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In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies - and three men are about to cross its radar.

The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr.

Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now, but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there - and in here. And it is about to become far more dangerous.

©2003 Tom Clancy; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

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  • John
  • antioch, CA, USA
  • 08-08-04

NOT CLANCY'S BEST

As an avid Clancy fan I have read or listened to just about everything he has published. I am impressed with even his bad novels. I will not rate Teeth of the Tiger as bad, just not one of his best. The storyline as usual was so close to truth that it is easy to believe but it tends to be a bit dull and lacking in, the normal for Clancy, action. The ending left me hanging but not looking for further adventures of Jack junior. I still recommend the book but not to first time Clancy readers/listeners

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Good start, abrupt ending

This was a typical Clancy book. I very much enjoyed it. That is until it abruptly and inexplicably ended. It was as if there were other parts to the download that I didn't have. I literally checked for missing parts twice. It wasn't until I pulled my hardcover off the shelf and looked at the ending that I really believed that the book had ended this way.
I would recommend it if you like Clancy's spy novels and if you are willing to be entertained for 16 hours and then left hanging and disappointed (with the ending) at the conclusion of the book.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Harris
  • Syosset, NY, USA
  • 10-17-03

Wha happened to ye Tom Clancy?

Where did your fast moving action filled style go to? This novel is slow and tedious. The reader is also very annoying with the ability to move from one scene to another without a pause or a breath so that you're not quite sure where your at. He also has not developed the ability to use distinguishing voices, so that as he moves from character to character you're not quite sure who's talking. The book ends suddenly! You almost expect to hear a "to be continued in the sequel", but you know something, you're glad that it's over.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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A little implausible

I enjoied this book. I would like to read the next book in the series. I definitely felt as if I knew these people. My only complaint is that it seems unlikely that three rank amatures would be sent against seasoned terrorists. What chance could new, raw recruits possibly have against experienced, tempered, cold-as-stone assassins? This is not a joke. These people are for real. They are monsters. They can smell you coming miles away. There is no smiling at them across the hallway and hoping they don't make you.
I liked the main characters and I thought the beginning of the book was strong. The action scenes seemed a little rushed, though. And the ending. The ending happened to fast it was almost anti-climatic.

I don't want to pan this book. I just want the next one to be better. Now that you don't have to re-introduce the main chacters, hopefully we can hit the ground running in the next one. And soon, please.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Yeow Choy
  • Petaling Jaya, AB, Canada
  • 10-14-03

A 16 hours introduction to the sequel...

It has taken 16 hours of listening to the built up of the story and the characters and then, it ends before it really start. I can definitely read the sequel without reading this book. It is a total disappointment after listening for 16 hours for something to happen..and it never happen.

28 of 36 people found this review helpful

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Completely rediculas.

Clancy used to write about things that were real and used to dispel the very mythology he puts forth in this book. I've read all of Mr. Clancy's work and I've always been impressed with the realism and believability of his books--until now. I fear that one of the very best there has ever been is about to become less than medocre to say the least. This book certainly is less than believable. Save your book credits on this one, folks.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Andrew
  • Saginaw, MI, USA
  • 01-30-04

weak dialogue

Having taken Jack Ryan, Sr. way beyond the realm of possibility, Clancy needed to come up with new characters, and the tie in to his kid and nephews gives the plot line some context.

Much of the book is made up of dialogue between the two cousins, who refer to each other alternatively by endearing Italian nicknames (Enzo?) and more often as "Bro" (!). Maybe real life conversations with twenty - something males also leaves something to be desired, but this is really hard to listen to.

Far fetched plots and unlikely outcomes are commonplace in this genre, and I can listen to some pretty silly stuff, so long as the writing itself is interesting to listen to. Here, the dialogue between the brothers, and Jr.'s references to "Dad" really made me grate my teeth.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Janet
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
  • 12-28-03

Believe the reviews!

Wish I had. This book was a waste of time. I kept waiting for suspence and drama. I got unrealistic characters (twins who seem like such nice kids, except for their vocabulary and the fact that they can kill someone without any emotion) and a rambling story line that just ends.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • 12-18-03

Excruciating tedium

I loved his early books and appreciated his attention to detail. But in this one, every time something is about to happen in the here and now, someone has to reflect back on what "old Dad" did before or speculate on his thought processes and moral conundrums. There is so much angst and soul searching, repeated ad nauseum, that the action could fill a very thin novelette indeed. And there was such extreme repetition of things described in minute detail at different intervals in the book to different people that I found myself talking back to the tape "yeah yeah yeah, I heard this already!" I've never fast forwarded through a book before, but I did extensively on this one, and wished I'd opted for an abridged version. An interesting story, poorly and tediously told. Where was the editor on this stinker?

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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good but short

I was really hooked on this one, but had the feeling that something was missing, maybe it continues in another book in the future? I'am happy I bought the abridged version, maybe the unabridged one would have dissapointed me, too long for what is the story.

16 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. M. Curtis
  • 03-15-14

Don't judge Tom Clancy on this ridiculous reading.

This put me off Tom Clancy as the narration is really really annoying. The story and writing is great but I just hated the treatment and can't get past it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-17

Entertaining story but....

The blooming narration kept jumping around!! To such an extent that I can’t recommend this title.

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  • clifford
  • 09-27-17

good story terrible performance

monologue dull performance destroyed a good story. couldn't bear to finish it as it sends me to sleep

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  • CGM
  • 06-08-17

reasonable

the narration is disappointing due to poor attempt at character accents and a number of repetitions, I assume where there have been breaks during recording, of the beginning if paragraphs. the story line appears to end abruptly.

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  • sue ryan
  • 04-23-17

Very painful

What would have made The Teeth of the Tiger better?

Change the narrator. Wherever they dredged Stephen Hoye from, they need to send him back and never allow him near another book. EVER

What other book might you compare The Teeth of the Tiger to, and why?

In this genre there is nothing to compare. The story line is solid, but the narrator did such a bad job.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator stole the show. His lack of enthusiasm was so obvious, I don't think he studied English lit/lang at school. His voice, his inflections, you could almost imagine him laying on his back yawning away as he told the story

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Teeth of the Tiger?

The storyline was integral to how The Campus started, so nothing should be cut out of the book. But a different narrator. Most definitely!

Any additional comments?

If I hadn't listed to the very end I would have asked for a refund.

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  • james
  • 07-18-16

good but not enough

good to see a back story but missing something that the other books had maby to short for my liking

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  • Flower Girl
  • 11-29-15

Diabolical narrator!

It's not often I feel the need to write a review, but this is one of them. The story is great on every level, however it's ruined by the reader. He has a voice that could be (in terms of a colour ) described as beige.
His pronunciation of some words caused me to replay the word to see if I'd actually heard correctly!
His Mexican accent is definitely Irish!
And the editor for this performance must have had the week off as there were so many times when the same line was repeated.
All in all, the book was good enough for me to want to listen to the end, but I certainly would avoid any other books narrated by this reader!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. S. G. Farrelly
  • 09-15-15

errors in editing

story as good as ever with a clancy. however, it seems that whoever was meant to edit the performance didn't have their best day. about a dozen times, sections are repeated, as the reader tries another take.

also, the readers Mexican accent sounds Irish to my ear!!!

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  • Jonathan kerr
  • 04-09-15

Bad reader

Wouldn't listen to another book read by this guy. Awful. Bland and dull tone. Had to listen too. No flow.

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  • Alex
  • 04-06-15

Breathy read

We know Tom likes a full story, but this one never really got going the way he normally does... Just hope it's a decent start to a great series and not a sign of things to come. Also... I know it's a novel but three cousins all recruited at the same time?!

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  • Dwayne
  • 06-04-17

Very bad audio

The narrator was blan and monotone
Far too many repetitive sentences after each chapter- you would hear the same sentences

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  • Joshua
  • 02-08-16

average compared to the later books.

As much as I wanted to enjoy this, the pacing issues and less than acceptable production issues, such as repeating dialogue was too obvious.

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  • Martin
  • 03-06-15

Ok but not great

This story a little slow and meandering. Read poorly compared to others in the series. A necessary story to the series if you're a devotee however...

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  • Robin
  • 02-19-15

Good story poor production

I enjoyed the style and story but there were several sections where the words overlapped. Whole sentences repeated. It's just poor editing, but happens about 15 times in the version I heard.