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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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    Roberta Pastor Prescott, AZ USA 03-08-14
    Roberta Pastor Prescott, AZ USA 03-08-14

    I am single, retired and enjoy gardening. I don't have the discipline to sit and read a book. Audio books are such a blessing to me.

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    "I found this book boring."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I couldn't get involved with the story because of the constant back and forth of the past and the present times. It was too confusing for me to keep it all straight.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A romance!


    Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

    None of the characters had any excitement to them.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never read Tom Clancy before, but because Mark Greaney and the Gray Man were such a favorite of mine, I expected this book to be more action packed and to have super heros. There were none. If there are any Gray Man fans out there, I suggest you pass on this book.

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    J. Mills 03-04-14
    J. Mills 03-04-14
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    "NOT a Tom Clancy Novel!"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    I would get another book by Tom Clancy. I did not care for the narrator. He reads much too fast. Michael pritchard is *perfect* for Clancy novels.


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

    Too.Damned.Fast!

    But with that said he does an exceptional job at accents and dialects. He should take lessons from Michael Pritchard on reading a Tom Clancy novel.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes I would.


    Any additional comments?

    People have to understand this is NOT a Clancy novel. Mark Greaney did all the heavy lifting and Clancy put his name and nothing more on it. Anyone that has read/listened to earlier Clancy novels will realize immediately it was written by someone else. It's a good story in it's own right, but it's not a Tom Clancy novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemarie 03-03-14
    Rosemarie 03-03-14
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    "Another good Jack Ryan story!"
    If you could sum up Command Authority in three words, what would they be?

    Cold War now.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I always like John Clarke - he embodies the hero that we all need/want. I love it when the US cavalry charges in!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know if this was my favorite, but the scene where the jets come in over the safe house and scare the mob is classic. And of course the pilots are having fun as they safe their colleagues!


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

    yes, but unfortunately I could not do this.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job of conveying the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leon Laguna Beach, CA, United States 02-28-14
    Leon Laguna Beach, CA, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a Tom Clancy book!"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    No.


    What could Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No. The weak story and the main characters totally unrealistic.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Found it hard to actually complete the listen.


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    R. Church NC United States 02-28-14
    R. Church NC United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Current events"
    If you could sum up Command Authority in three words, what would they be?

    Relevant, Current, Continuation


    Any additional comments?

    I'm about 1/2 way through this book. It is scary how close to current events this book runs.

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    Richard J. Peach Boston 02-25-14
    Richard J. Peach Boston 02-25-14 Member Since 2013

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

    Specific, action, exciting


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    For the most part not as much as the other books written by this same author


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

    Yes all of the other Clancy books, Phillips is great reading the parts especially this one which had lot of Russian accents he had to do


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No not really, not that type of book


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book, however my least favorite from this series, lots of business technical talk etc. But is was a good ending to the series until the next one comes out

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    David Houston, TX, United States 02-24-14
    David Houston, TX, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "These books just keep getting better and better"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is great, but in a real way Tom Clancy must have seen the future because so much of what he has said in this book seems to be taking place in the real world. I hope Mark Greaney keeps Jack Ryan and everyone else in this world alive.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PAR-TEE 02-22-14
    PAR-TEE 02-22-14 Member Since 2012

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    "A great improvement over Clancy's stand alone work"

    Command Authority & Threat Vector were so good I decided to go back and read Cardinal of the Kremlin. I have read some of Clancy's earlier novels enjoyed some but gave up on later novels as to much data, subplots that were difficult to follow and were confusing, just very difficult to follow and boring at times that lead to skimming. After several hours of listening to Cardinal I realized how much Greaney improved upon Clancy's work. I gave up on Cardinal for the reasons above... Greaney's addition to the Clancy franchise has done away with all that I disliked about Clancy's style. I highly recommend these two novels and hope you enjoy the action, concise subplots, and the characters that continue to amaze and entertain...

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    Amazon Customer United States 02-21-14
    Amazon Customer United States 02-21-14
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    "Talk about ripped from the headlines!"
    If you could sum up Command Authority in three words, what would they be?

    Too close to reality.


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

    It certainly kept my attention! It was so true to life, I realize it was fiction, but not too far off our current reality.


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

    I don't know, I just read the whole think on Kindle.


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

    It was definitely suspenseful. I thought the President's son's activity was a bit over the top,but who cares, when reading fiction we should be able to "suspend disbelief"


    Any additional comments?

    Right after I finished reading I turned on the news and saw the book being shown in real life with the blazzing fires from the protesters and the warring in Urkraine with their people fighting to keep their freedom instead of being sucked back into Russian style of life.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph ENCINITAS, CA, United States 02-14-14
    Ralph ENCINITAS, CA, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2014

    60 year old geologist, standup surfer and father of 6, Closet writer hope to be some day

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    "excellent book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Command Authority to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books and Tom Clancy is one of my favorites.In the written format he is hard to follow some time but in audio I can hit the 30 sec back and catch it all


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the scene where Jack Ryan jr goes up to oxly's falt


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyable starts off a little slow but I like the character development and the story line

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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