Loved this book, one of my favorite Clancy works for sure. You just got to love a guy who fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. Clancy does a masterful job of developing this awesome character John Clark and it serves him well in many books to come. You learn what makes John tick and why he does the things he does. Michael Pritchard is good as the narrator but gets a bit monotone at times. I found it difficult to distinguish different characters sometimes because his voice doesn’t always vary with that character change. Other than that, a steal at only one credit!
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
how even when Kelly is super scary, he stands up for women rights, Sandy had gotten into a argument with a stubborn doctor who started to threaten her with violence, waving a fist at her when Kelly grabbed his hand and almost broke it, making the doctor apologize to Sandy.
One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Kelly does his first run with the Recon force, how he got very close to the flags and no one noticed it.
Who is John Clark? What did he do in the past? Why does he hate druggies so much? after a few novels with Jack Ryan and John Clark, Tom Clancy goes back and writes about how John Terrence Kelly former navy retired and happily married gets his whole world turned up side down. with his wife dead and with a potential new girlfriend killed, you have to ask, how does a man trained to kill get even. I find some of the things he can do scary. and yet while in the middle of getting his revenge with a drug ring the US CIA have need of his talents to help save some POW who are claimed to be dead. I love this unique book of this style. it may not be how the navy seals work but its close enough in my mind to make someone try to stay on his good side.
I have read Tom Clancy for years and was excited to see my favorite book in audio. The story is one that really draws you in, but the narrator could use more depth.
I had never read a Tom Clancy novel and for such a long book and with it taking place many years ago, I loved it. Typically I am not a fan of older novels that arent remotely relative to me but this was great. I loved the military aspect and the vindication in the story.
Great book. This it where it all starts. I found the Clancy books to be just that much better if read in chronological order vs published order. It really draws you in to the whole series. Start here and run through them all, you won't regret it.
It was good to hear the background and have a better understanding of the Clark character. It definitely gives the reader a far better understanding of who this man is.
What can i say, I'm a Clancy fan and this is a good one. If you are a Clancy fan and want to really know who the Clark character is - you need to read this
This book is a tremendous work of Tom Clancy. Michael Prichard did a very poor job of narrating this production or maybe it is the director. There were too many instances of a lack of pauses to delineate sections or sub-plots of the book. So confusing in places that it takes a lot of time to figure out what is happening. Loved the story but hated the production. Better to read this one than listen to this version.
The story is fine, but the recording quality is terrible with large variations in volume and an old radio character to the sound in general. It was tough to get through it.
If you like the charactor John Clark then you'll love this book!
This narrator reading the sex scene at the beginning is a little aquward but he's great for the rest of the book.
I like his readings of all the Clancy books he does.
Best story ever.
Not with this narrator
Great suspense and action
I find his voice difficult to listen to and detached from the story