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  • An Original Novel Based on the Films from 20th Century Studios
  • By: Philippa Ballantine
  • Narrated by: Julienne Irons
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 3.6 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Alien: Inferno's Fall

By: Philippa Ballantine
Narrated by: Julienne Irons
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Summary

A gargantuan horseshoe-shaped ship appears over the mining planet Shānmén, unleashing a black rain of death that creates Xenomorph-like monsters worse than the darkest of nightmares.

As war breaks out among the colonies, a huge ship appears over the UPP mining planet Shānmén, releasing a horror that yields hideous transformations. Rescue is too far away, and the colonists’ only hope appears in the form of the vessel Righteous Fury. It carries the Jackals—an elite mix of former Colonial Marines and Royal Marines. Led by Zula Hendricks, the Jackals seek to rescue the few survivors from the depths of the planet, but have they arrived on time?

©2022 Philippa Ballantine and Clara Carija (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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  • mr
  • 06-08-22

politics in a book

Woke talking points at the start of the book turned me off from the start
"strong female lead" shades of star wars force awakens......it's a Sci-Fi horror keep it non political please .

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Not what you expect

I just finished it. I have read most alien
books and I thought Alien Echo was the worst among them until I read Inferno’s Fall. There are just a couple of pages worth of actual marines fighting the new xenomorphs. The rest 98% of the book is about a family of indentured miners of the CPP in a mine. There is a LOT of signaling: male characters who are incompetent and arrogant while female members of the mentioned family are strong and brave. I usually don’t react to these things as long as there is a good story there to tell. However no answers are given as to why the colonies are being attacked or by whom and the whole thing feels rushed and incoherent.

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Disappointing

Have listened to all the A&P books, this is just full of modern day politics. I'm expecting more from an alien book, so far the worst by far.

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Awful...

Not even worth taking the time to highlight all the problems with this book - see previous reviews. I am just writing this to tell you not to waste your time.

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Awful

The only audiobook in the Alien universe that I was unable to finish. Awful in every way.

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Boring

Like others who have listened to most of the alien books and enjoyed them, this one is the worst I've started, i can't even be bothered to finish it.

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Fanfic at best.

I love almost any Alien extended Universe media and have only once asked for a refund on an audiobook, something Idon't quite feel right doing (Aliens vs Predator: ultimate prey).

This book may be my second refund...an absolute slog to get through, story was fanfic levels at best - narration had a lot of mispronounced words and very strange timing where a sentence ends and instead of naturally flowing on, there's no pause which can be very jarring.

I wont use the words some do to describe how they feel others act in terms of modern culture, but if you want a story where men are constantly portrayed as useless/idiotic/selfish wastes of space bar a few on the 'Fury', then this may be for you. The 2 males in the Knot's family only seem to be there to show how weak/defenceless they are compared to the women and near the end of the book, the main character of the Knot actually states that all men disappoint - even the plastic ones. It genuinely is hammered home again and again. Ignoring all that, generally a poor story.

Nowhere near the quality of The Cold Forge or Into Charybdis, waste of a credit and my time. Don't waste yours.

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woke feminism rubbish

I really struggled to finish this. The narrator was ok, not bad but not great, but the story was just ticking all woke tick boxes and feminism slapping you in the face, i mean theres a line saying "as usual, all men let her down, even synthetic". On top of that, the evil boss is male, the ones to die quick are the men, and so on. Don't waste your time and money.

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Nail in the coffin for the Alien franchise

This audiobook has made it very difficult to see where they could possibly go next? Wherever it goes they must use this as an example of how bad it can get and not bother starting it. 90% waffle and wokeness with some aliens thrown in to bring you round from the comatose narrator. Is this an AI novel? probably not as it wouldnt be this bad. Waste of a credit.

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  • 15-08-23

Sorry, couldn’t make it past C 5

Had to give up on this one. I am a life long fan of the Alien franchise, but this story is so slow and takes too long to get past the set up of the characters. Very much written in the way females write stories, majoring in the interpersonal relationships and not the action or plot. It might get better further on, but I’m just not going to make it that far. Sorry.

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