Believable story. To bad a team like this can't exist in today's world.
This is very much how the UN was supposed to work.
Clark. A good man with character.
The little girl in the amusement park and taking down the terrorist who killed her.
Taking down the terrorist that shot the little girl.
The main characters and continuation through the Ryan series.
Member Since 2-12-2010
Have enjoyed MANY!
Not the audio book
Lou Diamond Phillips must have spoiled me. Too much of a made for talk radio sound to it.
Return it and write this and not in that order. Not sure if the review stays up after you return a book from your library.
Long and droning.
Ok plot for reading but seems disjointed in narration. Maybe it's just the guys voice.
Monotone. One dimensional.
So long you'll have to hit pause three times to go pee before it ends.
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This book is pure Clancy. The formula remains intact. Here are the ingredients:
* Short bursts of intense action interwoven with long periods of tedium.
* Lots of (well researched) technical details that you never would have thought to look up on your own.
* Large cast of characters headed up by those repeating "good guys" that readers of this series already know and love.
* Seemingly separate plot lines that gradually weave themselves together to finally become a coherent story.
* A narrator (M. Prichard) who can be quite annoying until you get used to his voice ... and then it just seems bland, but not truly bad. Although this time I got rather irritated by his mispronunciation of a couple keys words. Nothing that would derail the plot, just annoying.
* A few righteous political characters who were scary and made you want to scream at them for being black-hearted idiots.
OK, given the above, why 4 stars you might ask? Because there is something absolutely hypnotic about this series. I love listening to it. It feels a little like a very familiar place where you do know that all will be well by the end. Thank you Tom Clancy.
The book was good, not great. There were some minor holes in the plot and actions that did not seem logical. It was well worth the time and money.
The basic plot was good and believable. Some of the elements of the plot were not as much. I would elaborate, but I don't want to give anything away.
This narrator needs to be replaced. It isn't that he is the worst I have ever heard, but with a major author like Clancy I do expect better.
I stopped counting the words he miss-pronounced. There were just too many. His pacing was much better in this book than the last two he did. In those the story would change locations and people with no break in the pace of the narrator. You could not tell a new paragraph, much less a new scene in the story. He did much better on that in this one. There were times when he must have taken a break in the recording because his voice would change so much that he suddenly sounded like a different person.
If I made a film of this book, I would change some elements of the story to make it more believable. Then I would come up with a tagline.
Clancy is a compelling author. The story was good, and it is nice to see some of his characters progress.
No - would recommend the actual book - the narration is too horrible.
Ding and John Clark
He read this book like he was reading the business section of the newspaper. Totally dry and totally unsuitable for the book content.
I love this book - have read it several times. I would love to buy other Tom Clancy audiobooks, but will not due to the narration.
The dry narration pretty much ruined the story - it was very hard to listen to. If I had not read the book already, I would probably have quit listening.
Switching from one plot to another was a bit confusing at times but otherwise it was interesting.
John Clark keeps being at the right place at the right time.
He brings life to the story
The formation of Rainbow Six sure made me think. Here again there is a group to take the place of the FBI and CIA. Better yet they. Could work around a lot of legalities. The way it ended was a real feel good climax. Listen to this all the way and you won't regret it.
With over 6 hours of listening into the book complete, I was still wondering what the plot was and where this story was going. I kept thinking I should continue to listen because so many people like this books so much; in the end I quite listening to this book and have been wondering why it is so popular ever since.
The characters seem dry and unexciting, the story feels worn and re-hashed. The narration was dull and drawn out. It is rare that I write a negative review about any book, as I am very careful in choosing what I read or listen to. In the end I can't recommend this book, but so many other people have that I am left thinking that maybe it's just not my style.
Unfortunately, the narration in this was so poor that I had to give up. Sounded like a cross between a speech impediment and a headcold