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.
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- Robert B. Wales
Same great Clancey - Great narration
I've got every Tom Clancy book Audible has done, but they all suffer - BADLY - from Michael Pritchard's narration.
Lou Diamond Phillips does a superb job of performing this latest Clancy thriller.
Don't be deceived by thinking the Lou Diamond Phillips, the actor you see in movies and on TV is the extent of his dramatic range. He is absolutely wonderful at capturing the characters, accents, genders, etc in this Audiobook
5 Stars +++
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Superb! More Clancy/LDP!
Lou Diamond Philips?! MORE! I've been a member of Audible since it started, and I can say this for the first time- "LDP reads this book to me better than I could read it to myself". LDP has played enough military and police roles in movies that he understands where TC is coming from (I'd love to see him in a movie as Ding Chavez!) I usually read the ebook first, and if it's good, listen to it on audible later while I'm driving or doing work around the house. I deleted the ebook this time!
I've read every Clancy book and have liked most of them. He has an undeniable style and finesse. I must caution you; if you're squeamish to the military or have a liberal bone in your body you should probably click away from this page with haste. As a veteran I can tell you that Clancy's books are realistic, right down to the thoughts and attitudes of the troops and analysts. This book was no exception. Welcome back Clancy, John, Chavez, and the Ryans, and 'well met' to the new players.
THIS IS A MUST LISTEN... MULTIPLE TIMES!
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- Acrylic Diva
I found myself leaving the house early for class just so I could listen to this audiobook in the car. Really great narration by Lou Diamond Phillips. Wonderfully taut and gripping action throughout. Couldn't "put it down!" Highly recommended!
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Great read. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job narrating. He has a masterful command of pronunciation of names in many languages. Fully enjoyed the insight into the workings of the "spy" world. Makes me believe there's a place and time for "torture".
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Too good to pass up!
An enjoyable and timely read. I particularly appreciate the high level of research that is obvious in the story. The pacing is great with interesting side notes as to the how of things happening in the story. Also an insiders view of the workings of government that are not apparent to the typical viewer of the 6 o'clock news. The reader of course nails the characters with animation and accent renditions that would have you believe there is an entire cast. I will be looking forward to more titles narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.
GET the book, you will love it!
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Tom Clancy does it again
What did you love best about Dead or Alive?
The continuation of John Clark and Ding Chavez after "Rainbow Six" and the forced retirement of both of them. I have really enjoyed the story lines in the "Jack Ryan" universe of John Clark in particular. Especially since the book "Without Remorse."
What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Lou Diamond Phillips was born to be an actor/narrator. His performane of Tom Clancy's novels as been great entertainment. His ability to create unique inflextion of his voice for each character and situation causes the written word to become alive.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
If I had had the time when I started this book I would have sat in a cozy chair in a calm quiet room with a cup of coffee and just listened until the end. But atlas, life is not perfect.
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- R. Herz
I thought it was slow at first, but then as the several plots began to intertwine, it got momentum -- it is a terrific read into contemporary events, and the narrator, Lou Diamond Phillips, does a truly outstanding job.
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Tom Clancy is at his most excellent - true to form on this book. Same old players chasing new, sneaky bad guys. You get detail without getting gore. The current headlines weave into the story with just enough scare to keep you reading. Ties all the ends together. Just a great book.
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Dead Or Alive
Lou Diamond Phillips did a super job narrating this story. I had read or listen to all of Tom Clancy's books. Glad to see him writing again I had almost given up hope for any new books from him. The only negative part of the book was the pushing of right wing politics. I would prefer sticking to the story and leave out the politics. I do like the pro military story he tell and all the military detail is great as well as his in-depth story of analysis techniques of the CIA and related agencies. Hope the next book comes along soon.
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- Pam Sturgess
Any additional comments?
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.
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fast im alten Stil
Diese Roman ist fast wieder so wie die früheren Romane von Tom Clancy, nicht ganz die Klasse wie Roter Oktober oder Executiv Order, aber wirklich hörenswert.
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