Rainbow Six is everything you love about Clancy. Deep, engaging story that builds to a satisfying conclusion. It took me a while to get used to this narrator. I've heard better ones, but he wasn't bad. Well worth the investment of time.
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.
hmm ... well since I can hear it anywhere , yes perhaps, but the book is great for a vacation !
sure! it is multiple plots that converge to the end , quite entertaining
perhaps the rescue in the amusement park
hmm, can't recall laughing, maybe yes, cry certainly not
enjoyable , entertaining , interesting, well narrated
In the words of comic-book-guy (for you "Simpson's" fans), "Worst Clancy Book Ever!"
1st of all, despite being listed as a book in the "Jack Ryan" Series, its not. He's referred to in book ass president, but doesn't appear at all.
2nd of all, it is really uncharacteristically non-Clancy; makes me wonder if he really wrote it at all, or if it is one of his ghost-written books. Not as technical, many included technical elements are flagrantly wrong, much more repetitious than his normal books in regards to the military/espionage/medical "facts" he does include, really bad fieldcraft (spycraft) of the agents.
Remember in "Executive Orders" when he explicitly commented that you would never have a call saying anything like "I have the microfilm."? Well that's essentially what he does over and over again. The spooks are obvious, without use of subordinates or additional assets. They engage in cliche's like shooting out the tires of the bad guys car, and shooting the gun outta someone's hand (really!?)
There is a lot more talk about sex and sexual innuendo than Clancy usually employs. His character's, Clark and Chavez, act far less intelligent than the intelligence officers they are in other books (esp Clark), and bitch about others in CIA, etc. (including the Foleys). Although Clancy does tend to let his politics slip into his books, the conservative politics utterly flood this one (with laughably flat and ridiculous liberal environmentalists engaging in a conspiracy of hundreds--from a man whose prior books espouse that you if 2 people know a secret, it cannot be kept secret).
This is a (bad) action book, not a military-espionage book that Clancy (if this was him) is famous for. And worst of all, though it occurs in the same universe as Jack Ryan, it was certainly NOT a Jack Ryan book, and listen.
I will certainly be requesting a refund for this waste.
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.