The narration was poor. The reader didn't change his voice to reflect different people were talking. It was hard to follow who was speaking. I think this was probably the weakest Aspect of the book.
Most Tom Clancy novels are exciting however this plot was relatively timid. Normally, his books are so much more exciting.
I would not recommend this book for anyone.
If you're listening to this book on Audible's player, you can reduce the speed to .95 instead of 1. That resolves the speed issue and makes the narrator's voice sound better, although since this is such a long book you will definitely notice when the narrator took a break and came back to record more. Anyway, the story is so good that I didn't notice the sound quality issues most of the time.
Continuing my reread of the Jack Ryan books. I have to say the 1st 4 books are the best along with Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. I enjoyed the others as well but they got longer and more wordy as the series went on
I could swear there were 2 different readers of this and it was jolting at first. Overall not really a lot of Jack in this book. Also it's so different than the movie I got confused a couple times.
Still a quite enjoyable book adding some characters we'll see again.
There are two unabridged versions of this audiobook on Audible. This version's presentation by J Charles is rushed and less enjoyable. Approximately 5 hours shorter than the version I exchanged for narrated by Michael Pritchard. Much more enjoyable. Typical great story by Clancy.
The politicians always make a mess of things. John Clark and Jack Ryan by doing the right things bail some of the politicians out. The rest go to jail or worse if only it were true today!!
Some have said it moved a little slow. At times it did, but don't all books need a plot that isn't non-stop action?
If you don't like the slower detailed parts of the book, quit reading and just keep watching movies.
The plot and character development lives up to my expectations for Tom Clancy...now on to The Sum of All Fears!