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  • 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.

    ©2016 Audible, Ltd. (P)2016 20th Century Fox
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Episodes
  • Dec 7 2018

    Unconscious, unaware, Ripley is the last human survivor of the Nostromo, her shuttle lost in deep space. Meanwhile, the crew aboard the mining ship Marion, faces a catastrophic collision with one of its own dropships and has to contend with the alien infestation on board.

    Marooned in a decaying orbit above the planetoid LV-178, the crew struggle to tackle the threat at hand, when an unexpected visitor makes her presence known.

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  • Dec 7 2018

    Ripley’s shuttle has docked with the Marion. She arrives traumatised, only to find her rescuers under attack by a familiar foe. To make matters worse, it seems that Ash, an android she’d thought killed aboard the Nostromo, has uploaded his AI routines into her shuttle’s computer.

    Outside, the ship’s orbit is decaying faster than expected. The crew has just days to escape before they burn up in LV-178’s atmosphere.

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  • Dec 7 2018

    Ripley and the crew aboard the Marion are running out of options to escape certain death. Their orbit is decaying rapidly. With only a few days to decide, they settle on a plan. If they can deal with the alien infestation on board the Samson, their remaining undamaged dropship, they may be able to return to LV-178’s mining installation and retrieve the vital fuel they need to escape on Ripley’s shuttle.

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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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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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  • 23-08-2019

Excellent!

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

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Really great.

I think someone else described this as a movie in audio form and that's a pretty accurate description.

The quality of the voice work and music is amazing.

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I admire it's purity

As a big fan of the first 3 films I'd say that this is one of the better examples of a well executed expansion in the Alien universe.
While the story itself was decent it was the great perfomances that made it shine.

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable radiodrama. I liked the way they didn't disrupt the lore of the movies while still providing an interesting adventure.

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One Hella Experience.

one of an Amazing Experience listing to this Drama. love the experience , sounds effects, story, dialogues and performance of the Actors..

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Prrreeeemmmmiummm!!!!

This felt like I had gone back to the 80s and rewatched a whole new Alien movie

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  • Gireesh
  • 16-11-2020

Perhaps the best alien audio adaptation yet.

For those who’ve been disappointed with alien 3 and it’s sequels, I think alien out of shadows is a welcome return to the alien universe. It’s well plotted perhaps not up to the standard of Alien but that was not only ground breaking but it’s pure visceral impact has yet to be matched. Voice acting is better than good as well as sounds effects. The actress playing Ripley inhabits her persona well and her voice sounds like sigourney weaver. And the antagonist is introduced a little too early. A more than worthy listen.

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  • michelle
  • 11-12-2020

excellent, cannot praise enough

i listened to the alien trilogy (out of the shadows, river of pain, sea of sorrows) in the wrong order. i listened to river of pain first, out of the shadows second and i am currently going through sea of sorrows. out of the shadows is by far the best of the three - and that's a pretty strong statement given how good the other two are. the writing is just so perfect, the voice acting of the cast could literally not get any better. rutger hauer was an absolute pleasure to listen to - though the entire cast really did do an amazing job.

i fell so in love with the crew, i really was dreading the end of the the story because (possible spoiler) due to my jumbled listening order i knew that river of pain was another chapter in the universe through new eyes. would recommend this to anyone who has even just a vague idea of the alien universe. the sound design, the soundtrack - all the technical stuff - was mind blowing.

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  • Zelda
  • 14-11-2020

Ripley's Believe it or not

The novel was a welcome addition to the Alien franchise but Ripley's presence was odd and unnecessary. The author made a good attempt at salvaging a need for her presence between the first and second films but still, the conflict in the Alien universe remains the same, the real threat are the synthetics and Weyland-Yutani; the Aliens are only the weapon used by these nefarious wielders.

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  • 25-10-2020

Good, compelling, but I found myself wishing...

... that this was the Alien story that William Gibson wrote. Trying to communicate a historically visual story world is tricky as an audio drama, understandably. Much description of protocol and procedure become necessary—for the plot, blocking, mapping to all make sense. Few can do—describe, thematize—such things as Gibson can, to say nothing of what he can do with “problematic” artificial intelligences.

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  • Mr. Pattison's Class@a_??90000∅ⁿ
  • 23-10-2020

Great listen

After listening to this podcast I would love for the powers that be to make an Alien tv series.

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