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Summary

His code name is Mr Clark. And his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient...but who is he really? In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality - to become the CIA legend, Mr Clark.

This is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.

©1989 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

The dean of techno-thrillers demonstrates once again his mastery of the genre.' ( Publishers Weekly)
'Highly entertaining' ( The Wall Street Journal)
For sheer narrative punch and emotional impact, Without Remorse is Clancy's best.' - Dallas Morning News

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Listen to sample before deciding to purchased

First audible purchase ever returned ,the reason being poor sound quality and dull narration. I do realise that like or dislike of a narrators style can be highly subjective though so I would urge all would be purchasers to listen to a sample before deciding to buy but as for for me the dull monotone style in which this title was read coupled with muffled sound quality made, what should have been a fast paced thriller, into an incredibly dull experience .

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  • MikeP
  • Tadley, United Kingdom
  • 11-11-16

Superb story from a master author

Took a while to get going, but the action and suspense is excellent.
In the beginning I found the reader a bit monotonous and lacking the acting ability of say Robert Glenister or Colin Mace.
However he seems to relax into the story too, or my own empathy with the characters provides a subconscious infill to round off the tale.
But a brilliant story nonetheless with a fitting finale. I'm intending to read all the Jack Ryan novels in order so watch this space.

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Sound quality an issue

Great story, well narrated but the sound quality is very poor sounds like it was recorded on tape.

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The 1st Great Novel by Clancy. A must 4 All

I read my 1st Clancy book many years ago and revisiting the book in audible truly brought to life by the narrato; the story of the infamous character that would reappear many times in Clancy's iconic series featuring Jack Ryan and many more "famous characters". All of the series are must read the detail in them is wonderful, time in research worthwhile. Every story is brought to life by Clancy and the narrator.
All I can say is read/ listen to everyone of his books and you will enjoy each one.
They're all 10/10; the best stories and characters will keep you rivited to complete the series. They are all masterful!

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REmorse

it needed a better story teller as seemed flat in places & voice seemed to dull

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old favourite given (almost perfect) new life

wonderful book. one of my favourites from Tom Clancy. The only thing that let it down was the recording quality. it's such a shame as the narrator did a wonderful job and the story really sells itself. Still well worth a listen if you can put up with the sound quality.

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Deleated - Without Remorse!

Would you try another book written by Tom Clancy or narrated by Michael Prichard?

This may be an excellent book, but the quality of the recording, and narration, mean that I gave up after 15 minutes. This sounds more like a computer generated narration, that has passed through a dozen non-digital copies! Truely dreadful, and returned forthwith!!!

Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy again?

I love Tom Clancy as an author, so yes, I would

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Prichard?

Scott Brick

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Audible, please re-record this book with decent sound quality, and another narrator.

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Gripping from start to finish

This is a long book, which put me off initially. however the narration is spot on and the storyline is brilliant. you'll be guessing right up to the end.

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Great story, average narration.

The narration is monotonic at first, it gets better as it goes on. Great story.

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Very poor sound.

The recording sounds like one of old timey world war radio shows, it needs to be remastered because unless its dead quiet, immersion is impossible. I cant say anything about the story because i haven’t got through much of it yet so ill be buying the paperback for this. If you can get past the sound quality then go for it, but for something so expensive i expect better quality than this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-17

could not get past chapter 4

Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy again?

not sure

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Prichard’s performances?

no

Any additional comments?

sorry but i was falling asleep while driving listing to this and the narrator I thought poor in comparison to other books I've had

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  • Jonathan Chantler
  • 25-05-16

My First Tom Clancy Book

What did you like best about Without Remorse? What did you like least?

Without Remorse was the first Tom Clancy book I've ready. It was very refreshing to read a new style and type of story line.
The audio quality was easily the worst I've heard though. Very unclear and little or no expression from the narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

The voice was unclear and rather expressionless when compared to all the other Audible books I've listened to.

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  • James
  • 15-06-14

John Clark before CIA

What did you love best about Without Remorse?

The creation of CIA agent John Kelly AKA John Clark and the drug dealers and sex slavers getting what they deserve.

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

Yes I have but I will not rate his performance as one of the best as he is just to monotonous.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes as you just want to know how John Kelly will make the Dealers and slavers pay.