It's been almost 6 months and I still can't finish this book. Too many characters and too much jumping from scene to scene without making any connection! Does it ever tie it all together?
I did not appreciated the narration nor the story. Even up to part 2 of the book i was really board and decided to quit lessening.
Im now reading the Personal MBA and it is excellent
Any one but him
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
If it weren't for Lou I would not have listened for as long as I did. His dialects were impressive. Who knew?....I will look out for his other recordings. Great job!
I tried,.....I just could not make it through. 12 hours in I gave up. I loved Clancy years ago but, Wow, so many complete descriptions of everything with so many three and four letter equipment initials. I liked the Characters but the,story did not move fast enough between the descriptions of everything. Maybe better suited for war buffs that are interested in all of the equipment. Maybe I will try an older shorter Clancy.
no is well written, just not my cup of tea
Least interesting the political aspect and the detailed gun descriptions
a polite yes
None. Certainly this book has a preferred audience.
Big Audible fan since 2007. Love all types of books from sci-fi, mystery, thriller, bios, science, political analysis, and classics.
The characters of Dead or Alive, and all Clancy books, are so two-dimensional, predictable, and devoid of any unique traits that I was bored by the first hour of the book. The plot didn't seem any more engaging.
Daniel Suarez is the heir-apparent to techno-military thrillers. I've read his Daemon and FreedomTM books and look forward to Kill Decision.
Yes, he does fine with the characters. It's the dialog that is as bland as cardboard. There is no richness to the prose to liven up the listening experience.
Jack Ryan Sr.
Every character is a stereotype. The total cutout of Mrs. Ryan in any scenes, but still referencing her and her supposed strong opinions about the actions of her husband and son, seem like bad writing. How can some characters keep talking about another one that never makes an appearance in the novel? Also, Clancy's protagonists in all his novels never seem in real peril or make serious mistakes. He offers the occasional death or wounding of a good guy, but the Good Guys never seem to make any real mistakes. It's like watching a football game where your team is always two touchdowns ahead.
The parts that were not detailed and drawn out
All of it, he was very good.
Thorough extensive almost exhaustive explanation and scene setting, so if you like details you’ll love this one.
All the good characters are Irish Catholics with the token black and Hispanic military types and even an ex Democratic Senator. It's as if it was edited by Fox News.
This book was well written by knowledgeable writers. It would be the perfect tool for an Army recruiter. It glorifies war, and the thrill of killing, going into detail about the types of guns, etc. It was a little hard for me to follow, listening while I drive or walk, because the writers created multiple episodes that they finally bring together to create the story.
I much prefer the stories by Vince Flynn.
It's a good action novel. The characters are fairly likeable. Lou Diamond Phillips often does a horrible job with some of the Arabic pronunciation and Clancy has some very skewed ideas about Islam, but neither of those are particularly surprising.
Overall, it was a pretty diverting listen.
Sort of. I usually listen while driving in traffic. I constantly found myself drifting away from the story. Constant introduction of new characters would lose me .
Sometimes I got so tired I had to turn it off.
No. I enjoy most of Clancy's books and most books in this genre
I liked everything about his performance, but I think he had a tough book to carry.
Still reading so can't say
I have read almost all of Clancy's early stuff but drifted away when he started with the co-authors. Started reading all of the Vince Flynn "Mitch Rapp" series. The most recent Vince Flynn "The Last Man" was a bit tired and same old same old. I picked up "Threat Vector" by Clancy and thought it was fantastic, far above the Vince Flynn stuff. I decided to go back to the beginning of the series, thus "Dead of Alive". I find it slow and uninspiring. Characters are a bit one dimensional.... Democrats are all far left idiots, conservatives are all level headed trustworthy sorts. The President is such an idiot that he is beyond believable. One of the things I have enjoyed about Clancy compared to Vince Flynn and others is that he does not see it all politics as black and white. It is more complicated than that and he has been able to show the nuances of party politics, governments, religion, good vs evil etc... I hope for better on the next one.