Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into the suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan’s dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin code-named Zenith.
He was never able to find the killer.But in the shadowy world of covert operations, nothing stays hidden forever.In the present, a new strong man has emerged in the ever-chaotic Russian republic the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His rise to power was meteoric, but shrouded in deception and treachery.
The foundations of his personal empire are built on a bloody secret from his past, and he will eliminate anyone who comes close to that truth. For he has set in motion a plot to return Russia to its former glory and might with the rest of the world once again trembling in fear of the mighty Bear.When an old friend of the Ryans is poisoned by a radioactive agent, the trail leads to Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. aided by his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus must delve into an international conflict thirty years in the making, and finish what his father started.
With President Ryan fighting a desperate campaign to thwart Russian aggression, and his son fighting a silent war against a ruthless foe, the chances for global conflict grow greater ? and the possibility of survival may soon be lost for all...
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Heart-stopping action ... entertaining and eminently topical.' (The Washington Post )
no, there wasnt really any one thing wrong , just the story was a so predictable, the only surprise happened in the 1st chapter with the killing of golovko.
i wouldn't recommend that they pay good money, wait till it gets to your library.
yes , performance was good, the author just didn't give him much of a story to tell
not at cinema prices no,but would rent it in dvd
i own every one of the jack ryan series and this is probably the worst,apart from a very poor narration of Red Rabbit that i once listened to.(funny how you remember the bad ones)
Sci-Fi, Hell yeah!!!!!
The story and Clancyverse is just so far removed from the earlier books. The problem is that Jack Ryan Jr is now more James Bond than everyday man.
I am looking forward to Sci fi or military.
As a narrator he brings a great voice and hearing him speak allows me to visualise the book so much more.
I would say sadness as I just remember reading every book as it came out and enjoying them then when Red Rabbit came out the quality just dropped.
The problem for me is that the writers now have made the main characters just indestructible. In the last book Clark cops a beating and even now all the main characters are up and killing with no effort. The tv show 24 has a lot to answer.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
Lou Diamond Phillips was excellent. Having listened to other of his performances I am glad he did this too.
I was sorry to finish this as it was Tom Clancy's last. I have enjoyed the wild ride of his stories particularly the John Ryan (Snr) stories and was dubious of the John Ryan (Jnr) trail yet I have grown to love the sagas. Tom Clancy will be missed by this reader/listener and will wonder if Mark Greaney will take on the mammoth steps to continue the stories on, I don't know.
This is a long way around to say this was as great book as expected, a well written, well told book and one that deserves to be in my library. I will listen to this again and marvel at how the past and present, the injection from other Ryan books and the characters have grown.
Why the regret, I just hope maybe, there is something more. If not, I will just have to read and listen again and enjoy a master storyteller.
I found it better than his last few books. I'm not so much into Clancy's novels these days but I have been reading them for so long and have so much invested in the characters that I cant help but read them.
I think that now that Mr. Clancy has left us that it is time to end the series. I hope they don't let it drag on like other authors.
Jack Ryan has run out of puff...the publishers need to let it go...
"The worst British accent since Dick Van Dyke"
Sadly there wont be any
Standard Clancy stuff - bought in all the characters
Hugely - this man simply doesnt know how to do a British accent. We dont all sound like David Niven !
And if the accents werent bad enough he actually pronounced the Scottish capital 'Edinburg'
Yes, but please get someone who can do the accents to read it next time
"A return to the Cold War"
Yes. This is another worthy addition to the Jack Ryanverse. One can only hope that someone will continue it now that Tom Clancy has passed away
It was a return to the confrontational cold war storyline that Tom Clancy was so good at
It made me thrilled
It was NOT enjoyable. This narrator draws a short breath at the beginning of each sentence which becomes such an irritation as to spoil the whole book - would really like to give it back !!
I dont have a specific memorable moment
I didnt like any aspect of it.
No - I was trying to concentrate on the story line whilst attempting to ignore, unsuccessfully, the narrators exceptionally irritating rendering.
"Lou Diamond Phillips' UK regional accents"
Yes, the story is so well interwoven and complex that I feel I've missed some points, particularly since I nearly always listen in bed before(and after)I go to sleep!
Jack, of course, in both incarnations and generations!
Reasonable well apart from the grossly exaggerated Scots accent and the sort of upper-class cockney accents of most of the London characters. His pronunciation Edinberg set my teeth on edge having in a former life had a US boss who used to pronounce it Eddinborrow!
Yes, the death of Ox
Lou does an excellent(for me, anyway) Mexican accent in other TC books but should not enter the murky world of UK regional accents. I suppose we should be glad there was not a need for a Brummy accent! Or maybe it would have been a moment of light relief if there had been!
"Normal Clancy material."
Good book, but Jack juniors car transformed from a Merc to a Beemer while he was in Corby,!
"More of the same."
The three words I would use to sum up the latest instalment of the "Jack Ryan" series are (Gripping, Educating, Entertaining).
It is very similar to previous "Jack Ryan" books, because it introduces something new into the mix. Each book has a new slant - International Terrorism, Biological Warfare, Cyber Warfare and now State Sponsored OC.
He has a great way of projecting the character with his voice. Very entertaining.
In the epilogue when Ryan returns to London and tell Cathy he will be there in a minute once he has checked on the kids. So ordinary, so real.
I hope there is another instalment although TC is no longer with us.
"Another fantastic Clancy book"
I hope that someone takes this franchise over after the sad and premature death of Clancy. The Ryan junior, Clarke et al characters provide real excitement and are a nice complement to the earlier Ryan novels.
"Nice story. Great start."
I'm not through this entirely yet but had to note down my thoughts. Lou Phillips should not be asked or attempt to imitate a British accent. In all fairness to Lou he gives it a good try but it just doesn't work out at all. If you're American you may not notice much though.
I thought the start was great, I'm about halfway through now.
"Another great yarn"
A must read for all those Jack Ryan fans out there, had me sitting in the car outside the house during some of the action scenes.
"Two Jack Ryan WOW"
If you want to read an a book about espionage then The Jack Ryan saga is one to get your teeth into. It not 007 it's better
Not anyone character can be my favourite. All work well with one another
No one really. Lou's performance was good for all characters. You could tell them apart
The emotional reaction would be GOD there is not going to be anymore Tom Clancy's book. We have lost a great author
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