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Publisher's Summary

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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Poor voice performance

It seems to be a recurring issue but male narrators struggle with female voices and resort to stereotypical high pitched girly voices. please start casting male and female narrators, I cringed every time he spoke in a female characters voice, especially when conveying a shout or similar vocal action.

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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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Lovey story, issues with narrator

The story is the same as the movie but some details help flesh it out a bit.

The reader is fine for general narration and male characters and even the female characters are fine until he has a situation where they're in distress, need to yell, or even raise their voice. At that point it's jarring how badly he handles those and it tears you out of the experience.

Worth the listen, just be mindful of that tripping point.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rocinante
  • 2017-11-18

No one yells like that, Tom.

Fantastic mix of science fiction, suspense, and horror. Riveting story and for the most part excellent narration, but Tom Taylorson ruins it every time a character needs to yell. Very weird! His voices of the synthetics Walter and David are perfect, his pilot Tennessee has a great scratchy drawl, and the varying scientists, crew members, and soldiers all have distinct voices that work well for the characters . Unfortunately, as soon as anyone has to yell something (which happens quite a lot in this action packed story) their voice suddenly changes into a high pitched muppet. Why????? I found it oddly humorous at first but it was extremely distracting as the story developed and the intensity of the action grew. Tom — you’re a fantastic talent, but please work on your ‘yelling voice’.

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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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