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The Bear and the Dragon Audiobook

The Bear and the Dragon

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Publisher's Summary

President Jack Ryan faces a world crisis unlike any he has ever known. A high-level assassination attempt in Russia has the newly elected Ryan sending his most trusted eyes and ears - including antiterrorism specialist John Clark - to Moscow, for he fears the worst is yet to come. And he's right. The attempt has left the already unstable Russia vulnerable to ambitious forces in China eager to fulfill their destiny. If they succeed, the world as we know it will never look the same. If they fail, the consequences may be unspeakable. Blending the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, razor-sharp suspense and a remarkable cast of characters, this is Clancy at his best.

©2000 Rubicon Inc (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Clancy ... towers above other novelists in his ability to deliver geo-political, techo-military goods on a global scale...and here he's at the top of that war-gaming.' (Publishers Weekly)

"Clancy is a natural storyteller." (USA Today)

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    RoguePlank 04/12/2014
    RoguePlank 04/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "The ending had my heart pounding in my chest!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it's a brilliantly detailed and twisting scenario that builds from small acts and unlinked conversations and espionage into huge mobilisations of national armies and tank battles and missiles and jet figher battles! A rip-roaring military adventure!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Observing from different perspectives how perceived slights on one side can be the gravest insult, where as the other side is completely unaware they have done anything wrong, and the fates of nations rests of these mis-interpretations due to cultural differences.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I thought he was a very good narrator, I laughed my head off the first time he tried an english accent, very well done!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Thunder is building in the east...


    Any additional comments?

    Very bloody long! But that's what I got it for! I have an hour's drive each way on my commute every day! This book lasted a month. Thinking back now over all the events, it feels like I've read 3 or 4 different books; there are so many separate story lines going on which all get tied together at the end, exceptionally well done by Clancy.

    Favourite character has got to be the old sniper, Pavel Petrovich Gogol

    "Before I killed Germans with this rifle, now I will kill Chinese"

    "Help me with my wolves boy!"

    "I've never shot a General before"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    thomas 23/03/2015
    thomas 23/03/2015
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    "The book doesn't really start till chapter 43 "

    it took so long for the exciting part to start and it felt like he was tired of writing the previous 50 chapters when the war really starts because within the following 10 chapters so much happed and it was lucky it was an audio book because I don't think I could read as much as 50 chapters till the real sh it the fan. but still a good listen overall

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    jpp 30/06/2016
    jpp 30/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The Bear and the Dragon"

    Exciting and fast paced, like all of Tom Clancy's books. The story of modern technological war

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    Chris Burton 04/05/2016
    Chris Burton 04/05/2016
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    "clearly well researched"

    took a while to get going but combined all the elements that Clancy is good at. all his characters have moved up some

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    Mr C M Holmes 03/12/2015
    Mr C M Holmes 03/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Engaging to the end"

    Whilst many many hours this book was very engaging and had a complex story. I found it nicely detailed with rich information allowing me to be absorbed into the story line. Only the last chapter or so did I find rushed, but I suppose the story can't just keep going

    Excellent narration

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    john 06/10/2015
    john 06/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great stuff"

    Great story was sorry to hear it end would recommend to anybody
    thanks very much

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    William 03/06/2015
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    story was good but voice was different at times and as such it made the story sometimes hard to follow

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    Mr M Hadfield UK 30/04/2015
    Mr M Hadfield UK 30/04/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Hmmmm"

    Nationalist American yarn. Written for Americans and a boastful inaccurate tale of their place in the world. Luckily the Americans I know are much more grounded and connected to the rest of the world. Give it a miss.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • James
    15/06/14
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    "Chinese egomaniac vs Jack Ryan"
    Would you listen to The Bear and the Dragon again? Why?

    Yes I will in the future. Tom Clancy was a great author and listening to his stories as well just improves the reading experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nomuri is my favourite character in this novel. He is the reason that America led by Jack Ryan is able to prevent China from fulfilling their misguided destiny, and the sex scenes and flirting with his source are hilarious.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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