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Dead or Alive Audiobook

Dead or Alive

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Pam Sturgess Corona, CA 02-14-17
    Pam Sturgess Corona, CA 02-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
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    I read the reviews and skipped the Blackwood books. But I'd listened to all of the Greaney books and I really like Lou Diamond Phillips so I thought I'd give one a try and I loved it. I don't understand all of the bad reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and will be buying the next Blackwood book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan H. Chitty Orlando, FL USA 09-15-15
    Nathan H. Chitty Orlando, FL USA 09-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "very entertaining. 2nd time reading."

    very entertaining. 2nd time reading. suspenseful. Clancy really had a hit with this series. good going.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marina 12-16-14
    Marina 12-16-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Dead or nearly dead"

    Good golly, this book is boring. Clancy and Blackwood churn up adventure and take f o r e v e r to tell it. Every t is crossed, every i is double-dotted, events telegraphed and texted and carbon copy sent by carrier pigeon to make sure you get it. Lou Diamond Phillips is a fine narrator, but even he can't do anything with this sloggy mush.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 03-14-14
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL 03-14-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Thrilling and better than the older ones"
    What did you love best about Dead or Alive?

    It doesn't have the same old Clancy super powers where every single step is pitch perfect and Clark/Ryan/Chavez always figure things out on the first try.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead or Alive?

    Rangers in the cave.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Rangers in the cave.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 10-09-17
    Kim 10-09-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to lose a wonderful character. "

    I love his books, but will never understand the need to kill off a wonderful, main character.

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    Anonymous 09-16-17
    09-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story "

    Classic Tom Clancy. It had been a while since I had "opened" a Clancy book. I forgot what I was missing!

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    A. Webb San Antonio, TX 08-09-17
    A. Webb San Antonio, TX 08-09-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story"

    Some of the technical detail was tedious & I wonder if some of it could have been shorter without changing the intensity of the story.

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    Autumn 08-07-17
    Autumn 08-07-17
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    "The book was... fine"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood and/or Lou Diamond Phillips?

    Yea probably.


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

    The story seems to bounce back and forth between different scenes/people/stories without much warning. It gets a little confusing as to who is where in the story.
    It almost needs a glossary


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

    He does a pretty good job. there are times where he goes in and out of accent for a particular person. Sometimes a guy has one voice, speaks again, and has another accent or voice.


    Could you see Dead or Alive being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No way. Too slow


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was more action throughout. You call a story Dead or Alive and it sounds like it's action packed.

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    John Carlson 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible story, and Jack Ryan does it again!"

    I'm very impressed with Clancy's ghost writers and the way they've taken his characters in new adventures. Great writing and I like Phillips reading.

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    Keith 06-19-17
    Keith 06-19-17
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    "Great read but a little disappointed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead or Alive to be better than the print version?

    Yes, narration is always better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead or Alive?


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    I loved the book but I was disappointed with the fact that the team did notify the facility of the attack when there was time to do so. Instead they steal a chopper and handle the problem themselves. I think this was a dumb move and could have cost the country dearly, That is why I gave it 4 stars.

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  • Alan
    Co Cork, Ireland
    1/9/11
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    "Good Clancy Read"

    A very good, fast paced Clancy Novel that is very well narrated...if you are a Clancy fan this will be well worth it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. M. Toy
    Bangor, N Ireland
    6/7/11
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    "The Ryan clan strike again"

    As usual an excellent book and well up to Clancy's standard. Each time you read his stories you can't wait for the sequel and this one is no different. The story line is very pertinent and credible in to-days situation and the action/reaction of politicians in the story seems to coincide with the actions of so many to-day. The question left hanging is will Jack Ryan regain the Presidency!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    LeicseterUnited Kingdom
    1/6/11
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    "Disappointing"

    I'm giving it 3 stars because the narration was excellent however the story left something to be desired. If you're looking for a thriller with Jack Ryan (former President) you're out of luck. In this book he's more of a guest character popping up for a scene or two every now and again.

    From starting off very well the plot takes a long time to develop. I found myself losing interest in the story which is sad because the I thought the idea was quite good and some of the characters quite interesting. All of the zing found in some of the previous books in the series is missing.

    I found myself fast forwarding to get to the end. In the end I skipped about three hours and I doubt I missed anything important. I've read elsewhere that this book is around 950 pages, well they could have cut that by at least half and the book would have been better for it. This is not a Clancy book that I'll listen to again but then it's not really a Clancy book, it was 'co-written'.beta inappVoteInfo

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Graham
    10/29/15
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    "Great mix of action & prescient political awareness ."

    Enjoyed this immensely. Great story & wonderfully narrated by L. D Phillips (the narrator can enhance or totally ruin even a super book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alin
    Dalkeith, United Kingdom
    4/10/13
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    "Clancy Reinvigorated!"

    With these recent releases, Clancy has collaborated with other writers to bring a new series to life, following Jack Ryan Jr and his journey into the world of black ops, espionage and off the books wetwork.



    The 3 books in this series so far are narrated with skill by Lou Diamond Phillips with his years of experience bringing these characters to life and making them instantly recognisable as the stories unfold.



    This run of stories following the exploits of some old and some new characters under the guise of 'The Campus' are gripping and exciting. Any Clancy fan will enjoy them and am sure you'll agree that, with his collaborations, he has reinvigorated his storytelling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Faversham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Gripping Listening for any Clancy Fan"

    This story carries on the story of Jack Junior. The new Agency still in its infancy gets a couple of new well loved members, in a story line that leaves you physically hating an old Ryanverse character, brings you to the end of a story that leaves your ears wanting more of the same.

    Superbly read by Lou Diamond Phillips, you will find yourself hoping that you get stuck in traffic or on the train just so you can listen to a bit more of this gripping adventure. The daily commute has become the most fun part of my working day!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DAMON
    Frome, United Kingdom
    12/26/11
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    "Another good listen from Tom Clancy"

    Title says it all really, really enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next one I can download and listen to Highly recommended to anyone as LDP is a fantastic narrator (as well as a fairly good actor!!!). Thanks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • angela
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    11/22/11
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    "Fantastic"

    One of the best audio books I have listened to so far, I could really relate to the characters and the story line was very nicely done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    1/30/11
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    "Dead or Alive"

    This book itself includes a number of well know characters from Tom Clancy's earlier works.This combined with a very well crafted annotation by Lou Diamond Philips makes it a very enjoyable listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    SydneyUnited Kingdom
    12/14/10
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    "Great narrator"

    Great read. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job narrating.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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