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Alien: Out of the Shadows

An Audible Original Drama
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)
Non-member price: $30.38
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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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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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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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Badass!

Was expecting this to be cringey... but it was really well done. I loved the characters, I loved the sound effects. This was a badass little audiobook production!

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loved every minute of it.

originally just going to read one episode at a time. did all in one go

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Awesome

Absolutely loved it, the performance from the cast is great. I can not wait to start the next episode.

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Great fun!

An entertaining take on what occurred to Ripley between Alien and Aliens. Well worth the listen!

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Good introduction to this format

This was my first introduction to this format of audible book.

At times it becomes busy and noisy and it becomes easy to lose yourself but since the story is generally straightforward it is not difficult to get back on track. Overall it is well produced.

The story was not to adventurous and didn’t vary into any new dimensions of the Aliens story. Ripley held back the story rather than allowed to to flourish.

Worth a listen for Alien fans and those interested in this format.

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Classic

Classic story in the Alien setting, well acted and genuinely exciting. Started listening and did not stop!

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A must for fans of the Alien franchise

So great were the voice performances and sound effects that, when I closed my eyes, I could see the story unfold in my mind. Ties in seamlessly with the rest of the franchise - a must for fans.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • C Vernon
  • 22-01-2019

Not good

Simple, unbelievable story/scenario. Terrible dialogue. Sad the Alien franchise has come to this. At least it was free.

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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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  • Surrey
  • 04-01-2019

Perfect

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-2019

A seamless addition to the franchise

Slotting in between the two greatest movies of an iconic Sci-Fi horror series is no easy task and yet I was beyond impressed with Alien: Out of the Shadows. From stunning sound design and a stellar cast to the pacy plot that isn't afraid to subvert expectations, this is a thoroughly enjoyable entry that deserves to be lapped up by as many fans of the franchise as possible. it's easily worth a listen just for the phenomenal performance by Laurel Lefkow as Ripley (if you had any reservations about another actress taking Sigourney's place, prepare to have your fears put to rest) and her chemistry with Corey Johnson as Hooper just makes the drama even richer. Highly recommended.