Intriguing story but the narrator was not the best. Not much difference in character voices made it hard to figure out who was talking. Aside from the narrator I did enjoy the story.
Just as a side note Audible needs to have two separate ratings for the story and the narrator. I would've given the following in that case.
Story 5 stars once I get past the voices I enjoyed the ride.
Narrator 3 stars not bad just not as entertaining as some of the others I've heard.
Yes, the story is awesome.
The story line and the notice the true depths of what a good biological lab can do.
Yes. It was good, but he failed in the play of accents amongst the characters. That would have brought rmore life characters.
Life in the military is not easy, and there is the at of hitting back by the other side.
This is another great John Clark story! A great plot. Lots of action. A horrible narration - flat, uninspired. I enjoy the story and know what is going to happen - otherwise I would probably lose attention to the story due to the flat narration.
Though out of the Jack Ryan story directly, this book is an important piece of the overall.
The writer expressed the thoughts of the characters repeatedly and redundantly. Making it frustrating to hear the same thing said six different ways. The book could have been just as effective and 20% shorter.The overall story however was excellent.
Not this audio version. The book is great, and so is the audio CD version.
Anything by Tom Clancy
Rough, un-inflected, un-dynamic
Somewhat. I like reading Tom Clancy books and have enjoyed listening to several on CD.
This narrator is not the same one that did the audio CD version. That was David Dukes, and he was much better than Michael Prichard. This narrator made almost no effort to give accents to any of the characters, even though characters from many European countries were included in this book. Not sure why someone thought the book needed to be re-read for this release, but it wasn't necessary as the first edition was quite good.I found this audiobook to have a rough and almost static-y sound more than once--not the crisp and clear sound I would expect from a digital audio recording.
This was a good book and worth reading. However, the narrator was not very easy to listen to, and the audio engineer should be fired. The audio quailty was inconsistent, and it was more often bad than good. How audible has not replaced this copy of the book with one from a better narrator is unfathomable. This book had been around for a long time, sold a ton of copies. spawned a ton of video games by the same name, and came from a very highly respect author. I'm genuinely disappointed in Audible after listening to this book.
I enjoyed the book, but I would have enjoyed it more if it were shorter. Too much detail that did not contribute to the story watered down the excitement that could have been here. I kept listening because the writing was good. The length of the book reminds me of someone who was paid by the word. I will skip some of the others by this author.
Tom Clancy yes
Haven't got to the ending it is a struggle just to keep listening to it as is. The reader is very boring.
I have listened to many a book on CD and audible and the reader is not interesting and he does not make the story interesting.