Narrator was good, but the storyline was simple with too many words. I had to laugh some points when describing the Rainbow team. The guys in Rainbow were the best, no hold on they were the Best of the Best because they were marines, hold on, they weren't just the best of the best, they were the best of the best of the best and that's what made them part of Rainbow.... it was laughable.
Anytime Rainbow got involved they got the job done... Impressive ... "Well what else would you expect from Rainbow?"
This book was hard to follow, the story jumps back and forth couldn't keep up with all the chacters. All comes together at the end but long road to get there, If you are a Tom Clancy fan I'd get the abridged edition if availabe
Good fictional plot with some very fictional action said in too many words. Guess Clancy and Blackwood think if it can be said in 15 words why not do it in 60 words instead.They can write about the overseas action very well, but the action in the US lacks realism alot.
Tom Clancy should have retired years ago. Compare to Dan Sylva, this is amateurish. The plot is simple, his heros are boring and predictable. What a let down.
This is simply the most amazing performance of a Tom Clancy book ever done.
The book itself exceeds expectations, and leaves you wanting even more.
I did enjoy this book quite a lot, however I really felt a strong distaste for the Democrat bashing. I know that Tom Clancy is a Republican, but I don't recall him ever really mentioning the other parties by name and bashing them. While I have always adored the Jack Ryan books, I found that as soon as it skipped back to him, I couldn't want for it to be over. Same with the Ed Kealty sections. The book was at its best with Jack Ryan Jr and John/Ding.
I hadn't read or listened to Tom Clancy in 15 years. This was dreadful. Nothing like Red October or the other greats. It seemed like the author (I assume it was Blackwood) strung together a handful of old short stories with nonsensical political comments as transitions. I hope this wasn't written by Clancy.
Dead or Alive is Clancy at his best. The action kept me enthralled and wondering how the plot would twist and turn right up to the end. I thought it was a little scary as to how close to recent real life events Clancy came in this novel (it's almost like he's a psychic!) I think this is his best since Red Storm Rising and Red October and I highly recommend this to anyone who remotely enjoys this genre.
This was the worst novel I ever read/listened too. I have learned a few things though: The author is in favour of the death penalty, is a republican and is in favour of telling his readers which characters are heros (Jack Ryan Junior - if he says anything at least one person comments or thinks: clever boy, has his father's genes etc. - yawn!) or idiots (President Kielty(?) because he *suprise suprise* brought in some policies that the author disagrees with such as new tax laws, health insurance and feels that perhaps killing the enemy in their sleep may be considered murder). There are so many BORING (in seriously capital letters) passages that were completely unnecessary to advance the storyline - I broke of after 2/3s, something I hardly ever do but I just couldn't take it any longer... Wasted credit!
never really got started. quit in the middle of part two. obsessive detail with so much inside jargon akin to a textbook. too many subplots each with excruciating detail. never knew where it was going. joins a list of 3 or 4 out of hundreds that it was just not worth the effort to listen to. obviously a disappointment.