I am being honest here. I was really surprised when I saw this available on Alien Day. I had just finished reading the Alien 3 Comic Book from William Gibson and I must say that this is what should have been Alien 3. I really like this story better than the version they made. Although I must say the comic book felt rushed and this if you've been listening to the other alien audible drama is half of the normal drama series since this did not have a novelization and instead the closest you can find is the comic books now. Its about 2hrs and 16min, so less than the normal 5hr Alien Audible Drama's. For those that have watched the movies, this place after the events of "Aliens" and does not take the route where a fire incurs and the pods are ejected. Instead they talk about a time where there is a treaty amount the earth colony and free people and the Solaco enters their territory. What happens after the free people come in is what takes place.
Spoiler Alert: if you ever wondered about the original Alien having a Human Skull behind the dome, well you'll be glad to know this is where we will hear one or if you've read the comics then where you'll see one.
I am glad that hicks and Bishop are reprieved by the original Aliens movie actors and it really felt nostalgic listening to them. They played a phenomenal role and really felt part of the movie. I will say even though I like this story better than Alien 3 movie, I still don't think it is the greatest although at this point this is better than even Alien Resurrection . But Audible Managed to make a bad story into a great Audio drama.
I would definitely recommend this to be listened. Its a great audio drama and if you have a chance then listen to the other Alien Audio Drama Out there.