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Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jack Ryan Series Release Date: August 2000 ISBN: 9780375417450
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Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here? While Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world will never look the same again. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Those who like heart-stopping action in their thrillers will not be disappointed…Entertaining and eminently topical…Clancy still reigns. The publication of The Bear and the Dragon reminds his fans that he is not likely to be dethroned any time soon.”

    Washington Post

  • “Exhilarating…You’d have to be numb not to be impressed by the scale of [Clancy’s] ambition, his feel for the way information now flashes instantaneously across the globe, his mastery of technological developments. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict, equally adeptly depicting those at the top and bottom of military and intelligence systems.”

    London Sunday Times

  • “Builds to an excitingly cinematic climax as Ryan toils to bring the world back from the brink of nuclear war.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Once Clancy pulls the trigger…nobody can touch his gift for describing combat.”


  • “The most intricately plotted and in some ways the most satisfying of his military-techno thrillers since The Hunt For Red October…There’s enough new technology to satisfy the most demanding Clancy fan…A juicy novel within a novel, full of heavy artillery, intrepid aviators and shrewd generals.”

    Orlando Sentinel 

  • “Clancy has a knack for stories that appear to come out of the daily headlines. The Bear and the Dragon confirms his title as a master of techno-thrillers.”

    Montreal Gazette

  • “Interesting characters...too-real plotting.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “Clancy manages to thrill…The guts, the fun of these books, the high-tech devices, the ingenious schemes and the inside look at military tactics. Clancy delivers here.”

    Denver Post 

  • “Clancy is a master of detail—especially those having to do with military action and weapons…And he builds strongly moral, attractive characters, ones we would like to emulate.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “The Bear and the Dragon works…Hypnotic appeal.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Megasuspense…thrilling.”

    Indianapolis Star

  • “Each thread carries a handbook’s worth of intoxicating, expertly researched—seemingly inside—information, about advanced weapons of war and espionage, about how various governments work, complemented always with ponderings about the tensions between individual honor and the demands of state. Add to that the excitement for Clancy fans of this being the first novel to feature not just Jack Ryan but also, in significant subordinate roles, Jack Clark and Ding Chavez…and you’ve got a juggernaut that’s going to hit #1 its first week out and stay there for a good while.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 3/18/2011

    " I thought I should read a Clancy novel. I did. Not into all of the descriptions of military arms, and it took too long to unfold an obvious plot. Just not my type of novel or novelist. I'm sure anyone who likes the military jargon loves these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/28/2011

    " Not my favorite Clancy. Got a bit tedious. Too much war strategy, not enough character development. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 2/21/2011

    " I tried reading this book twice but it is so bad I put it down every time. By far the worst of Clancy's books that I have read... well, attempted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/11/2011

    " I like the story line but Clancy gets bogged down with his descriptions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 11/11/2010

    " Not that well developed or executed. I got bored halfway and read the last chapter. The stuff between was just technical babble and war maneuvers but the writing was on the wall from the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 10/26/2010

    " I waited for the entire novel for it to go somewhere. By the time they had the climactic showdown, I was past bored. I just hated not to finish it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alfons | 10/23/2010

    " The book gives some interesting political insights, but is rather one-sided for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walter | 9/27/2010

    " the Bear and the Dragon is probably my least favorite Clancy book. But keep in mind that it's like saying my least favorite pizza. Any pizza, and any Clancy book is goooooooood. It would have been a lot better without the sex scenes though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 6/10/2010

    " China attempts to invade Russia! US helps repel the attack. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 5/11/2010

    " Mostly I skimmed this one. Way too much research dump, far too little of people. "

About the Author

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 co-founder 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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.