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Alien: Isolation

The Alien™ Series
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The action-packed official adaptation of Alien: Isolation and a revealing look into the lives of Ellen Ripley and her daughter, Amanda Ripley.

The product of a troubled and violent youth, Amanda Ripley is hellbent to discover what happened to her missing mother, Ellen Ripley. She accepts an assignment with a Weyland-Yutani team being sent to retrieve the Nostromo flight recorder from space station Sevastopol, which they find out of control due to a Xenomorph that was brought there with the recorder. A conspiracy unfolds, revealing ever greater threats - including an entire Xenomorph hive. Over the course of the novel, Amanda’s history is revealed beginning with her childhood. Her father Alex’s battle with alcoholism caused her mother, Ellen Ripley, to sue for divorce. Ellen was forced to take off-world assignments, ultimately leading to her assignment aboard the Nostromo. Left behind, Amanda became determined to find out what happened to her mother, learning more and more about Ellen and the events that led up to her disappearance. Along the way, Amanda develops a fast friendship with Colonial Marine Zula Hendricks (from the Alien: Defiance Dark Horse series). 

©2019 Keith R. A. DeCandido (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • D&D Gamer
  • 21/08/2019

To many flashbacks

First off preface this review as someone who has played the game and seen it played half a dozen times.
That said the core story on the station even the changes made to make it fit better into a book WAS GREAT.

Seriously I enjoyed all the time that Ripley is trying to move forward and survive, but it is ruined by the constant nonstop flashbacks pulling you out of the action every time there is a climax. It builds up then *bam* boring flashback, then back to the station, tensions rising then *bam* flashback!
A few were fine they let you get into Ripley's character better especially the cryo dream. However why is the author trying to establish her character an hour from the end of the book? We get it she is a great engineer and people suck move on with it...

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  • Maine
  • 29/10/2019

Too Many Flashbacks

I have to agree with some of the other reviewers who mentioned that the book has too many flash backs...way more than needed. I wanted to hear more about her career and trying to find her mother...not hours apon hours of hearing about her drunken Step father. I would've also liked a full cast of narrators for the characters ...although the narrator did ok.. a full cast would've made this book much better. I would also suggest you play the video game to as it closely fallows this book

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  • Andrew
  • 20/08/2019

great story but...

I really wished this was done as a full production as the last several alien stories. I adore everything to do with the movies and books. building better worlds

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  • Admiralu
  • 18/08/2019

Not as Good as the Original Alien Trilogy

I am a fan of the Alien series, especially the books, audiobooks and audio dramas. I am not a gamer and am not familiar with the Isolation story. I'm coming to this particular story as a newbie.

Amanda shares many traits with her mother and I enjoy the the fact that she is an engineer in all but name. Parts of the backstory were interesting, but became tedious after a while. Part of this were implausible as well. Lots of moving through vents of the crazy infected station. Little food or rest and constantly having to keep going. This just didn't hold my interest the way Alien books normally do. The encrypted transmission communications between didn't really pick up until nearly the end of the book. There were so many different things happening, it got difficult to follow. The machinations of the company are some of my favorite parts of the Alien books. Little of that is here. I also don't feel the immersion in a future world like I normally do. The Alien Covenant prequel book was a great book that really gave a sense of how the company operates. The book didn't so much as end, but stop, leaving the possibility of another book. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. The narrator was ok, I would've preferred the excellent Tom Taylorson who did both Covenant books. This book was just meh for me.

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  • Cary
  • 30/08/2019

Alien goodness.

Interesting fill in regarding Ripley's daughter. Really enjoyed Sarah's reading. Nice to have e woman talking into my ears instead of Scott Brick. Sarah did a fantastic job emulating the other characters voices both male and female.

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  • jcmwbjs
  • 17/08/2019

It has its moments, but ends poorly, disappointing

I’m a huge Alien fan, and while it starts off well, it ends poorly. Alien Isolation is more alien covenant than Alien. Plot holes are everywhere, and the flashbacks to the crappy childhood of Amanda Ripley become a nuisance and completely unnecessary, talk about beating a dead horse, we get it, the kid had a lousy childhood and misses mommy. Again there are a few moments early, then it loses coherence. Narrator is above average. I have one big issue, it’s an Zenomorph, or an Alien don’t keep referring to it as a monster, or a big cockroach that needs to be squished! My suggestion is to play the game, it’s terrifyingly great.

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  • Jeffrey D Gawrys
  • 04/11/2019

Very Hard Time Following Unlike other Alien Audiobooks

I’m sure if I gave it a second read, or listen, it would make a little bit more sense.

However the character keeps jumping back-and-forth between present time and childhood.

There doesn’t really seem to be an actual plot in this story, just listening to characters move from point A to point B.

It’s really the weakest of all of the alien audio series that I’ve listen to. I don’t see it fitting in the series very well. If you were to miss this story altogether, I don’t think you’d be missing much. However, if there’s a second part to this story, perhaps things will start to gel and piece together.

But I really had a hard time staying interested in the story.

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  • Melisande Wenneman
  • 02/11/2019

Great backstory

Having watched all the movies (repeatedly). It’s nice to have gaps filled in and background fleshed out. I know and have seen edited scenes from Aliens that addresses Ripley’s daughter. I found this to be a very interesting take on her life before and after Alien.

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  • Lola B.
  • 31/10/2019

Great performance

It was a fun read and I would recommend it. However I thought it would be more thrilling and it was just not at all scary. I liked the story even tho Ripley’s daughter had a hard, sad life after her disappearance. I kept thinking how Amanda just wasn’t afraid enough the whole time. The constant jokes and quips were out of place for what was happening, Aliens, death, destruction.... I’m listening thinking how can you be concerned about how the eva suit smells when you could die a horrible death in a few minutes? The author is talented but maybe next time. I’ll read something else by him because it was entertaining.

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  • Montgomery
  • 19/10/2019

so good

if you love the game and Alien franchise you'll love this book.loved getting a more in-depth perspective of Amanda's inner thoughts and past.

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  • Philip Wilke
  • 24/10/2019

Captivating and well read

Great performance, very entertaining, definite thumbs up! I would love to hear the rest of the Alien saga done this way, too. :)