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Debt of Honor Audiobook

Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel

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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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    JEFF Hemlock, IN, United States 04-03-15
    JEFF Hemlock, IN, United States 04-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I can't get past the robot"
    What would have made Debt of Honor better?

    A different narrator


    What could Tom Clancy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I am sure the book is great, I have loved all of the others but I could not enjoy the story because the robot narrator is so disturbing and distracting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He sounds like a robot, I don't know if that is his voice a problem with the recording.


    Any additional comments?

    I want my credit back audible!! I purchased this and one day later purchased a different book, I clearly did not listen to it since the recording is over 35 hours.

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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-26-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 03-26-15 Member Since 2001
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    "Executive Orders and Debt of Honor"
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    It has been a long time since I’ve been engrossed in a Tom Clancy novel, and it is sad that I will no longer be so privileged. My first exposure, as I believe would common to many readers, was The Hunt for Red October. These few words address Executive Orders and Debt of Honor. Read by Michael Prichard and John MacDonald, respectively, these books total approximately 87 hours of listening. I would suggest reading Debt of Honor first, as it is a tale that ends with information critical to the beginning of Executive Orders.

    Tom Clancy’s generation, the baby-boomers, was one of the Cold War, and as a youngster, listening to tales of World War II, and as time marched forward, the Gulf War, and the overall Muslim-country-based angst. Well, guess what … these books reflect exactly that … Japan is the bad guy in Debt of Honor – and the Muslim terrorist is foundation of Executive Orders. The U.S. Capitol is destroyed, threats against the president and is family lace the pages. Ebola is unleashed, there are good-guy politicians, bad-guy politicians, good ‘o boys, sex scandals, and more. Typical of Clancy, these books are very detailed in the war strategies and technology of the era. No cell phones, but a world-wide-web is born.

    Clancy, through his character Jack Ryan, is a flag-waving patriot … a red, white, and blue type A guy. The views are conservative. May have those readers with a liberal bent rolling their eyes a bit.

    My preference in audiobook narration is pretty simple. If I am enjoying the listen and not hitting re-wind a great deal, the narrator is doing a good job. No complaints.

    There are thousands of reviews on Clancy books, ergo not much for me to add. There is a baby-boomer writer flavor. The authors of this generation were encouraged to pen 800 page novels. Think John Jakes, Robert Ludlum, James Clavell, Allen Drury … these long, wordy, books are fun. The plots and sub-plots are rich and detailed … sometimes wavering from the story, but always intriguing and usually educational and historically accurate. Books are not written like this any more. Too bad.

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    triplezzz 03-15-15
    triplezzz 03-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "listen in my car to and from work for years."

    Narrator was hard to listen to at first, he sounded like a computer. He seemed to improve as he went and both he and the story had me on the edge of my seat till the end.

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    Chris 03-13-15
    Chris 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, terrible narration"
    Would you listen to Debt of Honor again? Why?

    No. I got through it only to continue on with the rest of Tom Clancy's books. The Narrator is very monotone and robotic sounding. After the first few hours it didn't seem as bad, but this is definitely sub-par when compared to other audiobooks I've purchased from Audible.


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

    Great story, but definitely seems to be the point where Clancy takes a left turn away from the real world and begins developing his own alternate history. Definitely looking forward to the rest of his books.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have the time, I'd suggest reading this one instead of listening to the audio for this book. I originally had it halfway read, but due to work, school, and family schedules, my spare time for reading was killed and the audiobook was the only real option.

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    G. Johnson 03-13-15
    G. Johnson 03-13-15
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    "I Couldn't Finish This"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I've been an Audible member for years and this is the first time I've felt the need to review a title. I could not finish this book. The narrator sounds like a Speak-And-Spell and it's very distracting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a Tom Clancy story


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

    He sounds like a Speak-And-Spell or possibly Wall-E. He intonation is very flat, robotic, and artificial-sounding.


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

    Disappointment. I have never had to quit a story mid-way before.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick has narrated some of the more recent Tom Clancy titles. Debt of Honor desperately needs a re-record by Mr. Brick.

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    nathan 03-03-15
    nathan 03-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "do not skip this book."

    it was a good book. the reader was robotic. but if you skip this book you will be lost in the next one. this was essentially part one for the next one in the series.

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    Brent P. 02-14-15
    Brent P. 02-14-15
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    "Fantastic"

    Tom Clancy at his best. Very detailed but delivered, both in writing style and performance, in a way that makes it enjoyable. Can't wait to hear Executive Orders.

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    Amazon Customer 01-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Debt of Honor is excellent."

    I only dropped the performance a little because at times he sounded a bit mechanical.

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    JWP 01-15-15
    JWP 01-15-15
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    "Waste of money its literally a computer reading"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Waste of money its literally a computer reading


    What was most disappointing about Tom Clancy’s story?

    Waste of money its literally a computer reading


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

    Waste of money its literally a computer reading


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Waste of money its literally a computer reading


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of money its literally a computer reading

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    monica 01-12-15
    monica 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "wow"

    I have read a few in the Jack Ryan series this makes me want to go back and get the rest Wow what a story a little dry on the performance but the story held it together

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