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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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    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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    John Scott 07-04-15
    John Scott 07-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great Clancy book w/excellent narrator."

    The narrator can make our break an audio book. Michael Prichard makes this one excellent! Typical Clancy and Prichard EXCELLENCE!

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    Pen Name 07-02-15
    Pen Name 07-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Jack Ryan lives on !!!!"

    loved it, whats next in line I like Jack Ryan as president, Tom Clancey's wife screwed up everything wanting the characters in the serious, Greedy Bitch

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    Ryan Long 06-24-15
    Ryan Long 06-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not bad"

    Drags at several spots but good ending. Probably wouldn't listen to again but it was good during a road trip.

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    Curtiss Cardinal 06-17-15
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    "Tom Clancy you are missed."

    Good narrator. Great Story. Tom Clancy never disappoints. Micheal Pritchard is a very talented narrator. While the book is long the pages fly by as you're swept up in the story.

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    Derek Pasadena, CA, United States 05-11-15
    Derek Pasadena, CA, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2016

    1123 down, Millions To Go!

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    "Chinese Redoux of Red Storm Rising"

    The book was solid Tom Clancy. That said, it sounded like he was running out of original ideas when he put this book out. The idea of a conflict between China and Russia was an interesting thought experiment and made this book worthwhile. However, Clancy is no Ian Fleming and is known for his in depth technical background information embedded in his stories rather than the picturesque descriptions written into the James Bond stories. When a Bond story is lacking, the reader can take solace in the fact that it was enjoyable to read. This story is lacking in the technical details department which made the story less than satisfying. I enjoy reading Clancy so much that I found myself asking if he was rushing to finish the book to meet a deadline. Clancy is still awesome, but I wish he had beefed up this draft to make the story a little more believable.

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