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The Bear and the Dragon Audiobook

The Bear and the Dragon

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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

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    Allen Anthony 04-30-16 Member Since 2013

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    "This is a great book"

    This story is about Russia, China, and the USA , human rights and the treatment of citizens...a whole lot of history, and predictions for the future.
    The story highlights ... Greed, a country on the fringe of becoming economically stable, and unusuall alliances ... Something here for all readers...lots of emotional flares... And vulnerablity by strong people.
    Worth a credit any day
    Michael Prichard turns in a great job reading

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-19-11
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-19-11 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

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    "Watch what you listen (the order that is)"

    Audible would do well to let us all know when you select a book if there are ones that you should have heard first. I got the series out of order which was confusing. That being said, a great book and a long listen

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 09-18-16
    Alex 09-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very engaging."

    Loved the book, on par in my mind with Red Storm Rising given the battles and intriguing use of technology

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    Randall 08-29-16
    Randall 08-29-16
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    "Great story, read to you by my Physics professor.."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bear and the Dragon to be better than the print version?

    No


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan and John Clark


    How could the performance have been better?

    not so Monotone.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Felt like the reader, a little monotoned.


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    Shea Pilgreen 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "For Once; not realistic"

    I have listened to a lot of Clancy's books. This is the first one that seemed a little too predictable in some areas and unrealistic in others.

    I always enjoy the breakdown/strategy of battle that Clancy brought and was not disappointed in that aspect.

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    rwalsh 07-30-16
    rwalsh 07-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Maybe my favorite audible book"

    I think this is only my first or second Audible review. Having been massively disappointed with the last offering of Brad Thor and The Campus series I decided to reach back for some older Tom Clancy. This book had it all. The plot, character development and the action were all very well done. The variety was fantastic too. Michael Prichard stepped it up a notch as well.

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    Suzanne Ferguson 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    This is a great reading of a great book. The book is one that really makes you think; the reading makes it an engaging listening experience.

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    Samwise Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 06-21-16
    Samwise Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Literally Preachy"

    Not my favorite Tom Clancy by a mile. Now I know why this was somewhat obscure. Without giving away a major story theme - too much time was spent on that point. Yes, the antagonist country is evil because of this practice but I didn't pick the book to be lectured on the subject.

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    Landon 06-17-16
    Landon 06-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Listen – Minus the Sub-par Narrator"

    The reader does not understand how to utilize inflection. He got it wrong every time someone addressed someone else.

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    Blake Fisher Humboldt, IA USA 06-09-16
    Blake Fisher Humboldt, IA USA 06-09-16
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    "A good read. Not all over the map."
    Where does The Bear and the Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better books in the Jack Ryan series. Clancy tended to be all over the map in most of the books, but then I buy the unabridged. Most of the book takes place in Russia. Clancy seems to have had a liking of Russia and Russian names.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There was some suspense, but I wouldn't say I was on the edge of my seat. I did stay up later than I should have during some parts.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably when the old Russian sniper kills the Chinese general.


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

    The taking of Russia.


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  • Patricia
    Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Repetitive and turgid story"

    This book was a real disappointment with a mediocre reader. He made no attempt to give accents to the different characters so it was hard to know if it was supposed to be a Chinese or Russian speaking.

    It's very repetitive and the dialogue is clunky. Don't bother with this one.

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  • simon
    United Kingdom
    6/19/13
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    "If its available in abridged form go for that."
    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Prichard?

    Anyone else


    Any additional comments?

    Tom Clancy books make good films. This was hard going. This one couldn't be classed as fast paced!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The Bear and the Dragon - Fabulous listening!"

    The Bear and the Dragon, like many Tom Clancy novels is one that you don’t want to put down or, in this case, turn off. While I normally listen to audiobooks in the car, this was one that got unhooked and taken with me. It’s hard to believe that this is nearly forty three hours of audio, the plot is so gripping it certainly doesn’t feel that long. Most of the storyline is perhaps all too believable in today’s world, with just a few elements stretching the imagination. Then again, if it didn’t stretch the imagination it might not be such an entertaining listen. Michael Prichard’s narration is excellent, well paced and clear. This is a great story and very good value. Thoroughly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DAMON
    Frome, United Kingdom
    12/26/11
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    "Awesome"

    A cracking listen, complicated storyline and well crafted characters (new ones as well as old ones), thoroughly enjoyed the lisen, Id recommend it to anyone. I listen to my audible books whilst working night shift and, for once, didnt want work to end as it meant waiting for the next "installment". Even though you knew the good guys would save the world, it was still a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • liz
    United Kingdom
    11/21/11
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    "The Bear and the Dragon"

    I read this a long time ago, and loved it then. I loved listening to it just as much.
    what a lovely way to pass the ironing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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