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)
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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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.
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.
He sounds like he is a computer generated voice.
Save your money. John MacDonald - Please find a new line of work such as immitating Steven Hawkings.
I suppose we cant expect Hunt for Red October every time.
The plot is very similar in some areas to his other books.
I enjoy Tom Clancy's plots and am happy to listen to more, but will avoid further books narrated by 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.
Definitely worth listening to.
Someone else reading it.
Executive Orders and Hunger Games
Nothing absolutely nothing.
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.
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.
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 !!
Not if it had the same narrator
It was listening to a robot
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.
A typical Tom Clancy novel, great story with good characters that help build the Jack Ryan persona.
No, the plot kept me intrigued but it is not a "cliff hanger" type story.
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.
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