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.
I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.
The technical detail in the procedures, weapons, psychology and overall realism.
The "Bad shot" at the Amusement Park.
PERFECT for narrating. LAZY for voices. again PERFECT for narrating. his voice always fit how i was feeling when he wasnt reading for someone voice.
It all just felt real to me because of the way it was written. So i felt waht i was suppose to feel. My most extreme external reactions were holding my breath during tense moments or a jaw drop and a head shake as big events happened.
I really appreciate the more emotional/human/family element being integrated so smoothly into the story without muddying it up or feeling forced. It felt real and not obligatory like alot of material that tries to "humanize" or make the characters relate-able.
No- The Narrator was monotone and I lost the imaginative eloquence a true storyteller instills upon a listener.
Tom Clancy is a fantastic collaborator and author. Rainbow Six was my first foray into political thriller as a youth and it has kept me coming back time and time again. The assembly of the best of the best from across the world with a secret pact with NATO to handle "crisis" situations. The enemy is not only fierce and competent but surprisingly human as well. In the end someone is right and someone is dead.
Completely monotone! I hated it. I downloaded the whispersync audible version and was immediately turned off. I now specifically look at the narrator before purchasing and won't purchase unless I listen to a sample. I wish Lou Diamond Phillips would go back and read all of Clancy's books. He was incredible in the Jack Ryan Jr. Series.
In the end when elements of the opposition recognize the scope of their mission and help put an end to the madness.
Great book terrible narration... would have given negative stars if I could.
This was an extremely enjoyable story. If you love Clancy's books, the characters John Clark, Ding Chavez and their family almost become your own family. The novelty of the ending made it especially satisfying.
He's just an excellent narrator, period.
No way. That's my main beef with Clancy - the man could belabor a point, and he did plenty of that in this book. At nearly 36 hours long, listening all in one sitting isn't really even a consideration. I love his books but often wonder what happened to his editor. The repeated explanations of the beliefs and philosophies of the environmentalists became really tedious. Clancy doesn't hesitate to allow his political leanings show, and sometimes that turns into preaching, which eventually becomes a weakness in his storytelling.
I always like books that aren't predictable, and that's one of Clancy's strengths. This book was no exception.
This installment of the Ryanverse has us following Mr. Clark and Diego Chavez as they set up the international, counter-terrorism, uber-special ops team known as Rainbow Six. This story was published in 1998, but seems to presage the apparent security state as we know it today. Mr. Clark & Co. get into lots of jams, take out lots of bad guys, and save the day many times, like they are supposed to.
I always liked the Clark stories, and the Clark parts of the Ryan stories, much more than Jack Ryan, and Rainbow Six does not disappoint. Mr. Clark always seemed more of team player, having built up high functioning groups of men focused on doing bad things to bad people. While Ryan appears to be a bit of a cowboy, trying to go it alone, eschewing teamwork. While this is probably overly simplistic, it's the impression that's carried for me.
I have always enjoyed Tom Clancy, just in moderation. At 35+ hours, Rainbow Six could be more moderation than some will think is prudent. ;)
As always, on to the next Ryanverse chapter.
Thanks to Tom Clancy, and this book the console games were created. For Those who are not into console or PC gaming these games where excellent just like the book, full of detail and adrenalin. Unfortunately this is the first Audible book that has taken me so long to finish and it's all due to the narrator. I found it hard to continue listening after a few minutes. I just don't feel him into the whole story like other narrators whom I have heard.
I got my Military/special operations/intelligence fix which is characteristic of the Tom Clancy novels.
Since I started backwards in the Jack Ryan series, I would have to say that Lou Diamond Phillips is the clear option for these types of genres. The other option would be Jay Snyder, the narrator from the Grey Man series
Rainbow Six was worth listening due to the story, but again the narrator really made it hard for me to listen for long ranges of time.