Alien: River of Pain (Novel #3) Read Online Free - When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426—now called Acheron—has been colonized. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph—the killing machine known as the Alien.
Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony’s first newborn. Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt.
The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani, and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find on board proves to be the stuff, not of dreams, but of nightmares.
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April 02, 2015
You know a three book series is a little light on for ideas when one has to skip forward hundreds of years and deal with a descendent of the first book's main character, only for the third book to zap back into the past to tell a tale only peripherally related to that same main character. Such is...
February 26, 2018
This is an audible.com book presented as a daily deal presented for under $5.00
River of Pain attempts to fill in the gap between the Alien and Aliens movies and presented as a full dramatization of the book. Its much like listening to a movie with no picture and there is a something that triggers...
June 05, 2017
Not quite as good as the last Alien dramatisation by Audible, Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama, which I loved. This is set just before the arrival of marines in Aliens and while there's a certain delicious tingle you get as a listener knowing everyone is going to die save one...
October 24, 2017
This book is ridiculous.
I'm a sucker for happy endings and always want the best for all the characters. So it's not a good sign when I read something and hope for everyone to die at the end. The team was just so stupid, I was rooting for the Aliens the whole time (who were a lot more intelligent...
August 26, 2017
Oh... My... Gods... PERFECT!
I'm sitting here for 10 minutes now not knowing how to start this review. This book was a rollercoaster of emotions.
At first I didn't even want to try it, as ignore is my default reaction when ad bombardment starts. Audible aggresively promoted the book everywhere and...
March 04, 2015
Well, this was my least favorite of the new trilogy. This one takes A LONG TIME to get going, and by the time things do get going I found myself not caring about the characters the way I did with the other two books. I also didn't care for the bits of the film (Aliens) woven into the plot. In my...
December 11, 2014
Aliens is one of my top 5 all time favourite movies, and I always wanted to know the back story of Hadley's hope and this novel delivered that. However a very lacklustre ending spoiled what was a pretty decent attempt at a alien novel. The pace really picked up halfway though but just fell kind o...
March 14, 2018
This is an Audible exclusive radio drama, with a full cast, sound effects and music. A bit different to your average audio book, and for me the quality of the voice acting and production were outstanding. I got totally immersed in the story even though I pretty much knew where it was going. (It's...
February 05, 2015
Originally published at SFFWorld.
Alien: River of Pain by Christopher Golden is the final novel in the new Alien trilogy release last year by Titan Books. The first two books, Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: Sea of Sorrows, focused on the planet LV-178 and told two semi-connected stories set...
September 19, 2017
great prequel to aliens. liked that character and world building. now I want to watch aliens again!