After I listened to the first couple chapters I went back and read more reviews. Very slow start and after skipping several chapters The story developed in a good manner and was quite good.
John Ryan is an arrogant, whining, sanctimonious, hen pecked SOB. I've sat through two books with he and monstrous, and intolerant wife, and there will not be a third.
The story is a good one, and I like some of the other characters, and the history, but Jack Ryan is just too much.
I like Scott Brick's voice, but he doesn't. change the tone from one mood to the next. it's hard to pick out humorous or light hearted momentsbecause he is Just too serious.
This book goes back in time and focuses on Jack Ryan. Strangely, there are references to Patriot Games, but not to Hunt for Red October. Red October was his first book, and Patriot Games was his second. Scott Brick is a great narrator. He reads at a good pace and is excellent at changing his voice whether it is man or woman, American, British, or Russian. He does a great job on the Russian names which are always long and I'm sure difficult to memorize.
Typical Tom Clancy. Similar to Hunt for Red October as he helps a Russian defect, but there is another Clancy novel where he helps an entire family get out with the help of John Clark.
When they get the family out of Russia and then out of Bulgaria.
No, but I did stay awake late at night to listen to it which isn't good because I lose sleep and have to buy a new book sooner!
Again, I'm a big Scott Brick fan. I'd use him more.
Really did enjoy the story and the reading. Less about the pope and more about Russian cloak and dagger! Clancy doesn't disappoint.
I normally enjoy the writings of Tom Clancy, but not this one. This book was more of a political denunciation of Russian politics than it was a story about a plot to kill someone. My opinion....not one of his better works.