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  • Tom Clancy Line of Sight

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 4
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maden pulls off another WOW Jack Jr book!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Excellent spycraft novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Mix international intrigue with a steaming hot romance and you have Line of Sight.
I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this thriller.

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,504

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Don’t waste your time or money.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The storyline is weak and relies on vulgarity to wake the reader. The story took forever and never went anywhere in my opinion. I think I wasted money and time on this book.

19 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Kill and Tell

  • By: James Patterson, Scott Slaven
  • Narrated by: Brandon Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104

Famous film director Wayne Tennet stands accused by his stepdaughter of crossing the line. Falsely, he swears. Now his life and career hang in the balance. But why would she lie? The darkest thriller of the year has an only-in-Hollywood twist you'll never see coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wow that stunk.

  • By Galen on 04-05-18

Wow that stunk.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I just wasted several hours of my life. No story or plot. No character development happened whatsoever.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Dark Zone

  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin, and others
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 214

Former US ambassador to the Ukraine Douglas Flannery meets with an old friend and former spy near New York's South Street Seaport. She is seeking his help to thwart a Russian plan to overrun her native Ukraine, but those for whom she is working propose an infinitely more dangerous scheme, one that could draw in NATO forces and possibly ignite World War III. Moments later, as she jogs along the East River, her throat is slashed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully bad and boring and long book

  • By David on 06-22-17

Not good

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-17

The plot was horrible. It seemed the author attempted to give a current event update intertwining Op-Center.
It was re bad.

  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pageturner....you feel like your inside the story

  • By james on 02-06-12

A book only a Seal would like

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

Wow I have never been bombarded with so many operating manuals. Way too much detail about the tools of the trade.
Seals are elite but this book fails their honored service by "bromancing" the relationship details and other needless filler.

  • Tom Clancy Under Fire

  • A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
  • By: Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,042

On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory: an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointment

  • By Dennis Hamel on 07-07-15

Who wrote the ending?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-16

I felt lost in the storyline. Whoever wrote the ending left the reader wondering what other task they were working on. The reader is dumped into the epilogue to finish a rambling storyline. The only character developed by the author, is unbelievable. I was left hanging concerning the storyline.

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,691

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

Excellent Spy Tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-15

What a great read. It kept me on the edge of my seat during most of the book. Three or four different things happening at once was a great way to keep things intriguing.

  • Locked On

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,465

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Locked On

  • By Jean on 01-11-12

Great Thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great Clancy thriller. The Campus operates as a secret entity within the government. It is almost non-fiction.

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,576

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clancy that gave us Clear & Present...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-15-12

Intricate weave of many heroes.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-13

Would you listen to Threat Vector again? Why?

Threat Vector transitions Jack Ryan Jr. into his father's former role without much difficulty. Mr. Clancy did his homework and appears to understand what is a very plausible attack of the United States by a very likely enemy. I had to hear more right up until the book ended.

What other book might you compare Threat Vector to and why?

Threat Vector was similar to Silver Tower written by Dale Brown in 1988. An action thriller based on little thought about but current and applicable events.

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

This book impressed me. I laughed out loud at times and at other times I wanted to cry. I wanted to tell Jack and Dingo what I knew from other chapters of the book. I got involved and caught up in the story.

Any additional comments?

Everyone must read this great book.