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Tom Clancy's Power and Empire

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Jack Ryan (publication order), Book 17, Jack Ryan, Book 17
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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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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Book incomplete

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

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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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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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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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Tom Clancy would turn in his grave

This book should under no circumstances be confused with the Tom Clancy brand. It makes use of the Clancy stable of characters but the story line does not deserve to be associated with the Clancy

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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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Welcome back Tom

I have been waiting for the return of my hero (Tom Clancy that is) . Marc Cameron has revived Tom's true style brilliantly and I sincerely hope he will repeat it in future volumes. The narration is excellent,as is of the pronunciation of the Spanish and other languages.
Keep it up Audible

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Another great novel from the Clancy Group

A story that blends the old with the the new. The Campus sees Clark e back in full action & Ryan Jr. Doing his best to achieve his father's legacy.

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Soporific Nonsense!

Whilst well narrated this is, unfortunately, 7 hours plus of utter drivel. It’s a frail interweaving of uninspired, uninteresting, done to death, half-baked, political and military themes that leave one feeling robbed of time.

There’s no tension, no anticipation, no interesting facts or original writing of any sort.

Obviously, I’m unwilling to recommend it!

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1st class.

liked it a lot. 1st audio book. love the Ryan series. big thumbs up. happy audio convert.