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Dead or Alive

Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
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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.

©2010 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Umm...yeah. Okay...

No-one ever accused Clancy of being a literary giant. But I like the guy's stuff. Up until 'Debt of Honor' the Ryan series was at least plausible. This collaborative book is pure pulp. Maybe Tom went demented, and pulled a Trump, putting his name on someone else's work to generate sales.

Lou Diamond Phillips is a very good reader, decent accents and subtle voice changes for different characters. Excellent pacing.

Not a great book but fun "Brain Candy"

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well developed<br />

Really loved Lou Diamond Phillips as a narrator. Good storyline but long winded. I would try Tom Clancy again.

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disappointed

Lou was amazing reading it.
story dragged without any real excitement.
was hoping for a lot more.

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Story was too long!

I felt the story really dragged in spots. Also I felt there was too much swearing used in the writing. I can certainly accept some foul language given a Tom Clancy novel, but this was excessive.

I look forward to the next in the series- I'm hooked!

Narration was excellent. Lou Diamond Phillips did a great job with voice changes and flow of the story.

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  • smb072
  • 2010-12-10

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!

111 of 124 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert B. Wales
  • 2010-12-12

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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  • Dee
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 2010-12-12

Very insightful!

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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  • Marina
  • 2014-12-16

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.

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  • Acrylic Diva
  • 2011-01-17

Fantastic!

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!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • 2011-01-11

Book 5: Narrator 2

I am a long time Tom Clancy fan and waited expectantly for this book. The plot line is complicated due to the many different story lines that run concurrently...there is also some confusion at times, if you are not paying close attention, when 'Jack' is sometimes Jack Sr and sometimes Jack Jr.

The over all story line is not particularly inspired as it revolves around international and domestic terrorism and the continued action of the Rainbow special forces group. However, if you like this genre, you will be entertained.

I see others enjoyed Lou Diamond Phillips as the narrator and he does a very good job with accents> However, he uses a reading style like he is a TV golf announcer on the 18th green - kind of a whisper/talk voice...he seems to use whispers as a point of emphasis...whatever it was, I often found that many minutes had passed before I realized that I had not been listening...I ended up buying the hardcopy book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • RIckJ93277
  • 2010-12-27

Lou Diamon Phillips Rocks

Seriously LDP is crazy good. The book is great too, but Lou is a surprising star as the Narrator.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Margaret
  • 2011-01-07

Classic Clancy

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.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 2011-03-14

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.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Jim
  • 2011-01-12

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!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful