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Alien: Out of the Shadows Audiobook

Alien: Out of the Shadows: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

As a child Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man.

When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating - and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors....

Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible Studios

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    Lewis MacDonald Scotland 19/07/2016
    Lewis MacDonald Scotland 19/07/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Guys voice"

    Really enjoyed the story but the narrator has a terrible.upward inflection which after time.is a pain.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SRH 13/09/2017
    SRH 13/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Fantastic story and well read. I would strongly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of the Alien franchise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 31/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    Really enjoy it just like watching the films would recommend this to everyone and listen to again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 09/01/2017
    Brian 09/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Predictable"

    I found the book predictable with no real plot twist or anything new to bring to the alien universe. I did finish the book however this was just to make sure I had guessed correctly regarding the plot.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 13/04/2017
    Barbara 13/04/2017
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    "worst alien story yet..."

    clearly never watch any of the films other wise you'd know THAT is not an alien book... jokes are try hard and American story is piss poor.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    robert brooks 18/07/2016
    robert brooks 18/07/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "better than the dramatisation "

    good story well performed by the reader
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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Jason
    North Pole, AK USA
    24/08/16
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    "A very good listen."

    I don't usually write reviews, I normally just rate them, but this book was so unexpectedly different from what I thought it would be, I had to write.
    I expected the book to be the same story from all the other books or movies, with different words and character names, but I was very surprised. The book was very good, I didn't want to pause it when I had to, and I stayed up until 6am just to finish it. If you like the Alien stuff, or Sci-fi stuff, I definitely recommend giving this book a go, my personal opinion was, it was very good, and very much worth the credit. Oh, and I hope you enjoy Alien: Out of the Shadows as much as I did.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kurogosane
    Houston, TX USA
    05/04/17
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    "Good story"

    I've listened to the audio drama version and this audiobook. There is differences in the story. But I'm glad I've heard this. It's a great drama and I think that bringing in Ripley was unnecessary but I liked out how it fitted in the alien movies timeline.
    Recommend it to listen to this and the drama version as well

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Admiralu
    Camarillo, California United States
    18/01/17
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    "Interim Story with Excellent Plot Point"

    I'm a fan of the Alien series and am pleased to see stories in print. Having read a very good original story called Return, I wanted to see what the first book of this series would bring. Out of the Shadows is a mixed affair. One on hand, we are rushed into the story with little introduction to some of the characters. The action is somewhat fast paced. It also tended to drag a bit in the middle section, when the survivors had to make planetfall, before they met with the Aliens. Things did pick up once they did. On the other hand, the author did a good job with Ripley and I loved Chris Hooper. I would've appreciated a prologue stating what happened to him instead of just leaving us hanging. It also featured a truly original and inspired plot device that I will leave you to discover. That was the best part of the book and was well written. All in all a great story. Jeff Harding did a wonderful job with the narration and voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flavius
    Morro Bay, CA, United States
    09/01/17
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    "A Serviceable Aliens Story"

    I wasn't thrilled with "Alien: Out of the Shadows: Book 1" overall, but there's a lot that I liked about it.

    The narrator is great. His voice seemed perfectly suited for the subject matter, and he performed a number of recognizable, credible male and female Voices. Jeff Harding's contribution is the highlight of the production.

    Also, it's well-written. It's a testament to Lebbon's skill as an author that he's able to make the actual writing almost an afterthought--the writing is unobtrusive and serves the story perfectly.

    However, I didn't find the story all that exciting. Lebbon knows how to write action, but there's quite a bit of downtime that never is as suspenseful as it could or should be.

    Lastly, although I suspect it might have been a decision outside of the author's hands, I think the addition of movie characters Ripley and Ash into this story was particularly unfortunate, as I never believed that these canonical characters would be in any way changed by the time the story was through. But hey--no spoilers--maybe it turned out that I was wrong,.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Curtis O Thompson
    30/07/16
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    "Amazing"

    Absolutely awesome experience. Starting chapters are a little too fast on content (need more time to like the characters), but otherwise really good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Edgar Flores
    29/07/16
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    "excellent narration. big fan of the Alien series "

    loved it. great story. great app.great narration. looking to get the other series as soon as I'm done with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/08/17
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    "Great book!"

    Loved it from start to finish! Keeps you wanting more and more! Hope I can find more like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KKM
    New York
    25/08/17
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    "crap rehashing of the Alien story."

    dull. good reading. rehashed the original without offering anything new. Good narrator. Crap
    story. Ned, you don't marry a Targerion whore and battle thw Dothraki on an open field.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    17/08/17
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    "if you like the franchise get this"

    my only complaint was too many ripley dreams, only needed 4 at most. but overall the story wad amazing, characters interesting, overall a great book, and a must have for any fan of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott M. Vana
    15/08/17
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    "An interesting entry."

    This entry wasn't bad at all. The biggest struggle is the overuse of Ripley's nightmares. It takes away from the tone and mood the reader attempts to create. 3.5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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