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)
I love Clancy books, but this Narrator is too robotic. Doesn't even sound human to me.
Do NOT listen to this book while driving!!!!!!!!! This is a GREAT book, the narrator sucks, this guy had to be hired to do the computer voice for my Co-Pilot Truck GPS program.
I would have enjoyed Jack Sondericker or Scott Brick as a narrator, a Tom Clancy book deserves better............
Having read and enjoyed the book when it first came out in hardcover, I've just been waiting for the unabridged audible edition. I'm not sure I'll be able to stand the monotone narration for 36 hours. It's the worst I've ever heard.
The story as always is outstanding. The recording is the worst I have ever heard. If you ever wondered how a book would sound if it was read by a computer this is it.. The speed is so slow I thought I had it on my IPhone at half speed when I checked I was listening to my IPOD. I have donwloaded over 200 books and this would be the first time I asked for a refund. Save your money until they fix their mistake.
Listened from start to finish; I love the story but wish it was someone else narrating. Aside from the narrator I would have give this 5 stars. I will say that by the last part he had improved from a one star to a two. Michael Pritchard would have been the best but even Scott Brick would have been a dramatic improvement.
Make sure you listen to the audio sample before buying this audiobook. It's very monotone and robotic. I enjoyed the story but it would have been much more enjoyable with a better narrator.
The engineer that produced this should be taken out and shoot. I can not believe
that this is the voice of a real person narrating. I just could not listen longer than the first chapter. A real waste of time and money.
I almost stopped listening to this in the first two hours, but stuck it out, and the story was worth it, honestly. However, those first two hours...like listening to human Valium. I don't know which to blame: the engineering, or the narrator, but whichever is responsible...it is one of the worst sounding audiobooks I have ever listened to.
I read this book when it was first published. It was a great read and it was an even better listen. John MacDonald did a nice job. Some of his voices ran together somewhat. As far as Clancy...I wanna be him when I grow up! I love his stuff. The man can tell a story and make every detail...And there are a LOT of details...Fun to roll around in.
It is not the narrator's fault that this sounds like a monotone robot. This is a bad transfer. It sounds like they recorded it at one speed, then slowed it down so that many words are now slurred and drawn out. Also I feel that the "robot" problem is also from the transfer, by clipping off the upper and lower ranges of the sound pitches, it now sounds artificial in a lot of places.
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