Patriot Games : Jack Ryan (publication order)

  • by Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • Series: Jack Ryan (publication order)
  • 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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

Most Helpful

Great Story - not so great narration

Tom Clancy puts so much into his stories. he faithfully develops his characters good and bad, goes into excellent detail with becoming boring and delivers compelling stories. Oddly a narrator was selected who didn't do the story full justice. I'm not sure he's quite so bad as some of the other reviewers make out but he is monotone and unlike the author made no attempt at researching the UK as part of his brief.

I thought it was well listening to but I do understand why others had problems.
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- Simon

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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- Euan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-01-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd