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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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    scogre San Diego, CA 11-23-11
    scogre San Diego, CA 11-23-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Long, but worth every moment!"

    I have read every Tom Clancy novel multiple times. I always come back to Rainbow Six and The Bear and The Dragon. With such a complicated story, for our complicated world, I can't help but wonder what would happen if our political leaders read this story and tried to apply some of the wonderful concepts.

    Tom Clancy is a master at starting multiple stories and bringing them all together as a wonderful climax. This book is no different.

    The narrator does a great job and I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes a good political/military novel.

    3 of 4 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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    Crane Girl 02-05-17
    Crane Girl 02-05-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Intriguing."

    Slow at first but stay with it its good and the plot goes develop Good

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    Amazon Customer 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Tom Clancy was a master"

    Tom Clancy was an terrific writer. His stories are so layered.

    The performance of Michael Prichard is on point.

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    David 01-11-17
    David 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    I love listening to Michael Prichard. Coupled with this fantastic and brilliant Tom Clancy novel, I can't stop listening.

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    John 01-01-17
    John 01-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific story and performance"
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or Michael Prichard?

    Yes, certainly


    Has The Bear and the Dragon turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely not


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Prichard’s performances?

    Yes, I have heard several and enjoy his reading.


    What character would you cut from The Bear and the Dragon?

    That jerk carried over from the preceding novel, the deputy asst sec of state who tried to let Kilty get away with the VP, and now went to China to negotiate.


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    Kurt 01-01-17
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    "Excellent Book"

    Very well written book. Excellent story. Reader was very interesting and was able to pronounce all the Russian and Chinese names

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    Becky Prsha 12-23-16
    Becky Prsha 12-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Too much battle tactical "

    Don't remember previous Tom Clancy having so much detailed weapon/battle/war stuff in previous novels. There was too much of it for me but I stayed until the end.

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    RUSSELL SMITH DALZELL, SC, US 12-03-16
    RUSSELL SMITH DALZELL, SC, US 12-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "well written very engaging story"

    great story for the interesting plot line a pretty accurate description of governmental affairs the book keeps you entertained for the entire duration

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    Ben 11-22-16
    Ben 11-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "slow"

    I thought about giving up on this book a few times. I have read all the previous Jack Ryan novels in order to this point and enjoyed them. I think this will be my last one for a while. This novel was way too political and not enough true action. It really seemed to drag. The last few chapters were great though. Great narration by Pritchard, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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