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Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.
But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.
A shadowy mercenary team is dispatched to capture the former Navy SEAL. With Clark on the run, it’s up to Jack Ryan Jr., along with Ding Chavez, Dominic Caruso, and the rest of the Campus team, to stop a threat emerging in the Middle East: A corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads, which can be used to blackmail any world power into submission.
With the breakneck speed and military action scenes that have made him the premier thriller writer of our time, Tom Clancy delivers a novel of high-tech warfare in which the enemy within may be even more devastating than the enemy without.
©2011 Tom Clancy (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Jackie on 11-14-13

WHAT? WHEN? WHO? WHY? WHERE?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who likes lots of detail about the characters, location and politics; and don't mind if the story drags on and on and on.

What could Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Cut back on the characters (way to many to keep up with) the story didn't grab me and I didn't know where it was going, I didn't know who was significant to the story. I couldn't follow who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I didn't know why some characters were introduced into the story.

What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lou Diamond Phillips was great...I personally think the story needs a re-write.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

...I am more than half way through the story and so far the answer would be done. I am going to finish it (it's taken awhile-because I don't like it) and unless some miracle pops out at the end I am sticking with done.P.S. If, some miracle pops out at the end I will come back and update this remark.

Any additional comments?

Often I don't give much credit to reviews that rate 1 or 2 when the majority of the ratings are 4's and 5's but next time I will read them and consider them more than I have in the past.

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By Aaron on 08-30-13

labored, intensive, mostly dull.

Formulaic. Somehow it had just enough interest to keep my listening for the entire time, but cannot recall why now.

The romance had a nice twist, but was otherwise littered with corny dialogue and telling emotions with little feeling.

Glad that George Bush and Bush Jr. were along for the ride. Too many political undertones for my taste, but I guess we must all choose sides eventually, right?

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Stephen on 01-03-12

Another great story

As usual Tom Clancy weaves a wonderful nail biting story that will keep you up late at night spell bound with anticipation and expectancy. There is however one small fly in the ointment. Please, please, please, do not under any circumstances allow an American actor to try and do a welsh accent. It didn't work, it made me cringe, it fluctuated between a terrible Scottish accent to an even worse Irish accent, but it never even came close to being a Welsh one. Having said that is is still a great story.

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By Roberto on 01-12-12

Excellent book, really well read!

What can I say? For those that follow the Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan universe this is another excellent installment in the already first rate series. A good, solid (and fairly accurate, if the news is to be believed) story about political in-fighting within Pakistan and the US with the usual sub-plots and excellent pace that holds it all together. Lou Diamond Phillips reads the story really and, dodgy Welsh accents aside, does a great job of bringing the characters and situations to life - in short does exactly what I'd expect but never gets in the way of the story.
Given the length of the story the end feels a little rushed but this really is only a minor gripe that doesn't detract from a really good audio book! Bring on the next one!

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By Robin on 05-19-15

Many Layers

Another great Tom Clancy story. Many different layers and several stories continue side by side. The small details of how they all connect wraps the whole story up nicely. I am looking forward to the in the series.

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