Command Authority

Command Authority

by Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to imagine that we will no more read from Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 of an undisclosed illness in his hometown of Baltimore. Command Authority, which you are holding in your hands, is his last gift to us his devoted fans worldwide. His untimely demise is an irreparable loss. He will be missed! His rise to fame was not an easy one. It was a path strewn with obstacles and rejections. Yet, he rose like the proverbial phoenix, shining brightly among the stars to become one among the few to hit #1 with all his 17 books on the New York Times bestseller list. Yet, when it all began in 1984, Clancy couldn't find any established publisher. He had to settle for the small and hitherto unknown Naval Institute Press to publish his cold war thriller "The Hunt For Red October," which was the first fiction they published. He was paid a meager $5000 for the book. Clancy's gripping plot and mastery of technical details made it a massive bestseller. It was made into a smash hit movie starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. He went on to write 17 others, several of which were also made into blockbuster movies. Tom Clancy may be no more but he will continue to live on through the characters he created, especially Jack Ryan, and the books he wrote. He gave the world a genre called techno-thriller, of which he was the undisputed king, and his name will live on as long as the genre lives. It is difficult to say goodbye to someone who gave you so much thrill and entertainment for the past nearly-thirty years. But it must be said! Goodbye, and adieu - Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 - October 1, 2013) R.I.P.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book but it was a difficult read because of the flashbacks throughout the story. I would tell my friends to have 2 bookmarks and leave one bookmark at the end of every flashback or current day. That way when another flashback or current day starts they could review where it had ended off. At the end of the book, I felt satisfied.
wandererDE More than 1 year ago
Classic Clancy, no doubt. One reviewer suggested a higher degree of development for star characters. I agree. The book sets "more comfortably" than others starring Clark, Ding & co. BTW the author had a quintuple heart bypass several years ago. His physical being just kept degenerating. Even the best authors have just so many "good books" in them. Hard to say how many were left in Clancy. I really feel uncomfortable "recommending" a book. But I enjoyed paying for and reading this one. It was entertaining and that's all I'll ever ask of a novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad yarn, but some sections could definitely use one more pass through the editing / re-write process. The book just didn't have the continuity that I have come to expect from Clancy. Continuity was also hampered a bit by the now-normal glitches in the e-book software that cause readers to have to manually tell the software to "go to page XX", with some pages bouncing back to earlier pages in a sub-routine, and some pages being lost forever in the software. Regardless, it was Clancy's last, and readers can see that even though it wasn't his best book, it was all we'll ever have..
GermanShepard82 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book as all the other Tom Clancy books. He does a great job of keeping the reader engaged in the story line while having you visualize the actual scene as your reading!! Sign of a great story teller. His books will be missed very much by me. R I P Tom.
RonJ47 More than 1 year ago
I'm a long time fan and this "final" work is in no way dissapointing.
Bill-NJ More than 1 year ago
I read the print version of this book and ordered the CD version for my father. He absolutely raved about the content, the plot, the characters and the overall feeling that this book is a masterpiece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book probably a lot more than some of the others. This one is not as slow to get to the action like the others. I wish there could be more in this series. RIP Tom Clancy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is especially interesting due to current Russia/Ukraine conflicts!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ended up as a "fast" read. met all my expectations as another in a series. I'll miss them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly enjoyable, an excellent extension of the Clancy franchise.
booksandwine More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately this is the last thriller from Tom Clancy. He certainly went out on top of his craft. Command Authourity is ripped straight out of the headlines today with Russia invading Ukraine. Jack Ryan Jr. is fast become a bit of an analyst himself as the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is not one of Clancy's best but still enjoyed reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Clancy novel in a while and it didn't disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every time i read one of his books i am struck anew by how thoroughly engaging and exciting the reading is, my taste runs more to Jane Austin and to literature and history but i love mixing it up with this aurhor and am never dissapointed! Great read!
The_Qman More than 1 year ago
Took about 100 pages to get past the initial High School writing style similar to Clive Cussler and start to become interesting. By midway it started keeping me up just to "read a little more". Although there were a couple of paragraphs of detail that just didn't matter to the story and made me realize I was reading a book, the rest kept my attention. I liked reading more about the Jack Ryan of yesteryear with the flashbacks that fleshed out the present day story. As always, I felt like I was there, having flashbacks myself of having lived through those times and enjoyed learning more about the world around me. Gave it 4 stars because I couldn't give it 3.5. Recommended read if you are a Clancy fan.
hardcharger More than 1 year ago
I have been slowly reading this great book. I usually finish a Tom Clancy treatise in a few days. But since his death I have re read a lot of his books. This is just a super read. Lots of characters to understand. Lots of twists of the plot line. Sad that this great book will be his final book as he is no longer with us.
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I didn't want to put it down. The characters, flashbacks, twists and turns all made for a very engaging read!
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AMA001 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Could not put it down. Kept my interest through the entire book.
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Clancy would be PROUD!
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