It is not the narrator's fault that this sounds like a monotone robot. This is a bad transfer. It sounds like they recorded it at one speed, then slowed it down so that many words are now slurred and drawn out. Also I feel that the "robot" problem is also from the transfer, by clipping off the upper and lower ranges of the sound pitches, it now sounds artificial in a lot of places.
Say something about yourself!
Not much more to say than the Jack Ryan series continue to entertain in depth.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
This is another long overdue review. Flew to Manila for the XMAS holidays and listened to this audiobook 2 times. Clancy weaves such complex plots that it actually takes me 2 readings to get the most out of his novels. Clancy stands alone when it comes to adding extra's to his counter terrorism novels. Those extras include rich history and political science: be it Asia, Eastern Europe or the Middle East. Clancy also provides wonderful description of military weapons: whether aircraft carriers, submarines, fixed or rotary aircraft, tanks or the latest small arms weapons. His knowledge seems unequaled to all other writers when it comes to military science. I loved this story. Enjoy.
Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc
Difficult to stop listening. Engrossing, and with the follow-on book, a thorough definition of the Jack Ryan character
Yes, no le-up until the end, and then, you're asking for more..
Climax and set-up for follow0-up book.
Too late, after 9-11, to make a film.
This book and its follow-on cannot be separated.
I highly recommend the entire Jack Ryan series to everyone and all of Tom Clancy's works
for that matter. In this story he shows what having debt and what economic conditions can due to the entire world and he makes it so real and so believable full of action and adventure as only the Mind of Tom Clancy can give.
To many moments to just pick one
at first I thought he sounded like a computer voice mail but that soon passed and I think he is one of the best story tellers to date. The way he does the characters and how he can hold you into the story is very good
with any great story teller if you don't feel something like this then it is not a good story or they a good teller and Tom Clancy is a master of his craft so this story makes you feel all sorts of things
Everyone that loves a great suspense, action drama and political thriller needs to listen and or read Debt of Honor.
I actually haven't listened to the book yet, but was forced to "review it" in order to give you this tip.
Another reviewer remarked about the "slowness" of the speaker & he/she said it was an easy fix. If you are using an Apple product, you merely speed up the Audiobook under the Settings. Wow, it worked! OK, so many of you guys already knew that, but I am PC based. But for all the complainers, I wish they had changed their iPods, lol.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
Jack Ryan retired he left government business after Bob Fowler made a near disastrous mistake. now he golfs, back in the financial market and spending time with his family when he is called into the white house. the new president Rodger Durling is asking him to come back as the National Security Adviser.
in the world a major car accident of a Japanese car results in a new trade law being passed that hurts japan. Japan retaliates and attacked the US forces, takes Saipan and Guam as well as destroy the US economy.
Jack Ryan has to figure out how to be able to deal with the multiple threats found from japan, while at the same time India is acting up and hints that china might be trying too.
What will they do to solve this big issue?
A great listen. One that makes you want to stay in the car :). Clancy always has a great story line and this one is great one.
Top five of Tom Clancy's novels.
The moment Jack Ryan becomes the President.
One of his best. With so many difficult languages involved, his variety of accents and tones make the story seem realistic.
Not a book that can be digested in a single setting. There are too many important messages involved that require time for reflection.
I've been to Japan for business at least 40 times over the last decade. The insights into the Japanese mindset are very accurate and informative. I learned much more than I expected through out the story. A must read for anyone that wants to get a view of the business related culture of Japan.
I almost passed on this one due to the comments on the quality of the narration. That would have been a big mistake. The story is great, as usual, and the narration if "OK"! Don't miss it!