This is a great story and probably the most underrated book in the series. It deserves a movie for sure. It is suspenseful and very engaging. It's a must have if you like Tom Clancy. The only down side is that the narration by Prichard is horrible. It was almost like he was trying to ruin an awesome story with his ridiculously bad performance. How does a guy like that even get a job doing narration? The only person that could possibly be worse is Rosie O'Donnell.
I'd still get the book though. It's worth suffering through the horrible Michael Prichard!
The story is very good and the premise of the novel is feasible. I like where the book went, and the development of the characters was great. If I could go back in time I would buy this book again for sure.
This book is in line with any of Clancy's other books.
Michael Prichard is not good at narration. I wish he didn't narrate several books in the series. I don't even know how he got the job actually. Lou Diamond Phillips is way better than Prichard. Roy Dotrice is the gold standard and Prichard is like a block of lead. He is slow, most of his characters sound the same, and he's slow. I have to listen to him at 1.25 speed just to tolerate him.
Great book, I recommend it. Prichard is horrible, but the story carries the book.
Top 5 ever!
Character development is the strong point of the book. Also, every character has a unique flaw that always puts you at odds with them.
Surely I can't spoil the book for people that haven't read or listened to it.
There is, but it would be a spoiler. Let's just say it is a part where a very key individual dies.
Roy Dotrice is the BEST at the craft of book narration! I often listened to this book with studio quality headphones, and it felt very near to watching a movie. His performance coupled with the content is very addictive. The subject matter and plot is strong enough to interest any person, but adding Dotrice just makes this book unstoppable! You need this in your library. Even if you read the book, the narration still adds value to the story.
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