I'm a Clancy fan and enjoyed diving into the Clark character although the story did begin to drag. Overall I enjoyed the book despite the poor quality of the audio.
attention to detail & character development is spot on in this book. I wish the new non-Clancy written books were this good.
I really enjoyed it. The only slight criticism is that it became so complex I had to keep jumping back to make sure I had understood what was happening.
I won't add in a spoiler, but the protagonist's name was Kelly and the surname of the cop chasing him down was Ryan. Sorry Tom, but given the Jack Ryan character you have developed in other books, that was a VERY poor choice of a name beause you have already conditioned my brain to keep thinking of Ryan as the hero of the story.
I was really looking forward to this book as my first time reading Clancy. Honestly I was shocked at how poor this story was told. Perhaps it would have been slightly better if I had read it as opposed to listening but not much.
First the narrator was extremely flat with almost no inflections or emotion in his reading style.
The story itself wasn't much better. I found Clancy's attempt at writing of love and emotion so poor it was humorous. I was also shocked at how often Clancy got simple details flat wrong. Like the use of "clips" vs "magazines". How does a writer of wars and fighting get such things wrong?
I may some day read another Clancy story but it won't be for some time after this one.
I can't believe I had missed this one. I admit, I almost gave up on it too early because of the narration. But I decided that Clancy had never disappointed before and eventually I mellowed toward a voice that is, well, unspectacular. But to the point, this story was about as good as I have listened to. I was looking for reasons to listen to more. Clancy strung us along just enough to see a general idea of what MIGHT happen but thirsting for details. Again, Clancy was a masterful weaver of tales...he is and will be, sorely missed. Greaney..you have your work cut out for you my friend!