Meh - but don't skip it.
The Teeth of the Tiger is not like the Jack Ryan novels; nor is it like the following Jack Ryan Jr. novels. It sets up characters for the latter set and tries to bridge the intervening years after The Bear and the Dragon. It's not a good book, but it also isn't plotless the way some have described it. You read it because it's what's next and the following works are pretty decent.
This recording though has a major issue. Lots of recordings have brief moment of repetition of the recording. You hear a few lines and when you think it's going to move forward the section repeats - like a couple of recording segments have been pasted together poorly. OK, it's not a big problem when it happens once or twice in a recording. In this one, though, there were close to two dozen of such repetitions. It's a crappy job and should have been caught and corrected.
The reader took a lot to get used to. I would have enjoyed the performance a lot if read by other Jack Ryan book readers.
My download had a lot of 15 to 20 second repeats. Bad download I assume.
Good story. Looking forward to the next book.
The story is great and it's great to see fictional rich kid do something more than be idly rich. Giving back by serving. The playback kept repeating itself but I can never fault the story
It's been some time since I've read a Tom Clancy novel. I was hoping for something a lot more than I got. If there is one thing that sticks with my from this book, it's the use of the term, "bro." The novel centers around two twins, so it's understandable where the term is coming from, but after a while it just seems like there was no inspiration for intelligent dialogue. The story itself was only OK. It was pretty predictable in some places, and the thrill of a good spy novel was lacking. The presentation was good. No complaints there, but I don't think I'll be looking for any of the follow ups to this novel.
I have been enjoying many of Tom Clancy books but this one was one of the weakest thus far. More than that, the recording had many instances of sentences being repeated. I am not sure if it was how the reader marked where he stopped last and was not edited out, or if it had somehow studdered. Either way, it was annoying to listen to duplicate sentences.
Over all a good book but the start was very slow and hard to work through and I found the voice quite dull at the beginning. If you persevere it gets a lot better (plot and voice).
Straightforward but enjoyable story with clearly defined "good guy / bad guy" roles, but the audio could use better editing. There are 10+ times when the narrator re-reads a couple sentences.