Audible Original, Alien

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

Alien: Out of the Shadows Publisher's Summary

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.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Alien: Out of the Shadows to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

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  • Book 1

    • Alien: Out of the Shadows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Faye Tardiff on 2019-04-20

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

  • Book 2

    • Alien: River of Pain

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • Written by: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Addition to the Full Cast Alien Novels

    • By RICHARD E on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

  • Book 3

    • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • Written by: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would have been better unabridged.

    • By Curtis Litchfield on 2018-05-07

    Price: CDN$ 28.64