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The Teeth of the Tiger Audiobook

The Teeth of the Tiger

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In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies - and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.

Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now, but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there - and in here. And it is about to become far more dangerous.

©2003 Tom Clancy; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-12-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-12-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Introduction of Jack Ryan jr. as an covert agent"

    Tom Clancy's 2003 release, The Teeth of the Tiger stands out in several ways. First, Jack Ryan refuses to run for a second full term as US president. His old friend ex-military pilot Robby Jackson (and Ryan's VP) runs for the office and becomes the first black president of the US. As he leaves office Ryan forms a covert operations group named "The Company" which is hidden in the Maryland offices of the financial firm Hendley Associates. Jerry Hendley, and old spy himself, owns Hendley Associates and heads "The Company" Our old friend John Clark is team leader and brings with him Ding Chavez and Jack Ryan Sr's nephews the Caruso brothers. New CIA agent Ryan Jr. joins the group with his cousins.

    Teeth of the Tiger is the last novel that Tom Clancy wrote without a co-author. It is also the novel where the Jack Ryan series became the Jack Ryan Jr. series. The senior Ryan remains very much in the novels but the protagonist is the junior Ryan.

    This is an excellent book, and one of the more interesting ones, but it is now among the very best books in the Jack Ryan series. Nevertheless, as a transition novel it is a vital and necessary part of continuing the Ryan series.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    John antioch, CA, USA 08-08-04
    John antioch, CA, USA 08-08-04 Member Since 2005
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    "NOT CLANCY'S BEST"

    As an avid Clancy fan I have read or listened to just about everything he has published. I am impressed with even his bad novels. I will not rate Teeth of the Tiger as bad, just not one of his best. The storyline as usual was so close to truth that it is easy to believe but it tends to be a bit dull and lacking in, the normal for Clancy, action. The ending left me hanging but not looking for further adventures of Jack junior. I still recommend the book but not to first time Clancy readers/listeners

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 12-09-07
    Ben Eau Claire, WI, USA 12-09-07 Member Since 2002
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    "Good start, abrupt ending"

    This was a typical Clancy book. I very much enjoyed it. That is until it abruptly and inexplicably ended. It was as if there were other parts to the download that I didn't have. I literally checked for missing parts twice. It wasn't until I pulled my hardcover off the shelf and looked at the ending that I really believed that the book had ended this way.
    I would recommend it if you like Clancy's spy novels and if you are willing to be entertained for 16 hours and then left hanging and disappointed (with the ending) at the conclusion of the book.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Harris Syosset, NY, USA 10-17-03
    Harris Syosset, NY, USA 10-17-03
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    "Wha happened to ye Tom Clancy?"

    Where did your fast moving action filled style go to? This novel is slow and tedious. The reader is also very annoying with the ability to move from one scene to another without a pause or a breath so that you're not quite sure where your at. He also has not developed the ability to use distinguishing voices, so that as he moves from character to character you're not quite sure who's talking. The book ends suddenly! You almost expect to hear a "to be continued in the sequel", but you know something, you're glad that it's over.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 08-22-04
    Ben 08-22-04
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    "A little implausible"

    I enjoied this book. I would like to read the next book in the series. I definitely felt as if I knew these people. My only complaint is that it seems unlikely that three rank amatures would be sent against seasoned terrorists. What chance could new, raw recruits possibly have against experienced, tempered, cold-as-stone assassins? This is not a joke. These people are for real. They are monsters. They can smell you coming miles away. There is no smiling at them across the hallway and hoping they don't make you.
    I liked the main characters and I thought the beginning of the book was strong. The action scenes seemed a little rushed, though. And the ending. The ending happened to fast it was almost anti-climatic.

    I don't want to pan this book. I just want the next one to be better. Now that you don't have to re-introduce the main chacters, hopefully we can hit the ground running in the next one. And soon, please.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Yeow Choy Petaling Jaya, AB, Canada 10-14-03
    Yeow Choy Petaling Jaya, AB, Canada 10-14-03
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    "A 16 hours introduction to the sequel..."

    It has taken 16 hours of listening to the built up of the story and the characters and then, it ends before it really start. I can definitely read the sequel without reading this book. It is a total disappointment after listening for 16 hours for something to happen..and it never happen.

    28 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Roland huntsville, AL, USA 03-17-04
    Roland huntsville, AL, USA 03-17-04 Member Since 2011
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    "Completely rediculas."

    Clancy used to write about things that were real and used to dispel the very mythology he puts forth in this book. I've read all of Mr. Clancy's work and I've always been impressed with the realism and believability of his books--until now. I fear that one of the very best there has ever been is about to become less than medocre to say the least. This book certainly is less than believable. Save your book credits on this one, folks.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Saginaw, MI, USA 01-30-04
    Andrew Saginaw, MI, USA 01-30-04
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    "weak dialogue"

    Having taken Jack Ryan, Sr. way beyond the realm of possibility, Clancy needed to come up with new characters, and the tie in to his kid and nephews gives the plot line some context.

    Much of the book is made up of dialogue between the two cousins, who refer to each other alternatively by endearing Italian nicknames (Enzo?) and more often as "Bro" (!). Maybe real life conversations with twenty - something males also leaves something to be desired, but this is really hard to listen to.

    Far fetched plots and unlikely outcomes are commonplace in this genre, and I can listen to some pretty silly stuff, so long as the writing itself is interesting to listen to. Here, the dialogue between the brothers, and Jr.'s references to "Dad" really made me grate my teeth.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janet South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States 12-28-03
    Janet South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States 12-28-03
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    "Believe the reviews!"

    Wish I had. This book was a waste of time. I kept waiting for suspence and drama. I got unrealistic characters (twins who seem like such nice kids, except for their vocabulary and the fact that they can kill someone without any emotion) and a rambling story line that just ends.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Likes to Learn 10-23-03 Member Since 2014
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    "BORING listening, UNBELIEVEABLE. Waste of time!"

    Tom Clancy - writing about Jack Ryan and his 21st century swashbuckling and globe-trotting adventure/spy/drama books - must have been having a VERY bad day when he wrote this stinker of a book! Jack Ryan, now President, authorizes his OWN SON and NEPHEWS to become paid assasins for a government kill-team that targets 'suspected' 'bad guys' ??? Give me a break! The whole book was so implausible that I had a hard time in grasping the concept -- thinking that surely I was missing out on the IMPORTANT stuff.... and come to find out, there wasn't any of THAT, either!

    To make matters even worse, the narrator sounds like he's reading poetry - not trying to enliven already dull characters and at least differentiate in voices or dialog, plus he has an annoying habit of ending all his long-winded sentences on a 'downturn' -- sounding like everything had a "Oh, poor thing, it's so sad....." sound -- that might be helpful in reading bedtime stories to not-very-sleepy kids -- but certainly not what was needed for an 'action' story.

    And the reward for listening through a painful 16 hours of this nonsense? The story just ends.... as our unproven (to me) hero flies off into the blue - supposedly on his way to another adventure. If it's another adventure like this first one, I'll read a paragraph synopsis and feel like I came out ahead.

    Tom Clancy may have 'hit it big' previously -- but this is a total bust! I only rated it ONE star because there was nothing LESS that would qualify as a rating!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. M. Curtis
    Bristol UK
    3/15/14
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    "Don't judge Tom Clancy on this ridiculous reading."

    This put me off Tom Clancy as the narration is really really annoying. The story and writing is great but I just hated the treatment and can't get past it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • james
    7/18/16
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    "good but not enough"

    good to see a back story but missing something that the other books had maby to short for my liking

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flower Girl
    Surrey UK
    11/29/15
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    "Diabolical narrator!"

    It's not often I feel the need to write a review, but this is one of them. The story is great on every level, however it's ruined by the reader. He has a voice that could be (in terms of a colour ) described as beige.
    His pronunciation of some words caused me to replay the word to see if I'd actually heard correctly!
    His Mexican accent is definitely Irish!
    And the editor for this performance must have had the week off as there were so many times when the same line was repeated.
    All in all, the book was good enough for me to want to listen to the end, but I certainly would avoid any other books narrated by this reader!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. G. Farrelly
    9/15/15
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    "errors in editing"

    story as good as ever with a clancy. however, it seems that whoever was meant to edit the performance didn't have their best day. about a dozen times, sections are repeated, as the reader tries another take.

    also, the readers Mexican accent sounds Irish to my ear!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan kerr
    4/9/15
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    "Bad reader"

    Wouldn't listen to another book read by this guy. Awful. Bland and dull tone. Had to listen too. No flow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    4/6/15
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    "Breathy read"

    We know Tom likes a full story, but this one never really got going the way he normally does... Just hope it's a decent start to a great series and not a sign of things to come. Also... I know it's a novel but three cousins all recruited at the same time?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/13/15
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    "a little boring"

    not the best as the story was too slow and the voice changes not clear. also, my copy had about 8 duplications of sentences during playback.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Randall
    9/7/14
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    "outstanding audio masterpiece"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Prefect rrad


    What did you like best about this story?

    Keeps and maintains high suspense


    What about Stephen Hoye’s performance did you like?

    Well above average but, honestly other readers have surpassed him.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Yet another outstanding work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    8/22/14
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    "Seem a bit disjointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Did not seem to flow


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Clancy? Why or why not?

    Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    Needed to flow from one Character to next like in his earlierwork


    Was The Teeth of the Tiger worth the listening time?

    Not sure on the narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
    6/27/14
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    "Tom Clancy RIP - You will be missed!"
    What did you like most about The Teeth of the Tiger?

    Clancy was a brilliant (for me) story teller, He takes multiple threads and weaves them in to a marvellous tale. I have to admit I am prejudiced as I've loved every story he's written and his death was a big shock.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way all the differing story threads are bought together.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I can't remember now, its been a while since I listened to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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