Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here? While Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world will never look the same again.
©2009 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House
one of clancy's best
last of the big books
never tire of hearing it
and the reading also by one of the best
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
It's hard to kick somebody when he's dead, but for any living Authors who want to take Tom's place: you can't keep saying that someone is a good, decent Christian - and then have every other word out of their mouth be the F-bomb, and also start each sentence by taking God's name in vain. Kind of makes me wonder if Tom actually knew what being a Christian means and where he is right now.
long engaging story, a little predictable, not many twists in the plot...
yes most of his work I have enjoyed
Lou diamond Philips
mostly, but I will not return to it like I have many other books
so much unnecessary swearing! why Clancy?
Best tom Clancy book ever
The nuke scene at the end
No it's way to long
are they sure tom Clancy wrote this. what a snooze fest. repeats himself throughout the book and just so boring almost wreaked my truck.
something could have happened before hour 30
1 through 43
Lou Diamond Phillips doing the narration.
Other novels written by Tom Clancy.
I probably will since I like Tom Clancy novels and he has narrated several of them. His narration is faithful to the text and he does well with difficult terms and names. It is just that he has long breaks between sentences. It is much more a very straight-forward reading than a performance.
Haven't finished it yet.
I don't think I will be listening to this while driving.
Mystery and Fantasy Lover
I would and have recommended this book to friends and family. Jack Ryan continues his task of making the world safe against those who seek world domination. It is very well- written with entangling plots and counter-actions. The characters remain true to their traits from other Clancy books.
Other Jack Ryan books by Tom Clancy. It continues the story of Jack Ryan who remains an intelligence analyst in his job as the most powerful man in the world. This does not include the new books written by someone other than Clancy himself.
He reads very well and his voice is perfect for long listens.
The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the swearing. It was used too much and truly unnecessary. When you read the printed page, you can skip those words but it is not possible in an audiobook. It makes Jack Ryan appear more crude than in any other Jack Ryan novel.
I love long, complex books, and this was perfect for a beach vacation. Tom Clancy, as always, tells an intriguing story, integrating multiple different settings and groups of characters. As always, some unrealistic elements, but real enough to make you wonder "but what if it WERE true..." However, Michale Prichard is NOT a good narrator. He has no ability to modulate his voice for different characters - can barely differentiat a Chineese from a Russian accent! And with a story this complex, you really need a surperb narrator to bring it to life, help you keep things straight, and enhance the experience.
This book was a total bore and the narration sounded like the it was from the old Dudley Do Right cartoon.
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