Tom Clancy: Power and Empire

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4 out of 5 stars
By Charles Atkinson on 01-16-18

Cameron Captures Early Clancy Magic

The pace and realism of this novel reminds me of Clancy’s work. This is not to say Greaney’s work on the series was not good, it certainly is good reading. But with Cameron I sensed that our heroes are more realistic, limited and vulnerable.

The plot is clever and captured my attention from beginning to end. The characters are familiar, and that is a good thing. There are several new characters I found extremely entertaining.

Brick’s narration is sterling.

This is a great choice for early Clancy fans.

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14 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 11-29-17

Marc Cameron's first Jack Ryan series novel

Author Marc Cameron's effort writing his first novel in the Jack Ryan series is much, much better than the best effort of Grant Blackwood with Ryan while not being as good as any of Mark Greaney efforts. Cameron the well established author of the outstanding Jericho Quinn series.

What I like most about Power and Empire: (1) It is true to the tradition of Clancy and Greaney in the handling of the characters and (2) John Clark, my favorite Clancy character other than Jack Ryan Sr., may now be an old man but his take no prisoners style is back. What I like least about the novel is that the plot meanders a bit near the midpoint of the novel. Power and Empire is a long and complex novel with many characters which is written more in the style of Tom Clancy himself than of the more compact and concise style of Mark Greaney.

I had some problems in rating this novel; does it deserve 5 stars or 4? Deciding on rating the narration was easy. This is Scott Brick at his very best.

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36 of 40 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By FrJG on 01-29-18

Shot wide

A large part of the story deals with very graphic descriptions of human sex trafficking. It's really difficult to listen to, but I'd hoped that the larger story might make it worth it. I regret that it didn't. Not only is this a poor entry in the Jack Ryan Jr. canon, the sex trafficking makes it intolerable. Even Mr. Brick's excellent recetation can't save this wild miss of a novel.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 12-01-17

Another great book

Being from Dallas this book is very familiar in its location. The subject is very timely for those of us that live in Texas.
Very many believable twist and turn with the right amount of violence!
Well done!

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Bee Keeper on 06-15-18

Tom Clancy Never Delved Into Teenage Prostitution!

I have been reading Mr Clancy for decades. I feel I know the Ryan Family. But Tom Clancy never felt obligated to write about teenage slavery and prostitution. Look, I know it is real . . . . it is happening, however THAT is not why I like to listen to books. I miss Tom Clancy and the likes of "......Red October" today more than ever! I will return unfinished. Thank you.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By CTENUS on 11-30-17

Excellent as always!<br />

Only thing bad about this Ryan series audiobook is the wait and anticipation for the next release... Tom would be proud to see his beloved characters continue on their journey...

Unabridged always.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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