Several reviews suggested that Tom Clancy and his reader, Michael Prichard, had missed the mark with this edition of Jack Ryan. I am about half through with the book and find it exceptional and the narration is quite good.
Perhaps if you have not read any of the other books in this series, or not seen any of the pictures, you might get lost in the plot. However, anyone who is a fan of Tam Clancy and these charcters should find this an outstanding read. The complaint about the detail is understandable, but this is what Clancy has built his readership.
I was concerned with the negative reviews, but very happy I purchased this book, and find the unabridged version much to my satisfaction.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
I found the author to be very repetitive and rather boring after a while. I know many of you think Tom Clancy has the "know In" -- but even if he does... yawn... what if... I bought the book for my husband who loves Tom Clancy, but even he hasn't managed to listen to the whole book within 40 days...
Yep... Tom... you might have been "interesting" in the 80's ,... but I think you are boring now.. YAWN ....
I have read most of Tom Clancy's work. I have enjoyed it all. Upon joining Audible I looked for the opportunity to hear his work and see if the stories were as alive as reading. Notwithstanding the mediocre narration in Executive Orders, the answer is yes. Sure I would have preferred a better performance but for me the story is the reason why we read or listen. If you are a new to Tom Clancy, I recommend you read or listen to Debt of Honor first. Doing so will really set the stage for Executive Orders and introduce you to Jack Ryan.
All in all this is a good book, you won't be disappointed by picking it up. If I am to compare it to the others in the series though this book by its very nature has a lot of setup. A setup that is well paid off in the future books and had to be placed somewhere but still a lot of setup. Good book, pick it up and you'll be happy; just know much of this book is paid off in the coming novels. 😃
It picked up where Debt of Honor left off, so it was interesting to see how things ended.
Probably Debt of Honor since it is a sequel to it.
Probably the battle in the final chapters, but I had difficulty understanding who was shooting who. Often times, I couldn't tell if the good guys killed the bad guys or vice versa. The very end was good - the scene that takes place on TV around the world (I won't spoil the ending by going into details).
I'm not sure. Something about America coming out on top of anyone who attacks them.
Like all of Clancy's unabridged books, this book is very wordy with a lot of different things going on at the same time. I buy the unabridged so I get more to listen to. His books are often difficult to follow though. You could completely chop China and India out of the book, and maybe he did in the abridged version. The narrator did a good job, but could have done a better job of changing his voice for different characters.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
Because of a attack of a mad Japanese father wanting the revenge of his son and brothers death almost the entire united states government is dead, Ryan going to be sworn in as vice president is now president of the United States. and has to restore order. except what he thinks the USA needs is not the same as the former vice president.
at the same time a sick boy has come down with Ebola and the dictator of Iraq is assassinated. Iran adsorbs Iraq into its borders and transports the Ebola virus to Iran to weaponize it. what other plans does Iran have?
China accidentally hits a plane and pulls the us navel from the Indian ocean, and India starts to make its moves.
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
I love Tom Clancy but this book goes on forever and get bogged down in the military and political intrigue. It doesn't help that the narrator is too soft spoken for me to understand easily. I liked the book okay overall and it is sure a bargain if you pay by the word but I rate this pretty low compared to some of his other great books. It does tell an essential part of the Jack Ryan storyline so it's still a must read if you want to know Jack...
I love Tom Clancy books. Read Debt of Honor and loved it. I decided to listen to Executive Orders. I am only about 1 hour into the 51 hours and I am in pain, the narrator is terrible. He speaks in a monotone, there is no inflections, no excitement, no trying to make different voices for different characters. I'm considering stopping and just reading it myself. I'm sure the story is great, but the narrator is just ruining it.