Coming in at over 50 hours, this picks up where Debt of Honor left off. Jack Ryan is the unelected President without a government to govern. And of course there are plots against him. Because? Well, because he's Jack Ryan of course.
This is classic Clancy, rich on the militaristic details that fans have come to love and expect. And the typical depth of characterization to go along with it. You'll love it if that's what you're expecting. Like Vince Flynn, Clancy likes to rail against "liberal" politics of nearly any stripe; any form of adult supervision; or anyone who may question the unfettered executive with unlimited resources. It gets a bit tiresome. While that's not my cup of tea, it's a good yarn nonetheless.
I'm thinking this could have been tightened up a bit and not lost anything. I had left the Ryanverse behind many years ago, having returned recently with a later story. I found I missed Mr. Clark and Diego Chavez. While they do not appear in this installment, I know they'll be around again.
This is as good as it gets for Jack Ryan. Or does it? On to the next chapter to find out.
Overall the story line is good and shows some very interesting development as Jack Ryan adjusts to his new life at the POTUS. The narration is maddening. Perhaps I've been spoiled by the likes of Lou Diamond Philips, Armand Schultz, and George Guidall, but this narration sounded more like the reading of a technical manual than a spy craft thriller.
kinda, it was a long winded and it did have slow ponits.
Yes and it was just as good
The detail of the material in story. At times it was almost like getting a lesson in Government policies and agency structures.
I admit I wanted to listen on a few times but at 51 hours there was no way to listen completely through.
We listen to some times 2 to 3 books a week. When our eyes were better we would read at also
Only if they break up the down load into smaller segments. With this and the other Tom Clancy books that are not broken into smaller segments I have been unable to listen to the entire story even after trying several IPods.
Yes brake these long stories up like you have most of the books in the Audible library. Reason: With this and the other Tom Clancy books that are not broken into smaller segments I have been unable to listen to the entire story even after trying several IPods.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
I think Clancy provides more political, military and espionage "detail" than any other author of this genre. He's in my favorite top two authors. Read his novels and learn about politics, warfare and espionage in the most entertaining way. I've lost many hours of sleep unable to turn off my audiobook because the plot was so exciting.
I like Tom Clancy. This book went on and on and on and never really picked up pace. Michael Prichard is a good narrator, however the way he pronounces the word President starts to get a little annoying.
If you want this book, do not get the unabridged version unless you need help getting to sleep.
Less detail about things that don't matter to the story line. Last 5 or 6 chapters lost me. They dealt in a subplot that was way too laborious and detailed. These chapters rarely referred or tied back to the main plot.
Probably not. Based on this book, the story doesn't flow.
Much less monotone and more emotion. Sounded like he was reading to get it over with.
Liked how Clancy has many different subplots going on at the same time and then bringing them altogether at the end.
Not enough hard charging grab your attention action. I love Tom Clancy but he fell short on this one.
...storyline was much to slow.
His voice and skill make him one of the best
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.