The characters who have wound their way throughout the Jack Ryan novels feel like family at this point. The members of this remarkably talented group struggle with everyday wishes and problems. You care about what happens to them.
I listened to this just days before the Chinese government hacked into several US companies. Their People's Liberation Army is believed to be behind cyber attacks which have, in 2013, been accused of hacking into Facebook, Apple, the New York Times, companies involved in the critical infrastructure of the United States such as the electrical power grid, gas lines and waterworks and and US government agencies, among others. While this is a work of fiction, Clancy has once again tapped into the events that are shaping life as we know it right now. The intricate chain of events and weaving together of the lives of each character keep you on the edge of your seat. The level of reality to what is really coming out of China today will scare the heck out of you.
Tense and scary
Clancy up to his old style. China claims the southern China sea for it's own and the US is under massive cyber attack. Lots of the technical details for which Clancy is so well known with his usual cast of character. If you like Clancy, you will not be disappointed.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
Typical Clancy espionage
Yes, but it was not as fast moving, with a lot detail that disrupted my concentration.
He is alway excellent
Future Cyber warfare could be today
The cyber attack are a real possibility. Having the President's son doing under cover in China is too unrealistic.
The performance was pretty good.
Yes - I won't read or listen to any more by this author. I am a government worker and everyone doesn't run around dropping the f bomb. Take that word completely out of the book and I will recommend it. Can't even listen to the book with my family!!!!
Take the explicit sex junk out also. It doesn't lend anything to the story line. I can visualize what happened with out you telling me explicitly.
I think it would be best to have it on audio. I liked it!
He is just a great reader! Good ability to keep the story interesting.
This is a good book to travel to. It really made us want to get going to hear more story.
Yes, I would because it was very entertaining
yes and very timely with the chinese plot,
of all the people that read books aloud ldp is without a doubt the best. His voice and inflection when necessary make all the difference
Absolutely! Lou Diamond Phillips was a great choice as narrator.
The timely subject matter of cyber warfare and the detail in which Clancy explains how real it is. I love the Jack Ryan characters and this book is a great addition to the series. I like the technical information related to cyber warfare and the manner in which is explained. It is not as dry and technical as the data in "The Hunt for Red October".
John Clark... Always pictured him with a tough, raspy voice and Phillips captures it well.
I hated to hit pause long enough to run into a store or other errand.
The length may sound long but flies by as quickly as reading hardback copies.
Intricate story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
The very end when everything came together.
Lou Diamond Phillips was a great narrator. Love to listen to him.
It was a long book, but I couldn't stop listening to it. I stayed up til after midnight every evening until I finished. Definitely a book that I wanted to list to all in one sitting.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Good audio fodder, good tale, well read, not too much grey matter needed and just what you expect from TC. That being said, I am not sure these days just how much is coming from the 'master' and how much from his surrogate. It shows.
Couldn't stop listening
War game scenario, research, action, characterization
The climactic final chapters
This is the best Clancy novel I've read in years.