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Debt of Honor Audiobook

Debt of Honor

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Publisher's Summary

The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new.

Called out of retirement to serve as the new president's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan who must prepare an untested president to meet the challenge. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high.

©1994 Jack Ryan Limited Partnership; (P)1999 Random House Inc.

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"A shocker climax so plausible you'll wonder why it hasn't yet happened." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Kevin Tulsa, OK, USA 12-18-02
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    "Don't buy abridged"

    The abridgement makes this book hard to follow. The Clancy plots are naturally complex, and this one adds a lot of action on top of that. Abridging makes it jumbled and disjointed. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be available unabridged.

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    Elaine Idaho Falls, ID, USA 10-12-08
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    "Much too abridged!"

    If you like Tom Clancy's writing, you'll hate this edition! This abridged version has been cut down so much it's difficult to follow the story. If I hadn't read the paper version previously, I would have been completly lost. It's like being given a sandwich without the bread. You've got the meat but nothing to hold the whole mess together.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-14-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 01-14-15

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    "Harbinger?"

    Classic Clancy. He presents a future world in a frighteningly plausible manner; a restless Japan,an India emerging from the third world to become one of the 21st century's superpowers, and a United States that has comfortably assumed its own superpower. Published 1994, the story depicts plausible series of events culminating in a tragedy that predicts a shadow of actual current events. As always, Clancy describes in detail the operations of global finance as well as military operations. The ending is cliff hanger; the reader must go on to the next book in the series.

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    Pankaj 01-22-09
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    "too abridged"

    I had read the paper version years ago and this had become my favourite Tom Clancy book. I had also enjoyed the details about the economic warefare on the US currency and share market. The abridged version is not the same. I wish hadn't overlooked the fact that I was buying an abridged version.

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    Ken Culver City, CA, United States 09-08-08
    Ken Culver City, CA, United States 09-08-08
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    "Sounds like a great story"

    Wish I could have purchased an unabridged version. I couldn't stop thinking about all that I was missing by choosing to listen to rather than read this book. I'll only be listening to unabridged books in the future. That said, this was a very interesting, compelling story.

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    David Ewa Beach, HI, USA 08-03-08
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    "Disappointing"

    Wait for the unabridged version... especially if you've read the book. As has been mentioned before, the story line came out disjointed, and generally not as exciting. The narrator's Russian and Japanese accents were terrible.

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    Lawrence Dunedin, FL, USA 05-14-08
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    "Great Book"

    the book was a great read, even though I would have preferred the unabridged version of this book.

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    Philip shelby twp., MI, USA 02-23-05
    Philip shelby twp., MI, USA 02-23-05
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    "Slightly Disappointing"

    I had read the first 25% of this book in hardback and due to new job with alot of extra time I wanted to listen to it in mp3 format.
    I was completely takin back by the amount of the book, mainly character development, that had been left out. As I am new to audio books I will definatly keep my eyes out for abridged versions. On the lighter side the main characters name is Jack Ryan ,as Im sure you all know, and at the end of each of his Questions thru out the narrator always says (to define who is speaking of course)"Jack askes" so I laughed alot due to the fact it seems as if he is calling everybody "jackasses" due to the quickness of the narration.hehe.

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    Dog Lover 09-21-15
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    "This was riveting"

    A great book that moved very fast. At first I had a hard time keeping things straight, but then I really got into it.

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    John 05-06-15
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    "Jingoistic, but entertaining"

    The narrator was excellent, though early on I cringed a bit at the accents painted on rather heavily for Japanese and Indian characters.

    certainly not high literature, but I'm not complaining.

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