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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

©2017 Alan Dean Foster (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Better than the movie

I watched both the movie and heard this book and, having enjoyed both, found that the audiobook was better than the movie.

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It’s Alien

I enjoyed the movie and I enjoyed the Novel. I hope we get the third story.

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  • Lady Anne (Jessica M. Kandal, PhD)
  • 2018-06-19

Thankfully Better Than Movie

Other then that I simply can't say much. I'm a huge Alien fan so of course I was going to get this and I love Alan Dean Foster as well. Who by the way did a fantastic job flushing out the utter mess, confusion, and carnage Sir Ridley Scott's made of the very franchise he himself had a major role in creating! Low rating on story is due to Scott alone and reflects nothing whatsoever on Mr. Foster by the way. He could only write what was given to him to write. Thankfully he added a few things here that certainly helped flesh out the story and at least make it palatable! Certainly entertaining enough to listen to, to get one down the road, through a flight, or just as a proverbial bedtime story type of listen. Lady Anne ^^ö^^

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  • Jazzi
  • 2017-06-18

Great story marred by recording gaps

Would you listen to Alien: Covenant again? Why?

I've already listened to this story twice to make sure the audio gaps was not my imagination. It wasn't.

Any additional comments?

Shame on the producer for not hearing the errors before this went live.

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  • Lina
  • 2017-08-15

D. Foster, you can do better.

Story could 've been better. Prometheus storyline and Engineers should've been more prominent. Still, it is the Alien universe.

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  • James Lee Owings III
  • 2017-05-31

Not as great as I hoped

I've seen the movie and usually read the novels of movies I've seen to find out what changes were made or cut that could of made the story slightly different. In a way this novel plays out a lot like the movie and I'm not even completely done yet. There are lots of added dialogue and scenes that would of made the characters more enjoyable and not wasted like the film variant.
However the performance was rather dull almost flat. This would of helped with music or some sound effects to really feel like you're in a sci-fi horror genre but alas nothing.
Really disappointed since I can finish these in a day or two but this book has taken me now a week to listen and hard to finish.

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  • badia7
  • 2017-06-03

Great story with an odd performance

The story is great, along with the movie. However; the narrators woman/screaming voice sometimes made this a comedic listen for a horror story.

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  • Walker B.
  • 2019-01-02

great book poorly performed

As far as the Alien series is concerned this book is very good. I couldn't get past the performance. his interpretation of a female's voice is annoying and very hard to get past.

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  • Knut
  • 2018-05-27

Nothing special

As far as I can tell there is nothing here that wasn't in the movie. No extra exploration of the philosophical themes. No extra information on "the engineers". No extra character development. Main character is still paper thin. The story reads more like a screenplay than a novel. Movie spesific lines like "I'm out of ammo!" meant to clue in a watching audience are still very prevalent. Adiquate performance by the narrator, but nothing special. Some good male accents, but female shout (of which there is a lot of) is annoyingly bad. Not worth it in my opinion. Watch the movie instead.

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  • Kim
  • 2018-12-30

WOW! I didn't see that comming!

Well, those are five words you won't say with this story. There are absolutely NO surprises here; no real mystery, nothing that you don't see coming. The story has potential, but it ends up as an insult your intelligence. Kinda like Halloween. For example. You’re on a deep space mission to another planet to start a colony. While in route you find what looks like another habitable planet. So you go to investigate. When you arrive there is a hurricane. You have one, exactly one, landing module. Do you send that landing module down to the planet in the hurricane? Or do you wait for good weather? Well these guys take their only landing module down in 200 mile an hour winds. Really! Then you get to the planet and discover thesex foreign creatures that are almost indestructible and grow inside your body until they are ready to burst out, you remember the movie. You also discover one surviving android on the planet. He’s from earth. Very much like the Annedroids on your ship. But something's off with him. You are the captain go walking down into the cellars with this Android - ALONE. You discover the android has been experimenting with these alien creatures. Instead of going for help you stick your face into an alien pod because the android assures you the everything is OK. We all know humans do stupid things, it’s what we’re good at. But I think we have to agree that this is beyond stupid. The story continues with more typical bad luck for the crew, and good luck for the alien monsters. I'm sure you'll be totally fooled when David, the android that's been on the planet and manipulating the creatures, defeats the good guy android and then impersonates him so he can get onboard the colony ship. Truth is I am not sure how I'd write the story, but there are authors who could make it interesting.

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  • Michael Drayton
  • 2019-01-12

Like if the movie was right, but no more

It's like listening to a screen play of the movie, if they fixed all the inconsistencies of the movie. I don't feel the need to invest more time in the books because I don't think I will learn anything new or more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-05-29

Very enjoyable!

This was my first audiobook to try out and definitely was a great choice. As I listened I was drawn into the story, it was very great. The alien franchise is a big favorite of mine so I enjoyed this a lot👍

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