Not quite finished but it has been a rip roaring ride and the end is going to be a cracker
Sensational plot with amazing detail
Numerous twists and turns keep you on the edge
It keeps you gripped all the way through
I am heading toward completing all Toms Books. A great author to follow. Has kept me entertained over the last 12 months
Story is well told with many plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Cardinal, of course
His voice characterizations are good enough to discern who is speaking before the narrator states the point.
When the network of carriers is compromised.
I've never read a Clancy book that I didn't enjoy. This was my first time to listen to one. I had several late night long driving trips and I wanted something exciting to keep me awake. This fit the bill perfectly. I had at least 2 "driveway moments" while listening. The book is a little dated since the USSR is no more, but it is still very entertaining. I have had the same reader for several books in the past. He is a little flat but I think that style fits some books, including this one. I now plan to finish the Jack Ryan series via Audible.
This is a great story and probably the most underrated book in the series. It deserves a movie for sure. It is suspenseful and very engaging. It's a must have if you like Tom Clancy. The only down side is that the narration by Prichard is horrible. It was almost like he was trying to ruin an awesome story with his ridiculously bad performance. How does a guy like that even get a job doing narration? The only person that could possibly be worse is Rosie O'Donnell.
I'd still get the book though. It's worth suffering through the horrible Michael Prichard!
As a mum to 4 kids, I rarely get time to read, so audio is a life saver to me. The classics are my favorite, but I love finding new writers.
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I love Tom Clancy's writing. He's so brilliant at characterisation that I am drawn into his stories, even when they are as dull as ditchwater. I loved the characters in this - enough that I was crying at the end - but I did not enjoy the long, drawn-out, meandering story with brief moments of excitment dotted a few times throughout the book.
Pay attention to the Russian names and the descriptions of the Russian characters, because there are a lot and you will get them confused if you don't take notice. There are a lot of characters in this book, and some of the sub-stories don't really go anywhere - but at the same time, I thought it was an interesting study in the cold war and the possible scenarios that may have occured during this time. I happen to have an interest in Russia having known several Russians in the past, but if you don't have an interest in that country or culture, this book may be hard for you to finish.
I liked the narrator's voice - a good reading voice, deep, mature and slow, but sometimes it was hard to differentiate between changes of scene and changes in dialogue.
But still worth a credit to listen to.
I did not like the way it transitioned from one disk to another but the narration was good and the story was good. I might listen again but I rarely ever read the same book twice.
exciting great story
first one i think
wanted to , fortunately read it before in one sitting so did not have to again, but still a good read good spy story without the gore so common in today's books
Like i said good story, keeps you interested and its a classic Clancy before he went all technical military later in his career. this is one of his best with jack ryan in it . and the most believable story line
I would have to say that this is in my top 3 audiobooks. The story is amazing and the performance is second to none.
I wouldn't be able to pick out a scene since with this type of spy book the entire work needs to be considered.
Yet another awesome Tom Clancy movie.
Why wasn't a movie made of this book. I think this would of made a better movie than Patriot games although that was a great book as well.
The deceit lies and manipulation is so believable of how our governments really work !
Yes Yes, It makes you wonder what was/is really going on in Afganistan and what will be achieved.