Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
So here's the deal... if you reeeeeely like President Obama and Ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, just don't buy this book. You will be unahappy. If you are anywhere else on the the political continuum - hey, it's CLANCY. And he's better than all those others who are doing so well in the genre he sort of created. The plots (there are of course a number) are cunning and nicely puzzled together. The tech stuff is so techie that... hell... you suspend disbelief. And of course the world needs saving, which is what Clancy tries to do every time his fingers dance atop a keypad.
Is this "All The King's Men"... one of the greatest novels ever written by an American? Well, duhhhhh... BUT... I've read every Clancy novel and if you want what Clancy does... Here's the deal... The REAL deal!
Wonderfully read BTW...
Really enjoyed the action and description of this tale. It was obviously well researched and the narration fitted this action-packed story. I was very anti-social until I had it finished!
Typical Clancy page-turner. Only slightly below par compared to his best. Lou Diamond Phillips, however, did a fantastic job, much better than the average narrator. Phillips admirably mimicked the accents of Arabic speakers, Australians, Russians, etc.
I'm extremely picky about pronunciation, and in the entire book, I only detected two errors. On the Mk 23 pistol he pronounced the letters M-K as if they were initials, when it should be pronounced "Mark". And the Soviet era helicopter, Hind, was pronounced by Phillips to rhyme with wind, as in blowing in the wind. Still, fantastic job. I could only wish for all narrators to be as talented and hard-working as Phillips.
Say something about yourself!
This is how to get the next level going. The narrator, the story, the detail - true and solid Clancy. More Please
Clancy's books can be extremely technical and sometimes turn me off. This one kept me captivated from the beginning. Lou Diamond Phillips did an excellent job differentiating all the characters and moving the narrative along give the book an excellent pace. The story is so close to our reality that it's scary to think how easy a target America and the world is for determined terrorists. The ending of the book seemed like a prophecy about today's news. Clancy fans and non-fans alike will enjoy dead or alive.
A good story that was totally destroyed by Clancy's political preaching. I will go back to read/listen to his earlier books so I can remember why I enjoyed them so much but for me there will be no future Tom Clancy book on my bookshelf.
I cant follow this book at all, its all over the place. I don't know that the hell is going on. 10 hrs into this book and I don't even know what the plot is. don't wast your credit...
IT TOOK ME WHILE TO GET ALL THE CHARACTERS STRAIGHT IN THIS BOOK, BUT I WAS HOOKED AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED ALL THE DIFFERENT BUT CONNECTED STORIES WITHIN THE BOOK AND THE UNDERLYING GOODNESS AND STRENGTH OF CHARACTER OF THE RYANS.
It's been almost 6 months and I still can't finish this book. Too many characters and too much jumping from scene to scene without making any connection! Does it ever tie it all together?
I did not appreciated the narration nor the story. Even up to part 2 of the book i was really board and decided to quit lessening.
Im now reading the Personal MBA and it is excellent
Any one but him