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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781611061222
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Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” — a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent. The Campus has now turned their sights on the Emir, the number one terrorist threat to western civilization. A reclusive figure and mastermind of vicious terrorist acts, the Emir has eluded capture by the world’s law enforcement agencies. But now — with the help of ex-CIA agent John Clark and protégé Marine Colonel Ding Chavez — the Campus is in on the hunt. The mission: to bring the Emir in — dead or alive. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Leung | 2/20/2014

    " Like most of Tom Clancy's work today, mediocre and pandering. All about killing devout Muslims who like strapping on suicide vests and pretty much 900+ pages of drivel. Fantastic read if you're on a desert island and that's the only book you can find. More worthless dialogue in the novel than Jay Leno's show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 1/30/2014

    " a tad better but still needs some editing. also sets up sequel big time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/29/2014

    " A lot of good action and yet when it all came together at the end I was kinda disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keri | 1/28/2014

    " What a disappointment! Tom Clancy is no longer writing under his own name. As a previous fan, I feel insulted that he allows his name to be used on a book that he clearly didn't write. Yes, it continues the story of familiar characters from Clancy's previous novels, but it is clearly not written in his style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridgett | 1/26/2014

    " LONG...too long. I think he could have wrapped it up in much less than the 800/900 or so pages it took. However, very interesting and ironic to be reading this while the Osama bin Laden stuff was going down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 1/24/2014

    " This novel was okay but was not nearly as good a some of the previous Jack Ryan books. Mostly, I enjoyed catching up with the characters (and their families) from Clancy's earlier books. I'll keep reading Jack Ryan novels as long as he keeps writing them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Ware | 1/22/2014

    " It's nice to see Clancy return to the Ryan family and friends. However, it takes the author half the book to set things up, and his tendency to add large amounts of technical details sometimes had me skimming. But the second half of the book is a page turner and I cared very much about the characters and their fates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Heath | 1/16/2014

    " You have to stay on your toes and concentrate (plus be interested in all that military jargon!) to get through a Clancy novel. It's almost like he can predict political and military events! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vaughn | 1/13/2014

    " Audio - took 5 weeks to complete this. Not very imaginative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnl | 1/8/2014

    " Pretty good book. Looks liek a re-boot of teh Jack Ryan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Boulware | 12/26/2013

    " I love his books. I wish Jack Ryan would jump off the page for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 12/13/2013

    " a good read, new cast and some old faces. still very realistic, though the preference for handguns for distance shooting seem a bit odd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 11/13/2013

    " The political side is a little too "know it all" and painting those liberals with a broad brush. All the heroes are really heroic. Obviously not great writing until he gets into action parts, and then it's worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/29/2013

    " Can't wait for another installation from The Campus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Smith | 10/17/2013

    " Ok, Jack Junior is good, but he's not the old man. But you can't pass it up if you're a Jack Ryan fan. I'm not sure why, as a liberal, I like him as president. Maybe because he's an honest man. No BS here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stan | 10/11/2013

    " First rate Tom has done it again . very spooky and bang up to date "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Lill | 9/9/2013

    " It was one of his worse books. There was too much detail about minor characters and places. It came down to pure chance that they actually prevented the attach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boozy | 8/27/2013

    " While its not one of his best, it's been a long time since i've seen Jack Ryan gracing the pages, so it was nice to read, I found the plot a bit far-fetched and some of the tangents to be pointless as they didn't go anywhere but overall it was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 6/14/2013

    " Clancy has always been one of my favorites, so I absolutely enjoyed it! I love how the series has been extended to now include Jack Ryan, Jr. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrine | 5/29/2013

    " Had to get this to read too. Have it on audio from audible, but like to read it in addition to listening. Enjoyed the book, liked that there was set up for more books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan Keelan | 5/28/2013

    " I listened to this on tape. It was good, connects well with current political events.. kinda wish his reality actually was... except for how much more horrible the events were "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark | 9/4/2012

    " a far-far right-leaning POV, with a blithe acceptance of murder and torture to justify any end .... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Howard | 4/13/2012

    " I had to read this for nostalgia's sake, since I loved the Jack Ryan books in middle/high school. It was ok, not great. Typical good guys v. bad guys type stuff--although updated to be against Islamic terrorists, rather than the Soviet baddies of Jack Ryan Sr's era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Ryan | 1/16/2012

    " 900+ pages? This book needs it's own stand. I'm past page 700, and really enjoying it so far. Nice compilation of new characters and old favorites. Jack Ryan Jr? Love it. Further updates as I progress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Gilberts | 7/28/2011

    " A great Clancy commentary on the leaders of our day if you ask me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 7/13/2011

    " Clancy is back on his game. Next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Vangordon | 6/11/2011

    " Tom Clancy was the author that got me into reading fiction in the first place. By far, my favorite spy author of all time. I used to steal Clancy books from my dad, and start reading them before he was done. Really great book. My dad would have enjoyed it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/21/2011

    " I said after Teeth of the Tiger that I'd wait to hear how the next Clancy was before reading another. This one was okay, but it wasn't much more than that. Clancy hasn't really sold me on the next generation of his characters yet, but the book did move. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Geoffrey | 5/13/2011

    " Disappointing but it wasn't really written by Clancy anyhow was it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/11/2011

    " Nice read after long absence. Not as good as his earlier works. Not sure Junior can fill Jack, Sr.'s shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beate | 5/9/2011

    " My dear husband read this and said it was the best one yet! Since I haven't read it, I gave it a 4 for margin of error. :)
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 5/9/2011

    " An enjoyable book with a good storyline, but not on par with his earlier works. I'd rate those as 5 stars.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucindasnyder | 5/9/2011

    " this was the first tom clancy book i have read. i enjoyed it, but it was long.
    i finished this the week before osama bin laden was killed. kinda eeiry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/8/2011

    " Clancy returns to full form with this 950 page spy thriller. The book is something of a setup for future books but all of the important players from Clancy's previous thrillers are now working to combat terrorism outside of government restraints. I'll take more like this all day long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Markericphillips | 5/4/2011

    " Unfortunately I went into this book thinking that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as older Clancy books and I was correct. It seemed too busy, since it was trying to incorporate everyone into the book. Maybe because it has been so long since the last one, I lost interest, butt Issas just so-so for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 5/3/2011

    " For a 900+ page book this was a quick read. Whereas T.C. wrote "The Hunt For Red Oct.", this could be called the hunt for Bin Laden. I won't give the ending away, but you will enjoy the plot and its conclusion. If you don't you can always use the book as a booster chair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rawriter | 5/1/2011

    " I didn't read "Teeth of the Tiger", so I first met the young Jack Ryan here. I missed Jack Sr, wish he could have been more prominent. The book was good, it had all of the Clancy elements. Given the news that's come out tonight, there's no small irony. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 4/29/2011

    " Ugh. Too long with too many story lines to make the end worth it. Wait for the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " Not that memorable. I find myself thinking back about the book and can't remember much about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 4/23/2011

    " an entertaining and fun read. I love how Clancy has so many situations close to current events. I also love how the good guys win, usually. It has been a while since I have read a Clancy novel and it took me a bit to remember who was who from older novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/22/2011

    " If you are a Tom Cllancy fan, then you'll like this book. Seemed to be pure Tom Clancy to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/19/2011

    " Too: complicated, many story lines, many characters, many difficult names, hard to believe. looooooong.

    okay, but far from his best work "

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About the Author
Author Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy (1947–2013) was the author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling novels, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Red Rabbit, Teeth of the Tiger, and Red Storm Rising. His nonfiction work includes Into the Storm: A Study in Command, Every Man a Tiger, and Battle Ready. Clancy was the cofounder of Red Storm Entertainment, a video game developing company responsible for the successful Rainbow Six series, Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell series, and others.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.