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Predator - Incursion

The Rage War, Book 1
De : Tim Lebbon
Lu par : John Chancer
Série : The Rage War, Volume 1
Durée : 11 h et 30 min
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Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high.

Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

Audiobook one in an epic trilogy that continues in Alien: Invasion and concludes in Aliens vs. Predator: Armageddon. The universe will forever be changed.

Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelisations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods.

He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

©2015 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Sheba
  • 08/09/2016

Wow

So, I almost didn't finish this book but this was my fault. I wasn't really listening to it the first time! I had to restart the book and pay attention. I'm so glad I did finish it because all the story lines tied in with each other so well by the end I was at the edge of my seat. I don't want to give anything up but I am a long time AVP fan and I was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to read the next one! Please listen carefully. There are like four story lines going at once and it could be easy to get confused if you aren't really listening. It's definitely worth your undivided attention.

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  • Joe
  • 04/02/2017

Ambitious... but doesn't deliver.

What was most disappointing about Tim Lebbon’s story?

Minor spoilers for the series ahead...

The story doesn't really fit the Aliens or Predator mythos. They take away some of the defining aspects of those two groups. The Aliens are traditionally hive-minded simplistic killing machines? Let's find a reason to make them organized. The Predators are tribal and motivated by "the hunt"? Let's find a reason to make them allies to the humans. Also, we can talk to them now. The humans are still the worst characters. The bad guys motivations are hollow. The human protagonists are one-dimensional. If you're a fan of the gritty feel of the universe in the movies, you get a generic sci-fi universe with plenty of plot convenient technology that constantly prevents suspension of disbelief.

The series is a serviceable time-sink, but for a fan of the franchises it's more frustrating than entertaining.

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  • jeremy lamarch
  • 15/05/2016

I was really wanted to like this book!!

Let me start by saying NOOOOO!!!! I have been waiting so long for a new Predator book to come out and was disappointed...
So when I think of Predators, BAD @SS is all I really thought needed be said and is the only reason we read Predator books! That being said maybe Tim Lebbon needs more input. So to most of us fans, Predators are super high tech, Huge hulking Hunters with really cool weapons! So Great and Scary in fact that Superman himself has a difficult time defeating one!
Mr. Lebbon portrays them as little more than red shirted Startrek extras! He has them die by the dozens; Running from battle getting chased across the Galaxy; Making deals with humans because the big bad xenomorphs are bullying them! Just generally weak.
It is 600 years in the future and the Predators are still using the exact same clunky technology as 1987?? Meanwhile the humans have developed cool spaceships, stealth suits that can do virtually anything, and countless other super weapons!
There was a time when killing a Predator was a challenge and took 300 pages to get it done! Tim Lebbon managed it in the first chapter!
To sum it up if you want to watch predators run away and hide. Oh wait they can't hide because their cloak technology sucks!

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  • Xanatos
  • 28/06/2016

Hard to get into, but overall worth it.

Starts off very slow. A lot of boring 'historical' parts. Give it time it gets a lot better. Will be trying the second book. It's worth noting I'm a fan of the theatrical movies the aliens and predators. This might not be your cup of tea if your not.

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  • david sorlagas
  • 28/04/2016

Might not be what you're expecting.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes. I was expecting a book about Predators and humans, and most likely Aliens. While you do get some of this, easily half of the book is spent telling you about a different group that are the catalyst for the actions of these three races. Most of this book is the set up for action in the next book. I was hoping for much more of the classic suspense and action of the original alien and predator stories. This book gives you more sub-plots and politics.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

When you actually get to an action scene involving the marines and the Predators and Aliens, the story does get very intense. Unfortunately, it then cuts to a scene discribing some historical information, or a meeting between the Company and Marine officials. While these scenes are needed for the plot, the way they are placed in the story really cuts in on the excitement and messes with the pace of the story.

Which character – as performed by John Chancer – was your favorite?

Character development was good on all of the main characters. I actually felt there might have been a little too much of it in some cases. John Chancer did a good job bringing life to the characters, though. I really enjoyed the personality he was able to give the marines when they were giving each other a hard time.

Do you think Predator - Incursion needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely. Most of this book was spent setting up the next in the series.

Any additional comments?

Not a bad story at all. Also not what I think of as a classic Alien or Predator book. If that is what you are looking for, as I was, then it's a little disappointing. Otherwise, though, it is a decent read.

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  • J. Eisenach
  • 03/03/2018

Okay but has more potential

I love the predator and alien movies and characters. For years I've wanted more movies as I feel they have a ton of potential. This is the first book I've read and it felt disjointed. I'll try the next book in hopes it gets better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/05/2017

Just couldn't get into it.

I've been listening to audio books every other day for about 7 months now and I just couldn't get into this one. The first part of the book drags out, especially when there are 5 or more main characters to keep up with and all the voices sound the same. I didint make it to the end. Lost enthusiasm. Maybe a better read than audioble. :)

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  • Tim
  • 01/01/2017

Good start to a brutal war.

Was a good story, started out a little slow but ended great! Was kind of disappointed in the performance of it, probably just got used to listening to Star Wars books with sound effects and music but after you get into he story it gets better. Would have loved for Johnathan Davis to have narrated it.

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  • David
  • 18/05/2016

Desperate need of editing, and or re-writing.

Compared to the neat, clipped and tight writing style of Alan Dean Foster who wrote a lot of Alien Novelization - this story wanders and bores like Grandpa Simpson rambling about the old days. After five hours of dull, non-stop introduction of characters the story still manages to pile up, and yet things still go nowhere. Even with major explosions, space disasters, and xeno attacks, the story still manages to remain dull, and stays uninteresting following marines, scientists, and Weyland Yutani employees as they basically worry, feel ill from space travel and fret about their futures. Chapter after Chapter of new characters bore and troop on by like a parade. and I just don't care. Worst of all no real interaction of the Predators which this is named after and what I paid money for.

What I wouldn't give to have a no nonsense character, with good dialogue like a John D. MacDonland novel, with a Predator in the story. Well nothing like that here. Maybe in hour 7 they will start to show up and thin out some of these awful characters, and then story will pick up and be more manageable. But there's better books here on Audible to spend my time - thanks.

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  • Robert Channing McNeill
  • 26/04/2017

Slow paced. Picks up near the end.

The book starts very slowly and doesn't really pick up till the last quarter. The narrator is decent, but does not do separate voices very well. Overall, it was a good book. I just was expecting more action than I was given.

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  • Marc
  • 13/03/2019

Not just for fans! Good story, great voice acting.

Yes I am a little alien and predator fan. But you don't need any knowledge to enjoy this awesome horror syfy audio book. the voice acting is great. the characters are not to predictable or boring. you will feel sorry when you have to say good bye to some of them. the story has some good twists. looking forward to the sequel.