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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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    Cruizeguru 05-03-15
    Cruizeguru 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Stuff as always"

    Story say good with plenty of detail on technical stuff and the characters were good.

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    lou 04-25-15
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    "SFX"

    A well developed story. typical Clancy novel. lots of detail to give you the reality of almost being there. A bit more forgiving on a story within a story. Now, the SFX. Sound effects. The production could of used some sound effects, but not too much as not to distract the listener of course. I'll even settle for a little melodrama. Overall, another top notch Clancy novel.

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    eejeej 04-04-15
    eejeej 04-04-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Excellent"

    I love books featuring John Ryan. This one was a wonderful continuation and very exciting. Unfortunately it is very realistic and possible. But that makes it all the better.

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    SPARKYINFLA 03-24-15
    SPARKYINFLA 03-24-15

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    "most excellent book"

    1 of my favorite of Clancy . 4 th listen

    A+++. All characters active & participate in world wide plot to capture gold & oil from the Bear (Russia).

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    Gray Plano, TX, United States 03-16-15
    Gray Plano, TX, United States 03-16-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Block buster end!"

    Great all around. You are either a fan or you're not of Clancy... But this was even better then reading it.

    Can't recommend enough!!!

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-15

    Retired and loving every minute!

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    "great story but too.........long"

    Great Story well written and plotted. It was long....... At times I couldn't remember what all had happened earlier in the book. it's like two stories joined together.

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    Rod Claar Renton, WA USA 03-08-15
    Rod Claar Renton, WA USA 03-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story, Oh Jack can you be our real president"

    The reality that a major war could start with the killing of two civilians by police is not too far fetched.

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    David 01-24-15
    David 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great Jack Ryan novel!"

    Classic Clancy! Loved it!I It had a couple moments of felt "Hollywood" to me, but fantastic book overall! Really enjoyed it!

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    Daniel Thompson 12-29-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining"

    The ending felt like the author was up against a hard deadline...or perhaps wanted to move onto a new project

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    Allan Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-14
    Allan Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-14
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    "great story"

    one of clancy's best
    last of the big books
    never tire of hearing it
    and the reading also by one of the best

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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!!

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  • 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.

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  • 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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