I have always enjoyed the authors works, but I do prefer (to a degree) his solo endeavors, for their tighness. This is a gripping story about circumstances which touch close to reality. To say whether or not the USSR leadership had a role in the events described is a matter for discussion, but it is certainly possible, and interesting.
Jack Ryan begins to evolve here as someone who is on the way up.
The tie ins that link it to the larger Ryan story arc.
The Assasination Attempt
I have all the jack Ryan books, and throughly enjoyed this one.
It was like listening to my 7th grade world geography teacher in the 60s. It was very insightful how the people lived in the soviet union before the fall. The story moved at a good pace. Did not drag at all.
Great rendering at just the right tone and speed.
The telling of the bread lines and how difficult life was under a communist regime.
Do not hesitate about purchasing this audio book.
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.