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Dead or Alive Audiobook

Dead or Alive

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.
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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.

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    Jeremy Kirkland, WA, United States 02-03-11
    Jeremy Kirkland, WA, United States 02-03-11 Member Since 2009
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    "The old and next generations"

    I really enjoyed this book. Fist off, the narrator was excellent! He is a great theatrical reader. The use of most of the previous books characters is excellent. Everyone from Mr. Clark to Jack Junior. It really gives you the feeling that the old generation is training the next generation and slowly handing the reins over. Once again Clancy has done his research to make this fictional book seem almost like a non-fictional story. Cannot wait to see what Clancy has in store for his next book.

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    "Dead or Alive"

    This is not one of the best of Clancy. I was excited to get this book but was disappointed in reading it. I would say read it but don't expect it to be one of those books you cannot put down. You will listen in different times -disappointment.

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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 02-02-11
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2016

    Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

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    "Does this book ever get any better?"

    I will revise my review if I can make myself finish listening to it and it gets any better. I've finished 15 of the chapters and it hasn't improved at all. I think I got this at a special price and I sure hope so because it's not worth much. I hope my opinion changes but not sure how much longer I can stay with this book and not go to one of the other books that is likely going to be MUCH better.

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    Don Puyallup, WA, United States 02-01-11
    Don Puyallup, WA, United States 02-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "So much bad here, but a little good too"

    First, as others have complained the author is one-sided as to his politics. The conservative (and presumably Republican) president is a tough hero through and through, while the moderate president is described as weak and ineffective. To bolster his ridiculous point, Clancy has the president prosecuting a soldier for killing Afgan terrorists in the line of duty. Yeah, like that would really happen. His point of view must be weak if he has to resort to that.

    Next, he goes into very contrived detail about every killing and sounds like he is describing a slow-motion video of people's heads being blown apart. It gets old and annoying and comprises about 1/3 of the book.

    The last few chapters about a few renegade privateers capturing Osama bin Laden all by themselves while he tries to set off a nuclear device is completely unbelievable and written very poorly.

    There are some good parts though. I liked that it followed the terrorists in how they plan and communicate and how they are thwarted by super-human detectives.

    It would be a much better book if Clancy left his politics out and concentrated and good storytelling.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Don Pearsall Lakewood, WA 02-01-11
    Don Pearsall Lakewood, WA 02-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "So much bad here, but a little good too"

    First, as others have complained the author is one-sided as to his politics. The conservative (and presumably Republican) president is a tough hero through and through, while the moderate president is described as weak and ineffective. To bolster his ridiculous point, Clancy has the president prosecuting a soldier for killing Afgan terrorists in the line of duty. Yeah, like that would really happen. His point of view must be weak if he has to resort to that.

    Next, he goes into very contrived detail about every killing and sounds like he is describing a slow-motion video of people's heads being blown apart. It gets old and annoying and comprises about 1/3 of the book.

    The last few chapters about a few renegade privateers capturing Osama bin Laden all by themselves while he tries to set off a nuclear device is completely unbelievable and written very poorly.

    There are some good parts though. I liked that it followed the terrorists in how they plan and communicate and how they are thwarted by super-human detectives.

    It would be a much better book if Clancy left his politics out and concentrated and good storytelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.R. FOWLER CHARLESTON, WV USA 01-31-11
    J.R. FOWLER CHARLESTON, WV USA 01-31-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Dead"

    awful....full of know it all jargon and no real tale. What has happened, this is a phone in compared to 10 years ago. Very disappointing

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    Wolf Dunnellon, FM, United States 01-30-11
    Wolf Dunnellon, FM, United States 01-30-11
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    "The Jack Ryan Saga continues"

    A well crafted continuation of the Jack Ryan post-presidency story - today's world and potential future history - and it's also to-be-continued.....

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    Rose 01-27-11
    Rose 01-27-11
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    "Read Teeth of the Tiger before listening to this.."

    This is the sequel to "Teeth of the Tiger". I listened back-to-back and am glad I did." T o t T "handled character development; Dead or Alive is the meat of the story. Typical Tom Clancy novel. While I did enjoy the book, for some reason, not quite as exciting as it could have been. Possibly, because it did jump around a lot and had a whole slew of characters. Hard to follow, at times. Not a good book to listen to while multi-tasking. Better for a long car ride, etc. I enjoy Clancy novels for the military detail he injects into the story and here he does not disappoint. Lou Diamond Philips does a Brilliant job with the voices and respective accents. I will look forward to hearing more of his talented voice work.

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    Doug United States 01-27-11
    Doug United States 01-27-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Dead or Alive"

    Riveting, one of Tom Clancy's best. Well developed characters and very current. Lou Diamond Phillips does a great job of narrating. Highly reccomended

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    Andrew Kenilworth, NJ, United States 01-24-11
    Andrew Kenilworth, NJ, United States 01-24-11 Member Since 2010

    Love books!

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    "Dead or Alive Review"

    I enjoyed this book and recommend it to any Tom Clancy fan or anyone that likes books about secret government agencies.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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