Listening to this book is like being hooked on Meth. You will beg, borrow and steal time to listen to this book once you get hooked within the first 5 minutes.
If you are a Clancy fan then you would enjoy this book. In my reading, the use of the son as the main character, just doesn't come up to the thriller level that Clancy had under the Father. There is, however, enough of the old Clancy in the writing to make it a good way to spend some time.
The narration by Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. A wee bit hokey on the accents at times but performance wise I do give it a 5 star rating.
Yes, performance was great! Very engaging and hard to put down.
Yes, author used great detail in developing characters.
Nope, first one
I wanted to but didn't have time
Fantastic high tech story line that is built off of many current world issues. I could see it happening ....
Very solid plot that was hard to pause.
This is the second audible book that I listened to from him and he has become my favorite reader.
Very solid effort. Clancy is back to teaching us about topics as well as keeping us in suspense. I heartily endorse this book.
This Clancy book really stands upright by itself. It always helps to have read previous books but in this case you really didn't need to . I would consider listening to this then going back 3 or 4 and catching up.
Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job narrating as he has in the past with strange last names and different accents.
Stare down, Chinese style
You need to be somewhat excited about computers and the internet or weapons to really have a good listen.
I've been an audible subscriber for years but this was the very first time I simply couldn't stop listening. Clancy has done a marvelous job at building suspension, and the narrator tops that off with a great performance. I found myself pushing off other things just so that I could listen to "one more chapter"!
Yes because it was interesting, return of some ol' favorite characters and some interesting new ones.
I was moved to anger and disbelief with Melanie's stupidity and wimpiness.
I loved the pace with which Lou Diamond Phillips read. I hope they continue to work with him.
I've been following the stories of Jack Ryan and company since the 80's, always looking forward to the next instalment from Tom Clancy. This one continues the saga in a way that I think incorporates all the original values of the Ryan stories really well.
There are equal parts fast-paced plot and technology exposure. This time, although there is lots of detail of weapons used, etc., there is also a lot of computer technology in the picture. I've always found the technology aspect to make Clancy's stories more interesting.
Once again, the audio book is read by Lou Diamond Phillips with great pacing, consistent voicings, and an overall excellent presentation.
A great read!
I love the suspense and realism he gives his books. I only hope they don't come true in real life.
I absolutely love all of Tom Clancy's book but the ones about The Campus and Rainbow Six are my absolute favorites. This one is anther of his great works!
The tension between John Clark and Volishnikov kept me on the edge of my seat.