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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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    Kristina CHAMPAIGN, IL, United States 10-11-12
    Kristina CHAMPAIGN, IL, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Love the book… but the Narrator made it painful"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The book is political, economic and technically based so having some characters sound drunk, like John Wayne, or like they’ve never spoken English aloud before, made getting through this a chore. Some of the characters had more of a drone like it was coming from a computer. There are a lot of characters so the narrator needed to come up with a way to give some individuality to those characters but it just is a bit off-putting when the narrator made someone who was making life/death decisions was an alcoholic. The narrator also stressed words that shouldn’t be stressed in conversation and sometimes the narrator slowed down like my 7th grader reading out loud.


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    Pamela W. Sherfy Bradenton, FL 10-01-12
    Pamela W. Sherfy Bradenton, FL 10-01-12 Member Since 2010

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    "2nd Best Clancy & Genre Novel Read!!!"

    Could not stop until finished. Had all things wanted in a book with USA tops.

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    Chris riverside, CA, United States 03-09-11
    Chris riverside, CA, United States 03-09-11
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    "Debt of Honor"

    The narration for this book is definitely not the best. His words do seem slow sometimes and its hard to discern the characters at times, it would not stop me from recommended this audio book however. I have read several of Clancy's books and this is my 2nd audio book. My biggest complaint about this book is that sometimes Clancy seems to stretch out tech stuff unnecessarily. Its almost as if he is assuming the reader in completely ignorant to military tech or similar. He might spend 5 minutes explaining about the rudder and aileron controls on an F-15 when your dying to hear the meat of the story. Other wise it a great listen and recommended for sure. Oh yea, this book should definitely be considered a part 1, downloading Executive Decision now!

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    Leonard 03-02-11
    Leonard 03-02-11
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    "Almost a Five Star"

    Tom Clancy knows how to craft a novel. Jack Ryan is a great character as are most of the characters in Tom's books. It makes you wonder where the 911 terrorist got there idea. Great story for sure unfortunately the book was read by a computer...or atleast that is what it sounded like which made this autio book very difficult but I pressed on and after getting half way through it bothered me less and the story took over and made up for the reading quality. It was tough and I considered turning it off and moving on to another book. Im glad I didn't.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 05-19-11
    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 05-19-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Debt of Honor--a five star winner"

    by Stewart. Delaware, Ohio
    I don't know what speed some of the reviewers heard the book when they panned John MacDonald's narration, but he made the book very pleasant to hear. I read the hardcover when it first came out and now couldn't put my earphones down even though I knew the story's end.

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    01-20-11
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    "STICK WITH IT HE GETS BETTER"

    It's so annoying when people leave negative reviews when they have not even finished the book. It spoils it for others when they put a downer on a title or narrator when they clearly admit to only having read part of the book.

    So its a different narrator, get over it.

    He read The Sum of All Fears and I for one had no complaints

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    James Fort Myers, FL, United States 01-22-14
    James Fort Myers, FL, United States 01-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about Debt of Honor? What did you like least?

    Wish I'd have read the other reviews first. I swore this was a computer generated voice for most of the first part of the book.


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    Michelle 11-17-13
    Michelle 11-17-13
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    "Story is believable - Performer is BAD!!!!"
    What did you like best about Debt of Honor? What did you like least?

    The story line and substance of the book is awesome and so believable. Tom Clancy makes you wonder if this really happened. The performer for this book was NOT GOOD AT ALL.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performer for this book was AWFUL!! He doesn't have enough distinction between the voices. Accents are awful. You cannot tell which characters are talking until a few lines are read, and by then, the speaker has switched. I have had to rewind several times to catch who is talking. The performer did not have many inflections to accurately make you "feel" the moment, what emotions are being portrayed, etc. Often times, there wasn't appropriate accents or missing the accents for the various characters all together. For instance, a Russian spy should ALWAYS have an accent. When he talks to American spy John Clark, he loses it in the conversation and he sounds like he lived in the Midwest all of his life. I suffered through this awful reading. It's too bad, because the story itself is interesting and good.


    Could you see Debt of Honor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    All of Tom Clancy's books would make good movies (hence all of the Jack Ryan movies). However, there does come a point when you can't really shorten the story to do it justice in a movie. A mini-series on several of the books that haven't yet been made movies would be AWESOME!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you can pull yourself past this monotonous reader/performer, the storyline itself is good. You just have to stick it out with this terrible performer. He did not do any justice to this book.

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    tdg 08-25-13
    tdg 08-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Far fetched, not Clancy's best"

    After a few faulty gas tanks resulted in 6 deaths, the US government leaps at the chance to engage Japan in a trade war, to which Japan responds with a shooting war. This story written even as Free Trade Agreements were coming into force in America and beyond.

    I found the plot hard to swallow and in general the story flow to be weak for a Clancy thriller. As the story concluded I was shocked by the grand and dramatic ending. It made me wonder if Osama bin Laden had perhaps read this book. The conclusion is surprisingly prophetic and if only for this, worth the listen.

    MacDonald's performance was fair, not great, but not bad. My opinion was worse until I began listening to the robotic performance of "Executive Orders". I think I've just been spoiled by a spat of extremely good performances in other audible books.

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    Brad Middle River, MD, United States 08-08-13
    Brad Middle River, MD, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2011

    I like science, sci-fi, history, and biographies. Audible has made my long commutes so much less boring!

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    This is a great book, but the story deserves a better narrator. It seems to me that the recording lost something in the editing.

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