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  • Tom Clancy's Point of Contact

  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

After a freezing mission in the North Sea which nearly costs lives - including his own - US Campus agent Jack Ryan Jr is taken off black ops. Ordered onto routine surveillance, he is sent to Singapore to check out a company with US interests. Soon enough, however, he finds the task anything but routine. It's clear there's a mole who must be uncovered - and quickly. As the mole attempts to cover their tracks, Jack finds himself dodging a team of highly trained killers as a tropical storm rolls in. What are the assassins trying to hide? And can Jack survive long enough to stop them?   

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware ... re-issue of one released last year

  • By Gary Mackenzie on 06-09-18

Another Clancy Masterpiece, you won't put down.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-19

As ever the story, narrative all come together to bring another Clancy novel to a fantastic mind shattering ending. You won't stop breathing until the casket is closed.

  • Against All Enemies

  • By: Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would have made a great movie

  • By Pixi on 13-12-11

Not the best Clancy novel I have listened to/read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-19

The story jumps around in to many areas. Not a patch on The Jack Ryan series.

  • Without Mercy

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 13
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In Jack Higgins' acclaimed best seller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does. As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of Special Branch lies recuperating in the hospital, a dark shadow from their past, scarred deep by hatred, steals across the room and finishes the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story but not one of the best

  • By Churchill1940 on 20-02-19

A good story but not one of the best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Found the novel not up to Jack Higgins usual 10/10. The narration always excellent by J. Oliver but found the storyline a little to fickle.

  • Rough Justice

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 15
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Whilst checking up on the volatile situation in Kosovo, the US president's right-hand man, Blake Johnson, meets Major Harry Miller, a member of the British Cabinet. Miller is there doing his own checks for the British Prime Minister. When both men get involved with a group of Russian soldiers about to commit an atrocity, Miller puts an end to the scuffle with a bullet in the forehead of the ringleader. But this action has dire consequences not only for Miller and Johnson but for their associates, too.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook

  • By Mike Howard on 16-04-19

Excellent story again from Jack Higgins.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Johnathan Oliver does a remarkable reading of the novel. The story great as ever. Highly recommended.

  • The Killing Ground

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 14
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For intelligence operative Sean Dillon, it is a routine passport check. But the events it will lead to will be as bloody as any he has ever known. The man he stops at Heathrow Airport is Caspar Rashid, born in England, with ties to a Bedouin tribe fiercely wedded to the old ways. Rashid's 13-year-old daughter, Sara, has been kidnapped by Rashid's own father and taken to Iraq to be married to one of the Middle East's most feared terrorists. When Rashid begs Dillon for help, he sees a chance to settle some old scores.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner from Jack Higgins<br />Don't miss it.

  • By Churchill1940 on 12-01-19

Another winner from Jack Higgins<br />Don't miss it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

The story always a good one. You can be sure of that. The master of intrigue does it again..

  • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief: Jack Ryan, Book 11

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan alone counters the threat posed by Russian president Valeri Volodin. This isn't the first time that the dictator has threatened world peace, but this time he's playing a very nuanced game, moving chess pieces around the board while isolating Ryan from the rest of the international community. Fortunately, Jack Ryan, Jr. and the rest of his Campus team find themselves in the middle of action with a vital clue to the Russian's intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, in the spirit of Tom Clancy

  • By A. Standen on 23-01-16

Another great Clancy novel, Ryan and JR. together.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-18

A must listen. Excellent story and narration. A book you won't want to put down.

  • Tom Clancy's Line of Sight

  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

On a break between missions, Jack Ryan Jr is asked by his mother to visit Sarajevo and track down a girl whose life she saved during the Bosnian War. Finally, he thinks, life might be quietening down. That's until he meets Aida - grown from a child into a beautiful and selfless woman. Jack finds himself drawn to her, not to mention impressed by her dangerous work helping Syrian refugees enter Europe. But the region is increasingly unstable, and just as Jack lets his guard down, Aida is violently kidnapped by the Serbian mafia.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic novel meets TV script

  • By Dan on 25-03-19

Another excellent novel in the Chancy series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-18

A great story to keep you on the edge of your seat! Listen now or miss the progression of Ryan Jr.

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book in the series

  • By anthony on 06-12-14

Two Ryan's are much better than One!<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Another outstanding story about The Campus & Jack Jr. Of course Senior saving life limb.

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Clancy Novel

  • By Churchill1940 on 29-11-18

Another great Clancy Novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-18

An amazing story to keep you spellbound and wanting more. Clancy with Ryan Jr. marvelous.

  • Command Authority

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

Decades ago, when he was a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. was sent on what was supposed to be a simple support mission to investigate the death of an operative looking into the suspicious banking activities at a Swiss bank. Ryan’s dogged tenacity uncovered not only financial deceit, but also the existence of a KGB assassin code-named Zenith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Simon on 12-10-14

Another best by Clancy, Ryan Clarke & Jr. Et All

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-18

A fast pacing novel not to be missed. If you haven't followed the series, start from the beginning. No finer collection of "stories" based on fact or fiction. Tom Clancy a marvel in the writing of books that will always you wanting more. 5+ stars.