As with all jack Ryan books I have listened to, I loved the story line. However, I don't like the narrator of this book. His voices were unbelievable and unrealistic
Love the story but hated the narration. I've read and enjoyed the book several times and was really looking forward to hearing it, unfortunately the narrator didn't have the skills necessary to voice all the characters well.
No. Read the book. J. Charles's reading is infuriatingly bad.
The accents are a joke. Like something you use to mock british and russian nationals.
It was a good story but added a lot of extra subplots that seemed extraneous. The movie was much more focused and entertaining.
I love this book. This is Clancy at his best, but this narrator nearly ruins this book for me. For some reason, almost all of the American characters are portrayed as overdone hicks. The Russian accent sometime gets mixed up with the hick one. The British accent is also one of the worst I've ever heard. His general acting was decent, but when the book is so international, you need to be able to do some basic accents.
They should've used one of the other great narrators for Clancy's novels like Michael Prichard.
Tom Clancy masterfully writes a story that really shows one how lucky freedom is. He delves deep into the characters motivations and lets the reader know what they truly feel.
I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about the audio. There was no noise, nor were there clipped words. I've worked as an audio tech as well, so I know bad sound when I hear it.
Regarding the accents, there were too many Southern accents for the American personnel, and, at some points J. Charles would stumble or read dialogue in the wrong accent. However, it's forgivable, as the chapters are quite long with several technical military words that are not heard often.
I love Tom Clancy, but hate it when a narrator clearly doesn't bother to listen to other books in the series or know anything about characters. Aside from not honouring the nationality or ethnicity of several key characters, this man's character voices would still have bothered me. I personally will never again buy a book narrated by J Charles.
all other Tom Clancy/ Jack Ryan books
Yes, it is well written, just wrecked by a terrible narrator
very disappointing and very hard to listen to what is essentially a great book.