I'm reading the Jack Ryan novels in order (by story, not release) and this is the best one I've read so far.
It does start out a bit slow, and the narration could be better, but the book is absolutely worth the read.
The story is great! The throwbacks to The hunt for Red October are a great addition.
It's a very monotonous performance. There's no difference in the voices of the different characters, which make it really hard to keep track of the very many points of view through out the book. Especially when Clancy jumps between parallel story lines, it takes a while to realize that you are now not at the same place anymore. The monotony compared to some of the other narrators in the Jack Ryan series also makes it feel boring at times, which is unfortunate since it is a great story!
At times, yes, but due to the monotony it was hard, and lost interest after a few hours.The book is also very long book, which makes it difficult!
I enjoy audio books a lot. Tom Clancy writes great spy novels. Michael Pritchard is not the correct reader for these novels. The air of danger and suspense is lost in his dry, academic reading. Perhaps James Marsters could be enticed to renew these amazing stories.
This was an interesting story, but I did feel like it dragged on at times. On the one hand I appreciate Clancy's thorough character development. However, on the other hand sometimes that process seems just a bit too drawn out. This story requires some patience for storylines of individual characters to come full circle.
As for the production, it was ok. Narrator was well spoken, but didn't have much variety in tone, pitch, or dialect between characters. Also every now and then the vocal strength would change in the middle of a section. It was as if he read up to a point one day and then forgot his level of enthusiasm upon returning.
Overall it was a pretty good book. I recommend it to readers that have patience and attention to details.
The story is just as good, if not better, to experience now than it was reading it in my teen years. The narration is very good and it gets tough to put the headphones down for this one!
This is my second audio book by Clancy but it is surely perfection! The story kept me in rapt attention. Couldn't wait to get back to the story.
Loved the book but narrator is slow and monitonish . I had to speed the book up to at least 1.25x speed in order to enjoy listening to it. I took a break and listened to another book and this was way hard to get back into. I will continue the series and hope that another reader is in the works.