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!
Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.
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.
The story and how intricate it was. I really liked the science parts concerning the lasers and mirrors.
The Hunt For Red October because of the ongoing Cold War issues with USSR.
Not sure if I have
I ran the gamut of emotions - fear, anger, happy, sad.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
The depth of the story evolving how the spy game works in it's most deepest reaches of your enemy.
Of course there are many books on spying and Tom Clancy is a master at telling a story. I would highly recommend all of Tom Clancy's books. Cardinal of the Kremlin introduced us to some great Clancy Characters as well as some of the Greatest Clancy characters that have since gone.
Wonderful Performance has you on the edge of your sit just like if you were reading it. Michael's one of my favorite Performers.
Like all Tom Clancy Books there are many things that will move you and parts that will have you on the edge of your sit. I think if I had to pick a part in this one it would be the decision when the US gave the green light to save the Cardinal.
Tom Clancy always leaves you wanting more, I love how he can take us on such a journey full of drama, action, adventure. Michael's Performance does the same. You can never go wrong with a Tom Clancy Book
Somebody who didn't have such a sleepy old man voice. I felt like I would fall asleep listening to him.
I couldn't hold on and listen to enough of the book to comment on the story but the narrator just disappointed me.
Narration by william Hurt or George Guidall
No I down loaded it spent twenty mins on it and gave up
It sounds funny when I say this but ...He's reading it!!!! Its too noticeable , its so bad that you cant get past him and listen to the story