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Alien: Invasion

The Rage War, Book 2
Narrated by: John Chancer
Series: The Rage War, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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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.

Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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finished to soon

sometimes long winded but liked the explanation....sad so many people died before this alien invasion

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Enthralling, and weaves the story around its characters like a web.

This is a long reaching involved story written by a writer who has mastered his craft.

The characters are well written and believable and the story so engaging I just lost myself in it. I got jumpy at every outside noise expecting a xenomorph to pop out of the shadows - now that's immersed!

.....and now, book 3

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Get ready for round 3!

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.

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roll on book 3

awesome stroy you get drawn into in feeling as if there...cant wait for book 3

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  • D. A. Miller Jr.
  • 11-08-2016

More like those old school dark horse novels

Great continuation! It's great when books are willing to kill off characters right when you think they are okay.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-2016

Action Packed

Well developed and balanced characters. A good look into the Alien and Predator universe. A must read.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 21-06-2017

The alien/human/predator war continues

The 2nd installment of the rage war continues to develop the various relationships between the allies as well as reveals more of the rage and their methods, and purpose. The story is well written and the tale has a lot of depth. I have a four on the story only because of the fact that if you have read the other alien and predator books that have been printed before you will see a very large difference in the level of action as well as the variance in strength and skill of the various species between this series and the other stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2016

wrong narrator hired. ..

narrator's voice portrayed strong male characters with an effeminate taint. ..this was annoying and distracting

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  • Albertus
  • 17-09-2019

Good follow up

If you liked the first one, you'll like this one. less build up more to the point.

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  • Nathaniel Weber
  • 19-03-2019

A good Aliens-universe story

I have really enjoyed the Rage War books and am about to start the third in the series. Lebbon does some interesting things with the Aliens universe, bringing in new ideas to the old "the company wants the bugs" formula. I'd say these are the first stories from this universe I have really liked since the second film.

Good action and some creepy speculative fiction, especially with the strangeness of faster than light travel and, of course, the xenomorphs.

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  • Mr Trevor Kirk
  • 13-02-2019

Not as good as book one

Becoming a fan of Tim’s work i found this one less enjoyable than the others

Much darker and deeper than the first book if this series. Kept bouncing between places sort of took some of the enjoyment out of it

Hope book 3 is better

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-2019

on to book 3

looking forward to reading book 3 in the series things just get juicy at the end of book 2

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  • travis
  • 02-12-2018

Just never grabbed me

I love the story line of books that involve aliens vs. the predators, but this book just never grabbed me. I was never excited to listen to it and constantly felt myself drifting off and not paying attention. The performance didn't feel like it was bad, and trying to look objectively at the story it didn't seem bad either, but somehow putting them together just wasn't very good. I struggled a little with the first one as well, so unless you really loved that one I wouldn't recommend this one.

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  • Andrew Lee
  • 05-09-2018

brilliant

A fantastic look into a universe I grew up loving. I thoroughly enjoy this series.

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  • Simon
  • 15-05-2016

The Rage Are Coming!

Like a satellite in a decaying orbit I felt pulled back to this series despite my misgivings over the first book. I’m obviously more tuned in now because I really, really enjoyed this one. It’s classic space opera with much action and some truly macabre moments. The scene in the drainage tunnel of the Alien ship is particularly gut wrenching – you’ll know the one when you get to it! It’s scenes like that which capture some of the claustrophobic tension of the early Alien films and really raised this book up to a five star billing.

The misgivings that I mentioned reviewing the previous book didn’t completely go away but, and I have to admit this, they really didn’t stop me enjoying this one at all. The narration of the female characters seemed to pick up a little and now that I am more used to the role of the monsters I’m getting into it. The back story works well and the plot is very fast-moving with lots and lots of action.

Of course this is a series so we’re kept waiting for the conclusion until the final part. Don’t let that put you off, there is lots of action in this and the plot does develop at a cracking pace. There are a few new characters who add to the depth of the story and develop additional sub-plots of their own. We are left at the end with everything perfectly poised for a final cataclysmic war to decide humanity's fate.

So, despite my misgivings I think this is a cracker of a sci-fi action book and I shall certainly be completing this series!

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  • A. DONALDSON
  • 07-08-2016

very good follow on

nicely follows on from first novel with the main returning characters. gripping well written with plenty of action and adds new depth to aliens/predator universe. if you enjoyed the first book in the series then you'll enjoy this one

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  • Icedrinker
  • 13-11-2016

Like...

I like Alien...but I also like Predator...so what can I do? It has to be a FIGHT!!!

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  • fraser
  • 28-02-2017

gripping!

Great to know the Alien saga is in such capable hands. Tim Lebbon is a wonderful storyteller and takes these stories as seriously as any of his other works. As I say it's "gripping"!

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  • ADW
  • 15-11-2016

Pretty good story well read.

Quite a few names to keep track of, but enjoyable enough to make me continue with the series I think.

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  • rob
  • 17-06-2016

Excellent

A great story. Brilliantly narrated. I've always been fascinated by the Alien story since my encounter with Ridley Scot's terrifying movie as a twelve year old.

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  • Mrs
  • 04-06-2016

good story

when is the next part due out? nice multiple stories which all come together at some point.

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 02-11-2016

nice continuation

well it's nice to know the more likable are still alive and I look forward to the next book to see how it all ends.

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  • Steph H
  • 06-11-2019

Almost saga worthy

Whilst a lot of things happen in this book it is clearly a middle book of a trilogy. Moving the story forward, without quite getting to the finale.

The setting up for the finale has been quite good, and this book was definitely easier to follow than the first.

A few get out of jail cards have been used in this book and whilst I don't want any of the characters to die, I hope the author isn't going to try to give a "Disney" ending to a series that is as far from.the mouse's ears as you can get.

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  • Bert17Ernie
  • 26-10-2019

Make this into a Amazon series!!!!!

Didn’t disappoint - as good as Aliens all 2 so far into the 3rd.... Great read so far 😍