One of the better books in the Jack Ryan series. Clancy tended to be all over the map in most of the books, but then I buy the unabridged. Most of the book takes place in Russia. Clancy seems to have had a liking of Russia and Russian names.
There was some suspense, but I wouldn't say I was on the edge of my seat. I did stay up later than I should have during some parts.
Probably when the old Russian sniper kills the Chinese general.
The taking of Russia.
this was a seriously long book. But has enough nail-biters and suspense to make it all fly by fast. Wish it could continue. So many characters and situations unresolved.
Retired, living in Montana, enjoying the good life. Favorites: CJ Box; Carl Hiassen and historical non-fiction—Modern European History
Exciting, (to a point); technology and government
Made the Russians look like they were human and made the Chinese look really, really stupid. In other words, we get to deploy our best toys against a completely outmatched army and demonized Chinese.
Describing combat prep and combat Clancy excelled.
No one could talk that slow.
No, WAY too long and obscure. I don't want to sit in a chair for nearly 4 days straight. I couldn't say awake long enough.
The narrator is kind of terrible because the sound mixing inst great. But I recommend listening to it on 1.25x speed which makes it much more enjoyable, the long pauses are noticeably shorter but its not too fast.