The plot was excellent, and not always predictable, at points I was cringing with emotion waiting to hair how things would unfold.
The narator spoke to slowly. I suggest listening at a faster speed 1.25x or 1.5x to tolerate his voice.
Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.
As much as I love the ease of listening to audio books, there is one drawback: you can't easily skim forward through brutal violence or excruciating boredom in the way you can in print. This book has some violence and lots of the boredom parts.
True to Clancy's pattern, the storyline and interest picks up significantly at the 1/2 way point. However, even after that mid-pt there still are long periods where Clancy indulges his love of detailing all things military: strategy, hardware and history.
So why 4 stars? Because this series is extraordinary. It brings out feelings of patriotism, family, and hardiness of spirit. The story arc is mesmerizing, the characters are memorable, and it always leaves the listener (at least this one) wanting to know what happens next.
One final note: with a more dynamic narrator, this book would move better. I've listened to a couple of the next books in this series and can attest to the talent of Lou Diamond Phillips and the incredible difference he makes as the narrator.
After listening to this book, I have been unable to find its match among the others claiming to be about Jack Ryan. Of course I think Hunt for Red October is the benchmark, but executive orders has enough intrigue, political machinations and family jeopardy to engage the listener for its extremely long duration. Worth the time to listen.
Yes, it is just a great book with a perfect ending
Yes, only one part seemed non essential and irrelevant to the story.
Top Notch. I wish he did all of Clancy's books.
It's one you want to get back to in a hurry.
This book has and ending everyone hopes for in real life but will never happen. Still, it was great to listen too.
Very good book
Jack love him. Wish we had people like him for real.
Very good but I do wish he was not alone he playing 2 many people in one story.
I would not make a movie from this book. Two make a movie would take the last book and this one and you would have two cut to much out.
Tom Clancy is one of the grates writers this is a must read book.
Yes, as I can carry it around a lot easier.
Most other Tom Clancy and Frederick Forsyth books.
Apart from it is nice to have someone reading it out for me, not much. He speaks very well.
Yes, and there are too many to list. This is why I love this book.
Thank you, Tom Clancy, for many years of reading enjoyment.
Mr. Clancy lays the ground work for a very riviting story. I love how he weaves characters from previous books into the plot. I also appreciate how the narrator, Mr Prichard, brings the characters to life. This was an excellent investment of my time and money.
No, because it was nearly 50 hours long.
Yes, because the most unexpected always happened. Jack Ryan is my favorite character
in Tom Clancy's series.
Yes, when Katie was rescued.
one of the best
as usual Jack Ryan
his family emerging from the tunnel after the impact and the final destruction of the mastermind
yes but 53 hours is to much