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Alien

The Official Movie Novelization
Lu par : Peter Guinness
Durée : 9 h et 3 min
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Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien and Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. He is also a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author in his own right, including the popular Pip & Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

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  • Jamal Love
  • 13/12/2015

Oustanding read!

Awesome time listening to and remembering this story all at once. True to the iconic film with very little deviation from what I could recall. Just as exciting too. Wish all movies were given audio novelizations. Great way the experience new worlds while at work.

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  • 18/04/2016

If you enjoyed the movie, you will enjoy this book

I jumped at the chance to read it and was not disappointed!

From what I understand this was created from the movie. So, if you have seen the movie, you know what is going to happen. That does not take the terror out of the book though! It is still just as intense, maybe even more so, than the movie.

Getting to read how this all started and the ins and outs of the crew is what made this even more special. There are just not things that the movie tells you about. There is more in here about Ripley and a lot about the corporation behind all of the choices made.

I just rewatched the movie so I could really critique how closely these two are based. It is as if I was watching the movie. I realize that is the purpose but it still surprised me just how closely these two were. A lot more in the book than the movie, which is expected. So much background!

I love this! If you enjoyed the movie, you will enjoy this book. Outstanding novelization and the acting was incredible. I already have a voice for Ripley and the crew but the narration was spot on. Peter Guinness did a great job of bringing the terror out of the book and allowed me to feel as if I were really in this.

The production quality was also superb. I did not hear one misstep. I would have preferred a full production with this being a story that is so well known, but that does not take away from how good this was. Very well done!

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • Telorast
  • 28/04/2016

I named my cats Ripley & Newt

It's been at least 25 years since I saw Alien & Aliens. I was fan enough to name my cats Ripley & Newt (RIP, you two). I just noticed this audiobook, saw the rave reviews & snapped it up. It's been my greatest audio disappointment ever, and I've listened to a lot of books between Audible & the public library.

The story begins with ~2 hours of communications about mechanical damage & repairs to the ship. Dialogue was cryptic & contributed little to the plot or character development.

About character development... there was little of it. The movie may not be suited to novelization. In the movie, much of the atmosphere and characterization would be hard to convey in writing because it took place visually, without much dialogue.

Poor choice of narrator... Most of the characters were street smart, lower middle-class American types. (Think of World War II movies showing interactions in a platoon of American soldiers.) An English accent just didn't work in the situation.

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  • John
  • 10/04/2016

Better than the movie.

If you liked the movie, the novel is just as good. Great pacing. The Xenomorph is not that vicious through.

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  • K. Mccreesh
  • 15/03/2017

Excellent Detail

Loved knowing more insight to the crew's problems. The movie is a masterpiece but this book gives us so much insight to what's happening on the ship and with Wayland.

A MUST listen for anyone who loves this movie. And the narrator SOUNDS JUST LIKE Ash so, that's pretty cool and funny.

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  • Dwayne A.McClellan
  • 08/02/2017

In space 🚀 no one can hear you scream

The first of series that's as scary as the movie 🎥. Only this time your listening and not seeing. I recommend this audiobook to all fans of this franchise

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  • Anna
  • 20/10/2016

Waaay better than the movie

If you could sum up Alien in three words, what would they be?

better than movie

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ripley.She rocks!

What aspect of Peter Guinness’s performance would you have changed?

I am confused as to why the gave a narrator with an English accent with such an obviously American crew of the Nostromo but ok

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No I like to drag out good books

Any additional comments?

I love the Alien series. The original author Alan Dean Foster. I have seen all the movies 6 times.Why can't they make more like that? If anyone can recommend a series this good to me, please do !

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  • Dennis
  • 30/04/2016

Ripley kicks alien butt!

I love the movie and I love the audible book, which is the official movie novelization, so there are no surprises here if you are a fan of the movie. The audible book is just good solid writing and storytelling, which I found highly entertaining.

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  • Marty
  • 10/03/2019

a good yet scary book

it was well narrated and not as bad as thought I was surprised you made it sound believable like this alien was real

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  • Thomas
  • 23/02/2019

Missed opportunity

I love Alien. This is a Novel based on a Movie with an exceptional Script. The novel, it seems, was made for listening. I believe this Audiobook is perfect for blind people to "watch" the movie - it's doing a great job in describing what people can see on screen.
It has, unfortunately, missed a great opportunity to add to the script in ways that would have normally been left out from a movie, due to length constrains. Or give insights that a movie technically can't.
I'm somewhat disappointed, although it was nice to "watch" the movie during several days of commuting.. ;)