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  • 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 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

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
  • Great fun

  • By Tenma13 on 07-08-2017

Nothing new to offer the franchise.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-2017

Very basic story, was obviously meant to fill in the gaps at Hadley's Hope but nothing really happened that you couldn't summise fom Aliens. The actors didn't have much to work with as the characters were very one dimensional and predictable. Not nearly as well executed as Out of the Shadows.


  • Unseen Academicals

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story/author/narrator

  • By Jonathan Arthur on 07-10-2018

You think it's all over?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-2017

A typically Pratchett perspective on something blends the mundane (watching foot-the-ball is not for me) into something mythical. Stephen Briggs' narration is, as always, spot on.

  • Alien: Invasion

  • The Rage War, Book 2
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The second original novel in an Alien vs Predator: Rage War series, continuing from Predator: Incursion as Colonial Marines units are being wiped out—and not by the Predators. This is an attack by organized armies of Aliens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • finished to soon

  • By clayton on 31-10-2016

Get ready for round 3!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2016

Fast paced sequel with bits reminding me of Blade Runner (really wanted to hear more of the Android's story). The big battle is yet to come, but already this is a well thought out Sci-fi saga 5hat would make an excellent TV series.

  • Predator - Incursion

  • The Rage War, Book 1
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Julian on 03-01-2017

Frantic sci-fi

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-2016

Lots of action but also layers of concepts to develop (AI humanity, cultural insights etc.). Think the reading was excellent and highly recommend this audio book to anyone after Aliens/Predator, you'll get what you're after. basic dialogue and limited expansion of interesting sub plots stopped it getting the full 5 stars, but don't let that stop you!