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.
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"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)
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
In Clancy's 1994 release of Debt of Honor Jack Ryan goes from retired CIA agent the president's National Security Adviser as the US is in deep trouble. The VP is then forced to resign and the president names Jack Ryan VP. Immediately, the same evening, a Japanese pilot angry with the US fries a jumbo jet into the US capital during the State of the Union speech killing the president and most members of the US. Ryan and his family escape. He is now President Jack Ryan!
Love the book, but the reading hurt. Through the series, worst so far but gets better as you listen. Guy is just too robotic. Sorry bud... I said it.
Tom, book is an ace. Love it as always. Already downloaded the balance of series and will listen to as soon as I post this.
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.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
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.
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.
Considering that I have a reading disorder, the Audible compamy has quenched a great day of time with Audible as my greatest personal fre
Not much more to say than the Jack Ryan series continue to entertain in depth.
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
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.
To many moments to just pick one
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
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
Everyone that loves a great suspense, action drama and political thriller needs to listen and or read Debt of Honor.
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.
most intrerestimg? Are we gonna let Japan kick out hineys.
no. is to long
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.
"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.
"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.
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
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