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The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind.

Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch. While Captain Jacob Branson and his wife, Daniels, complete their preparations, security chief Daniel Lope recruits the final key member of his team. Together they seek to stop the perpetrators before the ship and its passengers can be destroyed.

An original novel by the acclaimed Alan Dean Foster, author of the groundbreaking Alien novelization, Alien: Covenant Origins is the official chronicle of the events that led up to Alien: Covenant. It also reveals the world the colonists left behind.

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

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Good preview into earth

Well the preview into earths conditions was nice. There was some slow parts but overall some nice info about the universe. Would have been hard to keep interest as there was not much action. Good thing this story was created after already being a fan. If it was first story in order...I don’t know if it would create fans.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Pointless

I am a big fan of the Alien Universe especially the last two movies. I am intrigued by the story and ideology way more than the horror part of it. This book is pointless. Yes I understand the title of the book but, it is so generic. It's like if I wrote down a 200 page book of my experience and preparations for a vacation involving planes and airport traveling. There is very little substance of anything pertaining to the Alien Universe. As Trump likes to tweet.... SAD, so SAD.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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good

nice edition to the timeline. no aliens are involved but i expected as much. still great though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Hard sci-fi political intrigue in Alien Universe

If you haven't already - listen to this BEFORE the Alien: Covenant novelization!

Great reader, great writer - I love the Alien universe and and really happy to have an expansion of life on earth at the time of the Covenant launch with well voiced, interesting characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing-only makes you dislike movie more.

The movie for which the prequel is intended is too dark and unsatisfying. This prequel answers few, if any questions, and only makes you fond of characters with excellent back stories, only to cavalierly and swiftly kill them off in movie. Aliens' movies are supposed to be dark, but dark for a reason - not just maliciously and sadistically so.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jane
  • 10-24-17

No Aliens here - and very little else

I enjoyed the last two Alien audible purchases, but this was very disappointing. As a stand-alone thriller it really isn't page-turning stuff, but as the prequel it's thin, tedious and disappointing. Performances are pretty good, but that didn't make up for the sheer emptiness of the story.
Not recommended.


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  • paul walukiewicz
  • 10-17-17

Dull

Best I can say is that the narration is good. The story is brain-numbingly boring. It's a shame as the Alien Series of books has been genuinely excellent up to now

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Joerillibee
  • 10-12-17

Boring

This novel was boring and repetitive. I was very disappointed being a fan of the other Alien stories. I couldn't even be bothered to listen to the end.

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  • Gareth Stenson
  • 10-10-17

Boring.

Nothing to do with alien/promethuesus bar the name. Low grade detective story set in the future.

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  • Krzysztof
  • 10-07-17

Great intro into the "alien covenant" story

Overall a great insight into a world the covenant ship is leaving behind. You are introduced and get to know some of the characters. At times however some parts could have been explored a little bit further and others, especially motives of some individuals, are not that believable. If you are into Alien universe you will appreciate every input that adds to it. Otherwise it is mostly a good listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ellis
  • 10-22-17

Cash Grab

Weak and unnecessary, living off the fumes of a poorly received film. Ultimately adds nothing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jack
  • 10-01-17

good over all

was good but knowing that everything turns out ok and they do set off in the covenant kinda kills the story but at least it pads out the world a bit more

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  • ricke williams
  • 10-30-17

The back story that should have been filmed

The new tech that is predicted is brilliant. The descriptions of great Britain are hilarious

0 of 1 people found this review helpful