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Command Authority | [Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney]

Command Authority

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.
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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 12-31-13

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    "What a bore !"
    What would have made Command Authority better?

    Something to say. This book is a total waste of time.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ’s story?

    And endless collection of names, twists and boring factoids.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think the narrator worked it pretty hard. I sort of feel sorry for him.


    What character would you cut from Command Authority?

    70% of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't imagine what a "Clancy Fan" finds satsifying in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynnelle 12-28-13
    Lynnelle 12-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    ""THE WORST OF THE BEST.""
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Lou Diamond Phillips narration was childlike and in fact ruined what was not a very good book, and created an awful experiance. !!
    Tom must be rolling over in his grave. Always been a favorite of mine, until this disaster!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lou Diamond Phillips’s performances?

    NOT EVER!!


    What character would you cut from Command Authority?

    Lou Diamond Phillips


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry that Tom Clancy bowed out with this mess

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Toronto, ON, Canada 12-24-13
    David Toronto, ON, Canada 12-24-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Poor and badly edited"

    It's quite clear that this was a work in progress when TC died. Unfortunately, it does not exhibit the polish of his earlier novels. There are many errors of fact, errors of logic, errors of language. These are disappointing and should have been picked up in proof reading.

    The book reads like the last third was in the outline stage and those tasked with making something saleable lacked the ability - or perhaps brief - to complete the novel properly. As a result, the story winds up in a very unsatisfactory way.

    To conclude then, I do not recommend this book - even to TC fans. It is simply poor and completely forgettable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 12-20-13
    Phil edelestein, IL, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "ok but sad clancy's last novel wasn't better"

    It was ok and worth the time to listen to but the mix of cold war and current didn't do much for me

    Clancy is unusually astute in real world shifts I fear.

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    brian 12-04-13
    brian 12-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Clancy's last tale, and an excellent one."
    What made the experience of listening to Command Authority the most enjoyable?

    The narration is very good with accents.


    What other book might you compare Command Authority to and why?

    Many of Clancy's books are good, but this is one of his best, pity it was his last.


    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had. As good as ever.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    The author's sudden death makes me wonder where the Jack Ryan series will go from here.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David WILTON, CT, United States 02-27-14
    David WILTON, CT, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "L.D. Phillips cannot perform a British Accent!"

    The Russians are back in the last book written by Tom Clancy before his death. This book continues along the Jack Ryan, Jr. reboot. And, compared to the others in the series, it's alright. It's not the best, and it's not the worst.

    My biggest issue is that when Lou Diamond Phillips performs a British accent, it sounds more Australian than British! (I won't even go into his atrocious Scottish accent!).

    I found this odd, because he has been my favorite narrator up to this point. His Russian accents are quite good. And, he voices the rest of the characters quite well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Goldenlks 01-23-14
    Goldenlks 01-23-14 Member Since 2007
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    "poor book"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    I cant continue with it because it is so bad. This story does not get my attention


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ’s story?

    boring


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lou Diamond Phillips?

    a


    What character would you cut from Command Authority?

    a


    Any additional comments?

    a

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John L. Wixon 01-22-14

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    "Job Completed"
    If you could sum up Command Authority in three words, what would they be?

    The story is tight and quick action


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Perhaps not so much quick action, somewhat contradicts the above however at thime too much going on for me.


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotions and clarity, I really enjoyed his work and will add novels he participates with in the future.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I notice the trend of dual authors and just do not believe the story quatlity is the same as the older novels. I for one will probably avoid this franchise in the future.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frederick D. Schmidt 12-18-13

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    "Tom Clancy, Not!"

    If this is the best that Tom Clancy can put his name on, then he may as well retire. And who ever thought that Lou Diamond Phillips was a good choice for this as a narrator has never listened to a good narrator. I listened to the whole thing and it was hard to do. The story was a complete mess and Mr. Phillips did not help. Save your money. Do not buy this book. I did and am hopeful that I can return it.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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