Alien

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Alien: Covenant Origins Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 0

    • Alien: Covenant Origins

    • The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 778

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Corporate Espionage, No Monsters

    • By Admiralu on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 1

    • Alien: Covenant

    • A Novel
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as great as I hoped

    • By James Lee Owings III on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Alien

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: Peter Guinness
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688

    Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien and Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. He is also a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author in his own right, including the popular Pip & Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oustanding read!

    • By Jamal Love on 12-13-15

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 3

    • Alien: Out of the Shadows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24,253

    As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a work that I highly recommend

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $7.95

  • Book 4

    • Alien: River of Pain

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,448

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please make more of these! These are excellent!

    • By Brian on 04-28-17

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  • Book 5

    • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910

    Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great performances but story is weakest of the 3

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 6

    • Aliens

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Get away from her, You." - Really?!

    • By Troy on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 7

    • Alien: The Cold Forge

    • The Alien Series
    • By: Alex White
    • Narrated by: Michael Braun
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 972

    With the failure of Hadley's Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback - the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there's a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place: the facility known as "The Cold Forge". Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there's a spy aboard - someone who doesn't necessarily act in the company's best interests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story line

    • By Anonymous User on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 8

    • Alien 3

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: Peter Guinness
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Fury 161 is a wretched planet - a penal colony and an industrial complex manned by violent prisoners. When an escape pod from the USS Sulaco crash-lands there, Ellen Ripley appears to be the only passenger left alive. Then inmates begin to die, all at the hands of another survivor - a creature which encounters Ripley and spares her life! Desperate to know why, she seeks out an answer - and discovers terror unlike any she's ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripley has been ended

    • By Dwayne A.McClellan on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 9

    • Alien: Resurrection

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: A. C. Crispin
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Ellen Ripley awakens onboard the space station Auriga. Her last memory is of her own fiery death. And yet she is somehow alive. Ripley discovers that her "resurrection" is a result of an incredible experiment that has altered both her and the creature she has been carrying. To combat the incalculable alien menace, she teams up with a renegade band of space smugglers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Probably the best of the first four novelizations.

    • By Troy on 07-24-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Alien III

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, and others
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Original Recording
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    Father of cyberpunk, William Gibson’s original script for Alien III, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third instalment that might have been after being leaked online. This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multi award-winning Dirk Maggs, is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.

    Regular price: $8.95