It really sucks when you adjust the volume to a comfortable level, then the narrator yells.
Also, any narrator who reads a military novel should have a military background.
A Radio Intercept Officer is pronounced as RIO, like Rio, like where the Olympics are going to be held...
Struggled to finish this book. skipped multiple whole chapters due to needlessly elaborate and pointless dialogue. Unfortunately, most abridged novels are too short. I think a version of this book that is about 20 hours would have been perfect and not left out anything important.
I have listened to this book twice. It is great because the fragmented story structure makes it easy to listen in 15 minute spurts or at length. Also, Scott Brick is awesome. The macho-man driven dialogue of Tom Clancy at times gets in the way but I think Scott does a good way of playing it out in a digestible way.
Best has to be the build up of the friction between Jack and his Wife and its climax of an awful and passive oral tiff in the white house.... so good.
90 percent of the perks of being a senior official is the parking. The rest is all cigarettes and bad wine.
This is a good long listen- will last you a month and then some if you have an hour commute to work.
I've read every jack Ryan book as of May 2016. I had avoided this one because I was so disappointed in the movie. As it turns out, I believe this to be the best of the jack Ryan series. A real "page turner".
The reader was great! He was able to change accents of different characters, use emotion when needed, and really brought out the story in a great way. I have read the book, but found the audiobook more entertaining.
As it's been said, this book is very different from the movie. Although there are many parallels, there are not as many as you might expect. They mainly occur during the climax within the last few hours of the book.
Scott Brick was an acquired taste but once I became familiar with his character delivery, I would prefer him over Michael Prichard. Brick offers many more character nuances that further immerses the reader into the story.
"The Sum of All Fears" is still one of my favorite movies. The contrasts between the two are so numerous that make it seem like an entirely different premise (for about 80% of the story) which is not a bad thing. I would recommend either to anyone!