Dick Hill ruined another Larry Bond book. The narration is so bad, I don't even know if the story was good or bad.
I'm not sure if Larry Bond has gotten lazy and campy in his writing, or if it's just the breathy delivery of Dick Hill. The dialogue ... people just don't talk the way the dialogue in this books comes across. I blame the narrator, because Larry Bond has written some solid stories.
Dick Hill has ruined the last two Larry Bond books I've listened to. If he narrates the next one, I'll skip it. Gimme Bronson Pinchot over an out of breath Dick Hill anyday.
Yeah, probably. But these modern war stories don't translate well to film.
Please permanently remove Dick HIll from the approved list of narrators.
I've read all of the Jack Ryan novels and mourned the loss of the character maybe more than the author, Tom Clancy. I had low expectations that Greaney would do the series justice, despite his previous collaborations with Tom Clancy. I put off getting the book until my curiosity - and a spare Audible credit - got the best of me. This was a great story. Perhaps it ended a bit too cleanly and abruptly but the rest of the story made up for it.
I miss the voice of Lou Diamond Phillips. The author wasn't bad, but I'm accustomed to Lou's version of Chavez and surprisingly good array of voices.
If you've been worried the Jack Ryan series will be hijacked by an inferior storyteller like what happened to Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne series, you're in for a reassuring surprise.
A better author able to tell a story without resorting to out of place flag waving. There is no emotional depth to any characters, and no connection to them.
I listened to One Bullet Away, a much more poignant reflection of patriotism without the schlockiness.
The narrator was ok.
I was disappointed. The book had a lot of hype, and the story about the threat was interesting. But the author just isn't a very good storyteller. This book clearly was published due to the author's connections to powerful people, not due to the quality of the story.
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