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Alien series from Audible Originals

Alien: Out of the Shadows - Tim Lebbon Alien: River of Pain - Christopher Golden Alien - Sea of Sorrows - James A. Moore

 

River of Pain – 

I really enjoyed this performance; the story, characters, sound effects, and music all came together perfectly. I felt like I was listening to a movie. The atmosphere is amazingly scary and claustrophobic. And as others have said, the woman who voiced Ripley was perfect. I liked how they created a brand new story that took place between Alien and Aliens (the movies) and I liked the explanation for it. Overall a very entertaining listen that will be fun for any fans of the Alien universe.

 

Out of the Shadows – 

The overall production of this one was great with the same claustrophobic, scary atmosphere as the first. But I didn’t love the story or the characters as much.  Still entertaining, but just not as original or interesting. 

 

Sea of Sorrows – 

This was my least favorite of the three. I just didn’t buy the distant descendant of Ripley having a psychic connection to the xenomorphs. I also didn’t like any of the characters. I didn’t connect with any of them and found myself waiting for them to die.

 

All that being said, I flew through these books. I found myself always wanting to listen to them, even though they are all basically the same formula:

 

– Humans go where they shouldn’t or mess with things beyond their understanding

– The humans are somehow connected to Weyland-Yutani (which is greedy for money, power, or both, without regard for human life)

– An android works against the humans in service of Weyland-Yutani or in rare cases helps them

– The xenomorphs come and the humans underestimate them

– There is a lone survivor (or maybe a select few)

 

Anyway, if you are a fan of the Alien movies, these stories are a fun revisit to the universe – and might make you want to watch all the movies again (like I did last weekend).

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