I'm definitely a Clancy fan, but love Scott Brick as narrator, not J. Charles
Not really, since I've seen the movie
Redo with Scott Brick! J. Charles' characters sounded like W.C Fields or Howdy Doody. You couldn't take any of the characters seriously with their cartoonish voices.
I've read/listened to many of the Jack Ryan series, but wanted to go back and listen to this early book having only seen the movie. It was worth getting the history, but the narration was poor.
I read some of the later Jack Ryan stories first. This has given me a chance to see how the character of Jack Ryan developed into the great man he becomes by the later books.
Okay, I don't usually read thrillers, or suspense, or whatever this is. Still ........
The story is certainly creative. It is highly plot driven. The characters are diverse, but largely flat.
The narration is clear, easy, and utterly distracting. Hey, Narraters, if you can't do accents very well indeed, DO NOT ATTEMPT ACCENTS AT ALL.
I may be the last 30-something male in America to read a Tom Clancy novel...in fact, I haven't seen any of his movies! But I have come out of the cave and really enjoyed THFRO. I am now planning on reading (ok listening) to many more.
No, the narrator is really solid when he sticks to his own accent.
BUT all other accents are horrible.
If this was re-recorded without the accents it would be a five star recording.
All the Russian, UK, and Southern US accents are abysmal.
Jones and Mancusso. Smart hereos are awesome. Ramius would make the list but Accent is awful.
Pacing and emoting are spot on. very compelling.
Please re record without accents.
The book itself is one of the best I have ever had a privilege to read, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys intelligent thrillers. However, the quality of this recording is terrible. The voice sounds like a robot, like someone had just copied and pasted the novel into a text-to-speech program. It was entirely robotic and monotone, and because of this I was unable to listen to it. Terrible job done by Audible.
Actually have a human record it rather than a computer.
Great story line that keeps your attention through the whole narration. Character distinction is very clear through the narrator's voice witch helps your keep with current events.
Wonderful book! Narration so-so. The gentleman has an appalling British accent! Nevertheless, easy to understand.