I read the book years ago, and loved it. I saw it in the Audible selections and decided to give it a listen. The narrator brought it to life for me and I caught myself sitting in my car until the story came to a suitable place to stop.
Yes, it is worth the time to listen to.
The Archer because he was always where the action was.
He does a good Marco Ramias.
I am not crazy about all the background war and history information but it is still a great story. Plus a little education on our political history with Russia will help fill the gaps in my public school education.
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.