This is not a thinking person's book. The writing is amateurish and the story lacks depth. Every little detail is painfully described leaving little to the reader's imagination. Although I was bored throughout most of this book, I continued with the expectation that the book would become a classic Clancy novel. It never did.
I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.
Ever since Jack Ryan got old, Tom Clancy's books lack the snap and crackle that made them great in the past. It's more than that, however. This book is dull. Lots of detail that serves no real purpose in furthering the plot and a kind of aimless quality that made the story drag. To give you a sense of how little this book impressed me, I actully can't remember the plot ... and I read it just a couple of weeks ago. Is Clancy even writing the books himself or is it being written by his "co-author?" I do hope something will reinvigorate this author's pen with new energy, because this was flat as a pancake.
Tom has jumped the shark like Patterson. This is like KFC is to Colonel Sanders. Just not the same. Reader was totally fine but probably last book because he died of boredom reading it.,I am insulted by this ripoff. Tom Clancy you should apologize for this crap. You should be forced to read it since you obviously didnt.
The only Clancy worse than this was Dead or Alive. A huge cast of shallow characters, a transparent, predictable plot, stilted dialogue. A real C- read.
I can sum up this book in one word: awful. The characters were poorly developed, the plot was confusing, and the dialog stinted. Steven Weber was excellent, but he had to hide his head after this turkey. I've read most of Clancy's works and this didn't appear to be anywhere near his usual offering. It is my sincere desire that the lead character does not appear in ANY future book.
I expected a lot more from one of my favorite authors. Perhaps it was "ghost written"? If so, that would explain a lot.
It is a pretty good listen once things are set in place
Pretty similar to other Tom Clancy works.
Steven Weber does a good job narrating the story.
Once the stage is set, which takes a little while, it gets better and better.
2D cutout plot and characters, which were not too engaging. The plot feels like a officially sanctioned narrative binding Middle East terrorists an Mexican drug barons (obviously no even mention of "fast and furious"). Characters lived and died, but I could not care less. The book does not feel like Clancy at all. Good narration
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Read and listened, the audio version brings its fast paced action to life.
All good, but Max Moore make one hell of an action figure.
No I haven't, but based on this one I will be looking for more of this narrator.
Long, wordy and impossible to put down, sleep is not an option!
Bring on the bad guys, John Clarke has an equal!