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The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie with a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker.

The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. 

Author Christopher Golden (Alien: River of Pain) will work closely with James A. Moore, author for the official prequel novel.

©2018 Christopher Golden (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • johnathan
  • 31-08-20

What is this?

So much of this has absolutely nothing to do with the predator or aliens, just boring stories about random people. This is a waste of my time.

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  • Amanda Felix/ John Pytel
  • 21-09-18

Fantastic

If the movie is half as good as this storyline then it will be a great movie.
(Possible Spoilers) As usual the Predators are her on a hunt and he has found his targets, group of black ops military personel that have no idea what they are about to face. McKenna, a sniper, is the only one survives and when located, he is taken back interrogated and deemed unstable. Good way to get him make his story unbelievable expecially when more than one government entity as well as private have placed all their monies on the location and eventual study of any and all alien artifacts. They will not allow anyone to get in the way, especially when one is located and now also a prisoner...the enevitable happens, he escapes and begins looking for his weapons and anyone that gets in his way...well the enevitable happens. And McKenna, bound for a VA psych ward with other inmates happens to get in the way. Yeah it will get interesting.

Enter another, bigger, stronger and far more dangerous, predator into the mix and you have hell unleased in a small town on Halloween night.
There are several other players that come into it as they try to stay ahead of the first predator and they too make the storyline.

It is well worth listening to it simply because there is more explanition about the Predators as their thoughts are also shared, something that hollywood has never gotten correctly unless they change the script and even then it's not always that great.
If however you have seen it are intend to see it, you should also listen/read this as well just for the background info on both predators and the players involved.
This is the sequeal to the first book; Predators-Hunter and Hunted.
That too is a great read/audio because it too gives a bit more info on the Predators...damn good storyline.

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  • Alex
  • 30-10-20

Very Hollywood and filled with plot holes

This book will remind you of Hollywood movies with its emphasis on attractive main characters, excessive explosions, and cliche plot points. Unfortunately this book is filled with plot holes and lets you know that the focus was not on the story itself of the world building, but instead its purpose is to ensure that as much violence occurs as possible.

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  • Angela Bartlett
  • 31-05-20

The Predator has met his match!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It stayed close enough to the movie to make it extremely entertaining. Wish I'd have "read" the book before seeing the movie. Mr Golden and Mr Morris did a good job of bringing the movie from the screen to become a movie for my ears. Mr. Cronin did an excellent job of portraying the characters and making them believable.

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  • Gorvar
  • 14-07-19

Better than the actual film!

The author and the narrator did an amazing job trying to turn the silly 2018 Predator film into a proper story. There are some clashes in tone because of the script and the silly dialogue but the author managed to flesh out the main cast and even side characters more than the film did.
If you want a proper Predator story tho I recommend the prequel which is more in tone fir a Predator story.

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  • Stefan
  • 11-12-20

this sucks

I thought I might give this book a try but then I got 20 min into it and NOPE, do not try

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  • Desieharris
  • 06-11-20

A wild ride!

I'm huge into alien and scifi and have always loved the Alien/Predator franchise. I'm making my way through them all! This one was fantastic! I saw the movie a couple years ago and the movie was very true to the book! I was tickled about that! Loved the narration as well! 5 stars!

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  • DeDAgheN
  • 03-10-18

Better than the film

while the film had elements of the book, the book read a little better. too bad the film was a wreck.

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  • L. Doms
  • 08-05-21

Action non stop.

Loved it! Got it bc I remembered the movie was great. This was even better. Could have been longer... so much to explore... but very entertaining.

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  • C.Tarbet
  • 02-05-21

Surprisingly Great

This is a solid addition to the Predator universe. The characters, setting, and plot won't blow you away, but if you appreciate a simple and straightforward story with strong ties to the nature of the movies then this will be highly enjoyable.

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  • Deepsearch
  • 22-11-19

Starkly average.

It was okay. Very close to the film, which is disappointing as books are usually s lot better.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-12-18

brilliant book.

Really enjoyed this much better than the movie. We need more aliens and predator books.

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  • Flink
  • 27-04-19

Wish I hadn't seen the film

This makes a few important changes from the film. No ridiculous suit. No predator that's trying to save us (whilst also killing everything in its path! ).

Frankly, this is a better story. But, unfortunately, if you've seen the film already then you just can't experience it in the same way. The 'surprises' aren't surprises. Still a good book. But, best to watch the film afterwards.

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  • HowGuitarz
  • 21-01-19

A better final act than the movie....

Im looking forward to watching the movie again. I think Black messed the final act up in comparison to the book, especially the death of a couple of characters and the final scenes. In fact overall the book just flowed better and I enjoyed it more than the movie since it fleshed out the characters, which of course a book can do easier than a film. The film could have had an extra 15 minutes added to fill in some glaring blanks. The constant references to dogs made more sense here. In the film it made no sense as it was missing key scenes. Overall its not as bad as some critics and fans have said and I enjoyed the listen but id say its not for everyone.

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  • Irishimpstixx
  • 28-09-18

Meh

It's OK but not much more than that, if you're in to the aliens vs predators films and books. For one I hope the film is better!

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