Dead or Alive brings together - for the first time - an all-star cast of Clancy’s greatest characters in a joint showdown with global terrorists.
Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the "Campus" - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn't know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.
The Campus has now turned their sights on the Emir, the number-one terrorist threat to Western civilization. A reclusive figure and mastermind of vicious terrorist acts, the Emir has eluded capture by the world's law-enforcement agencies. But now - with the help of ex-CIA agent John Clark and protégé Marine Colonel Ding Chavez - the Campus is in on the hunt.
In a fast-paced, intense performance, film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips narrates the story of their mission - to bring in the Emir, dead or alive.
Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.
©2010 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.
Be ready for detail. Mr. Clancey has plenty of that. I loved the book. As always it was intreging and the characters start coming together in mid book. Enjoy.
Phillips is a great narrator, too bad his talent is wasted on this book. The action scenes are good however the long, often silly political diatribes were just too much for me to waste my time in finishing the book. What a shame that Clancy has become so embittered and nasty politically that he lets it infect his books to the point that they become unreadable.
Could not follow the reader. Very disjointed plot. I have tried for 1 week to go back and listen and figure out what is going on but there is far more jargon than there is plot.
four stories converge into one. you need to listen and follow. But it gets there.
Not as fast paced as some of the other Clancy books, but still a must-read for any Clancy fan. Don't let the narrator throw you, he's different, but he did an amazing job, and it added to the book.
Old Keyboard Guy
I usually like the Tom Clancy novels based on Jack Ryan and his CIA meanderings. This story was very difficult to follow in an audible format as it jumped around from one part of the world to another. Typical terroist threat does not become clear until you are well into the 3rd hour or later. Too many details are omitted and others are overdone. Needless to say after 18 hours of listening I wasn't quite sure where the ending left me. I may chose another Clancy novel but not if it is over 6 hours long.
I found the book too wordy and so filled with minute details that my mind would wonder necessitating rewind, re-listen and often re-listen again. Lou Diamond Philips was great. I will think twice before reading Clancy (a former favorite) again.
I love most of Clancy's work, but this one is a bit of a difficult read. Phillips does a great job with the narration, but I find the story line difficult to follow at times. It jumps around a lot and in a way that I lose track of (and interest in) what is happening. I'll finish the book since I paid for it, but its far from gripping like many of his other books are. I don't find myself sitting in my car for 5 minutes after I get to my garage because I just can't wait to see what happens next as I have in the past. Overall a disappointing read when compared to his other works.
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