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. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors....
Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.
©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible Studios
"A very good listen."
I don't usually write reviews, I normally just rate them, but this book was so unexpectedly different from what I thought it would be, I had to write.
I expected the book to be the same story from all the other books or movies, with different words and character names, but I was very surprised. The book was very good, I didn't want to pause it when I had to, and I stayed up until 6am just to finish it. If you like the Alien stuff, or Sci-fi stuff, I definitely recommend giving this book a go, my personal opinion was, it was very good, and very much worth the credit. Oh, and I hope you enjoy Alien: Out of the Shadows as much as I did.
Absolutely awesome experience. Starting chapters are a little too fast on content (need more time to like the characters), but otherwise really good.
"excellent narration. big fan of the Alien series "
loved it. great story. great app.great narration. looking to get the other series as soon as I'm done with this book.
I've listened to the audio drama version and this audiobook. There is differences in the story. But I'm glad I've heard this. It's a great drama and I think that bringing in Ripley was unnecessary but I liked out how it fitted in the alien movies timeline.
Recommend it to listen to this and the drama version as well
I wish there were more novels in this universe, but better than this one. My biggest gripe was that they felt they needed to shoe horn in Ripley, and what they had to do to make this fit into the films timeline. I'm willing to bet that anyone who is interested in reading a book that takes place in the xenomorphs universe would not be turned off by there being a lack of Ripley... like the new movies. There are so many possibilities for stories to be written in this universe.
"Well done Alien story"
I enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next in the series. I read a review on this book that I agreed with. The side bar stories of Ripley were a little distracting at times, so that was the reason for the #4 in story.
"Interim Story with Excellent Plot Point"
I'm a fan of the Alien series and am pleased to see stories in print. Having read a very good original story called Return, I wanted to see what the first book of this series would bring. Out of the Shadows is a mixed affair. One on hand, we are rushed into the story with little introduction to some of the characters. The action is somewhat fast paced. It also tended to drag a bit in the middle section, when the survivors had to make planetfall, before they met with the Aliens. Things did pick up once they did. On the other hand, the author did a good job with Ripley and I loved Chris Hooper. I would've appreciated a prologue stating what happened to him instead of just leaving us hanging. It also featured a truly original and inspired plot device that I will leave you to discover. That was the best part of the book and was well written. All in all a great story. Jeff Harding did a wonderful job with the narration and voices.
"A Serviceable Aliens Story"
I wasn't thrilled with "Alien: Out of the Shadows: Book 1" overall, but there's a lot that I liked about it.
The narrator is great. His voice seemed perfectly suited for the subject matter, and he performed a number of recognizable, credible male and female Voices. Jeff Harding's contribution is the highlight of the production.
Also, it's well-written. It's a testament to Lebbon's skill as an author that he's able to make the actual writing almost an afterthought--the writing is unobtrusive and serves the story perfectly.
However, I didn't find the story all that exciting. Lebbon knows how to write action, but there's quite a bit of downtime that never is as suspenseful as it could or should be.
Lastly, although I suspect it might have been a decision outside of the author's hands, I think the addition of movie characters Ripley and Ash into this story was particularly unfortunate, as I never believed that these canonical characters would be in any way changed by the time the story was through. But hey--no spoilers--maybe it turned out that I was wrong,.
"take a trip into this terror filled nightmare!"
ive always been a fan of the alien franchise and this book was a good edition, its not Shakespeare but it is a very good straight forward sci fi story and if like me you love the Ripley Character then this is totally up your street, the hoop character is well fleshed out too!
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!
I'm glad that I've listened to this book. Ive read it already and I'm hoping for a film adaptation.
Really enjoyed the story but the narrator has a terrible.upward inflection which after time.is a pain.
"worst alien story yet..."
clearly never watch any of the films other wise you'd know THAT is not an alien book... jokes are try hard and American story is piss poor.
I found the book predictable with no real plot twist or anything new to bring to the alien universe. I did finish the book however this was just to make sure I had guessed correctly regarding the plot.
"better than the dramatisation "
good story well performed by the reader
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