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Patriot Games: Jack Ryan | [Tom Clancy]

Patriot Games: Jack Ryan

CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, Jack dives forward to intervene. By his impulsive act, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men who will not sit on their hate. In an explosive wave of violence, Jack's new enemies will seek to make him pay for his act of salvation...with his life.
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Publisher's Summary

CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, Jack dives forward to intervene. By his impulsive act, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men who will not sit on their hate. In an explosive wave of violence, Jack's new enemies will seek to make him pay for his act of salvation...with his life.

©1987 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Clancy spins a marvelously tense yarn that will appeal to his legion of fans." (Publishers Weekly)

"A novel that crackles." (The New York Times)

What Members Say

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    I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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    "Don't mess with family"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would to anyone who loves it when terrorists get what they deserve.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Jack Ryan is able to do what needs to be done to save innocents, especially his family.


    What about Michael Prichard’s performance did you like?

    He is too monotonous.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Already been done reasonably well, but as usually changed way too much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Richard
    Barnstaple, United Kingdom
    3/9/14
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    "Shame about the narration"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Patriot Games?

    The fact that Dartmoor Prison has apparently moved to Cornwall!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was awful. For a book set mainly in England and Ireland the narrator did very little to pronounce names or places correctly.


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. K. Leyland
    4/7/14
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    "Terrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Great novel, however the narration was monotone.


    Do you think Patriot Games needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It was my intention to listen to all the Jack Ryan books having purchased the first two, however the narration is so poor I don't think I'll bother!!


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Euan
    2/10/15
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    "Narration renders this a failure"
    How could the performance have been better?

    A zombie computer in slow motion would have created more excitement


    Any additional comments?

    I managed to get 8 minutes into this 20 hour long audiobook before giving up. Thoroughly dissapointed as I have heard many good things about the author and this series in particular. But the narrator is so monotonous, there is no character in his voice whatsoever. Very early on there is a action packed high octane moment with a car crash and explosions and guns being fired and he is reading it like he's reading out the ingredients on a box of corn flakes. Also having read other comments apparantly he gets no better and his poor pronunciation means perhaps he even gets worse.

    Incase you couldn't tell... Not a happy customer, wouldn NOT recommend.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/8/15
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    "Great storyline terrible narration"

    The storyline is great and kept me immersed all the way through. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    My only issue is the narrator. Not sure who this guy is but his delivery style is absolutely terrible. I had bought another Clancy before I realised it was the same narrator. Won't make the same mistake again. Might just be my ear but his voice and delivery are just appalling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. Cosh
    Essex, UK
    4/5/15
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    "Great story just an old recording"

    Poor quality muffled recording initially spoils the book but you get used to it as it is an excellent story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • avid reader
    1/24/15
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    "An enjoyable book"

    Whilst I agree the reader gets some pronunciation wrong, this is mainly due to the difference in UK English & American English.
    This does not defer from the story and the plain tones used is suitable for this type of story

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Vava
    6/29/15
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    "A good yarn"

    I loved this story. Was gripping in spite of the somewhat peculiar stilted narration. I really hesitate to make such criticism but I kept thinking at various parts in the book that what was happening would have been so much richer if the cadence of the voice of the narrator changed.

    Was like listening to a person speak in time to a metronome. Shame. The actual story was well crafted enough to keep me listening tho.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SuzyDiamond
    4/24/15
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    "Fast paced adventure"
    What did you like most about Patriot Games?

    Characters we know and love set against a familiar backdrop. One of his earliest and best, never tire of this one.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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