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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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    cuddles 05-27-16
    cuddles 05-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Tom Clancy"

    The narrator was outstanding thank you for a great performance :) will look for other books like this

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    Brent 05-10-16
    Brent 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Story"

    I enjoyed this reading very much. Narrator was excellent in cadence and emoition. Strongly Recommend.

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    Greg W Central Illinois 05-04-16
    Greg W Central Illinois 05-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    "long, long, long. But great, great, great."

    this was a seriously long book. But has enough nail-biters and suspense to make it all fly by fast. Wish it could continue. So many characters and situations unresolved.

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    Nicholas 05-02-16
    Nicholas 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good book"

    good book. starts insanely slow but picks up and goes out with a bang. good narration. I would recommend this book.

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    kcvas 04-14-16
    kcvas 04-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "another great listen!"

    great story, but very long! worth it though! what will Jack Ryan be up to next?

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    Taco Guy 12-17-15
    Taco Guy 12-17-15
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    "How to improve the narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is kind of terrible because the sound mixing inst great. But I recommend listening to it on 1.25x speed which makes it much more enjoyable, the long pauses are noticeably shorter but its not too fast.

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    Marsha P. Mullett 10-10-15
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    "Long But Good"

    Great story! I love how previous books are interwoven into the next. But it was quite long. Thankfully, I had a few long drives to make, so it worked out fine.

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    William Buffalo NY USA 09-22-15
    William Buffalo NY USA 09-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Disappointing, foul language, long winded"
    What disappointed you about The Bear and the Dragon?

    Very excessive use of profanity!!! NOT typical of previous Clancy books. Long repetitive explanations/descriptions of everything.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    General interesting story, however way to "drawn out"


    Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes we have listened to Michael Prichard and enjoy his narration.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Bear and the Dragon?

    Not sure but again, I would significantly reduce the long drawn out repetitive "explanations" of what people are thinking etc..............................


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    Bohdan C. 09-16-15
    Bohdan C. 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fun"

    very good book very well read as well. really enjoyed listing to it thank you

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    Gregory 09-08-15
    Gregory 09-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "long winded book made unbearable by a bad reader."
    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or Michael Prichard?

    I generally like Tom Clancy. The epic scale of his books, however, requires a lot of background and setting up.
    Michael Prichard does a fine job of making the various voices and accent. He keeps his expression mostly neutral, but that's fine. However, Michael makes frequent un-necesarry pauses, seemingly at random. For me, this was slowing the pace down too much, and also somwhat disorienting.


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