I have listened to all of the novels by Tom Clancy in the Jack Ryan universe and I especially like the audiobooks read by Scott Brick. I may branch into the Op Center books and I would gladly listen to Scott Brick.
The gap filling to a character you thought you knew so well. Jack Ryan is a well known character spanning so many books yet with this one it filled in even more back story and gave you more of what you wanted. I just wished that Clancy could have reduced some of the repetitive nature of his writing describing the nature of the characters.
He did a pretty good job for most but at times I could not figure out when he switched from one Russian to another.
I am eagerly waiting for anything from the Jack Ryan series.
I enjoy Tom Clancy's books. I do wish he would keep them in order, so as not to listen to a book now. then listen to another one that is taling about years earlier. I like to keep timelines up to date so can listen to books in order. Tom does end to drag his books out some, but well worth the extra time. I especially enjoyed the defector..the rabbit, and Jack Ryan at it again, but would like to know before hand which time period they are so can keep them in order. I last listed to John Kelly becone John Clarke, so gets a bit confusing.
yes i would if you are into the truth behind the black side of the government then this is the series of books for you
John Patrick Ryan
it made me do both on end of the spectrum to the other
A better reader and less regression by Tom Clancy Scott Brick can make a crying baby go to sleep. I don't think I will ever get another book that he reads.
It doesn't even come close to "Hunt for Red October" Read by Frank Muller! Edge of seat experience.
Read too slow and didn't have the right emphasis in most of the text. No excitement in his voice. He was not part of the story, he was just reading it.
Somewhere among the rants about how horrible the Soviet Union was (is) and how great the US is (was?) was a germ of an idea that would have been a good book had the author spent more time on it and forgotten the political agenda. I am not suggesting that the old soviet union was some paradise, but neither do I think the US (as much as I love it) is perfect, and I'm reminded of glass houses and throwing stones. I suspect even those with extreme right wing politics won't find much enjoyment in this book however. The characters are one dimensional, the plot is thin (at best) and once it is finally over, you left wondering why you bothered. I do not recommend.
Develop the characters and the plot and forget the political screed.
I is in the top ten of this type of Non-Fiction
Always love Jack Ryan!!!
Scott Brick is great. He and Pritchard are my favorite.
Although there were some slow spots, and probably a bunch of stuff that could have been left out, it was worth the listen. I like the Jack Ryan series, and the meat of this was good.
Close, but perhaps a bit more background story into what was going on in the world.
This book gets very boring and has trouble holding my attention. The author goes on, and on about non-essential talk, talk, talk.
"Action" and "Thriller" are not valid descriptors for this book.
Very disappointed since the author has a very impressive reputation.
I've listened to both the abridged and unabridged versions of this one, and the amount of detail lost is incredible. Well developed characters, and consistancy with the rest of the Ryanverse make this a absolute must read for any Clancy fan.
I am currently listening to the entire Jack Ryan series again. One of the things about a Tom Clancy book is that there is enough going on that you are bound to miss some things. Because of that when you listen (or read) one of his books again you're more than likely to pick up on some things that you missed previously. I gave this book 5 stars for overall and performance but only 4 stars for the story and yes I agree that is a strange way of rating a book. The reason I rated it the way I did is because while this book does fit in very well with the rest of the series the story that this book tells suffers because of all the introspection that the characters go through. Having said that I'll also say that the introspection was an important and necessary element of the story. I think that someone contemplating leaving his home and everything that he knows would do a lot of soul searching just as the rabbit in this book does. Once again Scott Brick does a fabulous job of narrating and shows off his talent with different accents. If this had been the first Clancy novel I had ever picked up I would have enjoyed it but I might not be the die hard Clancy fan that I am.