Although I usually prefer print over audio, because I like this series so much, I wanted it in as many formats as possible. I purchased the entire audio series as soon as it was available in 2012 but did not actually start listening to it until October 2013, finishing the entire five-volume "Agent of Change" sequence in just under two weeks.
For the most part, I enjoyed the audio version very much. I tend to read very fast and the audio forced me to slow down immensely; I even picked up on some scenes that I apparently missed while reading the series.
Mr. Caploe gives a good reading performance although I do disagree with the pronunciation of of certain (English) words. My main criticism of his performance deals with his character voice for Pat Rin in "I Dare". I have always had an affinity for Pat Rin, a quiet, elegant, and reticent person, and to hear him presented in a nasally, almost (to me) hoodlum-like voice was extremely off-putting and grating to the ear. Another voice that could have been done better was Anthora; he made her sound like some "Valley Girl" parody.
This is one of my favorite Clancy books and I was so looking forward to hearing it again. Unfortunately, this is an abridged version which is noticeable in more than one instance. This drops my rating from 5 to 3.
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