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  • Aliens: Bug Hunt

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Scott Sigler, and others
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the bug hunt

  • By doug thornton on 06-06-18

Failed to grasp from the begining

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This should be have been colonial Marines instead of Aliens. I would say their are a lot of stories in this audio book but the reality is that this is mostly stories about the colonial marines.
The stories would have been great if they had given the listener a idea of the environment they were in but rather just started talking about the situation they were in or the characters. Not enough time was also given to build more information about the characters.
I seriously had to listen to one story about the marines twice before I actually understood what was going on and in some situations rewind the story again to understand what they were actually talking about.
The narration told are OK but not that great but I will appreciate the narration.
Those fan of the aliens colonial Marines can then have something else to like about this but as far as I am concerned this doesn't feel properly made and simply using several peoples thoughts and minds about the expansion of the Aliens universe with these stories doesn't necessarily mean a great receipe

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Way to leave me hangin’!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-26-18

What A Ride!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Where does Alien: Sea of Sorrows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among all three books this stands on equal footing. Why because each of the three upon reading the books you'll see that each novel had a different style and feel to their story telling and so did the audio drama in the way it was told.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien: Sea of Sorrows?

Oh the moment they see the ship and how the sound and description was put. Whats Facinating is how the were also able to put all the previous audio drama as one and retell their tale. Amazing work. I think that this is better than the movies. If they ever decide to make a movie of this then I'm hooked.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Superb performance, but after two prior alien audio books, I was starting to recognize the casts voices and how they played prior role. Like I couldn't believe that Andrea Deck who played both Amanda Ripley from the Alien isolation Game and Dr Kasaynov in Alien out of the shadows was playing a role here as well. It was amazing to hear that

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sea of Sorrows

Any additional comments?

I loved this. I loved the drama. I loved how this drama was able to open my imagination so deep. I loved the sound effect and atmosphere it made you feel simply by the sound. I loved it a lot.
I hope they really make a move of it. But I hope the audible team continues with dramas like these for the Alien Franchise as well.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

  • By Brian on 04-28-17

A good prequel to Aliens

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-17

To those who want to know. This takes place before the events of Aliens movie. I listened to the Audio drama before this one Aliens out of the shadow. Those who have listened to it will find mentions of the audio drama.
Although by novel wise this is from book number three. I believe this fit right perfectly with the timeline. Those who know the Alien franchise know that the Aliens were never the main villain but rather Wayland Yutani. It shows those who follow their orders can cause serious consequences. The characters buildup is nice but I don't really get how the first third of the chapters fit but it was nice but I believe they just took too long to build the characters. However, if you want xenomorphs in your story then you'll find in the remaining half of the movie.
All in all it's still a Alien audio drama and the way they can build up tension is through slow buildup. I recommend this. Good job Audible and I hope to listen to the third drama you may produce.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Serviceable Aliens Story

  • By Flavius Krakdaddius on 01-09-17

Good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

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 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,783

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Wow another great Aliens book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-17

I've read the book myself and I felt less immersed than I did with the Audio version. I've never been so immersed than I did with the Audio version. I believe this will be a great choice for those who love the Alien franchise and I definitely believe it would bring that feeling of fear in this book. The Audio immersed me to have feelings for the characters and I must admit it made me imagine more.
Spoiler alert: Riply from the first movie is back but the actor sounds so much like her that I almost thought she was in the Audio.
I recommend it. Give it a try and let your alien world imagine free.