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.
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!
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.
I would in that the audio book gives you a reader that was able to change with characters...in the print version your imagination is limited to the character you create...
John kelly progression from military, victim to CIA operative.
Kelly, was my favorite followed by Greer and Mancuso.
Moved..no, but my favorite part was when he was attacked and hospitalized and PAM was killed...showing he was not a superhero and invincible, but made mistakes...
Great book, Michael prichard did an outstanding job assimilating characters, changing characters and reading this book...
Yes, in fact I have listened to it 3 times already. I think the story is just great. John Kelly is such an interesting character. He has his own set of morals that make his actions quite understandable. Plus he is really yummy :)
That is a difficult one since the book plays at so many different levels. Without giving any spoilers, there's a moment where Kelly's arrogance has made him mess up badly. I always dread hearing that part.
On the whole I like the parts where Kelly goes 'undercover' to get to the truth and make amends for his own stupidity (and keeps the police busy while at it) best. I think my favourite scene must be the scene at the end of the book when the truth is out and there's a short chase.
The narrator doesn't use a lot of intonation and he speaks in rather a bleak way. But I think it fits the story very well.Truth be told, I did check if the narrator that's actually mentioned on the cover - David Dukes - does a better job of it. I listened to a sample of his narration, but I DEFINITELY prefer Michael Prichard's narrating.
This book is a nice peek into the background of the mysterious John Clark who features prominently in much of the later parts of the series. It also gives some backstory to other characters in the series. While it doesn't carry the Jack Ryan series forward in particular, it does add some depth to the series. There are a few contrivances in the book that I found a bit strained as a way to add extra connections between characters.
Regardless, this is definitely worth a listen. Michael Prichard is not my favorite narrator, but he does an adequate job in the telling.
I've listened to this book 3 times already! I went back to ensure I didn't miss anything, then again just for the enjoyment.
Clark of course!
Prichard was okay, but I did have to get use to his style.
the narrator(or is it the director or lack of one)
you couldnt tell when he switched subjects, characters or years
Rescue, Protect, Love
His isolation pierced by an act of kindness, he takes care of her, then cares for her, then falls in love. When she is killed, his revenge is not really revenge, and is so subtle even the police are hard-pressed to figure out what is really going on: he is cleaning up the streets using the only way he knows to solve a problem.
Prichard's voice is evocative, and brings the characters to life.
The day the doctor demanded that Kelly be treated for his STD without the nurses telling him that he has it.
Without Remorse illustrates that prostitution is not a "victimless crime." It is a wake-up call to our society on the workings of the dark world of drugs and prostitution. Tom Clancy brilliantly wrote a story that will touch, break, then heal your heart.