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Alien: Out of the Shadows

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (19 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.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Alien: Out of the Shadows to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

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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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  • Amy
  • 10-01-2019

Absolutely Epic

I felt like I just watched an entire movie through my ears. It was nail biting, jaw clenchingly good. The voice of Ripley was so good I couldn't tell the deference.
All the character actors, music and audio people should be congratulated on such an awesome job.
If you want an edge of your seat, heart pumping experience. Then this audible production is for you!

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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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  • Griffstar
  • 24-12-2018

Thrilling Dramatization!

This is a high level dramatization with excellent sound design. The hairs on the back of my neck were raised every time there was a *scuttling* in the ducts or a *crump* of the alien banging on the door. The dramatic musical score made this seem like a film. Top notch voice actor did an excellent impression of Ellen Ripley. Rutger Hauer in anything is amazing. The perfect balance of space horror and space action.

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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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  • Surrey
  • 04-01-2019

Perfect

Absolutely perfect. Everything about this is 100% perfect entertainment. I loved every second of it.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Don Tocher
  • 30-12-2018

Brilliant, highly recommended for Alien fans!

Great story, really well acted, fab sound effects. I have listened to some great Audible books, this is one of my favourites!

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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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  • Wayne
  • 13-01-2019

Excellent

A thoroughly enjoyable listen. The sound effects were great as were the performances. The story was good, and how it fits into the story of Alien.