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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!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 31/05/2017
    Andy 31/05/2017
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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....

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 2 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.

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SRH 07/10/2017
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    "Very good for fans of Alien"

    Very enjoyable, especially for fans of the franchise. The performance was good. I would recommend.

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    Oliboy 23/09/2017
    Oliboy 23/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Aaaaaarrrgggghhhhhhhhhh!!!"

    Great suspense, nicely evenly read, such an enjoyable francise.
    My Only tiny little thing is the word swathe... he's not the only narrator to say it differently. It makes me twitch when it's said like this! Perhaps it is American-English?

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    Angel 10/09/2017
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    "Absorbing and satisfying"

    The best audiobook I have listened to so far, it was the first time an audiobook has gripped me as completely as a physical book. I found myself squeezing listening sessions everywhere I could throughout the few days it took me to finish it. The only slight niggle I had was the almost falsetto affectation of the reader for some of the characters- I felt it wasn't necessary. But this is not picking. Overall a great listen for any fan of the Alien world.

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    JD 01/09/2017
    JD 01/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Foster does great, but underlying film is awful"

    Great novel by Foster, however the bad parts from the film come through. Characters are paper thin, story feels like it was made up during filming. Ignores previouse films and does its best to destroy what made the Xenomorphs great.

    Foster does his best to try and fix these issues. Like trying to explain how David built his Xenomorphs using what the engineers had done previously. Unlike the film who says he created them out of thin air because he was bored.

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    Raph 29/08/2017
    Raph 29/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The movie sucked..."

    But this book was ace! Really put right and made sense of a lot of the flaws and discrepancies in the rather rushed and badly edited film. If the film had been more like this book, (a longer running time and a little more depth) it would've been way better.

    So anyone disappointed by alien covenant I recommend this book, it's the story the film should've been

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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.

    8 of 8 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👍

    4 of 4 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    14 of 21 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.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Dwayne A.McClellan
    Edgewood , 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

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 12 people found this review helpful
  • Incubus Jax
    Seattle, WA USA
    18/10/17
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    "The movie was better"

    I don’t know. You get a better feel for the characters in this and the ending is slightly different but the performance was questionable. Our performer does a serviceable Tennessee, a fantastic David and a horrible everyone else, particularly Daniels. I cringed every time he read anyone who was shouting, excited or Daniels.

    It doesn’t really tell you anything more than you already got from the movie. I wouldn’t spend the credit on it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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