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When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426 - now called Acheron - has been colonised. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph - the killing machine known as the Alien.

Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony's first newborn - Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt.

The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find onboard proves to be the stuff not of dreams but of nightmares.

©2014 Christopher Golden (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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awesome!

This book filled in a lot of the gaps of what happened before the events of aliens and it was great!

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Great Book

I loved everything about this book and it open a new story line to bad there isn't a sequel

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I Love Aliens!!

Good story and great reading. I enjoy the different voices. It makes the book come alive. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • brenty
  • United States
  • 06-13-18

Enjoyable, but transitory

This story doesn’t really have a beginning or end of its own, so it can be a bit unsatisfying in some ways. But it was interesting and I enjoyed it nonetheless. Just keep in mind that you’ll probably want the other books as well. Out of the Shadows is well worth it.

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nice read <br />

nice pick up from alien good character development and deployment sticking well with original movie

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great prequel to aliens

great storyline nice to finally get a really good description of the derelict spacecraft in the events on lv-426

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  • steven dance
  • 10-28-17

Great story and excellently read

Really enjoyed it, I've already read the book and enjoyed the story, but I think that being able to listen to it being read to you gives your imagination more freedom to see the story .
The book is very well read.
I enjoyed this version even more than the audible original live action radio play version.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-27-18

classic aliens<br />

gripping tale well read. nice descriptions of events. developing characters hold engagement. easy listen not to gory.

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  • 04-09-18

Disappointed 80s child..

Not the best tale I've heard. As a fan of the Alien franchise I was hoping for a lot more to the story. Unfortunately fir me the narrator just got to me too much during the performance, especially when trying to put on female accents. Pretty much a meh story.