2nd best Tom Clancy book I've listened too. Among all the audio books???? A Tom Clancy book is like watching an action movie, it doesn't make you any smarter, but it's enjoyable and a good diversion. Not to say I'm ashamed to be a fan, I'm not, I just can't compare his work to Mark Twain.
It was hard to stop listening. LDP is a great narrator, he makes the story come alive.
His accents, intonation, and style kept me interested. Some narrators can really be tedious and boring, but LDP seems enthusiastic and works hard to get the characters right. I will definitely listen to any Tom Clancy book he reads.
I really like the action in Tom Clancy's books, I'm not as big of a fan of the politics, but overall they're worth it and I will continue to listen especially with a great narrator.
A commercial shoot-em-up thiller with a body count in the thousands and an f-bomb count to match. The highlight was the narration by Lou Diamond Phillips, which was superb.
It will appeal to some people.
The narration was fabulous and on the whole the story was entertaining, with plenty of action sequences. However the plot line was a little bare and was fairly predictable. The characters got a little confusing in the middle and the ending seemed hastily thrown together compared to the earlier chapters.
Probably not, at least in the near future. I might listen later
Yes, I like Tom Clancy's books and this is the first time I have heard of Mark Greaney.
The presidential debates make it seem that one must be right wing to be a patriotic man of action. It was at though Sarah Palin was the author.
Keep to what has been successful in their past books. Action against and triumph over our common enemies, not right wing rhetoric.
Clear deep voice.
I stopped listening after the presidential debate, wishing that I had not purchased this book.
An old style Clancy novel with all the can't put it down /can't turn it off thrills... Great story, great pace and the good guys win! Reading performance excellent.
A better actor to narrate. Better develop characters. I can't understand narrator's words and he has no emotion in his speaking.
Never buy anything narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.
Please give us a better sample of the narration. I've read most of Tom Clancy's books and this one just doesn't measure up at all.
Check out narrator's past performance and sound.
I wasted almost $20.00 for a book I will never finish. I feel cheated!
I read and enjoyed all of the early Clancy books and a number of the later ones. I could not finish this one.
I consider myself to be an ordinary Democrat. I hold the views that I do because I believe they are what is best for this country. Others may disagree, but I do not consider them to be evil because of it. I try to consider what other people really think about issues, and why. I try to see both sides of issues.
Judging by this book, Mr. Clancy does not look at political disagreements in the same way. Rather, the book takes political views that resemble mine, then twists them into perverse caricatures that do not match those of anyone I know. It is an old tactic: demonize the people that disagree with you. Charge all of a group, half of the nation, with beliefs that can only be found in the rarest extremists, and if you can't find real extremists that believe something sufficiently despicable, just make something up. Fiction is the perfect tool for that. The writer of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" could have learned lessons from this book.
Call me thin skinned if you want, but I felt like the book was exuding hate toward me in very personal way. It was dripping with utter disdain for my views (or really its absurd perversions of my views).
If I feel the need to experience being despised so vigorously, I can listen to Rush Limbaugh, or I can write something totally evil like "I am against torture" on any number of website forums. I do not need it in a book that I have paid for.
I smile at books more than I smile at people. Unknown
I'm not sure. There are parts of the book that I enjoyed and parts that I didn't. But I spent too much time trying to remember the characters and how they fit into the plot. It was very frustrating.
Streamline the plot just a bit more. I'm not saying to make it predictable and ordinary, but when readers have to struggle to keep up with too many twists and turns it becomes a chore to finish the book.
The action scene at the hotel where Jack Ryan, Jr. is on one of his first real missions. He is tasked with driving the getaway car and guarding the exit of the hotel his team is about to inflltrate to catch a guy involved in some bad business. While his team is getting in place for thier take-down, Jack notices some curious activity going on at the next hotel. Trusting his instincts, he leaves his post for a minute to follow five shady-looking guys until he's able to reognize one of them as a terrorist. He quickly relays this info to his team and they immediately recognize a trap. At the last minute they have to change plans in order to save a group of unarmed surveillance guys that are unaware that they are about to be ambushed by the five guys that Jack Jr. identified.
This was the second audio book i have purcahsed and was not disspointed. I listened to it on my walk to work and in the car ride home. I pottered around the house and was able to do chores and make dinner while listening. A great way to tune out. Love it!
Names and acronyms were sometimes hard to reference as you cannot go back and recheck them like you would in a book, but if you have read the books you shouldn't have much trouble. I have missed a few in the series and still found it enjoyable.
Lots of characters to get to know, very descriptive, easy to picture and action packed.
I didn't recognise his voice at all, but he was very good, especially with the multitude of characters he had to keep up with.
Yes I finished the whole book in about three days...a mighty feet considering its approx 17 hrs long.