Audible Releases Alien: River of Pain

A Full Cast Performs New Audio Drama, the Second Alien Recording
for Audible from Award-Winning Director Dirk Maggs

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audible Studios, a production arm of, today announced the
release of Alien: River of Pain, an audio-exclusive adaptation of
Christopher Golden’s 2014 novel for 20th century Fox by the
same name. Taking place between Alien and Aliens, the
recording dramatizes the story of the destruction of Hadley’s Hope, a
research and mining colony established on LV-426 in 2157. The birth and
backstory of Newt, a lead character in the 1986 film Aliens, is
central to the narrative. Alien: River of Pain is now available
for download exclusively at

Directed by Maggs, best-known for his adaptations of Douglas Adams’ The
Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere
for the BBC, this production brings together a powerhouse of sci-fi and
fantasy talent. Lead performers include Golden Globe nominee Anna
(Limitless, Pushing Daisies), Alexander
(Game Of Thrones, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Bill
(Aliens), Colin
(Alien VS Predator, Resident Evil, Arrow),
(Outcast, Life On Mars), Marc
(Hustle, Green Street Hooligans) and Michelle
(Bionic Woman, Dr Who, EastEnders).

Alien: River Of Pain is the second collaboration between Audible
and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products on the Alien
franchise. In April 2016, Audible debuted Alien:
Out of the Shadows
, starring Rutger Hauer, Matthew Lewis and
Corey Johnson, directed by Dirk Maggs. Based on Tim Lebbon’s 2014 novel
of the same name, Alien: Out Of the Shadows is an Audie finalist
for Best
Audio Drama of 2017
. Alien: River of Pain anticipates the May
theatrical release of Alien: Covenant, the eighth installment
overall in the Alien film series.

“Audio offers enormous potential for creators, performers and listeners
alike to explore the expanded universe of their favorite sagas,” said
Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “We’ve relished the opportunity
to work with 20th Century Fox on a second narrative set in
the Alien world. Our director, producers and actors have created a rich
and atmospheric world which completely immerses the listener in a dark
and dangerous world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate.”

With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any
one audiobook, including Alien: River of Pain, free.

Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for
Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. In 2013,
Audible Studios won its first Grammy Award, for its production of Janis
Ian’s memoir Society’s Child, and also won the Audie Award for
Audiobook of the Year, for Colin Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The
End of the Affair

Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken-word content, invented and commercialized
the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the
forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In
2016, Audible members downloaded an average of almost 17 books over the
course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time
audiobook buyers.


Audible, Inc., an,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 350,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio
products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781