CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack....
In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become a CIA legend....
When Muslim fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands....
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....
On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message....
Team Yankee presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact tank divisions....
Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world....
In this factual account written with General Carl Steiner (Ret.), a commander who held responsibility for all U.S. Special Operations forces, we get insight into a largely secretive community....
A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president....
For James Bond the stakes couldn't be higher. 007's mission is to neutralize the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to "retire" him....
Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola....
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world. And then tragedy struck....
Authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions....
A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company.....
When Charles Fend announces the Fend 100 aircraft, the world's first fully autonomous commercial airliner, he is praised for being a pioneer in aviation history....
They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they honorably answered the call....
Widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst takes listeners back to the early days of World War II....
He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets....
At its heart is John Clark, a master of secret operational missions, and newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. Clark tries to figure out where a recent string of terrorist attacks is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a group so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.
"[Clancy] writes action scenes beautifully. John Clark is a gratifyingly distinctive, three-dimensional hero." (Entertainment Weekly)
"The charged clouds of good and evil build toward a typically foreshadowed and explosive Clancy finish." (Kirkus Reviews)
I was real nervous about purchasing this book due to the issues everyone seems to have with the narrator. I took a chance, and let me tell you...GREAT BOOK!!!!! The narrator is not as nearly as bad as everyone is making him out to be. He is not the best, but I followed him without a problem and he DEFINITELY did not ruin the story! (It's only a book people! Being just a little to picky!) The story was compelling, the plot got better and better with every moment and the there was never a dull point. If you like military or spy novels, this is the book for you!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
This review has nothing to do with the quality of the book itself. I could not finish listening to it because the reader read in sporatic bursts. It was if he was reading the book for the first time and was unsure what tone to use or at what pace to read the passages.
17 of 20 people found this review helpful
I guess I will have to buy the book. This has got to be one of the worst abridgements that I've ever heard. The plot is all over the place and the reader, is awful. I wasn't sure that it could get worse then having Dennis Boutsikaris as a reader. David Dukes reads a lot like William Shatner and his characters, especially the women as noted in other reviews, are horrible. Every women character has an annoyingly deep and "breathy" voice. Had these characters been drag queens, this would have been fine. As for the story, it has a lot of potential. Lots of Special Ops stuff. Action from the get-go but I felt like I was missing half of the story. This seems to be one of those books which should never had been abridged.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
To me Tom Clancy in general tends to be a bit "dry". Lots of techno-babble, and light on story, and many of his stories crawl along. Rainbow Six is different. It starts right out of the gate exciting, and doesn't let up. As a result, the book is actually pretty short, I actually wish it were longer, but it's a lot of fun. Tons of action.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Ok, first off, I love everything fictional Tom Clancy has written. This book is no different. But a warning, if you arn't into special ops, their weapons, or their school of thought, not your book. If you like the Jack Ryan series and want to try something with a bit more action, this is your book. The story is told well, the acting is above par. Overall, about par for Tom Clancy.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
non-stop, eerily plausable, detailed military/political thriller. excellent read/listen. give it a try. Clancy at his best.
David Dukes' narration really distinguishes characters. Tom Clancy is a legendary writer. I love his books. By far he is my favorite author.
Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or David Dukes?
i have no problem with the author just the person reading the book. sounds mechanically pasted and halted
What do you think your next listen will be?
abetter copy of rainbow 6
Would you be willing to try another one of David Dukes’s performances?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I have heard better renditions
Any additional comments?
please send my someone else reading rainbow 6 by tom clancy
A gripping military fiction tale told with a great performance by the narrator, David Dukes.
it was good even though it was the abridged version it is recommended if you don't want to listen to the 30 + hour version of this book
Good book but the different voices could do with improving. I read the original book but I drive now and enjoyed listening to it again.
The narrator has a great voice and should stick to using his natural accent. When he tried to do British or other accents it was all over the place. Didn't stop me enjoying it though.
Story ok. Accents used by the narrator were a bit hit and miss. I have listened to another John Clark story and the narrator was better.
What three words best describe David Dukes’s voice?
Will never go for book narrated by David Dukes, story maybe ok but read in his voice puts me off.
Any additional comments?
I thought bit more from Tom Clancy.
I'd never quite managed to read this book when it was released about 10 or 12 years ago, but I know it was a huge bestseller (they even made a computer game of it!)
So I took the plunge when I saw it on Audible. Admittedly, this was an abridged version - and there's always a risk that what you get in that format is a poor version of an excellent title.
This book tends to end up as several terrorist/ hostage rescue/ building assault pitched battles tagged on the back of one another, with perhaps 10 minutes 'plot' inbetween. It's quite possible that the plot sections are what have been abridged; I struggle to see how this book could have been so popular in the mainstream when at least 75% is dedicated to action episodes.
Now, don't get me wrong - I had a fairly good idea this was what I would expect (there was a computer game after all!), and the action sequences are very well done - I think one particular siege lasted over 1 hour of audio time, and it really helped you to imagine the building, the strategy, and the thoughts of both sides in the engagement.
It's just a shame that the book only seems to be these action sequences - the plot is both wafer thin and terribly brief.
On top of that of course is that the book has sadly aged quite quickly. International terrorism in 1998 was seen very differently to what we experience on a regular basis in the modern world, and it means certain actions are either unrealistic or, worse, a little too vivid.
Overall? It's really not that bad! But this version is a Boys Own action romp with well-scripted set piece battles; it's not a deep and meaningful plot with wholesome characters and thought-provoking dialogue!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful