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The Bear and the Dragon Audiobook

The Bear and the Dragon

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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? While Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world will never look the same again.

©2009 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House

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    Doc Holliday 01-13-16

    Retired, living in Montana, enjoying the good life. Favorites: CJ Box; Carl Hiassen and historical non-fiction—Modern European History

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    "The story just went on and on…"
    If you could sum up The Bear and the Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, (to a point); technology and government


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made the Russians look like they were human and made the Chinese look really, really stupid. In other words, we get to deploy our best toys against a completely outmatched army and demonized Chinese.

    Describing combat prep and combat Clancy excelled.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No one could talk that slow.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, WAY too long and obscure. I don't want to sit in a chair for nearly 4 days straight. I couldn't say awake long enough.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    scogre San Diego, CA 11-23-11
    scogre San Diego, CA 11-23-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Long, but worth every moment!"

    I have read every Tom Clancy novel multiple times. I always come back to Rainbow Six and The Bear and The Dragon. With such a complicated story, for our complicated world, I can't help but wonder what would happen if our political leaders read this story and tried to apply some of the wonderful concepts.

    Tom Clancy is a master at starting multiple stories and bringing them all together as a wonderful climax. This book is no different.

    The narrator does a great job and I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes a good political/military novel.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-19-11
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 04-19-11 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

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    "Watch what you listen (the order that is)"

    Audible would do well to let us all know when you select a book if there are ones that you should have heard first. I got the series out of order which was confusing. That being said, a great book and a long listen

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Solomito 06-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "No More Prichard!"

    Please! Please! Please! No more Prichard! If I wasn't such a big Clancy fan I would have returned this book after the first chapter! I just don't understand why the publishers continue to use this guy. His droning monotone is horrible. You can never tell which character is speaking because they all sound alike. All the accents are the same and they only last for a few words anyway, then he just lapses back into that same drone. If you are not a diehard Clancy fan and as such are willing to put up with a horrible performance just to hear the story, pass up on this book.

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    06-20-17
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    "Okay? I guess"

    Takes characters from Rainbow Six which is a great book, I recommend that you listen to that one first. They screwed up Eddie Price, he's American and Scottish which kind of ticked me off. The book itself is....sort of painful to get through. I don't get why Clancy wrote s whole chapter about a Baptist minister going on about religion. It's dumb, there is nothing to gain from the story by listening to it. Skip that part. The book sometimes feels dry and working it's hardest to keep your attention and ultimately fails. I had to take a break for a week or so before listening to the rest. If your a Tom Clancy fan give it a go, but if your not it's worth a skip.

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    Garry Cannington, Australia 05-24-17
    Garry Cannington, Australia 05-24-17 Member Since 2014

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

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    "Five out of Five but with a slight comment"
    Where does The Bear and the Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, great story and great development


    Any additional comments?

    I do like this book for the simple reason it really turns the three powerful countries, US, Russia and China on its head.

    Plausible and mostly believable. A great story of the three powerhouses and what can happen in trade and wars.

    Although towards the end, only gripe (and with no spoilers) I felt it became a little implausible.

    I do recommend a credit (or dollars) on this for the challenge, the story and make your own opinion.

    I rate this as one the better Clancy books.

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    Daniel 05-04-17
    Daniel 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent"

    great story, fast paced and very well done. sucks you in and makes you keep listening

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    04-25-17
    04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good, yet formulaic and predictable plot."

    A good overall plot, but all its twists and turns could be seen a mile away, at least for someone who read a few Clancy books before.

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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 04-18-17
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 04-18-17 Member Since 2017

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "The Bear vs. the Dragon 🐲"

    Great audiobook!!!, the paperback was great, but the audiobook is like hearing a movie. I recommend this audiobook book 📚 to any Tom Clancy fan

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    Derrick B. 04-03-17
    Derrick B. 04-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"

    A good book to listen to. Good story line and it held my interest. Good detail and description of the military hardware. I think you would enjoy this one.

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