The New York Times best-selling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team.
There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
©2013 Tom Clancy (P)2013 Random House Audio
Something to say. This book is a total waste of time.
And endless collection of names, twists and boring factoids.
I think the narrator worked it pretty hard. I sort of feel sorry for him.
70% of them.
I can't imagine what a "Clancy Fan" finds satsifying in this book.
Lou Diamond Phillips narration was childlike and in fact ruined what was not a very good book, and created an awful experiance. !!
Tom must be rolling over in his grave. Always been a favorite of mine, until this disaster!
Lou Diamond Phillips
Sorry that Tom Clancy bowed out with this mess
It's quite clear that this was a work in progress when TC died. Unfortunately, it does not exhibit the polish of his earlier novels. There are many errors of fact, errors of logic, errors of language. These are disappointing and should have been picked up in proof reading.
The book reads like the last third was in the outline stage and those tasked with making something saleable lacked the ability - or perhaps brief - to complete the novel properly. As a result, the story winds up in a very unsatisfactory way.
To conclude then, I do not recommend this book - even to TC fans. It is simply poor and completely forgettable.
It was ok and worth the time to listen to but the mix of cold war and current didn't do much for me
Clancy is unusually astute in real world shifts I fear.
The narration is very good with accents.
Many of Clancy's books are good, but this is one of his best, pity it was his last.
I had. As good as ever.
The author's sudden death makes me wonder where the Jack Ryan series will go from here.
The Russians are back in the last book written by Tom Clancy before his death. This book continues along the Jack Ryan, Jr. reboot. And, compared to the others in the series, it's alright. It's not the best, and it's not the worst.
My biggest issue is that when Lou Diamond Phillips performs a British accent, it sounds more Australian than British! (I won't even go into his atrocious Scottish accent!).
I found this odd, because he has been my favorite narrator up to this point. His Russian accents are quite good. And, he voices the rest of the characters quite well.
I cant continue with it because it is so bad. This story does not get my attention
The story is tight and quick action
Perhaps not so much quick action, somewhat contradicts the above however at thime too much going on for me.
Emotions and clarity, I really enjoyed his work and will add novels he participates with in the future.
I notice the trend of dual authors and just do not believe the story quatlity is the same as the older novels. I for one will probably avoid this franchise in the future.
Fritz the assessor
If this is the best that Tom Clancy can put his name on, then he may as well retire. And who ever thought that Lou Diamond Phillips was a good choice for this as a narrator has never listened to a good narrator. I listened to the whole thing and it was hard to do. The story was a complete mess and Mr. Phillips did not help. Save your money. Do not buy this book. I did and am hopeful that I can return it.
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