Jack Ryan

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 695 ratings

Patriot Games Publisher's Summary

It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack.

Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

By his impulsive act, he has gained both the gratitude of a nation and the enmity of its most dangerous men - men who do not sit on their hate.

Patriot Games is a prequel to The Hunt for Red October and has all the excitement and energy of Clancy's famous first book.

©1998 Tom Clancy (P)2011 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Patriot Games

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 61

    It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant story, voice work meh

    • By Jonathan on 2018-04-28

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

  • Book 2

    • Red Rabbit

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days, in an extraordinary new novel of global political drama. Ryan's first days on the job at the CIA put him into a high-stakes game, playing for the life of the Pope and the stability of the Western world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Langer on 2018-11-20

    Price: CDN$ 68.71

  • Book 3

    • The Hunt for Red October

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does not disappoint!

    • By Angela on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

  • Book 4

    • The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Two men possess vital information on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is Cardinal -- America's highest agent in the Kremlin -- and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other one is the American who can save Cardinal and lead the world to the brink of peace . . . or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece -- a riveting novel about one of the most intriguing issues of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Very good

    • By Langer on 2018-11-30

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

  • Book 5

    • Clear and Present Danger

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 30 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-30

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

  • Book 6

    • The Sum of All Fears

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 37 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Against all odds we have made it into the last half of the 1990s. The Cold War looks solved, Arabs and Jews are talking, confrontation is on the wane. In this new harmony, one discord -- what becomes of unemployed terrorists?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great team!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-30

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

  • Book 7

    • Debt of Honor

    • A Jack Ryan Novel
    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald
    • Length: 36 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Such a shame.

    • By Mark on 2019-04-10

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

  • Book 8

    • Executive Orders

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 51 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Debt of Honor ends as Jack Ryan is confirmed vice president minutes before a mammoth act of terrorism kills the President, most of his cabinet, all but a few members of Congress, the entire Supreme Court and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Suddenly Ryan is President, which is where Executive Orders begins.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • # Audible 1

    • By ZHawk on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

  • Book 9

    • The Bear and the Dragon

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 42 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great action

    • By Jim Brown on 2019-04-12

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

  • Book 10

    • The Teeth of the Tiger

    • Written by: Tom Clancy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Great

    • By Langer on 2019-01-31

    Price: CDN$ 48.29

  • Book 11

    • Dead or Alive

    • Written by: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Umm...yeah. Okay...

    • By Langer on 2019-02-07

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

  • Book 12

    • Locked On

    • Written by: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Pulp

    • By Langer on 2019-02-15

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

  • Book 13

    • Threat Vector

    • Written by: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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
    • gets better

    • By Dan G on 2018-11-19

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

  • Book 14

    • Command Authority

    • Written by: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

  • Book 15

    • Full Force and Effect

    • A Jack Ryan Novel
    • Written by: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the better Jack Ryan Jr. novels

    • By Konrad J. Komuniecki on 2019-01-14

    Price: CDN$ 47.04

  • Book 16

    • Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief

    • Written by: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great adaptation of Jack Ryan by Greaney

    • By Dean Lund on 2018-12-21

    Price: CDN$ 50.94

  • Book 17

    • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

    • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17
    • Written by: Mark Greaney
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected

    • By Ryan on 2018-03-15

    Price: CDN$ 50.94

  • Book 18

    • Tom Clancy: Power and Empire

    • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 18
    • Written by: Marc Cameron
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer, and a storm-tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you’re going to skip a book, this is the one!

    • By Gordon Yee on 2018-02-18

    Price: CDN$ 47.04

  • Book 19

    • Tom Clancy Oath of Office

    • Jack Ryan Novel Series, Book 19
    • Written by: Marc Cameron
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Freedom may have finally arrived in Iran. As protests break out across the country, the media rejoices over the so-called Persian Spring. Western leaders are ecstatic. Members of Congress and the Cabinet clamor to back the rebels. Only President Jack Ryan remains wary. Meanwhile, he has plenty to handle at home. A deadly strain of flu is ravaging the United States as spring floods decimate the Southeast. An unethical senator wants to bring down the Ryan presidency and is willing to lean on fabricated bot-planted stories to do it.

    Price: CDN$ 43.86