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The Teeth of the Tiger | [Tom Clancy]

The Teeth of the Tiger

Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    John antioch, CA, USA 08-08-04
    John antioch, CA, USA 08-08-04 Member Since 2002
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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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Frederick , MD, USA 10-01-03
    Chris Frederick , MD, USA 10-01-03
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    "End?"

    Not the best, leaves you hanging. Hope for another book very soon!!!

    21 of 25 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.

    25 of 30 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.


    3 of 3 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.

    11 of 13 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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    K. F. Csvany USA 10-01-03
    K. F. Csvany USA 10-01-03 Member Since 2001

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    "good but short"

    I was really hooked on this one, but had the feeling that something was missing, maybe it continues in another book in the future? I'am happy I bought the abridged version, maybe the unabridged one would have dissapointed me, too long for what is the story.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Likes to Learn Omaha, Nebraska United States 10-23-03
    Linda Likes to Learn Omaha, Nebraska United States 10-23-03 Member Since 2002
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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!

    10 of 12 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 2004
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    KRC San Pedro, CA 07-31-05
    KRC San Pedro, CA 07-31-05 Listener Since 2005

    Katherine

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    "Classic Clancy"

    A very good tale about combatting terrorism. It would be great if we could engage in this type of warfare. Keeps you on the edge.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. M. Curtis
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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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
  • Mrs. L. E. Simpson
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    "Sack the reader!"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No idea!


    If you’ve listened to books by Tom Clancy before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good. Ending took me completely by surprise - it didn't feel like the story was finished.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The editing was dreadful - bits kept being repeated and the narrator was nowhere near as good as others I have heard.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the characters and admittedly had read the rest of the series before this one. I am glad I did as I would not have read them if I had started with this.


    Any additional comments?

    The author should consider the names of his characters now the audio world is here. Listening to 'jack asked' over and over again in an amercian accent soon got wearing even if the first time produced a little giggle. And the character Brian kept sounding like Ryan causing much confusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    9/11/13
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    "a great deal about nothing of any moment"
    Would you try another book written by Tom Clancy or narrated by Stephen Hoye?

    I would not.


    Has The Teeth of the Tiger put you off other books in this genre?

    no the others cannot possibly be as slow and boring.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    not much


    What character would you cut from The Teeth of the Tiger?

    Ryan juniors farther


    Any additional comments?

    get me out of here

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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