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
"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)
All the parts finally come together but it takes a while, and at least one character gets fairly well developed and then never comes up again (the VP's rape victim). I found my mind wandering at times with the Clancy tendency for excessive details.
There were some weird quality problems with the recording, too (gaps-skips), that I have never encountered, but that could be my phone, I suppose.
As some reviewers have noted, the narrator is mechanical but I got used to it. By the end of the story, I ordered the next book, so it was good enough to get me to finish it and want more.
Excellent story but the narration was so mechanical I didn't think I would finish the book. When I adjusted the speed of narration to 1.5x I didn't notice the robotic voice as much, and that let me continue listening.
I felt this book was to close to what might happen but gives me the knowledge that America would go on no matter what
An unfortunate performance, especially following Scott Bricks spirited performance of the prior book in the series.
The story was great, but the narrator was very robotic. Tried to listen to it once before and stopped after about an hour. I put up with the reading because it of the storyline.
This book is near the top of the Audible books, John MacDonald does a great job of distinguishing the characters with very different accents, voice inflections and style of read. The story, is of course, great. I am a big Clancy fan, have been for years.
John Clark is as always my favorite character.
There are so many, but probably when Clark and Ding are meeting with the local Russian counterpart for the first time.
An old enemy, now an ally. An old ally, now an enemy.
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