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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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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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By Vivienne Maxwell on 03-09-14

Shame about the narration

What was one of the most memorable moments of Patriot Games?

The fact that Dartmoor Prison has apparently moved to Cornwall!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was awful. For a book set mainly in England and Ireland the narrator did very little to pronounce names or places correctly.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful


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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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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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By Amazon Customer on 03-21-17

Great story

I have read this book over a dozen time it's one of my favourites so this was a treat

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