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Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel | [Tom Clancy]

Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.
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Publisher's Summary

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.

©1994 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Clancy's latest novel traces the financial, political, military, and personal machinations that drive America into the next major global war.... a shocker climax so plausible you'll wonder why it hasn't yet happened. (Entertainment Weekly)

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    ryedpar Knoxville, TN, United States 03-24-11
    ryedpar Knoxville, TN, United States 03-24-11 Member Since 2010

    rp

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    "Read by a Frog"

    I sure wish they'd let us rate narrators separately from the writers. Some reviews say it has bad sound engineering, but honestly I just don't hear a faulty recording. I hear a guy with a croak for a voice.

    And honestly I find it annoying when someone can't pronounce America towns' names correctly, but has an overzealous flair for French words.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-06-14
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Loved this long novel flying 14 hours to Manila"

    This is another long overdue review. Flew to Manila for the XMAS holidays and listened to this audiobook 2 times. Clancy weaves such complex plots that it actually takes me 2 readings to get the most out of his novels. Clancy stands alone when it comes to adding extra's to his counter terrorism novels. Those extras include rich history and political science: be it Asia, Eastern Europe or the Middle East. Clancy also provides wonderful description of military weapons: whether aircraft carriers, submarines, fixed or rotary aircraft, tanks or the latest small arms weapons. His knowledge seems unequaled to all other writers when it comes to military science. I loved this story. Enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ken 12-11-12
    Ken 12-11-12 Member Since 2014

    I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone

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    "Honor to your citizens"

    Jack Ryan retired he left government business after Bob Fowler made a near disastrous mistake. now he golfs, back in the financial market and spending time with his family when he is called into the white house. the new president Rodger Durling is asking him to come back as the National Security Adviser.

    in the world a major car accident of a Japanese car results in a new trade law being passed that hurts japan. Japan retaliates and attacked the US forces, takes Saipan and Guam as well as destroy the US economy.

    Jack Ryan has to figure out how to be able to deal with the multiple threats found from japan, while at the same time India is acting up and hints that china might be trying too.

    What will they do to solve this big issue?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 06-02-11
    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 06-02-11

    Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre

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    "Once again Clancy is the master"

    Not much more to say than the Jack Ryan series continue to entertain in depth.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 07-16-13
    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 07-16-13

    Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc

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    "Keystone to the Jack Ryan Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Difficult to stop listening. Engrossing, and with the follow-on book, a thorough definition of the Jack Ryan character


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, no le-up until the end, and then, you're asking for more..


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Climax and set-up for follow0-up book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Too late, after 9-11, to make a film.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and its follow-on cannot be separated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 03-23-13
    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2011

    audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world

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    "Honor is what Tom Clancy does for story telling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend the entire Jack Ryan series to everyone and all of Tom Clancy's works
    for that matter. In this story he shows what having debt and what economic conditions can due to the entire world and he makes it so real and so believable full of action and adventure as only the Mind of Tom Clancy can give.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Debt of Honor?

    To many moments to just pick one


    What does John MacDonald bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    at first I thought he sounded like a computer voice mail but that soon passed and I think he is one of the best story tellers to date. The way he does the characters and how he can hold you into the story is very good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    with any great story teller if you don't feel something like this then it is not a good story or they a good teller and Tom Clancy is a master of his craft so this story makes you feel all sorts of things


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone that loves a great suspense, action drama and political thriller needs to listen and or read Debt of Honor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Smith 03-03-13
    A. Smith 03-03-13
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    "A Big Tip & Thank You To Another Reviewer"
    Would you listen to Debt of Honor again? Why?

    Yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I hope.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually haven't listened to the book yet, but was forced to "review it" in order to give you this tip.

    Another reviewer remarked about the "slowness" of the speaker & he/she said it was an easy fix. If you are using an Apple product, you merely speed up the Audiobook under the Settings. Wow, it worked! OK, so many of you guys already knew that, but I am PC based. But for all the complainers, I wish they had changed their iPods, lol.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Anderson, SC, United States 12-05-12
    Tom Anderson, SC, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Draggy"
    If you could sum up Debt of Honor in three words, what would they be?

    Good story and plot. but he drags it out to to much, Clancy's way. he has not learned youcan say more with fewer words.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    most intrerestimg? Are we gonna let Japan kick out hineys.


    What about John MacDonald’s performance did you like?

    good narrator


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no. is to long


    Any additional comments?

    Clancy needs to learn to get to heart of matter..not keep building supsense, cos it fails, and you are left with an overly long book even though is a good book is to lenghty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Jasper, GA, United States 09-17-12
    Charles Jasper, GA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another GREAT book"

    A great listen. One that makes you want to stay in the car :). Clancy always has a great story line and this one is great one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Laguna Niguel, CA, United States 08-06-12
    Ed Laguna Niguel, CA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining and informative."
    Where does Debt of Honor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five of Tom Clancy's novels.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Debt of Honor?

    The moment Jack Ryan becomes the President.


    What about John MacDonald’s performance did you like?

    One of his best. With so many difficult languages involved, his variety of accents and tones make the story seem realistic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not a book that can be digested in a single setting. There are too many important messages involved that require time for reflection.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been to Japan for business at least 40 times over the last decade. The insights into the Japanese mindset are very accurate and informative. I learned much more than I expected through out the story. A must read for anyone that wants to get a view of the business related culture of Japan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Heidi
    Sutton, United Kingdom
    8/22/12
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    "I wish I had read the reviews before buying this"

    Lucas (15 March 2011) has said it all. The narration is indescribably bad. So much so that I have been trying to find out if audible has a 'returns' policy for downloads. I shall certainly be writing to Random House audio to express my disappointment. I have listened to many audio books across a range of genres including thrillers, literary fiction and non fiction and while there are certainly some which are less well read than others, this is the first book that I know I will not finish.

    I deliberately look for long books to use my credits on, but have listened to 20 minutes of this and cannot imagine spending another 36 hours listening to John MacDonald's robotic delivery - which does not even seem to break naturally across sentences and paragraphs. It's not quite as bad as the 'speech enabled' function on a kindle, but almost.

    I have never read Tom Clancy, but he was recommended by a friend - and seeing the 4.3 star rating on audible, downloaded this without reading the reviews or listening to the sample before buying. Big mistake. I shall be more cautious in future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Poulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom
    4/9/12
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    "Unfortunately let down by the editing."

    Fantastic writer with powerful plot and tremendous detail-however I agree with the other reviews as this was difficult to follow as the complex story twisted and turned and at times I was confused as to which time and place we were in. This was mainly due to the narrators accent and it was difficult to tell which character he was in at times, after a while I did get used to his extremely slow delivery. If it were not for these gripes I would have scored it much much higher as it is a great storey, I cant wait for the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Lutterworth, United Kingdom
    7/30/11
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    "Great Story"

    I found that it started off abit slow but then got gripped by it and could not stop listening. Cannot wait to listen to the follow on with Execuite order

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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