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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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    gph 04-08-16
    gph 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Ryan universe gets a little crazy"

    If Sum of all Fears took the Ryanverse in a bigger crazier direction than the first books in the series then this book pushed it out past even that.
    That's not to say it isn't a good book. It is. The reader here was not very good. His horrendous voices for some characters were brutal but it wasn't a lot of the time.
    You look back now and wonder if this had any influence in the planes into the two towers.
    Overall Jack takes his place as NSA for the President and helps avert a financial crisis and then planning a nice quiet takedown of Japan.
    At this point in his career Clancy started piling on the word count in his books. It seems some of the explanations could be bypassed but he does keep the story here moving.

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    Jacob 04-03-16
    Jacob 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty Good"

    A bit outlandish. Narrators doing asian accents can be comical at times, but overall pretty good.

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    Jo 04-01-16
    Jo 04-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Another gripping Clancy novel."

    I always feel I've accomplished something when I complete a Tom Clancy novel. Always rife with military and political details, like no other and yet not buried by the weight they bare. In this Jack Ryan offering, major events clip along at a quick pace and instruct the reader on the fine points of espionage, war tactics and behind the scenes governmental workings. Even some of the machinery of the stock market was revealed in this story as Ryan and some of his cohorts, including a past Russian counterpart work to thwart a three pronged, revenge attack on US fiscal, military and territorial interests. Old wounds are revisited with Japan as one of its citizens attempts this misguided take over. Jack Ryan and friends are all human with flaws that make them relatable and the story engaging as we experience their struggles. This was a second go round for me and I enjoyed it even more this time.

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    bkirk 03-30-16
    bkirk 03-30-16
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    "???My Review????"

    I love Tom Clancy, but.... Not sure if it's the story or the narrator? Just couldn't make it through...

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    Kevin Cambridge, Mass. 03-26-16
    Kevin Cambridge, Mass. 03-26-16 Member Since 2011
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    "One of Clancy's Best"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Debt of Honor?

    There are so many moving parts in this novel that it would be so easy for a less-skilled author to fumble, but Clancy does an expert job of building a wonderful tale with them, never skipping a beat. As you'd expect from Clancy, Debt is a political action-thriller through and through, but it crosses into so many different areas and walks of life - not just what he has become known for in previous novels.

    This book continues into the immediate sequel, Executive Orders, which is also excellent. Be advised that you really can't read one without the other. Some may consider that a negative, and Executive Orders is (in my opinion) Clancy's harshest and maybe most difficult to read/listen to for some audiences, but still very much worth it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I typically listen to audiobooks at x1.25 speed, but immediately found this book didn't lend itself to that - a first in over 70 books. MacDonald's "narrator" monotone was disconcerting - it almost sounded like like a computer synthesizer. I was quite sure I didn't like it and that the next ~36 hours was going to be difficult, but it quickly got better once he started doing character voices. Not sure if he was just getting his bearings at the opening, or not, but by hour #2, MacDonald is doing a good job, with a better-than-average range of accents.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book when it first came out, and thought of coming back to it for a second time more than once - it's good enough to be revisited later. When I saw that the abridged version was only 1/6 the length (6 vs. 36), I was quite shocked. Yes, the full version is longer than many audiobooks, and yes, even I - knowing what was coming - wanted to get to the meat of the story as quickly as possible. But this listener's recommendation to you is to go for the unabridged version - you'd miss out on so much good story. 30 hours to be exact =)

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    Mokujin Battle Ground,WA USA 02-20-16
    Mokujin Battle Ground,WA USA 02-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story and follow up on Jack Ryan"

    I'm a big Clancy fan. I had been reading some newer books that were written by others in the Clancy style. I discovered this while looking for a new story. I can see why it won't be a movie. Read it and find out.

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    Scott H 02-13-16
    Scott H 02-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, but not great"

    A lot of people didn't care for the narrator, and at first he was very robotic. However, as the book progressed it got easier to listen to. If you're on the fence because of other reviews, at least give it a chance.

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    Steve Spencer 02-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Robot"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, I enjoy Clancy and I am sure this is a good read, but it sure isn't a good listen thanks to the robot narration.


    Would you recommend Debt of Honor to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, 30 plus hours of listening to a robot is pretty tiring


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

    He spoke like a robot


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


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    Richard 01-24-16
    Richard 01-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story. Bad narrator"

    I had read the book years ago. I wanted to listen again. This audio version was not good at all. narrator was mostly monotone and was not interesting to listen to. The audio rubbing was even worse. The were many blank spots and bad fades. Segues to different sections in the same chapter ran together, making it difficult to know action changed.

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    Kindle Customer 01-09-16
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    "Better than any sleeping pill."
    What would have made Debt of Honor better?

    A different narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Boring, dull.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't say how good this book is, because I can't get past the narration. I have tried four times, and I just can't stand it. This must be the worst narrator every. I'll never know if this book is any good because I can't take the narration.

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