"A must for any Clancy fan..."
I have been a fan of Tom Clancy for years and have read the classics(rainbow 6, hunt for read October, Clear and Present Danger etc) and whilst it is clearly a different style, the pace and essence of it can not help but grip a true fan. The era of Ryan/Clark lives on!!
"A great cure for INSOMNIA!!"
I literally put me to sleep every time!! The narator just droned on with the same pitch and enthusiasm with every sittuation.
"Strength in length"
Having skipped a lot of Clancy books wasn't sure if I would still like the genre. This is a long book and builds very slowly. It also depends a lot on high tech interplay that I am not qualified to authenticate. It does to seem to come from a 'right wing' perspective.
I have to say though that the action really does build and grabbed my attention so no regrets from me with this!
"Dead or Alive"
Like his last book which introduced Jack Ryan's son this follows the usual Clancy format and is a good enough listen. However his views as an author seem to have moved further and further to the right and one finds the heroes less admirable as a result
"dead or alive"
I found this book really disapointing, slow and long. it just never got my attention nor did i feel the need to carry on listening, i did listen all the way through and the narration was good but the story itself did not grip me at all. I really wanted to like it but cant say i did. 5 out of 10 at best
"Ok, not the best"
I quite enjoyed this! Not a Clancy classic (has the poor old dear lost the ability to write a book on his own, or is the money getting in the way of the keyboard?) but a reasonable yarn all the same.
Try playing product placement bingo to liven up the boring bits!
"Right wing flapping"
The sub-text to a turgid story is an overt critique of the current US administration. Clancy, like most fervent Republicans, have an oddly reactionary view of Obama (think of all the 'he's a socialist Islamic loving non-American Progressive' rhetoric and Clancy has used 'Dead or Alive' to pump his political bias with the subtlety of a crow bar over the back of the head. Lou Diamond Phillips talent is the only worthy aspect of this right wing/fundamentalist Christian dribble.