as good as the book, it will be one hell of a ride...!!

FIngers crossed for a second book and the creation of an Alita series.

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  • Donald J. Hunt
  • 21-03-19

Great Story

Have not yet seen this movie. But I now look forward to seeing it soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-19

movie novelization

so much more could have been done with this story. 90% of the book is just what was in the movie. not many thoughts or feelings besides what was needed to have the movie story make more sense. missed opportunity.

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  • Benjamin
  • 14-03-19

Disappointing

The narrator does an “OK” job, but action scenes lack luster.

Utterly unsatisfying ending. The last two chapters were like the author just got tired of writing.

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  • William
  • 13-03-19

Light Entertainment

This book is certainly enjoyable, as long as a person understands that it is not a typical novel.
It follows more of a movie format than it does a novel format.
One concern, is that this book is full of long tired cliches - Were a person interested in actually counting, they would have a rather long list by the end. It is forgivable overall - There are things that are worth going along for the ride.

There is some wonderful character development that happens while the adventure unfolds - It is rather refreshing to be honest.
It is certainly sci-fi and rather well done for the most part.

The writing is even - a consistent balance between description, action - the dialogue.has too many cliches, but overall... not bad.

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  • gavin Rousseau
  • 06-03-19

alita

loved the story. wish you know who didn't die but still can't wait for my on are little angel.

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  • Terryc
  • 02-03-19

great story, hope other books will come after

too complete the series. I would love to see how her interaction plays out in the story

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  • Jennifer Baratta
  • 21-02-19

great story

Worth listening to if you get headaches from anime TV shows and movies. please listen to this story.

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