The story was another edge of the seat story by Clancy should be read by everyone who follows Ryan.
I firmly believe that cyber war fair is the next real threat to the U.S.A. this story gives you an idea of what could happen
Lou Diamond Phillips is every character he plays. Mr. Phillips is one of the best story tellers I have listened to very hard to say which one was my favorite that are all great.
Captivated me brought right into the story
If you like Clancy in the Ryan series you will like this story.
The trip to Miami was not very good at all
Clancy yes. Greaney No.
Solid voice portrayals.
Huh? Like what, shoot-up a cab, sneak into China wearing a paper mask?
It's been obvious over the past few years that Clancy is all but retired. However, whoever made the decision to hire Mark Greaney to write the Clancy books made a great decision. This book gave me the old Clancy feel written by one of the best up and comers in the business. If anybody is looking for another writer to follow, Mark Greaney and the Grey Man series is the way to go.
The pairing of Clancy and Greaney hit a home run with this one. This is more like the work of Clancy back during his "Hunt For Red October" Days and I totally enjoyed it. Since he seems to heading toward phasing John Clark out due to his 'age' I would like to see a younger version brought in, but for us old timers who have been reading Clancy for years, tread lightly and let us see flashes of the Old John Clark in the New One! Now, Mr, Phillips, while I have admired your abilities as an actor for a long time, I must say you need some lessons from people like Brick and Guildall or a better editor. I could hear every BREATH you took and it was very annoying. I had to try very hard to shut it out. You never hear Scott Brick nor George Guidall take a breath much less a sharp intake because they have run out of air. You have a good voice learn to use it better.
Nicely accurate; scarily possible
As a Desert Storm fighter vet, my favorite scene was the large force attack package and engagements during the attack on China.
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Jack Ryan and son Jack Jnr. failed to grab my attention this time in what I thought was one of the weaker books in this series. The plot was a B movie script of Chinese officials duping their leader into almost going to war with the USA. It really needed someone from Jacks Academy to leap into Beijing wearing a cape, with their hands on their spread hips.
The ending involved using miffed local boy scouts and girl guides to hold off the Chinese Army whilst Jack Jnr. knocked off the baddie.
No wonder I kept falling asleep during this one.
PS. Jack - stop getting girlfriends. They keep betraying you son.
On a brighter note, LDP did a good job as narrator with what I thought was a dull story.
I enjoyed reading this book. The characterizations were well drawn, even for those of us who haven't read all the other books in the series. The pacing was tight. I like that in this kind of novel. The plot twists were also plausible. Finally, the narration was well done. Good distinctions between characters with the voices imparting meaning beyond the words.
One of my favorite things about a Clancy novel is the attention to detail. It sharpens the imagination and transports you right in the middle of the action...it also makes you wonder just how close to the mark he might be!
And LDP as narrator is the icing on the cake. There are narrators who speak differently for each character - only with the best is that a good thing - most just end up missing the mark. LDP gives each personality their own voice without overtly changing the sound. His accents from different regions are believable and he maintains them well.
Two of the best! Clancy and Phillips. I don't know how authors collaborate, but kudos to Mark Greaney for maintaining the Clancy experience!