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Alien: Out of the Shadows

An Audible Original Drama
Series: Alien, Book 3, Audible Original: Alien, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (438 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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F@$KING AWESOME!

This is so good! Why can't all books be like this? No 'he said /she said/she felt' etc. Just a bunch of great voice acting with sound effects.

This style of audio book was perfect for my long drive over the holidays. It turned a 4 hr drive into a thrilling and fast experience!

Great acting, superb sound effects and really cool story. 10/10 would recommend!

Now I'll be disappointed with every other book I read.

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Great, authentic Alien story!

Gripping audio drama which successfully recreates the thrills and terror of the original Alien movies. Fantastic, authentic performances all round. Thoroughly recommend!

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LOVED IT

Absolutely Awesome.
Loved the whole story from start to finish.
Outstanding work with the story and the actors.
Thankyou

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loved it

loved it, my first audio book. Now has me hooked. can't wait to hear the next one.

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Aliens 0.5

A great "prequel" story to James Cameron's Aliens, that is performed by talented actors and wrapped in a delicious package of sound fx. All we need now is a deck of cards.

This Audio drama is worth every credit. If you're a fan of the Alien franchise, you will enjoy this piece.

Comfortably fitting in between Alien and Aliens, you'll be engaged throughout the whole tale. The voice actor for Ellen Ripley is spot on too!

Treat yourself.

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First time listening to an audio dramatisation and I’m blown away

I love it from the get go, the production values of it are over the top and is the best type of movies, the one you create or fill the visual gaps yourself, the story itself feels a bit of a gimmick but overall is quite a fun ride, totally recommended for alien fans that wants some ties from the architects ark to connect with Ripley ark

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Well told and kept me interested each episode

well performed and narrated, a good short story thay made me want to see what the rest of the short stories are like

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Fulfills some enduring ?s I have had about the Alien story line

Awesome so far after 2 episodes. All those questions that have been in my head for many years are being cleared away.

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Excellent!

very well made series.
finished in a single sitting.
couldn't get enough of it.
ALIEN!

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Loved it

I am a huge fan of the Alien Movies and I can see where this slots in to the timeline. It is very well written and performed. Laurel Lefkow gives a particularly gripping performance as Ripley. I often though that it was actually Sigourney Weaver reading the part.
Overall, loved it. To the point where I didn’t want to stop listening. I was transfixed.

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  • Simon
  • 14-12-2018

Super-charged Alien Creepiness!

Deliciously creepy tension and fast paced action, this was a blast! From the opening scenes through to the end this smashes through the storyline at a remarkable rate. The high quality cast and excellent production values make this an absolute joy to listen to. Eerie and solid sound effects genuinely do add to the unfolding drama, even the cat gets some lines!

Some will find problems with the fact that this deviates from the known Alien story that went before it but I think this does a good enough job to bend things the amount it does and indeed it does just bend things rather than break them. It’s a fine audio drama and while probably nothing could quite match the tension of the films this does a great job of evoking similar feelings of dread and panic. There are some clever story telling techniques including the “software interloper” whose identity I will not reveal as I don’t do spoilers!

In all this is a fine drama, if I have a complaint it’s that it simply wasn’t long enough!! I am sure I could have listened to this kind of action for several more hours! And I am delighted that after my previous experience with Audible Studios which was the awful Starling Project this is the best one that I have heard from them yet. The investment in the production values and the high quality cast has more than paid dividends!

Bravo!

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  • 21-07-2019

Well executed

Strong story and all the music and effects amplified it to the next level. Well worth a listen.

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  • Andrew McCutcheon
  • 21-12-2018

Was hooked from the start

Will be listening to this and sequels over and over. great listen! Cant wait to see what other original dramas audible has to offer

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  • Victor
  • 05-01-2019

Wow just WOW!!!!!

This has been one of the best books I've listened to in a long time absolutely fantastic close your eyes sit back and your in the film cannot recommend enough what a great listen this was.

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  • Kevin Mason
  • 02-01-2019

Gripping

I remember watching the film Alien, many years ago, so the thought of a freebie in the same genre appealed to me. This turned out to be one of the best things Ive listened to in ages.
The storyline plays along the similar Alien theme of picking off crew members one by one, but the plot kept me listening and gripped throughout the entire series.
Well worth a listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-12-2018

A long time Alien fan's opinion

I was sceptical of this at first, but let me tell you that this was one of the best stories I've read/heard in recent memory that's set in the Alien universe.

After trying to wash the sour taste of Covenant from my mouth (yes even after years), this was probably the best thing that I could have found.

Lots of tension, the characters are multidimensional, the setting is intriguing and the story is surprising well written.

If you're an Alien fan, then there is no reason to not have a listen!

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  • uzman ul-haq
  • 01-01-2019

Absolutely great.

Great. Puts you right at the heart of the action. Loved it. Would recommend easily

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  • Thordis
  • 17-07-2019

An amazing feel!

Really feels like you are there!
A good quality sound work !
Great actors !

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  • sean mchugh
  • 27-02-2020

a must for alien fans

really keeps you listening didn't want to get out of the car when I got work

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  • Sean
  • 26-02-2020

Unexpected gem

Really enjoyed this. great quality and story. I had been ignoring these free offerings thinking they would be useless, but off to explore the other titles to see what other gems might be out there after listening to this!