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Clear and Present Danger Audiobook

Clear and Present Danger

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Publisher's Summary

The U.S. president, unsatisfied with the success of his "war on drugs", decides that he wants some immediate success. But after John Clark's covert strike team is deployed to Colombia for Operation Showboat, the drug lords strike back, taking several civilian casualties. The chief executive's polls plummet. He orders that the unofficial plan be terminated, leaving no traces.

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. 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.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Ryan.

©2004 Tom Clancy; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Rousing adventure....A crackling good yarn." (The Washington Post)

"The issues raised are real ones, and a jump ahead of the headlines." (The New York Times)

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Book!"

    I enjoyed the action throughout the entire book. Each chapter kept me waiting to hear the next chapter.

    James Barber
    Author of The Networking Guru

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    R. Wayne Fritzsche Tampa, Florida 02-25-17
    R. Wayne Fritzsche Tampa, Florida 02-25-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Waste of time"

    The narration was poor. The reader didn't change his voice to reflect different people were talking. It was hard to follow who was speaking. I think this was probably the weakest Aspect of the book.

    Most Tom Clancy novels are exciting however this plot was relatively timid. Normally, his books are so much more exciting.

    I would not recommend this book for anyone.

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    R. Stearns 01-19-17
    R. Stearns 01-19-17
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    "This Recording Isn't THAT Bad"
    Any additional comments?

    If you're listening to this book on Audible's player, you can reduce the speed to .95 instead of 1. That resolves the speed issue and makes the narrator's voice sound better, although since this is such a long book you will definitely notice when the narrator took a break and came back to record more. Anyway, the story is so good that I didn't notice the sound quality issues most of the time.

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    David R. Grover 01-05-17
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    "Great book"

    Lots of action vividly written. I enjoyed it very much and recommend this book it's a great listen.

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    kcvas 08-03-16
    kcvas 08-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "compelling thrilling story"

    great story line as always.Technically perfect in every detail. Exactly as one comes to expect from a Tom Clancy Novel

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    Alberto Acosta Miami, Florida 05-28-16
    Alberto Acosta Miami, Florida 05-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good narration, bad production."

    J. Charles was excellent as always. The production was lacking, the book skips on 3 different occasions.

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    Erich 04-29-16
    Erich 04-29-16
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    "Detail abounds"

    Good story but much to long. Should have gotten the abridged version. Far to much background information on some not so important characters.

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    gph 03-07-16
    gph 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Early Clancy is the best"

    Continuing my reread of the Jack Ryan books. I have to say the 1st 4 books are the best along with Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. I enjoyed the others as well but they got longer and more wordy as the series went on

    I could swear there were 2 different readers of this and it was jolting at first. Overall not really a lot of Jack in this book. Also it's so different than the movie I got confused a couple times.

    Still a quite enjoyable book adding some characters we'll see again.

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    Harry Hodges 02-27-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Two Versions. Don't Buy This One"

    There are two unabridged versions of this audiobook on Audible. This version's presentation by J Charles is rushed and less enjoyable. Approximately 5 hours shorter than the version I exchanged for narrated by Michael Pritchard. Much more enjoyable. Typical great story by Clancy.

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    Randall L Horst Lancaster, PA, United States 09-05-15
    Randall L Horst Lancaster, PA, United States 09-05-15 Member Since 2012

    Happy Day!

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    "Politics is always a problem"

    The politicians always make a mess of things. John Clark and Jack Ryan by doing the right things bail some of the politicians out. The rest go to jail or worse if only it were true today!!

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