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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (50,792 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Ryan Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9780307934642
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It is fall. 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, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved -- the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

By his impulsive act, he has gained both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men -- men who do not sit on their hate.

Patriot Games is a prequel to The Hunt for Red October and has all the excitement and energy of Clancy's famous first book. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A high pitch of excitement!”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A novel that crackles!”

    New York Times

  • “A bang-up climax!”

    Washington Post

  • “Ambitious, daring…as spectacular as any thriller ever.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “This is one of the most personal stories Clancy has told about Ryan and, in my opinion, one of his best.”

    Strand Magazine

  • “Clancy demonstrates once again that he is a master of a genre he seems to have created—the technico-military thriller…Clancy spins a marvelously tense yarn that will appeal to his legion of fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Strand Magazine Pick for Top 10 CIA Novels

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Slow Motion | 5/2/2016

    " I am thoroughly enjoying my first audiobook. The narration is active and character assuming. This is my first audiobook and I must say that 22 hours is a perfect introduction because when I look at other books and I see they're only eight hours in duration I smile and say to myself "that's nothing" lol. I highly suggest this audiobook if you're a Tom Clancy fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/19/2014

    " I have read and loved this a few times in the past. After talking about them with someone I decided to give it a try. It was different now. I still liked it, but the different political environment, changes in technology and other things make it seem so out-of-date that it was not as fun. I also had a much harder time with the constant swearing. In the end, I doubt I will ever read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Webb | 2/13/2014

    " A great suspenseful read, with plenty of character development and drama. The action which begins and ends the book is memorable, but the real story is how Jack Ryan deals with what happens to his family, and his final confrontation with his antagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 umarul mukhtar | 2/12/2014

    " Tom clancy: action kelas berat... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Kerr | 2/9/2014

    " One of my favorite early Clancy books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/9/2014

    " My favorite Tom Clancy book. "

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

    " A communist splinter group from the Provisional IRA attempt to kill Jack Ryan and his family in this highly entertaining book. There are only three major actions scenes, but the intervening narrative is well-paced. Occasionally, the repeated descriptions of Ryan and his wife as paragons of professional expertise feel tiresome, but one never sympathises for the heartless terrorists. The predictable final showdown is helpfully adorned by a text-book application of pathetic fallacy, and Ryan's interactions with the Royal Family are amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Telschow | 1/28/2014

    " skip to the last 75 pages.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach Alleman | 1/20/2014

    " This was my first Clancy read. Although there is a lot of language, I was hooked with the story. I like Jack Ryan as a character and I think I will read the rest of the series. There are so many intense parts of the book I thought I was reaching the main climax halfway through the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neeuqdrazil | 1/6/2014

    " This was ok - this was the first Tom Clancy I've read, so I wasn't sure what to expect going in. Pretty standard thriller, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Sutherland | 1/2/2014

    " Have read this one several times "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Dickson | 1/1/2014

    " Extremely slow and not one of his best. Moving on to the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/21/2013

    " Jack Ryan, history professor, saves the lives of the royal family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dev | 12/9/2013

    " Another well executed Clancy thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/27/2013

    " this book is a very long and good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 8/19/2013

    " Love love love. It started out with a bang and then the middle slowed down a bit, but the ending was amazing. I couldn't put it down until I got to the last page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joonatan Kuisma | 8/4/2013

    " The movie of same name was somehow flat. The book is not. A must read for Jack Ryan followers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 5/17/2013

    " loved the story, hate his language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/24/2013

    " I loved this book. It was a truly great adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/26/2012

    " Tom Clancy is always fun, but this might be my favorite of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emanuel | 8/21/2012

    " Great suspenseful book. Read it a long time ago in High School so i don't recall much, but i do recall it was one i could not put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 6/23/2012

    " Probably one of Tom Clancys best. You can't help but find yourself living the story vicariously through the character of Jack Ryan. Grab a cup of coffee, plop in an overstuffed chair and enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Weissbock | 4/1/2012

    " He writes too much in the details "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Wong | 6/9/2011

    " Nice little insight on the war between Ireland and England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/13/2011

    " I am re-acquainting myself with the Jack Ryan series. This time in order instead of just one or two. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 5/13/2011

    " Good read. Love the main character of Jack Ryan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 2/27/2011

    " Action packed, chilling to the bones, Tom Clancy Brings Patriot games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 2/21/2011

    " Another decent read from Clancy. It has been a while since I read it, but I may just pick it up again. Not one of his best, but by far not the worst either! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muneeb | 2/4/2011

    " Splendid book. Total new words learned from this book = 41.
    Technical details were pretty good too! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/29/2011

    " skip to the last 75 pages.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/5/2011

    " This is my favorite of all Clancy's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 1/4/2011

    " This was my first Clancy read. Although there is a lot of language, I was hooked with the story. I like Jack Ryan as a character and I think I will read the rest of the series. There are so many intense parts of the book I thought I was reaching the main climax halfway through the book. "

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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

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.