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Dead or Alive Audiobook

Dead or Alive

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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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    Richard 07-11-11
    Richard 07-11-11
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    "Typical Clancy"

    Good fictional plot with some very fictional action said in too many words. Guess Clancy and Blackwood think if it can be said in 15 words why not do it in 60 words instead.They can write about the overseas action very well, but the action in the US lacks realism alot.

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    Alex san ramon, CA, United States 07-09-11
    Alex san ramon, CA, United States 07-09-11
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    "what a boring and non engaging book."

    Tom Clancy should have retired years ago. Compare to Dan Sylva, this is amateurish. The plot is simple, his heros are boring and predictable. What a let down.

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    Christoffer Kristiansand, Norway 06-23-11
    Christoffer Kristiansand, Norway 06-23-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant"

    This is simply the most amazing performance of a Tom Clancy book ever done.

    The book itself exceeds expectations, and leaves you wanting even more.

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    Justin 06-16-11
    Justin 06-16-11
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    "Not bad, but not great"

    I did enjoy this book quite a lot, however I really felt a strong distaste for the Democrat bashing. I know that Tom Clancy is a Republican, but I don't recall him ever really mentioning the other parties by name and bashing them. While I have always adored the Jack Ryan books, I found that as soon as it skipped back to him, I couldn't want for it to be over. Same with the Ed Kealty sections. The book was at its best with Jack Ryan Jr and John/Ding.

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    Frank MN 06-13-11
    Frank MN 06-13-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Dreadful"

    I hadn't read or listened to Tom Clancy in 15 years. This was dreadful. Nothing like Red October or the other greats. It seemed like the author (I assume it was Blackwood) strung together a handful of old short stories with nonsensical political comments as transitions. I hope this wasn't written by Clancy.

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    Edo Hirosaki, Japan 06-12-11
    Edo Hirosaki, Japan 06-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Too True to Life!"

    Dead or Alive is Clancy at his best. The action kept me enthralled and wondering how the plot would twist and turn right up to the end. I thought it was a little scary as to how close to recent real life events Clancy came in this novel (it's almost like he's a psychic!) I think this is his best since Red Storm Rising and Red October and I highly recommend this to anyone who remotely enjoys this genre.

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    Henrike Side, Turkey 06-10-11
    Henrike Side, Turkey 06-10-11 Member Since 2012
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    "My first and last Tom Clancy"

    This was the worst novel I ever read/listened too. I have learned a few things though: The author is in favour of the death penalty, is a republican and is in favour of telling his readers which characters are heros (Jack Ryan Junior - if he says anything at least one person comments or thinks: clever boy, has his father's genes etc. - yawn!) or idiots (President Kielty(?) because he *suprise suprise* brought in some policies that the author disagrees with such as new tax laws, health insurance and feels that perhaps killing the enemy in their sleep may be considered murder). There are so many BORING (in seriously capital letters) passages that were completely unnecessary to advance the storyline - I broke of after 2/3s, something I hardly ever do but I just couldn't take it any longer... Wasted credit!

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    mdd 06-01-11
    mdd 06-01-11 Member Since 2002
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    "somewhere between dead and alive. in limbo"

    never really got started. quit in the middle of part two. obsessive detail with so much inside jargon akin to a textbook. too many subplots each with excruciating detail. never knew where it was going. joins a list of 3 or 4 out of hundreds that it was just not worth the effort to listen to. obviously a disappointment.

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    Jens United States 05-24-11
    Jens United States 05-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Not the normal but still good"

    I've come to enjoy the highly detailed descriptions of events the Clancy is known for so I've been slightly disappointed by his latest "short" books. This doesn't mean they are not good just a little different. He seems to have a sixth sense when it comes to the terrorists. The once Kicked around title "in plain sight" is accurate in the book and in real life.
    Lou Diamond Phillips is a great narrator, I will look for more of his work as well.

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    Steffan United States 05-12-11
    Steffan United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Acronyms galore"

    First the positives. The book is very well read and there is an interesting plot developed by the author. However the author unfortuanately does insist on using to many acronyms to the extent that it actually distracts from the storyline. One doesn't need to know that he reaches for a black glock 19 pistol, pi1950201, with a capacity for 20 HPZ9 hollow point shells in the magazine. Or that the Heroine was a member of NCEA and previously the CIA and DOA on secondment to the ACAIS when it has very little relevance to plot exposition at particular point in the storyline. The author has obviously accessed the list of agency acronyms but over does it this time around. Usually I am a Clancy fan but this issue was just too distracting - unfortunately.

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