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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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    Alien: Isolation propose ici une narration cohérente suivant un peu plus le passé d'Amanda Ripley. Ceux ayant joué au jeu éponyme ne peuvent qu'apprécier d'avantage le Roman audio et vice-versa.

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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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    • Nabou
    • 04/10/2019

    You'll be rooting for the xenomorphs.

    Amanda Ripley is a snarky, petulant, angry young woman who is really, REALLY upset that her mother didn't return from space for her eleventh birthday. She constantly complains about how unfair life is, regardless of what is happening around her. Even when she encounters a xenomorph for the first time, she's like, "Well, this figures. Nothing else in my life has gone right for me and everyone has let me down, so why should I expect anything else?" Her constant sarcastic comments (she has two modes of dialogue: sarcasm and anger) become intolerable very quickly, and suck any tension out of the story.

    Every single time action builds and things start to get somewhat interesting, Ripley will start thinking about someone from her past who let her down (sometimes a whole list of them), and it derails the scene. By the time she stops thinking about her past and opining about how all people are garbage, you'll have forgotten what was even happening, and you won't care anyway.. In one scene, she's jumping from a space station to a spaceship through the terrifying abyss of space, and rather than feeling horror or exhilaration or vertigo, she spends the minutes of free-fall thinking about how her mom, her step-father, a male friend she used to have, various bosses and coworkers had let her down, and how nobody would really care if she died anyway. (I really, REALLY didn't care by that time.)

    That scene also revealed the author's ignorance; Ripley was worried she might miss the ship and starve to death in her EVA suit. Starve to death??? What about suffocating or freezing to death after the oxygen tank ran out or the suit's heaters drained the batteries? There are other similar moments where the science fiction gets science stupid.

    Also, I found it annoying that every man in the story is a coward, an idiot, a liar, a betrayer, an alcoholic or a thug. And apparently, everyone in the future says the F-word every couple seconds. Couldn't believe the amount of profanity in this.

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    • David
    • 01/12/2019

    Eh

    The backstory about a girl who wants details about her mom interlaced in is totally boring, useless as a plot device. Don’t read this one (but keep writing them, just make them gory and give us different versions of the Xenonorphs dogs tigers lions whatever!

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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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    • 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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    • Amazon Customer
    • 03/02/2020

    great story plagued by mundane backstories

    alien isolation is a game i still have ptsd from - amazingly well crafted story atmosphere and gameplay melded into one to create the perfect alien game and arguably the scariest survivor horror games to date - so this was a no brainer right? this book glosses over the main action points to delve into the most boring long winded backstory tales for amanda which offer very little in interesting lore or have anything to do with the current story. i was waiting for something to tie the last flashback into the main story in some fulfilling way but that was not the case. not sure what the author or producers were thinking when they thought "YES alien fans will love the 7th flashback of amanda drinking coffee and worrying about money" yikes man

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    • Chef Z.
    • 03/09/2020

    Another Swing And A Miss

    Here's yet another entry in the Alien universe, and I swear, it's like the authors don't do much research on their subjects. This can hardly be considered an Alien title at all! I have never played the game that this story seems to have some basis in, but the set for this gave me high hopes of a good story. Nope. The author tried, real hard, to reference the original movie, but other than the terribly short quest to LV 426 and way too much flash backs involving the OG Ripley, the rest of the story felt like a rated R Doctor Who episode. The "working Joe's" had way too much attention on them, completely outshining the aliens in both quantity and quality of writing. With exception only to the LV 426 scene, the aliens in this story didn't act anything like the creatures depicted in the films. The aliens simply killed every human they came in contact with, which wasn't many. Not once did the author get into the cocooning of anyone, again, with one incredibly brief scene right at the end. And throughout the entire time Amanda was traveling in the space station, she only encountered aliens a few times and event those scenes seemed entirely out of context with what is established behavior for the creatures. I mean, how often did the aliens make so much noise that you could hear them before you saw them? I know, never. That was a big part of what made them so terrifying. In this story, they've been reduced to mindless, noisy and pointless killers, who barely show up. Amanda walks all over this station, and she has more time dealing with the working Joe's and pointless flashbacks to her past than anything else. Even the face huggers are now just wondering around the station just looking for things to do. How is that possible? Why are they out of their eggs? Is there a queen on board laying eggs for a new hive? Did the other ship somehow bring eggs to the station? If you want to know the answers to these basic questions, prepare to have your expectations subverted because the author sure doesn't know. Now, let's talk about those flashbacks for a moment. Holy cow, they drone on and on with back story that has no payoff at all in this story. And the timing of these flashbacks are so frustrating. Just as some scene peaks with tension or action, wham, let's talk about some random interaction about how everyone in her past has been mean to her, and how her mommy didn't keep her promise about coming back for her birthday. Did you know that her mom said she'd be back for her 11th birthday, well strap in because it's mentioned about a dozen or more times. By the time we get back to the present, you've either forgotten about what's going on or you've lost interest. The profanity was out of hand, and the ending of all those messages with the "if you've received this in error, please notify and delete......". Why? Why was this so necessary to the story, why? I kept hitting the fast forward button to keep my annoyance in check.

    Only 20 or so minutes left till the end, and we get a single line of dialogue about the "acid for blood". I mean, it's only one of the most descriptive elements to the aliens, but sure, let's gloss right over it, at the end, 8 hours 20 minutes into the story.

    And finally, the last scenes. They felt so rushed and lacking in any basic story telling. Amanda is going from the station to a space ship, and having some very bizarre thoughts about everyone she's come in contact with throughout this book, and how tough her life has been, you know those usual things you would be thinking of while space walking. Mean while, aliens are also doing the same, but they get five seconds of time spent with that and then, apparently off screen, one or more of them got onto the ship and kills everybody on board, why should we know what or how that worked. Amanda ends up floating in space, just in a space suit. She sees a body of one of the aliens on some kind of debris, wondering if it's dead, and then starts thinking about what she needs to do when she gets to earth. My jaw dropped when the book ended right there. I was thinking there was going to be a fight with the alien in space, but sure let's just fade to black here.

    I hate being so wordy in this review, but I just can't believe all the 5 star reviews this got. I can't tell if they're real or from some really young minds, who don't know or care about the continuity of the Alien universe. I really love the first couple of Alien movies, and most of the stories, so far, have been disappointingly missing the flavor of their origins. The "Out of the Shadows, Sea of Sorrows and River of Pain" stories were by far the best works to come out of this, but I still have hope that more will follow.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/03/2020

    8 Hrs and 43 mins of My Life Never to Get Back

    It’s hard to conceive that Ellen Ripley’s progeny would be such a morose character being that Ellen was a loving mother, intelligent, and a warrior. Somehow the author decided that Amanda would be scarred for life because mommie wasn’t there. I kept listening to the author’s perceptions, while I rooted for Amanda to snap out of it - she never did. Not a worthy addition to the Alien’s lore; not a story worthy of the overcomer that Ellen was. I wanted Amanda to discover the truth about her mom’s missions, bust at the seams with pride, and walk worthy in the footsteps of her mother’s accomplishments. Now that would have been a story to tell.

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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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    • Otis J.
    • 27/08/2020

    profanity laten

    sorry I'm sure this is a good story but I cannot get through all the profanity .

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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. :)

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    • Brakiri
    • 07/04/2020

    Gut, mit kleinen Einschränkungen.

    Ein gutes Hörbuch, mit leider zu vielen Zufällen und zu wenig Alien Gefährlichkeit. Verstecken ist schwierig und zu oft hilft der Zufall anstatt clevere Planung. Gute Unterhaltung aber Shadows ist noch bessere Alien-Unterhaltung mit neuem Lore.

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    • Christopher
    • 23/03/2021

    Nice enough… :)

    I really love the Game, so I thought it might be nice to have this audiobook. If you've played the Game to completion, then it's all in there already, and you find little new content. This book drilled one message into my mind though, which is: "This message and any attachments are confidential, privileged and protected. If you are not the intended recipient, dissemination or copying of this message is prohibited. If you have received this in error, please notify the Sender by replying and then delete the message completely from your system." ^_^ If you haven't played the Game, or never finished it for any reason, then get this Audiobook. It's fun to listen too. The performance of the Voice Actress is really good in my opinion.