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
Retired, live in MT, great for listening while driving long distances. BTW, Doc Holliday, is my real name.
Exciting, (to a point); technology and government
Made the Russians look like they were human and made the Chinese look really, really stupid. In other words, we get to deploy our best toys against a completely outmatched army and demonized Chinese.
Describing combat prep and combat Clancy excelled.
No one could talk that slow.
No, WAY too long and obscure. I don't want to sit in a chair for nearly 4 days straight. I couldn't say awake long enough.
The narrator is kind of terrible because the sound mixing inst great. But I recommend listening to it on 1.25x speed which makes it much more enjoyable, the long pauses are noticeably shorter but its not too fast.
Very excessive use of profanity!!! NOT typical of previous Clancy books. Long repetitive explanations/descriptions of everything.
General interesting story, however way to "drawn out"
Yes we have listened to Michael Prichard and enjoy his narration.
Not sure but again, I would significantly reduce the long drawn out repetitive "explanations" of what people are thinking etc..............................
I generally like Tom Clancy. The epic scale of his books, however, requires a lot of background and setting up.
Michael Prichard does a fine job of making the various voices and accent. He keeps his expression mostly neutral, but that's fine. However, Michael makes frequent un-necesarry pauses, seemingly at random. For me, this was slowing the pace down too much, and also somwhat disorienting.
One of Tom Clancy's best. Full of military details for every weapon of war. China is the dragon, in an all out battle for the riches of the new Russia.
I hadn't heard much about this one but the complexity, wide range of viewpoints, characters and suspense was much better than some of the more popular Clancy books.
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