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  • Alien: Echo

  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

 

Olivia and her twin sister, Viola, have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology. Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly, the sisters’ world is ripped apart. On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Truly cringe worthy and not in the traditional alien manner

  • By zack Smitley on 05-16-19

Teen Angst on a Panetary Scale

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

Reviewed: 05-07-19

Do you love the alien franchise but wish it read more a piece of twilight universe fan fiction? look no further than alien: echo. This book combines the worst parts of hormonal teen drama with far too little meaningful sci-fi alien goodness. There are isolated, and under developed nuggets of alien goodness like the local plant and animal life as well as adapting xenomorphs but they are clouded in a fog of lesbian teen hormones too thick to navigate. I didnt think you could screw up a novel about the universes' most beloved killing machines but the author managed to bury the usual blood and gore and betrayal of the alien universe under so much inner love laced inner monologue I could hardly finish the book. at least 3/4 of the book is dribble. I wanted to like it but I just can't. Folks who read fiction set in the alien universe want 5 things: androids, strong female leads, brutal aliens, exotic environments, corporate greed. This book offers most of those things but in such a way as to completely eliminate their normal allure or it leaves them under developed in order to prop up a very unintersting love story between a couple of 17 year old chicks.

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