Scott Brick's reading was slow in comparison with other narrators. This story ranks the lowest of all the Clancy books I've read but wasn't all that bad.
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Too much political/communist education. With all the Russian East Slavic language names it is difficult to keep track of who is who. About half way through this book, I started advancing the audio by 30 second increments just to get through the blah blah blah. Very little action, very little advancing of info on Jack Ryan and where is John Kelly/Clark?
I loved the first 2 books and will listen to both again....but I'll skip this one thank you very much. I won't be telling my friends to buy this one either. They won't be missing anything in the JRU. If this had been my first Tom Clancy book...it would be my last. "LOCKED ON" read by Lou Diamond Phillips was my first & then I looked up the chronological order & went to Without Remorse. LOVED it.
On top of this, Scott Brick is still narrator & I've never cared for his style.
There is a lot of information that seems necessary to establish the action (once it finally arrives). I, for one, find the offensive language to be way overdone. It almost seemed that the author felt the need to counter the dull facts, that were needed to explain the entire story, by rude and irreverent language. Having read almost all of Clancy's work, I found this completely out of character for the normally literate, thoughtful, and respectful Jack Ryan. I still enjoyed the plot.
The story is missing a little suspense but overall well worth listening to. The narration at first is almost monitone but then gets much more distinct for the characters. Not Clanceys best work but good overall.
I have listened to this book several times. The story is intriguing. The characters have depth, and the parallel to history is mind boggling.
I've been a big Clancy fan for a long time, but I had missed Red Rabbit along the way. While a good story, it lacked the suspense that made his other Ryan books so good.
While a good story, not one of his best.
This is my 1st Scott Brick book, but I will look for more. A great performance.
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