After years of wanting to listen to this book but being wary of the length I finally decided it was time as I was now with plenty of time to do so.
First, the book is really good. Continuing from right after debt of honor.
The mountain men subplot was a waste of time.
The take down of the mole was sorta quick.
Some parts could have been done much quicker.
All the different subplots. Clancy was the best at this. So many things going on and tying together.
Expanded players. The addition of other people both good and bad was very well done.
The continuation from debt of honor was seamless.
The Russian golovko and Ryan's friendship.
The ideas put forth.
Another compelling story. I am going through the Tom Clancy / Jack Ryan series in order and I am amazed at the creativity of this author. There has not been a poor story line yet.
In a good audio book the narrator can make it or kill it. I enjoy Tom Clancy books that are narrated by Michael Prichard. Scott Brick also does a very good job. I have needed to return my last Tom Clancy book, which was horibly narrated by another reader. I made the mistake of not listening to the preview. Unfortunately, I had to return the full version of Debt of Honor and settle for the Abridged version of "Debt of Honor". Michael Prichard does a very good job.
lengthy, detailed, complex.
Jack ryan - who mautres quickly to prove himself to be decisive, patriotic, compassionate and ruthless.
consistent, authentic, engaged
Ryan's final press conference following victory over the new United Islamic Republic, where he proved himself to be a true U.S. Commander-In-Chief, perhaps influenced by Reagan.
The book's various plots did not come together until perhaps after 25 hours, and much time is spent building the various threads of the narrative - introducing the characters and building the scenes. Clancy's attention to military and Secret Service details had me wondering, (not for the first time from other novels) whether he had reliable insiders acting as sources to a conventional reporter. Although not my favourite Tom Clancy novel, it is still an enjoyable way to pass a large numver of reading hours.
Don't know.my eye's are bad ,and reading is lost to me.
I found him a bit choppy in the first book he read in the series, but he has mastered this one.
If Tom Clancy were alive today,I would like to shake his hand and say,what a great book.
This book is very good when dealing with the new presidency of Jack Ryan. However, it is way to much into the detail when it comes to battles. If you are into the precise details of war, it might be great for you. We prefer the human side of things, omitting every detail of battle.
Avid reader with no time to read!
I couldn't put it down - can't wait to listen to the next one!
Mr. Pritchard mispronounced several words but overall it was good.
I remember reading this when I was maybe 11 or 12. Right before 9/11.
Listening to it years later, with some hindsight and more appreciation for Clancy's writing style it's an impressive novel. Part techno-thriller, part House of Cards, part James Bond. Highly engaging, entertaining and accessible despite the subject matter.
Narration is very good. Not a show stealer but consistent and listenable.
Doubtful. I'm going to sound a little Prichard does a really poor job with this story. He is horribly monotone and there's little to no change in character voices. I am really sorry he got the job on so many of these Clancy stories. I had to use 1.5-2x speed to make him tolerable.
I had bought two books Prichard read (This and Rainbow Six) before starting this one (Executive orders), so I already have bought one of his other performances. I am hoping another reader does more Clancy as I want more of his books but NOT by Prichard.
It's probably clear by now my reaction was severe disappointment with the narrator.
I doubt Random House is listening, but on the off chance they are...
Please guys, no more Prichard.