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3.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 5 3.37 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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The scene is set. A private intelligence organization. Two retired CIA operatives, both veterans of Rainbow Six. One hundred blank presidential pardons. It's enough for anyone to do some significant damage. For John Clark and Domingo Chavez, there is a mission in mind: crack a plot by islamist extremists and stop them from building a nuclear device. The entire world is in their hands. They may use the presidential pardons however they see fit, while at the same time training Jack Jr., a new field operative. The plot is thick and heady as these two characters, both from Clancy's other works, must work together to meet their objectives. Will they be able to save the world in time?

Tom Clancy is an American serial novelist most famous for his technically detailed and factually correct books regarding espionage and secret service. He also owns the rights to several video games, including the Xbox 360 series Rainbow 6, among others. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Loyola Blakefield University in 1965. He has published over thirty novels and has received several acclaimed literary awards. He has also written many nonfiction pieces, mostly about US military operations.

If you're a fan of espionage thrillers, or you were a fan of other books featuring John Clark and Domingo Chavez, Dead or Alive is sure to be right up your alley. It's a winding adventure with many twists and turns along the way, sure to delight just about any reader.

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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 2/11/2014

    " A few twists, but pretty standard fair really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ward Tanneberg | 2/7/2014

    " It wasn't the best Clancy book I've ever read and I've read several. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry Koressel | 2/4/2014

    " A very typical Tom Clancy black ops read. It was a good book...well written. But the plot mirrored the genre story line without exception. Dead or Alive does not compare to the great Tom Clancy books such as Red Storm Rising or the Hunt for Red October. I would recommend if black ops thrillers is high on your genre list. If not, easy to take a pass on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 2/1/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook from Audible. I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book. Then is started to drag and the ending was just a long boring torture-porn scene. I'm not sure if I'll read another Clancy book... I think the magic is gone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/26/2014

    " Fun read, no real suspense though. Decent plot but mostly typical terrorist crap "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/24/2014

    " Excellent. Stopped reading Clancy's books after Executive Order. I think having Grant Blackwood as co-author helped make this book more palatable, for me, at least. I will now go back and read the books I skipped over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alicia | 1/17/2014

    " Just too much and too many...too many descriptions of minutia, too long, too many characters for what turns out to be a relatively simple terrorism plot. I usually love me some John Clark and Jack Ryan, but this book isn't their best adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hank | 1/13/2014

    " Fun read, but dampened by Clancy's right-wing politics and take-no-prisoners attitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howard | 1/10/2014

    " A bit long at 950 pages but a good suspense page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/30/2013

    " A favorite read. Characters are outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebeth12001 | 11/9/2013

    " would love to see this follow into the movies as his others "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 10/29/2013

    " I love Ding and Clark. It was fun to read some more of their story. The whole book was a little too sensational for my taste. All of the characters were involved in too many pieces of this puzzle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ❂ Jennifer | 9/25/2013

    " Excellent. Typical Tom Clancy and I enjoyed it just as much as the rest. I've missed reading about the characters that have been a part of the Jack Ryan series all these years and I loved that he got them all together in this book. I hope there will be more to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 6/23/2013

    " I can only hope the attacks made against the US in this book stay fictional. Tom Clancy has a way of seeing areas of American society that its citizens see as strengths and its enemies see as weaknesses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gilbert | 4/6/2013

    " Good plot, good characters, Jr comes of age. A bit over done on the political commentary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 EA | 12/2/2012

    " Ok as a book on tape- it took a while to get into it- and it was a bit forced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Wesline | 7/17/2012

    " Awesome story. Passed paced as always with Tom Clancy. Jack Ryan back but Jack Jr. is in the for front. If you like Tom Clancy you will enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Garner | 7/7/2012

    " The best Clancy book I have read in some time -- of course, this is the first of Clancy we have seen in years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Brenner | 11/21/2011

    " It's actually a fun book I've been a Clancys fan for a long time and I did enjoy this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue T | 9/25/2011

    " This is a "vintage" Clancy thriller. All the great characters from his Jack Ryan series are back, along with the new ones introduced in the much weaker "Teeth of the Tiger" a couple of years ago. I'm impressed with the direction this series is heading and will definitely continue reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gilberts | 7/3/2011

    " A great Clancy commentary on the leaders of our day if you ask me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hotternhale | 6/20/2011

    " Typical Clancy, which is not a bad thing. Does suffer a bit of the 24 syndrome in timing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 NC | 6/13/2011

    " good to read something with such a different point of view from my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/21/2011

    " I said after Teeth of the Tiger that I'd wait to hear how the next Clancy was before reading another. This one was okay, but it wasn't much more than that. Clancy hasn't really sold me on the next generation of his characters yet, but the book did move. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Geoffrey | 5/13/2011

    " Disappointing but it wasn't really written by Clancy anyhow was it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/11/2011

    " Nice read after long absence. Not as good as his earlier works. Not sure Junior can fill Jack, Sr.'s shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beate | 5/9/2011

    " My dear husband read this and said it was the best one yet! Since I haven't read it, I gave it a 4 for margin of error. :)
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 5/9/2011

    " An enjoyable book with a good storyline, but not on par with his earlier works. I'd rate those as 5 stars.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucindasnyder | 5/9/2011

    " this was the first tom clancy book i have read. i enjoyed it, but it was long.
    i finished this the week before osama bin laden was killed. kinda eeiry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Clancy returns to full form with this 950 page spy thriller. The book is something of a setup for future books but all of the important players from Clancy's previous thrillers are now working to combat terrorism outside of government restraints. I'll take more like this all day long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Markericphillips | 5/4/2011

    " Unfortunately I went into this book thinking that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as older Clancy books and I was correct. It seemed too busy, since it was trying to incorporate everyone into the book. Maybe because it has been so long since the last one, I lost interest, butt Issas just so-so for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 5/3/2011

    " For a 900+ page book this was a quick read. Whereas T.C. wrote "The Hunt For Red Oct.", this could be called the hunt for Bin Laden. I won't give the ending away, but you will enjoy the plot and its conclusion. If you don't you can always use the book as a booster chair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rawriter | 5/1/2011

    " I didn't read "Teeth of the Tiger", so I first met the young Jack Ryan here. I missed Jack Sr, wish he could have been more prominent. The book was good, it had all of the Clancy elements. Given the news that's come out tonight, there's no small irony. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 4/29/2011

    " Ugh. Too long with too many story lines to make the end worth it. Wait for the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " Not that memorable. I find myself thinking back about the book and can't remember much about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 4/23/2011

    " an entertaining and fun read. I love how Clancy has so many situations close to current events. I also love how the good guys win, usually. It has been a while since I have read a Clancy novel and it took me a bit to remember who was who from older novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/22/2011

    " If you are a Tom Cllancy fan, then you'll like this book. Seemed to be pure Tom Clancy to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/19/2011

    " Too: complicated, many story lines, many characters, many difficult names, hard to believe. looooooong.

    okay, but far from his best work "

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About the Author
Author Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the cofounder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

Lou Diamond Phillips is an accomplished actor with numerous film, television, and theater credits. Among his films are La Bamba, Young Guns, and Young Guns II.