Story starts a little slow, but ends up being excellent.
The narrator reads painstakingly slow, and his Boston accent is horrible. But if you set the speed to 1.25 it's not too bad.
The first three chapters were actually painful to get through. Does John MacDonald actually talk this slow, or did he do it on purpose? I actually sped the story up one and a half times and it sounded a little rushed, but closer to normal speech than at regular speed.
the narration sounded like a speak from text automation - I love Tom Clancy but could not listen to this one - I would like to return this book
normally I listen during my daily commute. as the book approached its conclusion, I found I had been captured and was unable stop listening until I had finished.
a fantastic read
Clancy wasn't all over the map like he is in most of his books. It wasn't as difficult to remember the different characters.
I liked the scene where Clark and Orteza see each other for the first time since Without Remorse, which was the first book in the Jack Ryan series.
He has a very deep and strong voice which meant that most of the characters had a low voice. Probably my least favorite narrator of all the books in the Jack Ryan series. He gave Orteza a very exaggerated Boston accent which he did not have in Without Remorse. He also gave Senator Trent a very strong Boston accent which I don't recall in previous books. He wasn't as good at changing his voice for different characters as most of the narrators are.
Part 1 of 2
The book ends at a point where there is obviously a sequel, so you will need to buy Executive Orders.
Believable action packed scenario, plot twists and some predictable scenes, but overall an excellent listen.
Performance a bit dry initially,but once the reader was engaged in the story, the dictation of the story was extremely well done and characterizations well done as well