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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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    Hordur PASADENA, US, Canada 02-01-13
    Hordur PASADENA, US, Canada 02-01-13
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    "What a horrible narrator!"

    Good story, but the narration is so bad that it's hard to ignore and enjoy the book. He sounds like a computer generated voice, or even worse. I'm perplexed by the fact that someone would hire this guy to narrate a novel.

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    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 01-23-13
    Nancy F. Sierra Foothills, Northern CA 01-23-13 Member Since 2007

    Live on edge of National Forest with lake, birds & wild animals. No more perfect place to indulge life-long love of reading.

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    "Slow & Fast; Dull & Nerve Wracking; Quite a Mix!"

    Other reviewers have already said it: this narrator was a lifeless automaton. Book deserved much better.

    As always, Clancy falls in love with and spends incredible amounts of time on technical details. The first half of this book was filled with loooong stretches of dullness and tedium. At almost mid-point the book picks up speed and maintains a constant level of very exciting and enjoyable tension.

    Disclaimer: I'm a patriot who tears up at fly-overs during the national anthem. The end of this book is not only a cliff-hanger, but it is also quite a grabber for someone like me. Yes, I dozed during the first part of the book, but I finished it with tears in my eyes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Missoula, MT, United States 01-01-13
    Matt Missoula, MT, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Bad Narration"
    What did you like best about Debt of Honor? What did you like least?

    The narration of this book is so poor and robotic I could not listen to it. I am sure that the story, like the others in the Jack Ryan series, is great; but I could not get past the narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounds like he is a computer generated voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your money. John MacDonald - Please find a new line of work such as immitating Steven Hawkings.

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    J Australia 09-17-12
    J Australia 09-17-12
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    "Tom Clancy missed the boat on this one !"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I suppose we cant expect Hunt for Red October every time.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot is very similar in some areas to his other books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 09-07-12
    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 09-07-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointing Narration"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or John MacDonald?

    I enjoy Tom Clancy's plots and am happy to listen to more, but will avoid further books narrated by John MacDonald.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John MacDonald?

    George Guidall would have made this book much more enjoyable. John MacDonald sounded almost robotic so I had to increase the listening speed to 1.5x.


    Was Debt of Honor worth the listening time?

    Definitely worth listening to.


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    Janice 08-31-12
    Janice 08-31-12
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    "Dull and Monotonous. A painful listen."
    What would have made Debt of Honor better?

    Someone else reading it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Executive Orders and Hunger Games


    What didn’t you like about John MacDonald’s performance?

    Nothing absolutely nothing.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    One of the traits that a reader must have is that his voice is not monotonous. I would recommend at least for this book that it is passed up. It is painful to listen to. I am not a big fan of the other main reader for the Clancy series but he is worlds better than Mr. MacDonald. Stay away from this one. I returned this book, the first in at least a hundred books I have from Audible that I have returned.

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    Glenn Langley, British Columbia, Canada 08-21-12
    Glenn Langley, British Columbia, Canada 08-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "dissapointed in the sound quality"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book appears to have a great story line, but it sounds like it is being read by a computer. Not sure what went wrong here but something is definatly wrong.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Florida Doc 07-14-12
    Florida Doc 07-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very poor narration."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I had always enjoyed books written by Clancy but when you listen to one the narrator becomes as important as the author. I listened to one hour of this book and will never listen to the rest. It was like listening to a computerized voice !!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Clancy? Why or why not?

    Not if it had the same narrator


    What didn???t you like about John MacDonald???s performance?

    It was listening to a robot


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim FOREST HILL, MD, United States 05-17-12
    Jim FOREST HILL, MD, United States 05-17-12
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    "BORING!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Too much finance and too much politics! I cannot believe this was a Tom Clancy novel. It took until part 2 for something exciting to happen and then it still went down hill from there.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Boksburg, South Africa 04-12-12
    Lee Boksburg, South Africa 04-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story, Narrator from Slumberland"
    What did you love best about Debt of Honor?

    A typical Tom Clancy novel, great story with good characters that help build the Jack Ryan persona.


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

    No, the plot kept me intrigued but it is not a "cliff hanger" type story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John MacDonald’s performances?

    No, if I did not know the Clancy novels I would have insisted on a refund by the end of the prologue. Either MacDonald or the recording / transfer has reduced the experience. Very disappointing but I'm not prepared to take another chance on MacDonald.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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