[Reading] ➿ Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe, #1) ➶ Tom Clancy – Reliableradio.co.uk

This book waswell, ok It wasn t terrible, but it certainly wasn t as good as I d hoped, given Clancy s success First gripe There were FAR too many side plots, which I know where there in some attempt to round out the narrative, to show how things happen, but it just got distracting Stupidly so at times Second gripe What the hell was Clancy thinking when he started calling people by different names Sometimes a character is referred to by his first name, sometimes by his last, sometimes This book waswell, ok It wasn t terrible, but it certainly wasn t as good as I d hoped, g The beginning was slow and mildly interesting The end is well done and elevates the rating 5 of 10 stars So bad yet so goodTom Clancy has long been a hit and miss author for me I should say that a lot of it has to do with his incredibly detailed and dense descriptions of everything military He earns a lot of kudos for his intense knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to base his fiction in frighteningly realistic circumstances, but there are times when I just want to get on with the story and not learn about a firing pin and its historical significance to military maneuvers in the ea So bad yet so goodTom Clancy has long been a hit and miss author for me I should say that a lot of it has to do with his incredibly detailed and dense descriptions of everything military He earns a lot of kudos for his intense knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to base his fiction in frighteningly realistic circumstances, but there are times when I just want to get on with the story and not learn about a firing pin and its historical significance to military maneuvers in the east pacific along the way However, Without Remorse is a book so deeply drenched in character building that it swallowed me up with sympathy, empathy, and then a deep personal need to see Mr Clark succeed in finding revenge and yes justice for the many wrongs that had been done to him and his I, like many of us, had met Mr Clark in other Clancy tales, where he was a cool and efficient milita This book is good for three reasons One, it s not a Jack Ryan story It tells us how John Clark came into being, who he is and what he is, and the plot actually happens roughly 15 20 years before the main series.Two, Vietnam, so it s low tech and gritty Ramboism.Three, Tom Clancy normally wrote Puritan Republican voting cardboard emotions for his characters with the full knowledge that they would be portrayed in the cinema, so it must look good But here, he went the distance with John and actu This book is good for three reasons One, it s not a Jack Ryan story It tells us how John Clark came into being, who he is and what he is, and the plot actually happens roughly 15 20 years before the main series.Two, Vietnam, so it s low tech and gritty Ramboism.Three, Tom Clancy normally wrote Puritan Republican voting cardboard emotions for his characters with the full knowledge that they would be portrayed in the cinema, so it must look good But here, he went the distance with John and actually gave him something of a semblance of a real personality, and it s one of hisengaging works.All combined, it s a very decent, classic thriller, and you will like for a bunch of reasons, especially s John Kelly, Former Navy SEAL And Vietnam Veteran, Is Still Getting Over The Accidental Death Of His Wife Six Months Before, When He Befriends A Young Woman With A Decidedly Checkered Past When That Past Reaches Out For Her In A Particularly Horrifying Fashion, He Vows Revenge And, Assembling All Of His Old Skills, Sets Out To Track Down The Men Responsible, Before It Can Happen Again.At The Same Time, The Pentagon Is Readying An Operation To Rescue A Key Group Of Prisoners In A North Vietnamese Prisoner Of War Camp One Man, They Find, Knows The Terrain Around The Camp Better Than Anyone Else They Have A Certain Former Navy SEAL Named John Kelly.Kelly Has His Own Mission The Pentagon Wants Him For Theirs Attempting To Juggle The Two, Kelly Now Code Named Mr Clark Finds Himself Confronted By A Vast Array Of Enemies, Both At Home And Abroad Men So Skillful That The Slightest Misstep Means Death And The Fate Of Dozens Of People, Including Kelly Himself, Rests On His Making Sure That Misstep Never Happens.Men Aren T Born Dangerous They Grow Dangerous And The Most Dangerous Of All, Kelly Learns, Are The Ones You Least ExpectAs Clancy Takes Us Through The Twists And Turns Of Without Remorse, He Blends The Exceptional Realism And Authenticity That Are His Hallmarks With Intricate Plotting, Knife Edge Suspense And A Remarkable Cast Of Characters. What a fantastic book Having seen Hunt For Red October Patriot Games Sum of all Fears at the movies and finding them to be good movies I thought I d try out the actual books Hating to start in the middle of a series I decided if I m going to read a Tom Clancy book I might as well start at the beginning and enjoy them a This is our first meeting with John Clarkif you follow Clansy s novels that tells you the back ground on this one.This novel is quite a bitviolent than some of Clancy s other works that s saying something I know but Another prequel in the series there were to be evenThis one went way back to tell us where John Clark comes from Long and not so engaging And John Clarke is not a sympathetic character Did not care much for this one, but of course worse were to come Executive Summary I found this book good at times, and tedious at others It rounded out to be a so so thriller overall.Audiobook Much like the other Clancy books he s narrated, Michael Prichard does a fine job, but nothing spectacular He speaks clearly and with good volume He doesn t add anything extra to the story nor does he detract from it Audio is a decent option here Full Review This book is largely split into two parts Military CIA thriller, and domestic vigilante action crime dram Executive Summary I found this book good at times, and tedious at others It rounded out to be a so so thriller overall.Audiobook Much like the other Clancy books he s narrated, Michael Prichard does a fine job, but nothing spectacular He speaks clearly and with good volume He doesn t add anything extra to the story nor does he detract from it Audio is a decent option here Full Review This book is largely split into two parts Military CIA thriller, and domestic vigilante action crime drama I much preferred the former to the latter.The beginning of this book was a drag I guess it was meant to give you sympathy to John Clark s one man crusade, but I mostly just found it soured me on the whole subplot I guess it s important to explaining how John Kelly became John Clark, but if anything it made me less interested in his origin story.The parts of this book I enjoyed most were the parts where John was acting as John Clark The planning and execution of a dangerous and daring mission wher One of the worst Clancy s books I ve ever read Boring, too much description, too many unnecessary drama Yes, I know it s about the making of the legendary John Clark, but I still cannot enjoy it. Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe, #1)


About the Author: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy was an English major at Balti s Loyola College As a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history, his dream of writing a novel came true with his first effort, The Hunt for Red October 1984 He since wrotethan a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor sharp suspense Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of Tom Clancy was an English major at Balti s Loyola College As a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history, his dream of writing a novel came true with his first effort, The Hunt for Red October 1984 He since wrotethan a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor sharp suspense Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of the Tiger Berkley, 2004 , feature the character Jack Ryan, former stock broker and CIA employee Clancy s non fiction works include a series of guided tours of America s warfighting assets, Submarine, Ard Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airborne.He lived in Maryland.The following are the books and approximate time frame in the Jack Ryan UniverseWithout Remorse 1969 73Patriot Games 1981 82Red Rabbit 1982The Hunt for Red October 1984The Cardinal of the Kremlin 1986Clear and Present Danger 1988The Sum of All Fears 1990 91Debt of Honor 1995 96Executive Orders 1996Rainbow Six 1999 2000The Bear and the Dragon 2002The Teeth of the Tiger 2006Dead or Alive 2007Locked On 2007Threat Vector 2009Command Authority 2013Support and Defend 2014Full Force and Effect 2014


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