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Debt of Honor

A Jack Ryan Novel
Written by: Tom Clancy
Narrated by: John MacDonald
Length: 36 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

©1994 Tom Clancy (P)2010 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"Clancy's latest novel traces the financial, political, military, and personal machinations that drive America into the next major global war.... a shocker climax so plausible you'll wonder why it hasn't yet happened. ( Entertainment Weekly)

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Such a shame.

Spoiled by the narration, the first few chapters sounded like a computer voice over, then the New England accents started, they were so awful it was actually funny.

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Not bad

Not Clancy's best work, but enjoyable. At this point, the author started going to places with his characters which were no longer very plausible. Reading tries some pretty bad accents...a decent effort. Generally a pretty good read

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excellent first listen

an excellent listen very riveting was hard to put down the reader was also very pleasant to listen to. this was my first audible book and I truly enjoyed it

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listen at 1.10 normal speed

if you speed up the audio just a little bit it is totally fine. this an amazing atory you dont wanna miss

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  • Louann
  • CHARLOTTE, NC, United States
  • 2011-02-10

Narrator not so great

I love Clancy books, but this Narrator is too robotic. Doesn't even sound human to me.

75 of 77 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-01-20

WORSE READING/PERFORMANCE EVER!

As I drive a lot I love audible books. I have over 200 titles and must say this is THE READING ON THIS IS HORRIBLE. It sounds like a bad computer voice and often does run on sentences (no pause between sentences or paragraphs as most every reader in the world would do).

The story is classic Clancy. I have read all his books years ago and love them. I was going to listen to them in order but can't finish this one due to performance.

Bottom line is this book needs to be re-done as it is not up to Audible or Clancy standards....

40 of 41 people found this review helpful

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  • George
  • Marietta, GA, United States
  • 2011-08-30

computer generated voice

The engineer that produced this should be taken out and shoot. I can not believe
that this is the voice of a real person narrating. I just could not listen longer than the first chapter. A real waste of time and money.

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

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  • kim
  • 2011-01-20

Vintage Clancy - Deserves a Better Narrator

Having read and enjoyed the book when it first came out in hardcover, I've just been waiting for the unabridged audible edition. I'm not sure I'll be able to stand the monotone narration for 36 hours. It's the worst I've ever heard.

53 of 55 people found this review helpful

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  • Greg, Bremerton
  • WA
  • 2011-04-14

Debt of Honor

Do NOT listen to this book while driving!!!!!!!!! This is a GREAT book, the narrator sucks, this guy had to be hired to do the computer voice for my Co-Pilot Truck GPS program.

I would have enjoyed Jack Sondericker or Scott Brick as a narrator, a Tom Clancy book deserves better............

65 of 68 people found this review helpful

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  • JOE PAVLOCK
  • 2011-02-06

DEBT OF HONOR

The story as always is outstanding. The recording is the worst I have ever heard. If you ever wondered how a book would sound if it was read by a computer this is it.. The speed is so slow I thought I had it on my IPhone at half speed when I checked I was listening to my IPOD. I have donwloaded over 200 books and this would be the first time I asked for a refund. Save your money until they fix their mistake.

44 of 46 people found this review helpful

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  • Dave
  • 2011-05-07

Excellent story, bad sound, bad narrator

I almost stopped listening to this in the first two hours, but stuck it out, and the story was worth it, honestly. However, those first two hours...like listening to human Valium. I don't know which to blame: the engineering, or the narrator, but whichever is responsible...it is one of the worst sounding audiobooks I have ever listened to.

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  • Mike Woodford
  • 2011-09-13

Great Story, Terrible Narration

Make sure you listen to the audio sample before buying this audiobook. It's very monotone and robotic. I enjoyed the story but it would have been much more enjoyable with a better narrator.

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  • Eric
  • 2015-01-30

Poor narration

If you like Michael Prichard you won't like this one. Hard to follow, monotone, almost computer generated, poor inflection.

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  • Joe
  • 2015-01-15

narrator sounds like a robot

I liked the story but the narrator sounded like a computer generated voice. he really sounded badly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful