As expected, Clancy's writing is brilliant. The story is gripping and a real page turner, but this reader is horrible, His manner of diction, over pronounciation, and presentation are so off-putting to me, it ruined this book. If I could I would get my credit back, and just read the book myself. I am truly disappointed with it and will NEVER buy another Audible book read by Michael Prichard.
Yes. It's Tom Clancy!!
David Ogden Stiers is the BEST reader of any audio book I have ever purchased. (Incidently he reads a few abridged versions of some of Clancy's earlier novels) Contrast his manner of reading to Michael Prichard. Night and day difference.
Dramatic disappointment. I wish I could get my money/credit back toward another purchase.
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Overall I like the story line. I like the newer Tom Clancy books read by Lou Diamond Phillips. The story is at time over wrought with minutiae.
I am not a fan of Michael Prichard's. His style of reading runs from one scene the next making it difficult to realize you're now hearing about a different scene. I also find
that I start to tune him out.
I have and I will! I'd listened to the abridged version many times in the past, but I couldn't pass up this new unabridged version. I loved the additional details and information.
I was not over-impressed with the voice characterizations, but I was not completely disappointed.
Though the narrator is not a
This is a must Listen! Well Done! All The Clancy you need in one book!
The Characters; Espeically, Clark
The Plane rescue
Real sense of life to the characters.
I found in later books, especially Dead or Alive the continued story of John Clark. Which goes back to Sum of All Fears when he was younger.
I purchased this book with hesitation because of the other reviews stating that the narrator was bad. He's not just bad, he's terrible. There is no change in his voice, tempo, cadence etc. There is little to no difference in the characters voices. There are no breaks to let you know one chapter has ended and another has begun. I'm still an audible rookie with less than 30 books in my library, but this is the first book I couldn't listen to. I tried, but I couldn't take it any longer.
I listened to "Dead or Alive" prior to this. The narrator (Lou Diamond Phillips) set the bar for Clancy books as far as I'm concerned.
This may be a great story, perhaps I'll buy the Kindle version and see. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you are having trouble sleeping.
Out of the hundres of audiobooks that my wife and I have listended to this ranks near the bottom. The narrator sounds like he is reading the book for the first time as he stumbles through this less than mediocre story. DO NOT waste a credit. Tom Clancy should be ashamed.
love the book, Clancy is great, but no more books with this narrator, wish the other Clancy books had a different narrator
Have been an Audible listener for 10 years and this is the worst narrator ever. Nasal and boring! Thankfully, I read most of Tom Clancy's books years ago so I won't have to hear him again. After only 20 minutes, I'm ready to skip to another book. :(
University professor with experience accounting and information systems research and teaching. Reader of science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and classic British fiction.
Once again, we are absorbed into the world of John Clark. This is an excellent book by Tom Clancy, a writer we enjoy very much. The interwoven plots and sub-plots and the development of characters old and new are to the usual high Clancy standard.
The narration is good but does has one annoying quirk and that is the husky very artificial female voice used for one character. That one is cringe worthy. Male narrators needn't attempt to sound exactly like females when reading female dialogue. Ew. Fortunately, that character is not a major one so the cognitive dissonance doesn't last too long.
Otherwise, Michael Prichard (whose narration we have heard on other books) is an excellent narrator. His accents do not annoy (a major bonus) and his mixture of character voices (other than the horrible woman) are good.
We still prefer Lou Diamond Phillips or Scott Brick for unabridged Clancy novels, but Mr. Prichard is probably a reasonable third on the list of narrators we've heard so far reading Clancy novels.