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
Along with the rest of the Jack Ryan series, yes.
Not exactly, but it was good enough.
Tom Clancy almost nailed it with regards to Crimea. This is a fun book to listen to and is almost another version of what is going on In February of 2014. Amazing. Worth the read, and Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job in his performance as usual.
Top of list.
All the characters are important and involved - knowning the history of each character, leaves you guessing which one will strike next.
I have either read or listened to Clancys Jack Ryan series over the years. One of the best fortified luster of characters that are must reads from the first to the last book. I hope Mark Greaney picks up with equal attention to details of typical Clancy
A great story that seems to be playing out in real life. A continuation of the impressive writings of Tom Clancy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wished it wouldn't end.
Very impressive narration, one of my favorite.
Another installment in the Jack Ryan series (both senior and now junior), this book picks up where the last left off. Scrambling to find a new base of operations after their last was compromised by the Chinese, the members of the campus split up and lay low. Jack Ryan junior takes a job in London as a financial analyst and quickly becomes involved in a case involving Russia's state owned oil company Gazprom. John Clark and the other members of the operations unit become interested in Russia's largest crime syndicate, which has set up shop in the Ukraine, and fly to Kiev where they offer their assistance to the CIA station chief. Meanwhile, President Jack Ryan (senior) is involved in diplomacy trying to keep Russian forces from invading the Crimea region of Ukrainia. Additionally, President Ryan flashes back 30 years, when he was a CIA analyst investigating rumours of a KGB operative involved in assassinations.All these characters actions converge and the result is a very good novel. Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job in his narration, providing character accents and emotions which add to the quality of the story.If you liked the previous Jack Ryan novels then you will like this one as well. If you have never read the previous novels in the series, this one can still be enjoyed as a stand alone story. However, I recommend reading the books in order as the character development becomes deeper as the novels proceed. The first book in the series, "The Hunt for Red October," is still one of my favorites.
Most of the time, I listen to books when performing mindless functions such as mowing the lawn, or working around the house. Often I listen while commuting, and there’s the rub. Too many people named Jack.
Add to this, the “30 years ago” shifts, and if you are not prepared to activly listen, then it becomes easy to become lost in the three incarnations of Jack.
However, if you have the ability to dedicate time to the listening, it is one of the better books to come out of the series in the last couple of offerings.
Lou Diamond Phillips does his usuall quality job of the read, and has become one of my favorites.
It is just amazing how Clancy's description of the war in Ukraine matches what really is happening.
It was a decent story with interesting characters, but I would have liked it better if Ryan Jr. was more proactive. There was too much attention given to Ryan Sr. His involvement made the reading slow at times. The narration was great but the story wasn't as good as Locked On or Threat Vector.
Incredible how the story line (as often with Clancy) parallels world events. Russians invade Crimea with visions of more. Book or news, they paralleled. I just found it fascinating how the details of the book are playing out in the real world. Of course there was more to the book and Jack Ryan got the world out of the mess. Not sure how that will play out in reality.
Absolutely, Particularly the back and forth between Jack Ryan Jr in current day and Jack Ryan Sr as CIA 30 years earlier and how the paths intertwined.
Jack Ryan Jr. He is Jack Ryan Sr but with Jason Borne physical ability
The whole story moves you but the ending with Jack Ryan Sr holding Jack Ryan Jr looking forward to a better world.
Sad that this is the final Clancy novel. And that Jack Ryan really isn't President. The transition from Jack Sr to Jack Jr was an excellent move that could of extended the string of novels for quite some time. Unfortunately that is not to be. I have read every Clancy novel and several twice. My favorite remains "Without Remorse"
True Political Intrigue
There were times I forgot that a single person was reading the book. His ability to represent multiple people with multiple accents and bring personality to the voices as well was outstanding.
The narrator was pretty good in dialogue, but the narrative passages sounded a lot like bad voice over for a preview of bad action film. Would not listen to another book narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.
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