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Alien Audiobook Stars Rutger Hauer, Blows Your Mind
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© Joe Crowe, @RevolutionSF
April 04, 2016

The inimitable voice of Rutger Hauer can now be found in audio form, thanks to Audible.

He's part of a full voice cast for an Alien novel set between the first and second movies.

It comes out at April 26, 2016. But you can order it right here, right now (there's no other place you want to be).

Now listen to a clip from the audiobook, in which things don't go great for Ripley and her crew.

Alien: Out of the Shadows book review

Here's my review of the book that the audiobook dramatizes. I dug it, and now it has Rutger Hauer's voice, which makes everything better.

This one is the first in a book series in the Alien universe, the one from the movies with Ripley and Lance Hendriksen and Bill Paxton and Newt, and Alien 3, the existence of which I officially deny.

It starts as Alien stories must: with people in space, slowly marching toward death.

I didn't read the back cover or the press release when I got the book. I just dived right in. It's Alien. I didn't need to know any other stuff. I'm glad I didn't, because I was genuinely surprised after a few dozen pages of good face-hugging death.


Then there she is, in the shuttle with the cat, after the end of the first movie.

This is the beginning of an official trilogy that bridges the gap between Alien and Aliens. I know that now. The Amazon listing even says that it's part of the canon. This is how far we have come, continuity perverts.

Alien: Out of the Shadows does the job that an Alien book should. It's neat to revisit this universe. And now Rutger Hauer's voice is in it.

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