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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.

10 of 10 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.

6 of 6 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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Prometheus part II

This was a great 2nd part to Prometheus,
The alien lives and will mankind ever learn
there are some things that should stay hidden.
and unknown

2 of 2 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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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!

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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!

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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....

4 of 4 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.

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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.

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  • M. J. Wall
  • 12-04-17

Predictable and repetitive

At least we know where they came from now. But otherwise more of the same from Aliens (when it was original). And shame it had a narrator who couldn't do female voices well

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  • SRH
  • 10-07-17

Very good for fans of Alien

Very enjoyable, especially for fans of the franchise. The performance was good. I would recommend.

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  • Oliboy
  • 09-23-17

Aaaaaarrrgggghhhhhhhhhh!!!

Great suspense, nicely evenly read, such an enjoyable francise.
My Only tiny little thing is the word swathe... he's not the only narrator to say it differently. It makes me twitch when it's said like this! Perhaps it is American-English?

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  • Angel
  • 09-10-17

Absorbing and satisfying

The best audiobook I have listened to so far, it was the first time an audiobook has gripped me as completely as a physical book. I found myself squeezing listening sessions everywhere I could throughout the few days it took me to finish it. The only slight niggle I had was the almost falsetto affectation of the reader for some of the characters- I felt it wasn't necessary. But this is not picking. Overall a great listen for any fan of the Alien world.

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  • JD
  • 09-01-17

Foster does great, but underlying film is awful

Great novel by Foster, however the bad parts from the film come through. Characters are paper thin, story feels like it was made up during filming. Ignores previouse films and does its best to destroy what made the Xenomorphs great.

Foster does his best to try and fix these issues. Like trying to explain how David built his Xenomorphs using what the engineers had done previously. Unlike the film who says he created them out of thin air because he was bored.

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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!!!!