In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.
A heartwarming story from the dog’s point of view. This was a fun story with a bit of a mystery included, although the mystery was simple to figure out. This was a whole new kind of perspective that made this book unique. I loved when Chet found food, especially when he would think he wasn’t hungry and before you know it he had eaten what he found. I did cringe a bit during the pound scene and it made me want to go adopt all those dogs. I of course have always loved the narrator, especially when he reads the Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt.
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.
In my opinion this is the best novelization out of Alien, Aliens, and Aliens 3. I felt more in tuned with the characters. I especially like Ripley’s point of view in the story, it gave a bit more depth to what was happening. Don’t get me wrong it still is a novelization and so you can only expect so much. I suspect the only people buying these books are avid fans of the series anyway, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend them. Narrator was okay, but I didn’t like his voice he used for Johnner, it sounded like Hudson from Aliens a bit too whiney.
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.
As with many fans, I think this movie was kinda a waste of time. But I am an avid fan of the series, so I will read all the books. The book version was a bit better than the movie, but still has some inconsistency with the storyline that was created. It has also been awhile since I seen the movie and I thought the alien came from a dog not an oxen so that just goes to shows how much I paid attention. Any who if you made it this far in the series this one isn’t the worst book in the series so give it a try. Narrator was good.
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.
I listened to all the Alien books out of order, I figured I have seen all the movies it won’t matter. Wrong! I started with Aliens since it is my favorite movie, but the book was just barely ok. Since I bought all of them on a sale I figured I would carry on. I then listened to this audio and it was better, still no masterpiece (and not expecting one), but tolerable. Narrator was good, I just wish there was a bit more added to the stories than word for word what the movie does.
Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull.
A typical regency book very similar to Amanda Quicks books, so of course I like it. First, we have our feisty heroine and our tough war hero, then there is a slight mystery (I did figure it out from the beginning). I like it enough that I might go ahead and get the next two eventually. I have heard the narrator several times and while at first it is a bit jarring, you do get used to it. Still not my favorite.
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.
Not as good as the River of Pain, that had a bit of originality. This was basically the same as the movie only no cuss words, which made the story feel flat. Sadly, “get away from her, YOU” just doesn’t have the same effect. Not sure why they were omitted, because there were a few swear words spattered in there. Why would an author take this movie on to write, if they were going to omit those lines when so much of the movie was the same? I have seen the movie so much, I knew exactly when something was missing and made me want to watch it instead. Overall for a movie novelization it wasn’t terrible but I think it could have been better, I didn’t have a ton of expectation but you always hope. Narrator does a decent job.
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.
Let me just say that I’m a huge fan of the Alien franchise. This was fun to see what happened to the colonist before Aliens happened. I felt like I was right back in the story again. I recommend this book for all those diehard fans of the series to get this audio. I even liked the parts that had Ripley in them, it gave a good time frame. I wish it had more of what people were thinking and feeling but overall, I like the book. I was surprised how many people were in this dramatization, at first, I thought maybe some narrators were playing more than one part. That is not the case there was a whole list of them at the end. I am totally going to hope this becomes a movie.
When Evie receives life-changing - and possibly game-changing - news, she has trouble believing it. Why doesn't she feel any different? Is it possible someone she trusts might be lying? Tensions seethe inside the castle of lost time as Evie starts to doubt her own sanity. Answers can be found outside their stronghold, but will Death help her find them - or prevent her from learning the truth about her future and Jack's possible survival? A mysterious, sinister power begins to affect the Arcana in its path. Forced out into the wasteland alone, Evie must depend on unexpected allies. But as a battle with Richter looms, can her new alliance defeat the Dark Calling before hell reigns on earth?
I’m not sure what direction this series is taking concerning the love interest but I think Evie should just marry both and they all live happily ever after. So hard to pick which one I want her to be with, but I will always love Jack the most. I am a bit tired of the love triangle and wish it would come to an end. The first couple hours were a bit of a struggle to get back into the story, but it does pick up and I couldn’t put it down after that. I should have relistened to the first books, it took me a bit to remember where I was in the story. I was surprised who ended up being the Hangman card. I also look forward to seeing what the minor cards are up too. Narration was excellent, I really like her accent for Jack.
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In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.
I’m not sure if it was the writing of the story or the narrator but it managed to make an adventure boring. I managed to get halfway through before I was just done. Normally I like the books better than the movies, but not in this instance. I just did not have the connection to the characters in the book as I did for the movie. I know I was a kid when I watched it, but I really liked the movie way back when better. I know it is not fair to judge a book by the movie, but I probably would never have listened to this if not for the movie and the sale it was on of course. I just was not a fan of the narrator he seemed to slow the storyline down even more than the author managed too.
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.
As typical of Sandra Brown this is a mix of mystery and romance. If you are a hard-core mystery lover you may not like it. I enjoyed this book, even though I guessed the outcome. There were a few spots in this book that reminded me of the book Envy by Sandra Brown, but since that was my favorite book by her I was cool with it. I just wasn’t sure why the hero acted the way he did for so long. I don’t want to give spoilers but it was a bit annoying towards the end. Enough was enough. The outcome/reasoning was a bit unbelievable but I wasn’t in this for the mystery as previously stated. If you are a Sandra Brown fan then this is a must read. Narrator did an excellent job and I would be happy to listen to him again.