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The Predator

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie with a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker.

The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. 

Author Christopher Golden (Alien: River of Pain) will work closely with James A. Moore, author for the official prequel novel.

©2018 Christopher Golden (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Amanda Felix/ John Pytel
  • 21-09-2018

Fantastic

If the movie is half as good as this storyline then it will be a great movie.
(Possible Spoilers) As usual the Predators are her on a hunt and he has found his targets, group of black ops military personel that have no idea what they are about to face. McKenna, a sniper, is the only one survives and when located, he is taken back interrogated and deemed unstable. Good way to get him make his story unbelievable expecially when more than one government entity as well as private have placed all their monies on the location and eventual study of any and all alien artifacts. They will not allow anyone to get in the way, especially when one is located and now also a prisoner...the enevitable happens, he escapes and begins looking for his weapons and anyone that gets in his way...well the enevitable happens. And McKenna, bound for a VA psych ward with other inmates happens to get in the way. Yeah it will get interesting.

Enter another, bigger, stronger and far more dangerous, predator into the mix and you have hell unleased in a small town on Halloween night.
There are several other players that come into it as they try to stay ahead of the first predator and they too make the storyline.

It is well worth listening to it simply because there is more explanition about the Predators as their thoughts are also shared, something that hollywood has never gotten correctly unless they change the script and even then it's not always that great.
If however you have seen it are intend to see it, you should also listen/read this as well just for the background info on both predators and the players involved.
This is the sequeal to the first book; Predators-Hunter and Hunted.
That too is a great read/audio because it too gives a bit more info on the Predators...damn good storyline.

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  • Angela Bartlett
  • 31-05-2020

The Predator has met his match!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It stayed close enough to the movie to make it extremely entertaining. Wish I'd have "read" the book before seeing the movie. Mr Golden and Mr Morris did a good job of bringing the movie from the screen to become a movie for my ears. Mr. Cronin did an excellent job of portraying the characters and making them believable.

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  • Gorvar
  • 14-07-2019

Better than the actual film!

The author and the narrator did an amazing job trying to turn the silly 2018 Predator film into a proper story. There are some clashes in tone because of the script and the silly dialogue but the author managed to flesh out the main cast and even side characters more than the film did.
If you want a proper Predator story tho I recommend the prequel which is more in tone fir a Predator story.

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  • DeDAgheN
  • 03-10-2018

Better than the film

while the film had elements of the book, the book read a little better. too bad the film was a wreck.

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  • Donald
  • 21-02-2020

Excellent story it follows the movie well

This is a great book it follows the movie very well and it fills in a lot of other details I thoroughly enjoyed this and we listen to it many more times

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  • Tyler Huffman
  • 27-08-2019

Better than the movie

This vastly improves on the film version by giving the leads actual personalities, cuts out the tourette's jokes and long winded pussy exchange and entirely removes the super suit ending.

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  • Cary
  • 21-08-2019

Can't wait to watch the movie!

if the movie is half as good as the book it will be great. The narration was excellent and perfect for the story.

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  • Bob Lee Swagger
  • 09-01-2019

Huge fan of anything Predator related!

But the narrator is awful for this story. He’s completely monotone regardless of what character he is portraying. Man, Woman, or Alien, it doesn’t matter. It feels like he’s just phoning it in in order to get a check. No emotion, no power, no “essence” for the characters and the story. Very disappointed with this guy.

The story or the novelization of the film was on par with most of this type of genre. Now all we need is for the Predator Race to come together with the Human Race and start fighting with the Xenomorph (Alien) Race.

This has already been touched on in several other stories a while ago, but it should continue to be fleshed-out and developed further.

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  • Gabriel
  • 26-11-2018

Good book

Good novelization of the movie. Some things are different from the film but overall a good listen. Enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-2018

better than expected. stupid idea, fun story.

dont expect anything amazing. If the movie is worse than this... people are paid for garbage.

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  • Deepsearch
  • 22-11-2019

Starkly average.

It was okay. Very close to the film, which is disappointing as books are usually s lot better.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-12-2018

brilliant book.

Really enjoyed this much better than the movie. We need more aliens and predator books.

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  • Flink
  • 27-04-2019

Wish I hadn't seen the film

This makes a few important changes from the film. No ridiculous suit. No predator that's trying to save us (whilst also killing everything in its path! ).

Frankly, this is a better story. But, unfortunately, if you've seen the film already then you just can't experience it in the same way. The 'surprises' aren't surprises. Still a good book. But, best to watch the film afterwards.

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  • HowGuitarz
  • 21-01-2019

A better final act than the movie....

Im looking forward to watching the movie again. I think Black messed the final act up in comparison to the book, especially the death of a couple of characters and the final scenes. In fact overall the book just flowed better and I enjoyed it more than the movie since it fleshed out the characters, which of course a book can do easier than a film. The film could have had an extra 15 minutes added to fill in some glaring blanks. The constant references to dogs made more sense here. In the film it made no sense as it was missing key scenes. Overall its not as bad as some critics and fans have said and I enjoyed the listen but id say its not for everyone.

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  • Irishimpstixx
  • 28-09-2018

Meh

It's OK but not much more than that, if you're in to the aliens vs predators films and books. For one I hope the film is better!

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