The story/book is good, but it is a very long audible book and the narrator is terrible! It took me 3 months to finally finish this book because the narrator has a very bland monotone voice, and it kept putting me to sleep. The story was good though, recommend reading the physical book if you want but I will not purchase another book narrated by Michael Prichard. This book was just too long (nearly 30 hrs) for such a bland narrator.
I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got the audio book expecting to do the same. Unfortunately, the narrator is really bad. His deadpan voice, unenthusiastic style and straight out boring approach makes the book boring by extension. In the end, I put it away for another time when I have nothing more interesting to listen to.
Learning where Mr. Clark came from.
"He said I had a problem with the sinks." "That's zincs"
Get's a little old, mkay?
It's a Clancy, not Shakespeare, he should've read it like a Clancy.
To truly understand John Clark, you have to read "Without Remorse". He is a man who does what needs to be done, and he understands the need. Where did he come from...This will tell you!
Lee Child, Connelly, Grisham, Baldacci, Clancy, Woulk, some philosophy, history and even classic, well, only occasionally on the last item.
This is my first Tom Clancy book. I like to start series from the beginning (call me a pedantic). Although kind of confusing in the beginning, (I had to to go to wikipedia to get the names introduced in the beginning), I quickly got completely absorbed into the story and the character of John Kelly. The narrator's reading, however, is less than satisfactory. In additon to the non-varying tone which made it hard to even distinguish the conversations, the narrator is not really very articulate. I hope my next Clancy book is by a different narrator, because I woould like to listen to more.
Too many to list!
Consistently mispronounced words.
Was an overall good listen.
Michael Pritchard needs a new job...one that doesn't involve reading out loud. He provided the disappointment quotient. Hey Michael, it's pronounced
I have always enjoyed Clancy. I have this book (unabridged) on cassette tape from Isis Audiobooks. The clamshell with the 22 cassettes is a bit large and cumbersome to tote about, so when I saw this unabridged on audible I purchased it without looking. Whoops. The dry and monotone voice of Mr. Prichard killed the story for me. I have listed to the Isis cassettes numerous times. Garrick Hagon does a good job. But I can not listen to
As a long haul trucker I have one of the greatest jobs possible. It isn't because of the wages, since I would have to receive a massive raise to get up to minimum wage and it certainly isn't because of the sub-sweat shop working conditions. The thing that makes my job so excellent is that as I drive around the country I can listen to one audible book after another after another. And that is in my opinion the best way to listen to a long book or a long story as in a long series of books such as the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy. To my way of thinking a series that takes 10,000 miles to listen to is a long series and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series lasts for well over 20,000 miles. In Without Remorse John Clark who becomes a central figure through out the remainder of the series even though there are a few books in which John Clark isn't mentioned, is introduced. The story that Tom Clancy tells in Without Remorse is a complex story that does require the listener to pay careful attention and to concentrate on in order to keep track on what is happening. This can be a little difficult because of Michael Prichard's dry style of delivery. Having said that, I do think that Michael Prichard is a good narrator and his style does work with Clancy's books even though he isn't necessarily the best narrator available. Would I recommend this audio book to others. That depends on the potential listener. If a person likes political-military thrillers and likes the story told in detail then this would likely be a good selection for that person. However if a person doesn't have the patience to allow a long and complex story to unfold or doesn't care for political-military thrillers then that person would be happier using the credit required to acquire this book on something else.
I have always enjoyed Tom Clancy. Had this been the first book by Clancy I had tried, there would never have been another. Was this a Viet Nam Book? Was this a serial killer book? Was this a good samaritan book? It seems Clancy couldn't decide. Totally unrealistic on the killer side. So many good people who knew he was a killer but said nothing or did anything? I don't think so. Michael Prichard has to be the absolute worst narrator I have ever listened to. Totally monotone. No varation on any character. He moves from one conversation to another without taking a breath. I found myself backing up on the story several times. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Possibly Vince Flynn's new book.
Absolutely not. He is terrible.
I think the Viet Nam portion could have carried the book in half the time devoted to the book. It seemed that there was a lot of
The story line is extremely violent. There are evil characters, involved in the drug trade. The hero picks up one of their victims, and becomes involved as he learns of their evil doings; then goes on a murder rampage. The first 6 men he kills are minor characters, unrelated to his major goal. The author claims this is "camouflage"; but it amounts to the "hero" taking law into his own hands, and murdering people for less than capital crime behavior.
A second theme is the Vietnam war; and the intrepid hero is called in for a major plan (which does not succeed). The author takes a totally hawkish stance in this war, and turns people interested in seeing the war end into treasonous villains. Between these themes, the novel becomes nauseating.
While the reading is done well, the recording is extremely poor. One can hardly hear any sibilants; it is almost as if the reader is lisping.