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River of Pain

(2014)
(The third book in the Alien Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 - where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs - has been renamed Acheron.

Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope. Anne and Russell Jorden - two colonists who are seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth - are expecting their firstborn child.

The birth of Rebecca Jorden, known to her family as Newt, is a cause for celebration. But as the colony grows and expands, so, too, do the political struggles between a small detachment of Colonial Marines and the Weyland-Yutani scientists posted on Acheron. Willing to overlook their orders in order to serve the Company's interests, these scientists have another far more sinister agenda - to covertly capture a living Alien.

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 Russell find onboard proves to be the stuff not of dreams but of nightmares.

This terrifying, cinematic, multicast dramatization - directed by the multiaward-winning Dirk Maggs, best known for his adaptations of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere for the BBC - is the sequel to Audible Original's Alien: Out of the Shadows (nominated for Best Audio Drama at the 2017 Audies).

Starring Golden Globe-nominated Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies, Limitless), Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Game of Thrones), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman, Doctor Who), Colin Salmon (Alien vs Predator, Arrow, James Bond), Marc Warren (Mad Dogs, Saving Private Ryan, Hustle) and Philip Glenister (Outcast, Life on Mars), with special guest star William Hope returning as Lt. Gorman from James Cameron's Aliens.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alien - River of Pain (Book 3) (Alien 3)
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-78329-286-5 / 978-1-78329-286-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
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November 2014 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Alien: River of Pain (Novel #3)
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-78116-272-7 / 978-1-78116-272-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama
Author(s): Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama
Author(s): Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama
Author(s): Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain (Book 3)
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alien: River of Pain (Novel #3)
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA