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The Bear and the Dragon Audiobook

The Bear and the Dragon

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?
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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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    Doc Holliday 01-13-16

    Retired, live in MT, great for listening while driving long distances. BTW, Doc Holliday, is my real name.

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    "The story just went on and on…"
    If you could sum up The Bear and the Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, (to a point); technology and government


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No one could talk that slow.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


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    hm 12-17-15
    hm 12-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "How to improve the narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Marsha P. Mullett 10-10-15
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    "Long But Good"

    Great story! I love how previous books are interwoven into the next. But it was quite long. Thankfully, I had a few long drives to make, so it worked out fine.

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    William Buffalo NY USA 09-22-15
    William Buffalo NY USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Disappointing, foul language, long winded"
    What disappointed you about The Bear and the Dragon?

    Very excessive use of profanity!!! NOT typical of previous Clancy books. Long repetitive explanations/descriptions of everything.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    General interesting story, however way to "drawn out"


    Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes we have listened to Michael Prichard and enjoy his narration.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bear and the Dragon?

    Not sure but again, I would significantly reduce the long drawn out repetitive "explanations" of what people are thinking etc..............................


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    Bohdan C. 09-16-15
    Bohdan C. 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fun"

    very good book very well read as well. really enjoyed listing to it thank you

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    Gregory 09-08-15
    Gregory 09-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "long winded book made unbearable by a bad reader."
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or Michael Prichard?

    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.


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    MelissaB 08-21-15
    MelissaB 08-21-15
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    "Great book in a great series."

    If you enjoy Tom Clancy novels, as I do, this one will certainly live up to expectations.

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    Whitfed 08-06-15
    Whitfed 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Jack Ryan Novel"

    The reader- Michael Prichard is also great, like usual.

    The guys from Rainbow make a great appearance too. Love John Clark.

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    Michael Wolschon 08-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Crafty, exciting and suspenseful"

    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.

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    P. Newton Morristown, VT United States 07-09-15
    P. Newton Morristown, VT United States 07-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Exceptional"

    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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