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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

©2017 Alan Dean Foster (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not as great as I hoped

I've seen the movie and usually read the novels of movies I've seen to find out what changes were made or cut that could of made the story slightly different. In a way this novel plays out a lot like the movie and I'm not even completely done yet. There are lots of added dialogue and scenes that would of made the characters more enjoyable and not wasted like the film variant.
However the performance was rather dull almost flat. This would of helped with music or some sound effects to really feel like you're in a sci-fi horror genre but alas nothing.
Really disappointed since I can finish these in a day or two but this book has taken me now a week to listen and hard to finish.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Jazzi
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • 06-18-17

Great story marred by recording gaps

Would you listen to Alien: Covenant again? Why?

I've already listened to this story twice to make sure the audio gaps was not my imagination. It wasn't.

Any additional comments?

Shame on the producer for not hearing the errors before this went live.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great story with an odd performance

The story is great, along with the movie. However; the narrators woman/screaming voice sometimes made this a comedic listen for a horror story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very enjoyable!

This was my first audiobook to try out and definitely was a great choice. As I listened I was drawn into the story, it was very great. The alien franchise is a big favorite of mine so I enjoyed this a lot👍

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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More than the movie

Listening to this book gives you more insight into each Character as well as their loyalties. There is a reason why the military doesn't send couples into combat.

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Thankfully Better Than Movie

Other then that I simply can't say much. I'm a huge Alien fan so of course I was going to get this and I love Alan Dean Foster as well. Who by the way did a fantastic job flushing out the utter mess, confusion, and carnage Sir Ridley Scott's made of the very franchise he himself had a major role in creating! Low rating on story is due to Scott alone and reflects nothing whatsoever on Mr. Foster by the way. He could only write what was given to him to write. Thankfully he added a few things here that certainly helped flesh out the story and at least make it palatable! Certainly entertaining enough to listen to, to get one down the road, through a flight, or just as a proverbial bedtime story type of listen. Lady Anne ^^ö^^

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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D. Foster, you can do better.

Story could 've been better. Prometheus storyline and Engineers should've been more prominent. Still, it is the Alien universe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Listen!

a dark drive down a well worn road encounters unseen twists and turns! Do It!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Lovely!

Everything I wanted that the film lacked. The alternate ending was preferred as well. Hoping they continue the film and book and that Walter is still with us!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great for Alien fans!

Impressed with the range of characters the narrator was able to portray without sounding too cheesy.

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  • Andy
  • 05-31-17

Great addition

After seeing the film twice and liking it much better the second time and understanding it better I couldn't wait for the book to come out knowing it would have more detail in there and I wasn't disappointed.

The book is eloquently written and it really did help me understand the pitfalls of the film much better, the book drew up as much suspense as the film and like a good book I couldn't put it down... or stop listening...

Narrated well I thought, some narrators leave you with a dull thumping headache but Tom Taylorson does it justice.

I just hope the saga continues....

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • W. McMillan
  • 05-27-17

The Perfect Companion

Having been slightly disappointed by the rushed feel of the movie which seemed purely driven by visceral delights this brilliantly narrated and written audio book reedresses the balance to show just how brilliant the film might have been. I would highly recommend the audio book as the perfect companion. I would also add that it stands tall on its own merits. In short - Brilliant!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Nicholas
  • 07-24-17

Loved it.

Another excellent adaptation from Alan Dean Foster. Enjoyed it just as much as the Movie.
Looking forward to the next instalment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • D Mckay
  • 07-20-17

Dreadful - Narrated by a synthetic

The narrator (Tom Taylorson) sounds like a robot. Reminds me of the voice program for the Amiga 500.

Avoid.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • ADW
  • 06-06-17

An Improvement on the Film!

I really enjoyed this book which was superbly performed by Tom Taylorson. The film was something of a disappointment, but this version fleshes out the story more so that some, not all, elements are improved upon and make more sense.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-18

excellent

really great book. great reading.
brilliant plot and fantastic ending.
I loved it a lot

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  • Steph H
  • 06-01-18

Quite Enjoyable

This was a good written story of the movie, I did feel that it built the tension better and as always the written word gets you into the head of the characters much better.

Overall the narration was very good, my only criticism would be of the voices of somebody the women. Mainly when they were excited, they sounded off and I foind that distracting.

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  • J.M.
  • 05-22-18

Good book

A good tie-in with some nasty descriptions to really pull you into the horror of the moment.

The narrator does a good job overall except when he's trying to do Daniels shouting. Those few bits were annoying.

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  • M. Ross
  • 04-09-18

Great retelling of the movie

A very good retelling of the film. Good, expressive narration. Will listen to again at some point.

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  • Patrick
  • 04-06-18

Interesting albeit a little formulaic

This is beautifully read but, although the story has some original and interesting touches, it is a little too predictable and formulaic.

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  • Katie
  • 07-24-17

Good book version of movie

How could the performance have been better?

Hahahah, the narrator needs to stop trying to do female voices, especially when the female is "shouting"... I honestly laughed out loud every single time he did a shouting female voice.... at least it was entertaining (although not in the good way haha)>
Otherwise, his narration was good.

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  • muthur9000
  • 05-28-17

Much better than the movie

Suspenseful, thrilling, a horrific and utterly enticing story filled with symbolism and life sought questions

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  • That guy who bought it!!!
  • 05-27-17

This book was exceptional. Alien fans it's a MUST!

If your an Alien fan which I'm sure you are then this is right up your alley. The narrator performs exceptionally well at delivering what Alan Dean Foster has worked so well to deliver. This is a MUST!!!!