Alien
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    Alien: Covenant Origins: The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: Covenant Origins: The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.

    No Aliens here - and very little else

    I enjoyed the last two Alien audible purchases, but this was very disappointing. As a stand-alone thriller it really isn't page-turning stuff, but as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 October 2017 by Jane (Boughton, Faversham, United Kingdom)
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    Alien: Covenant: A Novel | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: Covenant: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (176)

    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.

    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 writte..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by W. McMillan (Ayr ,UK)
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    Alien: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Peter Guinness
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (349)

    Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien and Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. He is also a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author in his own right, including the popular Pip & Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

    Classic movie and classic novel

    The movie is a classic in the sci-fi horror genre. The novel is well written and quite faithfully recreates the movie with many subtle differences. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by Steve (Swansea, United Kingdom)
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    Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama | Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs

    Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    Overall
    (3792)
    Performance
    (3522)
    Story
    (3503)

    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.

    Fantastic!!!

    if I had to pick one criticism about this audio drama. it's that it's not longer!

    the performance by all the cast in this is fantastic! Lau..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2016 by Chris ()
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    Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama | Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs

    Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    Overall
    (1831)
    Performance
    (1726)
    Story
    (1720)

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    Great production, poor encoding.
    Reviewed on 30 April 2017 by Southville (Bristol, England)
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    Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (245)

    Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

    Stop your grinnin and drop your linen!
    Reviewed on 14 December 2015 by kmcca5 (Deepest Darkest Yapton, West Sussex)
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    Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Peter Guinness
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (115)

    Fury 161 is a wretched planet - a penal colony and an industrial complex manned by violent prisoners. When an escape pod from the USS Sulaco crash-lands there, Ellen Ripley appears to be the only passenger left alive. Then inmates begin to die, all at the hands of another survivor - a creature which encounters Ripley and spares her life! Desperate to know why, she seeks out an answer - and discovers terror unlike any she's ever known.

    Really Enjoyed It.

    It's nice to get that little bit of extra narrative to support the pictures in your head. Alan Dean Foster does a great job. I loved the phrase "Inim..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 June 2016 by Sue (Dunstable, United Kingdom)
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    Alien: Resurrection: The Official Movie Novelization | A. C. Crispin

    Alien: Resurrection: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By A. C. Crispin
    • Narrated By William Hope
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (110)

    Ellen Ripley awakens onboard the space station Auriga. Her last memory is of her own fiery death. And yet she is somehow alive. Ripley discovers that her "resurrection" is a result of an incredible experiment that has altered both her and the creature she has been carrying. To combat the incalculable alien menace, she teams up with a renegade band of space smugglers.

    So much better than the movie

    Excellent story. Well delivered and much more depth than the weak movie. A great addition to the aliens audiobooks.

    Reviewed on 15 February 2017 by Mr Robert Browne ()