Jack Ryan
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  • 1
    The Hunt for Red October | Tom Clancy

    The Hunt for Red October

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
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    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Audio quality quite poor

    This book had poor audio quality with the words clipping off. If it weren't for that, I think this is a 4 star book. It was good and kept me listeni..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2010 by Christian (Vienna, IL, USA)
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    Patriot Games: Jack Ryan | Tom Clancy

    Patriot Games: Jack Ryan

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, Jack dives forward to intervene. By his impulsive act, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men who will not sit on their hate. In an explosive wave of violence, Jack's new enemies will seek to make him pay for his act of salvation...with his life.

    Don't mess with family

    Yes I would to anyone who loves it when terrorists get what they deserve.

    Reviewed on June 15 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 2
    Patriot Games | Tom Clancy

    Patriot Games

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

    Oldie but Goodie!

    I vaguely remember reading the book back in the 80's, I have seen and enjoyed the movie dozens of times but listening to the book was more fun than I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2012 by K. Masheter Deal (Southwest, USA)
  • 3
    The Cardinal of the Kremlin | Tom Clancy

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    (934)
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    (775)
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    Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is Cardinal -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save Cardinal and lead the world to the brink of peace . . . or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece -- a riveting novel about one of the most intriguing issues of our time.

    Previous Reviewers Are Spot On

    The reviews on this book are a mixed bag...and each is right in their own way. Prichard does a lackluster job of general narration, yet his dialog sc..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2012 by Nancy (Pollock Pines, CA, United States)
  • 4
    Clear and Present Danger | Tom Clancy

    Clear and Present Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
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    Jack Ryan, who has just been named CIA deputy director of intelligence, is enraged when he discovers that he has been left out of the loop of Columbian operations. Several of America's most highly trained soldiers are stranded on an unfinished mission that, according to all records, never existed. Ryan decides to get the men out.

    Hard listen

    First I want to say this is a great book, in print! I spend my days driving and love to listen to books on my Ipod.
    The first thing I noticed wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2009 by T. Webb ()
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    Clear and Present Danger | Tom Clancy

    Clear and Present Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line.

    Terrific Book. Much better Narrator

    Tom Clancy does it again. The book kept my attention throughout and was hard to put down. Michael Prichard does a great job on this reproduction of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2011 by T. Heidner ()
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    The Cardinal of the Kremlin: Jack Ryan, Book 4 | Tom Clancy

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin: Jack Ryan, Book 4

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    In the Soviet hills of Dushanbe near the Afghanistan border, an otherworldly array of pillars and domes rises into the night. Between the USA and the Soviet Union, no contest is more urgent than the race to build the first missile defense system, and no one knows that more than the two men charged with assessing the Soviet's capabilities: Colonel Mikhail Filitov of the Soviet Union, an old-line warrior distrusted by the army's new inner circle of technocrats, and CIA analyst Jack Ryan, hero of the Red October affair. Each must use all his craft to arrive at the truth, but Filitov gets there first?

    Double Agents and defections

    Tom Clancy's writing is well researched and the scope of the story is incredible especially with many twists and turns the story takes.

    Reviewed on June 15 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 5
    The Sum of All Fears | Tom Clancy

    The Sum of All Fears

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Against all odds we have made it into the last half of the 1990s. The Cold War looks solved, Arabs and Jews are talking, confrontation is on the wane. In this new harmony, one discord -- what becomes of unemployed terrorists?

    Thoughts on The Sum of All Fears

    As a Company Representative covering a substantial part of Central Qld, I spend a lot of time in my Car!
    Tom Clancy's Books not only deliver excel..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 14 2011 by Ray (Rockhampton, Australia)
  • 6
    Without Remorse | Tom Clancy

    Without Remorse

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    (1542)
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    His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.

    Story is great - Narrator is horrible

    Two stars overall because the narrator is so bad that I am losing the storyline because my mind wanders away... I think Tom Clancy is a great author; ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2012 by Tiowna (United States)
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    The Sum of All Fears: Jack Ryan, Book 6 | Tom Clancy

    The Sum of All Fears: Jack Ryan, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
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    Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East - as Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

    A book of nuclear proportions

    It rates as one my favourite audiobooks, not because of the narrator, but because Tom Clancy was on of my favourite authors.

    Reviewed on June 15 2014 by Pint-sized Bookworm (Hervey Bay)
  • 7
    Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel | Tom Clancy

    Debt of Honor: A Jack Ryan Novel

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By John MacDonald
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    Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

    Narrator not so great

    I love Clancy books, but this Narrator is too robotic. Doesn't even sound human to me.

    Reviewed on February 10 2011 by Louann (CHARLOTTE, NC, United States)
  • 8
    Executive Orders | Tom Clancy

    Executive Orders

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Debt of Honor ends as Jack Ryan is confirmed vice president minutes before a mammoth act of terrorism kills the President, most of his cabinet, all but a few members of Congress, the entire Supreme Court and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Suddenly Ryan is President, which is where Executive Orders begins.

    Don't some of us wish Jack ryan was real?

    I would hesitate to name any single one of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books as my favorite, but if I did Executive Orders would probably be it. What an ex..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2012 by Thomas (LEWISTON, IDAHO, United States)
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    Executive Orders: Jack Ryan, Book 8 | Tom Clancy

    Executive Orders: Jack Ryan, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    The US President, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress, is dead. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

    This was written pre-9/11: keep that in mind.

    I regard Tom Clancy as a solid, competent writer who deserved the success he has received. We foreigners who have been to the US have to remind ourse..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2014 by Christopher (Howrah, Australia)
  • 9
    Rainbow Six | Tom Clancy

    Rainbow Six

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Rainbow Six review

    I listened to Without Remorse first which introduced me to John Clark in his early career. I bought Rainbow Six with a lot of hesitation because of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2011 by Nathan (Orlando, FL, United States)
  • 10
    The Bear and the Dragon | Tom Clancy

    The Bear and the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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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?

    Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio

    No, just more convenient.

    Reviewed on March 24 2012 by Emil (Matawan, NJ, United States)
  • 11
    Red Rabbit | Tom Clancy

    Red Rabbit

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days, in an extraordinary new novel of global political drama. Ryan's first days on the job at the CIA put him into a high-stakes game, playing for the life of the Pope and the stability of the Western world.

    Combined review

    I've been reading Clancy novels since the early 90s and this one was a refreshing return to Jack's early days. Brought back a flood of memories. Quite..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2005 by Jerret (Crockett, VA, USA)
  • 12
    The Teeth of the Tiger | Tom Clancy

    The Teeth of the Tiger

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    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    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.

    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 Tee..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2004 by John (antioch, CA, USA)
  • 13
    Dead or Alive | Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

    Dead or Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
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    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    Dead Or Alive

    Lou Diamond Phillips did a super job narrating this story. I had read or listen to all of Tom Clancy's books. Glad to see him writing again I had al..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 14
    Locked On | Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

    Locked On

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    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
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    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Give me more! Loved it!

    Due to a busy work schedule I enjoy audio books more because I spend most of my time in the car travelling to and from work and while Im at work.

    Reviewed on December 21 2011 by Joseph (Valencia, CA, United States)
  • 15
    Threat Vector | Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

    Threat Vector

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    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
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    (3335)
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    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Spies and a counter espionage

    This book is packed with suspense and action including sea, land and air battles. The major part of the book is based on cyber warfare. Even though..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 16
    Command Authority | Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

    Command Authority

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    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
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    There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

    Great story with a couple of flaws

    I wanted to savor, cherish, and adore this book as it is the last we will receive by Tom Clancy. But I also want to be true in reviewing it.

    ..
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    Reviewed on December 10 2013 by Marci (portland, OR, United States)
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    Command Authority | Tom Clancy

    Command Authority

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
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    Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into the suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan’s dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin code-named Zenith.

    bit disappointing

    no, there wasnt really any one thing wrong , just the story was a so predictable, the only surprise happened in the 1st chapter with the killing of go..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 04 2014 by glen (Pingrup, Australia)
  • 17
    Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel | Mark Greaney

    Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    Thank You Mark Greaney!

    Emotionally Enthralling

    Reviewed on December 10 2014 by R. Conley (VA USA)