Never read the print version, so i would not know.
The cardinal was my favorite character. He seemed to wanting to redeem himself someway, but never really figured why or how.
An Audio Book Junkie...
I would, but I would skip through the first third of the book to get to the actual storry.
Well, none really it is unique outstanding book, that was nearly derailed by poor narration.
Oh yes, guy nearly put me to sleep, little variation between characters, however, he did a better job in this book than Clear and Present danger.
Classic Clancy Novel
Some of the twists of the story really took me by surprise.
The performer was a solid voice. Good voices and well done.
SPOILER ALERT - The Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) operation had me cheering along with the action...
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!
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.