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Publisher's Summary

The official novelization of the blockbuster movie, written and directed by visionary Luc Besson (Lucy, The Fifth Element). Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe.

©2017 Valerian SAS/TFI Films Production (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Nothing special.

The narration was well done but the story had it's dull moments and cliches I found occasionally hard to overcome. The beginning was enjoyable and promised an exciting universe but began to fizzle towards the middle and end for me, that may be due to the long breaks I had while listening to the book or maybe not.

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  • Rambling Traveler
  • 02-08-2017

Enteraining!

Excellent naration that bring characters distinguishable personalities. Great verbal illustrations. Plot developes like a comic.

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  • Jim Kunkle
  • 10-08-2017

Challenging as a Movie and also as a Novelization

Prior to reading about this international graphic series, I had never heard or seen “Valerian”. Prior to seeing the movie I wanted to listen to this novelization first. The storyline is just OK, as it is simplistic and to some extent very predictable.
The reader and voice performance was very good and I finished this audiobook in a day and a half. My overall rating was a four stars only because of the reader.

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  • Steve
  • 13-11-2017

Boooooring

It’s as if you were describing the movie exactly as it unfolded.. was hoping for additional incite and information. Was there a love story hidden somewhere?

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  • Crowley
  • 01-08-2017

basic shoot them up love story

the narrator is great but this story is so basic and could have been so much more.

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  • Daphne
  • 03-08-2017

A bonus to a spectacular movie

Incredible! This movie novelization proved to be equal match to the film which I loved very much!

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  • Jennifer L Rogers
  • 30-07-2017

FANTASTIC FROM START TO END

Very vividly written . I enjoyed every second of it. THANK YOU. Can't wait to see the movie now

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2020

10/10 will read again

absolutely loved it I hope they make a sequel compared to the movie, of course the book is always better but I think they did an amazing job staying to the book!

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  • Darryl
  • 28-07-2018

Slow starter

the book takes a while to get started but it does finish well, just have to stick with it.

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  • Jeff
  • 28-06-2018

just like the movie

if you liked the movie then you will like this book too. I really liked it

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  • Z. Chin
  • 26-05-2018

great book

Wonderfull book, wonderful movie.Overall very pleased, Saskia did a great job reading it to. Bren

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  • TonyC
  • 29-11-2017

very close to the movie

Having seen the movie, this audiobook let me visualize every part.
It was like watching the movie again, but in my head.

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  • Marjorie
  • 15-09-2017

Well read and brought to life. Lots of action.

The sceneries were well described and brought vivid pictures in your mind. The reader altered her voice for different characters which helped follow the dialogues. It was a good story.

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  • Steve
  • 09-11-2020

loved it

if you like audiobooks and like the movie I'd be shocked if you didn't like this ! I have a soft spot for this movie have watched it more than once and I loved this audiobook version . it adds a little background and extra bits . Really good narration

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  • me
  • 25-11-2018

great listen

I recommend this to everyone I have listened to this four or five times it hasn't got boring yet

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  • Mrs
  • 09-05-2018

Best book I have read for ages,

Bit like Star Wars only much better. well written and well read. Hope she writes more

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  • Dadasko
  • 12-08-2017

Naïve and shallow

I am very disappointed. Waste of time and money. I had an impression that someone just took a comic book and made it even shorter

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