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Aliens: Phalanx

Auteur(s): Scott Sigler
Narrateur(s): Bronson Pinchot
Durée: 14 h et 20 min
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The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Infected delivers medieval carnage as a pre-industrial society fights extinction at the hands of a massive infestation of Xenomorphs.

Ataegina was an isolated world of medieval castles, varied cultures, and conquests, vibrant until the demons rose and spread relentless destruction. Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails, and dreaded “tooth-tongues” raged through the lowlands, killing 90 percent of the planet’s population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meager existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain - the lair of the mythical Demon Mother.

Alien: Phalanx TM & © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

©2020 Alien and Aliens TM & © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Fuck yeah!!!!

As usual, the FDO kills it !! This would definitely make the best of the Alien universe movies. Let’s get that done. 🖤

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More Please!

This was just an amazing listen!

Great overall story with tons of surprises, excellent yet cheesey dialogue, and perfect descriptions!
I was on the fence for the first hour but with all the excellent world building and characters, I got sucked in fast!
Just the right balance of story, and suspense.

As for the narration I was quite pleased. It was kind of funny and cringy listening to him try and use a more feminine voice, but I got use to it, and he got really into it in the last few hours.
He did a great job with his voices for different characters! He made them all feel unique, and different!

I would really like more Alien stories from this author, and narrator!

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A wonderfully fresh take on the Alien franchise

I am a great fan of science fiction, and probably because of that, I am a fan of the Alien franchise. When I heard that one of my favourite authors (Scott Sigler) was contributing a piece of literature to the Alien lore, I was very excited, and my anticipation was very high. But I was a little worried that I was setting myself up to be disappointed.

Having just finished listening to the book (and finding it very hard to put down), I realized that my high expectations have been met, but in an unexpected way! I’m not going to give away any of the plot, but this was an incredibly unique take on this decades old franchise.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Alien movies and stories, and especially to all of Scott’s fans (if you haven’t checked out his other work, you really should).

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Takes a while but worth it

Found myself gripping the steering shell over the last three hours of the book. Being an Aliens fanboy helps. You could see it live and in color in your minds eye. Super fun ride. Sigler is whack.

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Just do it

This deserves to be a movie or limited run series. I never write reviews..if you love alien you will love this. Fully realized world..I want a part 2!

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Riveting!!!

I picked this book up because I love Scott’s work... and I was not disappointed! I loved the world of the holds that he built and the characters that live there.

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Very different and very good

Fantastic change in setting for a great Aliens novel. Highly recommend giving this one a chance, if you get into it a bit I think you will be hooked.

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Really enjoyed it!!!!

All I can say I didn’t know what to expect but I loved it! Good action new type of story very enjoyable finished it in less then 48 hrs. Great reader.

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Great listen.

Scott’s take on the Alien franchises shows his love for the series. It’s a fantastic listen and Bronson brings the story alive. Really well done

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  • John
  • 2020-02-28

Oooof...

I love Scott Sigler, but shoehorning in all the feminist BS ruined this one. Seriously, we get it. Men are evil rapists and women are virtues, all-powerful super heroes. Sad that pandering to the latest fad of white-knighting and man-bashing ruined what couldve been a good story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-04

Good initial concept, finally forgetable

I am putting this on my audible to swap list. I genuinely liked the idea of putting a fantasy element to the Alien franchise and applied my credit to this new release while traveling. It may be that my life is currently too full to be nominally stimulated by any audiobook, but I’m quite disappointed by this story putting too many undercurrents of contemporary ideology into an attempted depiction of a past world of short resources and looming danger. Performance was good, and a few clever environmental features gave a bit of imagination but the rest is refried heinz, with sugar, vinegar and too many preservatives.

Note: I much dislike hybridisation of the main storyline unless it’s characters that intertwine nicely from book to book, but this one tries to recreate an entire cultural, historical and civilisational context during the read, and made me think of the Alien as just another screaming troll in a dragonlance or tolkien book. It detracts from the feeling of dread, and makes going to a trek something of a “sponsored by trip advisor” thing not a real survivalist journey.

Note II: I understand the search for new hero prototypes, and again using current political essentials to be correct is a thing, but do I really want that dangling in my face when it’s screamed over invasively? First an LGBT Mortal Kombat;?a similar Aliens takeover, now this. I really miss no nonsense character building with fresh and deep context but you can tell the author’s activities and everyday hangouts of the author by reading through the buildup. And where I’m coming from, it’s first world uninspired pseudo modernism drawing on utterly incomplete and fictional historical accessories trying to instill some final ideas which insult my intelligence as well as my morphology or the combination of both. Where’s the Alien in all of this? Oh, walking dead prop.

The author needs to go around the world, the authentic one, with real dynamic situations and people, places and facts, and perhaps this won’t read as an armchair general with a fetish figurine on his desk kind of rendition.
Can’t recommend unless you really need all aliens books lining up on your shelf.

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  • Aaron
  • 2020-03-21

A lot of feminist propaganda.

A decent overall story. The performance was okay but I didn’t like how he made certain characters seem like they were teenagers from the Valley in California. I’m pretty sure people that grew up in Ategina (spelling?) wouldn’t sound like that. I appreciate strong female characters like Ridley from the original movie series but I didn’t like the attitude of the main character toward her lover. If the roles were reversed in those situations there would be folks yelling misogyny from the mountain tops.

Besides that I thought this was a very good story that is a believable fiction unlike some of the other fictions out there with strong female main characters.

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  • 1987godofwar
  • 2020-02-28

!!!Aliens: Phalanx needs to be made into a live/action movie!!!

Action packed from start to finish! Twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat, asking and craving for more! Original/refreshing breath of air back into the Alien Franchise! I have never been this excited to eagerly want to return to listen,again and again from the pauses I had in this book! This story deserves more than a five star rating, the unbelievable hard work and creativity put in this Alien novel goes beyond years of story telling without question! I honestly felt like I was right there, deeply immersed like the Matrix inside the story along side with every character, every scene, living every moment of terror and excitement! FOX-As one of many, true die-hard Alien fans! I’m pleading-practically begging at this point, to make this novel into a movie!!! I wouldn’t make this kinda of praise or recommendation about a novel, if it didn’t hold it’s worth in gold! This novel for sure will receive the awards and accolades it deserves! The only thing I’m sad about, which is nothing to be sad about at all-LOL! (Me being Melodramatic) - Is the fact that the novel had to end! This review is pure and from the heart!

-Maurice Meadows

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  • David
  • 2020-02-28

Sigler great Pinchot awful

Pinchot sounds like a teddy bear’s soothing voice reading Alien is a sin. Sigler is excellent but the narration is abysmal does not match the genre at all. How disappointing for a mostly epic Alien audiobook collection.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 2020-02-27

Very good almost great

I’m a HUGE Alien fan and often wonder how do they keep screwing these up? Scott Sigler delivers. I Just finished, loved the middle, I loved the ending, a few small issues, first 3rd has its moments of absolute slog, the narrator delivers one character is an annoying valley girl “like, fur sure” but with all that said, Sigler gets it, at least to me he does, I hated the last few Alien books, prototype and isolation but I enjoyed the majority of this. A highly recommend for Alien, Aliens fans, while not perfect, it’s very good

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  • CJ
  • 2020-04-23

Could have been great.

There’s a great story in this book. However, the author hurts it by using overt tones of feminism. The alien series has always had strong female leads. There’s no need in throwing feminism in our face.

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  • Donavan Gilbert
  • 2020-03-01

Interesting and original

This felt like a true part of the alien universe, while maintaining nothing to do with the alien universe. Awesome all around

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  • CryptoHunterJD
  • 2020-03-01

Great listen!! Both thumbs up.

To the author, from a huge fan of the Aliens franchise: Well done sir, well done.

To future listeners, you won’t be disappointed. After listening, if you wonder if all of Scott Sigler’s works are this good, then I must say that they most definitely are and that you should check out some of the authors other works. I have been a fan of Scott Sigler and the Aliens franchise for years, and for myself this audiobook was a most satisfying experience.

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  • Kevin King
  • 2020-04-25

Creative but Flawed

In this creative take on the Aliens franchise, the creatures hunt humans in the forests and caverns of a world resembling medieval Europe. Exposition is the price paid for this creativity and the action slows in several places as a result. Fans of the franchise may find that this contrasts with other recent Aliens books which keep the tension and pace high throughout. This world-building is light when compared to many other science fiction and fantasy novels, however (there is no equivalent to a thirty-page discourse on the habits of Hobbits, for example).

When the action picks up the author does an excellent job of writing suspenseful scenes. The ways his characters use wit to survive (or not) are believable enough for this genre and enough so that the reader is kept engaged. The result is a decent portrayal of how medieval people might face off against creatures such as the Aliens.

The protagonist and her place in this setting are less-well portrayed in my opinion. In the movie Aliens, the character Ripley may have justifiably taken command of the Marines by merit of her intelligence and experience, but she still sought instruction from Corporal Hicks on the use of the pulse rifle. The teenager who is Ripley's counterpart in this novel, Liyah, has no such weaknesses.

One trait Liyah does have in common with Ripley is that she speaks truth to power. This is, likewise, less believable in a patriarchal medieval setting when voiced by a teenaged woman from a low-status family. Eleanor of Aquitane might well have envied the main character's ability to verbally eviscerate the men running (and ruining) her society and still keep her head, but then again Eleanor of Aquitane was not a modern feminist (curiously, Liyah seems to be). Of course, the men that Eleanor knew (Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, King John, Louis VII, the Bishop Suget, etc.) were quite often competent in many different areas, unlike the male characters in this book.

Liyah also has a very modern (leftist) perspective on a topic relevant to politics at present in the United States and Europe. Byzantine historian Anna Comnena (1083 CE - 1153 CE), one of the most intelligent and assertive women of the Middle Ages, witnessed situations relatable to the topic but would, I think, have found Liyah's take on it shockingly impractical. But, then, Liyah thinks like a modern woman from a safe resource-rich pluralistic secular society, and not like Anna, from a threatened resource-circumscribed pluralistic religious society. Unfortunately, Liyah comes from a threatened resource-circumscribed xenophobic religious society, making her several lectures on the topic out of place (and time) enough to jar the reader's suspension of disbelief.

Here the author's skill as a writer and world-builder may work counter to the reader's enjoyment of the book. The more believable and realistic the setting becomes, the more damaging these modern intrusions are. Fans of Aliens who are not bothered by this will likely find this book to be both enjoyable and a refreshing take a well-worn franchise. Others may want to stick to less creative but entertaining books like Alien: The Cold Forge.

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