Alien
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    Alien: Covenant Origins: The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: Covenant Origins: The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    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.

    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 kee..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2017 by bringdapain ()
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    Alien: Covenant: A Novel | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: Covenant: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (410)

    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.

    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 di..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 31 2017 by James Lee Owings III (USA)
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    Alien: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Peter Guinness
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    If you enjoyed the movie, you will enjoy this book

    I jumped at the chance to read it and was not disappointed!

    From what I understand this was created from the movie. So, if you have seen the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2016 by AudioBook Reviewer (Madison, WI, United States)
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    Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama | Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs

    Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    Overall
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    (7957)
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    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.

    a work that I highly recommend

    In 2014, Titan Books released the first in a new series of books set in the Alien film franchise under the supervision of the movie studio 20th Centur..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2016 by AudioBook Reviewer (Madison, WI, United States)
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    Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama | Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs

    Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated By Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    Overall
    (1606)
    Performance
    (1523)
    Story
    (1520)

    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.

    Please make more of these! These are excellent!

    Yes. The story was very compelling - I loved how it detailed the events that occurred offscreen in the beginning of Aliens and detailed exactly what ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 28 2017 by Brian ()
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    Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (326)

    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.

    Game Over, Man....

    The first novelization, 'Alien' was excellent, but this version falls short. Here's why:

    1) No swear words! 'Aliens' is just one of those mo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2016 by Doug (Austin, TX)
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    Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization | Alan Dean Foster

    Alien 3: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Peter Guinness
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (145)

    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.

    Brilliant work, yet again

    This is the movie I did not remember as well as the first two. I know I have seen it at some point but after listening to the first three books, now I..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2016 by AudioBook Reviewer (Madison, WI, United States)
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    Alien: Resurrection: The Official Movie Novelization | A. C. Crispin

    Alien: Resurrection: The Official Movie Novelization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By A. C. Crispin
    • Narrated By William Hope
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    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.

    Probably the best of the first four novelizations.

    A while back I decided to punish myself for some reason by reading through the novelizations of the first four Alien movies for reasons I won't go int..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2016 by Troy (SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States)