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Alien: River of Pain

Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426 - now called Acheron - has been colonised. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph - the killing machine known as the Alien.

Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony's first newborn - Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt.

The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find onboard proves to be the stuff not of dreams but of nightmares.

©2014 Christopher Golden (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Unreadable, unoriginal, derivative, ear grating.

Unpleasant and generic voices. Copies content from movies. From a huge Alien fan: don't bother.

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Good Read about LV426

It's a good read. Good to finally know what happened to the colony on LV426

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  • Scott M. Vana
  • 03-11-2017

awesome!

This book filled in a lot of the gaps of what happened before the events of aliens and it was great!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • adam
  • 09-05-2018

Great Book

I loved everything about this book and it open a new story line to bad there isn't a sequel

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  • Andy
  • 12-12-2018

great story!!

I'm a huge Aliens fan and I love this story.
the characters are great and the narrator did a good job.
I highly recommend this book if you're an aliens fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-2018

I Love Aliens!!

Good story and great reading. I enjoy the different voices. It makes the book come alive. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • brenty
  • 13-06-2018

Enjoyable, but transitory

This story doesn’t really have a beginning or end of its own, so it can be a bit unsatisfying in some ways. But it was interesting and I enjoyed it nonetheless. Just keep in mind that you’ll probably want the other books as well. Out of the Shadows is well worth it.

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  • chris b murphy
  • 08-05-2018

nice read <br />

nice pick up from alien good character development and deployment sticking well with original movie

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-2018

great prequel to aliens

great storyline nice to finally get a really good description of the derelict spacecraft in the events on lv-426

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-2018

gaaaayyyyye

A story bout characters I didn't like or respect. Gayyyyyyeeeeee. Aliens is too commercial and sjw lame these days.

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  • steven dance
  • 28-10-2017

Great story and excellently read

Really enjoyed it, I've already read the book and enjoyed the story, but I think that being able to listen to it being read to you gives your imagination more freedom to see the story .
The book is very well read.
I enjoyed this version even more than the audible original live action radio play version.

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  • grumpylad22
  • 06-03-2019

Amazing listen, Alien lovers will enjoy this

Amazing story and fills in the blanks that we see at the beginning of Aliens. Would have loved for this to be made into a film, rather than the odd deleted scenes of Hadley Hope.

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  • Jon S
  • 13-01-2019

story was fanatic

hard to beat the dramatised version.
but this version is a must for hardened fans

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-2018

classic aliens<br />

gripping tale well read. nice descriptions of events. developing characters hold engagement. easy listen not to gory.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-2018

Disappointed 80s child..

Not the best tale I've heard. As a fan of the Alien franchise I was hoping for a lot more to the story. Unfortunately fir me the narrator just got to me too much during the performance, especially when trying to put on female accents. Pretty much a meh story.