Awesome time listening to and remembering this story all at once. True to the iconic film with very little deviation from what I could recall. Just as..Show More » exciting too. Wish all movies were given audio novelizations. Great way the experience new worlds while at work.
The first novelization, 'Alien' was excellent, but this version falls short. Here's why:
1) No swear words! 'Aliens' is just one of those mo..Show More »vies that you can't dumb down. The effective use of illicit language is in itself a character in the story. Great, anticipated moments fall flat with lines like: "Get away from her, you!" 2) The author adds unnecessary length to scenes. He adds nothing new to the existing story. 3) The narrator is not up to the task of delivering 'Aliens.'
That's it. Re-imagining the movie over nine hours was the best part.
So when Frost asks, "What the hell are we supposed to use, man, harsh language?" This audio book says 'no.'
This is the movie I did not remember as well as the first two. I know I have seen it at some point but after listening to the first three books, now I..Show More » really want to watch it again.
The great part about these novelizations is that I can already see the characters. I know them and have know them for years. This book made me have all the feels. The beginning was tragic, yet again, and Ripley is set on another quest to kill aliens. Thank goodness she is more determined than ever but the beginning of this really made me feel for her.
Not having an idea of this book made it all the more scary. I was on the edge of my seat wondering where there danger was going to come from. Surprisingly there are quite a few characters in this that are heroic and even outshine the marines! I was worried at times but at others so glad that Ripley had some of these individuals around her. Although, she gets herself into quite a few messes in this one. Being on a prison world filled with me, what else would Ripley do?
This book held up to the first two, which is surprising. The second is still my favorite but the plot twists and the things that happen in this one were not foreseen. Brilliant work, yet again, by Peter Guinness. His voice lets the listener fall into the story and forget that there is a real world around them. The terror is really felt when the alien shows its ugly head!
Not my favorite of the three but still on par with the first. Great storytelling and very good narration.
Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.
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This is the most unique installment of the series. I always thought that the most alien thing in the movie was Sigourney Weaver’s resurrected Ripley c..Show More »haracter. This A.C. Crispin novelization is faithful to the director’s cut of the movie and gives much more detail than any of the other novelizations.
William Hope must have had fun performing this book because his performance is wonderfully engaging and dramatic.