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Command Authority Audiobook

Command Authority

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team.

There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

©2013 Tom Clancy (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 05-19-14
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 05-19-14 Member Since 2009

    Emergency physician and fantasy nerd in Chicago.

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    "Pretty fun stuff"
    Where does Command Authority rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    middle


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't really have one.


    What three words best describe Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance?

    Stop doing accents.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Given what a stickler Clancy was about details down to the material on gun stocks and things like that I think it's pretty funny that Junior and Dom can basically become Tier 1 special forces operators with like 3 years experience at the Campus. Driscoll is believable but I must have missed the part in the series where the other 2 become interchangeable with Delta.

    Final fight at the hotel is near Rainbow Six quality excitement.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Niles Jacobsen Sumter, SC, United States 03-22-14
    Niles Jacobsen Sumter, SC, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Ripped from todays headlines!"
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    Another installment in the Jack Ryan series (both senior and now junior), this book picks up where the last left off. Scrambling to find a new base of operations after their last was compromised by the Chinese, the members of the campus split up and lay low. Jack Ryan junior takes a job in London as a financial analyst and quickly becomes involved in a case involving Russia's state owned oil company Gazprom. John Clark and the other members of the operations unit become interested in Russia's largest crime syndicate, which has set up shop in the Ukraine, and fly to Kiev where they offer their assistance to the CIA station chief. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan (senior) is involved in diplomacy trying to keep Russian forces from invading the Crimea region of Ukrainia. Additionally, President Ryan flashes back 30 years, when he was a CIA analyst investigating rumours of a KGB operative involved in assassinations.All these characters actions converge and the result is a very good novel. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job in his narration, providing character accents and emotions which add to the quality of the story.If you liked the previous Jack Ryan novels then you will like this one as well. If you have never read the previous novels in the series, this one can still be enjoyed as a stand alone story. However, I recommend reading the books in order as the character development becomes deeper as the novels proceed. The first book in the series, "The Hunt for Red October," is still one of my favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 01-27-14
    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it from start to finish"

    It's hard not to like a Tom Clancy book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's his last, of course. I'm hoping that Mark Greaney wrote enough of it to hint that the Clancy style will continue to provide us with such great reads. I loved the detail in Command Authority. Everything here could have actually happened. The historical relevance is captivating. This book goes fast and deep.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura BARNHILL 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story! edge of your seat!"

    one of the best! Jack Sr and Jack jr in their prime together! introduction to Midas.

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    Edward Smith Forked River, NJ 12-24-16
    Edward Smith Forked River, NJ 12-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Good b[k and series."

    Great book as usual, and Lou Diamond Phillips did a great job narrating. I am starting.g the 3rd book now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    FRANCIS J MCGARR 11-03-16
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    "Another great performance by Mr. Phillips..."

    ... and the story was as reliably engrossing and compelling as I have come to expect from the Clancy/Greaney collaboration. The premise was topical and believable (enjoyed the timeline back and forth flashback motif), but this yarn was a bit more predictable than usual for the series (although I must admit that this observation was born of my being very spoiled by the consistent excellent quality of "the unexpected" aspect of the series!). Having said that, this was still another product "... worth price paid!...", (as I have come to expect) from Clancy/Greaney and "...well worth the listen!..."

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    Martha 11-03-16
    Martha 11-03-16
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    "Good Story but feels like two separate books"
    Where does Command Authority rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Clancy, and this is pretty much what I tend to expect, though the 30 year gap back and forth made it feel like two different novels sort of mashed together.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Command Authority?

    I don't know about moments, but I'll admit to laughing in sympathy at the parts about the Ops guys riding outside the helo.


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    He has an excellent reading voice and his character dialogue allows you to easily follow who's speaking.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I far preferred the current sections to the historical sections

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald L. Parks Hayesville, NC 10-12-16
    Ronald L. Parks Hayesville, NC 10-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well Conceived"

    The authors did an excellent job of telling two different stories involving different but related characters set 30 years apart. I was never confused as to what story was currently being told (quite an accomplishment).

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    Rob Dalton 09-21-16
    Rob Dalton 09-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Another good book in the series"

    I did enjoy the book and the storyline but there are many details that went on just a bit too long. When you listen people book , do pay attention at the beginning of each chapter because it bounces back and forth from present-day to 30 years prior. It is clearly announced at the beginning of each chapter where the timeline goes but you do have to pay attention and hear the words to stay on track. If you do, it works well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Parker Canada 09-05-16
    Colin Parker Canada 09-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Rubbish"

    Struggled to finish. It was a waste of time reading. Too much backwards and forewords.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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