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Publisher's Summary

CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, Jack dives forward to intervene. By his impulsive act, he gains both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men who will not sit on their hate. In an explosive wave of violence, Jack's new enemies will seek to make him pay for his act of salvation...with his life.
©1987 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Clancy spins a marvelously tense yarn that will appeal to his legion of fans." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A novel that crackles." ( The New York Times)
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-12-18

Narration did not work for me

Could not fairly mark the story tried for well over an hour to get used to the narrator but simply could not sadly. The narrator has almost a monotone that simply spoilt it for me. My apologies.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 06-15-14

Don't mess with family

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would to anyone who loves it when terrorists get what they deserve.

What did you like best about this story?

That Jack Ryan is able to do what needs to be done to save innocents, especially his family.

What about Michael Prichard’s performance did you like?

He is too monotonous.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Already been done reasonably well, but as usually changed way too much.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Euan on 02-10-15

Narration renders this a failure

How could the performance have been better?

A zombie computer in slow motion would have created more excitement

Any additional comments?

I managed to get 8 minutes into this 20 hour long audiobook before giving up. Thoroughly dissapointed as I have heard many good things about the author and this series in particular. But the narrator is so monotonous, there is no character in his voice whatsoever. Very early on there is a action packed high octane moment with a car crash and explosions and guns being fired and he is reading it like he's reading out the ingredients on a box of corn flakes. Also having read other comments apparantly he gets no better and his poor pronunciation means perhaps he even gets worse.

Incase you couldn't tell... Not a happy customer, wouldn NOT recommend.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mr. K. Leyland on 04-07-14

Terrible narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Great novel, however the narration was monotone.

Do you think Patriot Games needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It was my intention to listen to all the Jack Ryan books having purchased the first two, however the narration is so poor I don't think I'll bother!!

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-21-18

Love Jack Ryan Stories

Wasn’t as action packed as Hunt for the Red October but still a good listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-20-17

Absolutely fantastic

A believable thriller and using the politics of the day entwining throughout the story that had me on the edge of my seat all the way through

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