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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Tom Clancy's Power and Empire by Marc Cameron, read by Scott Brick.   

As the world shakes from seemingly disparate outbursts of terrorism, Jack Ryan prepares for a crucial negotiation with President Zhou's increasingly hostile China.  

But when a routine traffic stop on an isolated road in rural Texas leads to the discovery of a stolen USB stick, it becomes clear there is a dark connection between the attacks.  

With tensions rising, a US spy ship in the South China Sea gets caught up in a violent storm - a storm which threatens to push it into the path of the Chinese navy, with potentially disastrous consequences.   

As the international summit approaches, and the mastermind behind the violence remains at large, Jack Ryan has no choice but to face Zhou. Little does he realise he's walking straight into the jaws of the dragon.... 

©2018 Marc Cameron (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale." (New York Times)

"Heart-stopping action...entertaining and eminently topical." (Washington Post)

"Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict." (Sunday Times

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Incomplete

I have the hardback book and it has more than 57 chapters in it. This ends in a fight in Tokyo and not with the plot defeated

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Book incomplete

The end of the book is missing. Do not buy this audiobook. Tom Clancy is otherwise amazing.

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  • P
  • 15-09-18

There is something not right

This book ends in the middle of a gun fight, with no conclusions. It feels a bit like the book has only been 3/4 recorded!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The last 5 chapters are missing...

It ended abruptly and I thought it was setting itself up for a sequel. However I was not sure about that so I checked a Kindle sample and the book has 62 chapters. This recording stopped at 56. I’m asking for a refund or replacement.

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  • Jen
  • London
  • 16-10-18

Luvd it except for very graphic abuse bits

just no need for it . Other than that nothing new, good tale and performance.

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Incomplete Book!!!

This audio book is incomplete, it abruptly ends in the middle of a gun fight in Tokyo. Very disappointing.

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Disappointing and disgusting

I'm a huge fan of Tom Clancy and own all books in the Jack Ryan series either as hardcopy or as audiobook. I've read them or listened to all of them several times. I won't with this one. The book contains very graphic descriptions of human sex trafficking and teenage prostitution. Several times I was on the verge of giving up and returning the book. But I kept on listening in the hope of a satisfying conclusion. I was bitterly disappointed. Furthermore the story jumps back and forth between various plot lines more than necessary which makes it even harder to listen to. The ending felt like a cliffhanger and I googled to find out whether there is a 2nd part to this book. There isn't. The story felt incomplete. So I read a summary of the written book and got answers to unanswered questions. I'm not sure if there are missing parts in my audiobook or if the written book actually has more content. To be honest, at this point I don't care. I'm very sorry to have listened to this audiobook. Stay away if you don't want to hear about children being raped, sold and used for snuff videos!

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  • Mr David P Lucas
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 14-09-18

Incomplete

I have the hardback book and it has more than 57 chapters in it. This ends in a fight in Tokyo and not with the plot defeated

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  • timothy wright
  • 17-09-18

Book incomplete

The end of the book is missing. Do not buy this audiobook. Tom Clancy is otherwise amazing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • P
  • 15-09-18

There is something not right

This book ends in the middle of a gun fight, with no conclusions. It feels a bit like the book has only been 3/4 recorded!

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  • mattjfinn
  • 20-09-18

The last 5 chapters are missing...

It ended abruptly and I thought it was setting itself up for a sequel. However I was not sure about that so I checked a Kindle sample and the book has 62 chapters. This recording stopped at 56. I’m asking for a refund or replacement.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jen
  • London
  • 16-10-18

Luvd it except for very graphic abuse bits

just no need for it . Other than that nothing new, good tale and performance.

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  • Paul Bridger
  • 20-09-18

Incomplete Book!!!

This audio book is incomplete, it abruptly ends in the middle of a gun fight in Tokyo. Very disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-18

Disappointing and disgusting

I'm a huge fan of Tom Clancy and own all books in the Jack Ryan series either as hardcopy or as audiobook. I've read them or listened to all of them several times. I won't with this one. The book contains very graphic descriptions of human sex trafficking and teenage prostitution. Several times I was on the verge of giving up and returning the book. But I kept on listening in the hope of a satisfying conclusion. I was bitterly disappointed. Furthermore the story jumps back and forth between various plot lines more than necessary which makes it even harder to listen to. The ending felt like a cliffhanger and I googled to find out whether there is a 2nd part to this book. There isn't. The story felt incomplete. So I read a summary of the written book and got answers to unanswered questions. I'm not sure if there are missing parts in my audiobook or if the written book actually has more content. To be honest, at this point I don't care. I'm very sorry to have listened to this audiobook. Stay away if you don't want to hear about children being raped, sold and used for snuff videos!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful