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  • Clear and Present Danger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terrible audio quality.

  • By Archie on 08-20-08

nice to listen to the real Tom Clancy again

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

after listening to Angela reading up Center and the aftermath of what had occurred after the death of Tom Clancy it was wonderful to listen to his writing again. the book was. the solidly written. the narration was rather good, and the entire combination of Clancy's writing and the narration they score very very enjoyable listen and a very good albeit long read.

  • Call to Treason

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #11
  • By: Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Tom Clancy is an unstoppable force in fiction, nonfiction, and even on the silver screen. Now listeners can take a journey with America's most proficient covert team as they struggle to avoid full-fledged war in Clancy's latest edge-of-your-seat thriller. Tom Clancy's newest Op-Center is a gripping, powerful profile of America's defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology - from the master of the technological thriller. As with all of the titles in the series, elements of technology, diplomacy, military might, and espionage come together....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance is always perfect, story was ok

  • By M. wells on 10-10-16

just when you think it can't get any worse

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

Rovin has broken the mold yet again. he said she said they said they didn't say. my God he is really getting worse. Kramer does a great job narrating as he has in the past but Rovin keeps sliding backwards into an abyss. I can't wait for the next installment (not)

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  • 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 218
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 199

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

if not for Rovin I would have given it 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

Galdorisi is an excellent writer. this is the first time I have listened to Levya, and he is quite good you can tell when Rovin is involved the story turns out for the worse. the novel is quite entertaining and filled with intrigue

  • Out of the Ashes

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center
  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi, Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded - leaving the country in terrible danger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By M. Herring on 07-21-14

these guys have obviously served in the military.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

you want to save obviously serving military and almost as good as Clancy there telling a great story unfortunately the narrator has not been able to convey the voices of different people well and he is not able to be on point as to what is happening wonderful wonderful writing

  • Sea of Fire

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #10
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

America's most proficient covert operations team, hand-picked for its intelligence, analysis, and crisis-management skills, has had many a tough situation thrown at it. Years ago, before North Korea made its belligerent intentions known to the world, Op-Center's first mission was to thwart a crisis on the Korean peninsula. Since then, it has dealt with the machinations of Russian hard-liners, prevented the resurgence of age-old hatred in Germany, gone underground to prevent Kurdish terrorists from destabilizing the Middle East, subjugated the tensions of rebellious Basques....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great no fuss read

  • By Vaughan on 05-01-14

Kramer gets better, but ............<br />.<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

where does indeed continue to surpass as a narrator, but Rovin seems to get worse. not much else to say

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  • 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 2,743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433

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
  • Can't stop listening!

  • By Jonathan on 02-06-12

I am still wiping tears away. stunning!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Clancy's forward and writing by these two retired Naval officers was absolutely to point, filled with suspense humor, bravado and sadness. Brave people who serve our country deserve our support and our thanks.

the writing follows Clancy's need understanding of military operations and I am certain that mr. Clancy backed this project with all of his heart.

I will certainly read more books by these to these brave and distinguished individuals.

  • Against All Enemies

  • By: Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,312

For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Against All Enemies is a hit with me

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 06-22-11

This is Clancy as we all know him. A real treat.

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

after listening to the app century books for the last 8 weeks, I was truly pleased to hear Clancy's writing again
nobody does Spy better than he does.

  • Divide and Conquer

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #7
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Shadowy elements within the State Department secretly cause tensions to flare between Iran and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. They hope to start a shooting war to increase their own power and profit. At the same time, the conspirators decide to up the ante - by deposing the president of the United States. n a treacherous scheme, they convince the president that he is mentally unstable, and a silent coup d'etat is within their reach. On alert, Paul Hood and the Op-Center team race the clock to prevent war, save the president, and expose the traitors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!

  • By Angele on 05-31-17

Robin that is really some to new levels of low.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

NV prologue almost tells the next story which couldn't be worse than this one and had to be better I'm actually listen to it and yes Reagan did get better the narrator Kramer he's incredible. is internations and inflections that you know who is speaking. If Robin realize this he wouldn't have gone on with the he said she said they did they didn't and so on

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  • Mission of Honor: Tom Clancy's Op-Center #9

  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

In the latest riveting adventure in the bestselling Op-Center series, this crack team of operatives uses their defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology to bring down the opposition. When a job is too dirty or too dangerous, Op-Center is the only place the government can turn. Follow the circuitous path as the agents negotiate the most devious threats to the peace and prosperity of America - including those within. As with all Clancy's work, this series reminds us that true heroes are hard to come by, that even the best of us have compromising motives....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • decent

  • By Derrick B. on 04-20-18

Oh my God!!!!!!! Awful!!! Rovin is getting worse.

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

audible hopes I enjoyed this program? the reading is great but the story stinks! Uggghh

  • Balance of Power

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #5
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The Op-Center team heads for Spain, where ethnic conflicts threaten to break out into a conflagration. As the novel's intelligence chief Bob Herbert puts it, this clash "will make the Spanish Civil War look like a brawl." The intelligence team's efforts to defuse the crisis are foiled when an Op-Center representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a high-level diplomatic meeting. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish War - no matter what the cost. Now the crew must delicately navigate the treacherous shoals of a planned insurrection by a popular Spanish general and his troops.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is an imitation Clancy book

  • By Allen Anthony on 02-08-16

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

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