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Alien: Out of the Shadows

An Audible Original Drama
Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
Series: Audible Original: Alien, Book 1, Alien, Book 3
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)

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As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man.

When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors....

....Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

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the best audible experience on earth

If Audible had an option, who lets you choose that ONE book that is 10* out of 5*, it would be this one. this is the futur of audiobooks, that feeling, right there. That experience, this is it. If every book could be lived through the same way the naraters interpreted this one, the TV industries would go bankcrupt. Thank you so much for this mind-blowing experience, this ia a whole new level of Audiobook quality..

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Great!

With multiple voice actors and amazing sound effects I’ve very much enjoyed this audiobook. Always on the edge of my seat!

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PLEASE LISTEN!!!!!

this was a Rollercoaster ride!!!! the voice acting 👏🙌👏👏. if you enjoy the alien movies, I promise you will love this!! after this, there is also River of Pain. I REALLY hope they have at least one more they are working on.

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Great Experience

I highly enjoyed listening to a book this way, if all fiction was read like this I would be purchasing way more! I have a hard time listening to fiction usually, but with the different voice actors, sound effects made all the difference!
Will be buying the rest of this series, please make more.

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fantastic

I keep buying audio dramas now! addictive! voice work is supreme! really enjoyed the story and effort by the crew

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Great Radio Play

Often, ensemble casts with music and sound effects don't work. In this production, it does. The action is edge-of-your-seat. The dialogue is realistic.
This production pays attention to the format...often humorously. Computer voices announce characters leaving/entering rooms. The dialogue has virtually no pauses where visuals would be inserted. It's appreciated attention to detail.

The soundtrack is a little melodramatic. The credits at the end of each episode, and recaps at the start of each are annoying if you intend to binge-listen.

It would be worth 4.5 stars out of 5...even if it wasn't free. It would be worth 5 stars if someone edited it into a single story. The podcast format detracts a little.

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great listen

Perfect background story as I walked to and from work. Definitely recommend and it was free!

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The heroin in full glory

Some of the story feels like a rehash of a couple of the movies to create a new and familiar story. Pro: Nothing boring about this title in true Alien fashion. Characters were well played. Sound Effects and musical score were superb (very immersive) Cons: There were a couple of details that I nitpicked, but I could forgive them. Eg. Space is a vacuum and absolute freezing so decay is none existent. I'm sure the purists would less forgiving about timelines and continuity.

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Simply amazing

The voice acting and characters are just astonishing. Really pays tribute to the original movie cast of truck drivers in space. The overall atmosphere, alien sounds coupled with the gruesome deaths really send out the chills. This lives up to the the original Alien film. Simply amazing audio drama, one that I include when watching the films.

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Slow progress on the story - great performance <br />

I've enjoyed the additional story details. The story does expand on the original movies content.