The bear and the dragon

by Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013.

Format: Book on CD 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC CLANCY (COMPACT DISC)
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Summary
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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After hibernating for a couple of years, Clancy the novelist returns with a Jack Ryan story that has him contending with you-know-who and you-know-who. --Bonnie SmothersAdult Books Young adult recommendations in this issue have been contributed by the Books for Youth editorial staff and by reviewers Patty Engelmann, Sharon Greene, Leone McDermott, Roberta Johnson, Candace Smith, and Linda Waddle. Titles recommended for teens are marked with the following symbols: YA, for books of general YA interest; YA/C, for books with particular curriculum value; YA/L, for books with a limited teenage audience; YA/M, for books best suited to mature teens."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Klingons" is how hero Jack Ryan describes the villainsDthe Communist Chinese PolitburoDof Clancy's mammoth new novel; other Yanks refer to Chinese soldiers as "Joe Chinaman." It's not for subtlety of characterization, then, that this behemoth proves so relentlessly engrossing. Nor is it for any modulation in the arc of its action, which moves insistently from standstill to hurtle. Nor is it for the author's (expressed) understanding of life's viscissitudes; in this Clancyverse, no white hat with a name dies, but every black hat gets whupped bad. Partly it's for the sheer bulkDif ever a book should come equipped with wheels, it's this oneDwhich plunges readers into a sea of words so vast that, after hours of paddling happily through brisk prose, the horizon remains hidden from sight. Mostly, though, it's because that sea glitters with undeniable authority. Clancy has demonstrated in earlier books (Rainbow Six, etc.) that he towers above other novelists in his ability to deliver geo-political, techo-military goods on a global scaleDand here he's at the top of that war-gaming. With aplomb, he spins numerous plot strandsDamong them: a Sino-American spy seduces his way into Politburo secrets; enormous oil and gold reserves are discovered in Siberia; the new Papal Nuncio to Beijing is murdered; the Politburo orders a hit on a top Russian officialDthat lead to a Chinese invasion of Russia and a credible war scenario that occupies the novel's last quarter and that culiminates in a nuclear crescendo. Each thread carries a handbook's worth of intoxicating, expertly researchedDseemingly insideDinformation, about advanced weapons of war and espionage, about how various governments work, complemented always with ponderings about the tensions between individual honor and the demands of state. Add to that the excitement for Clancy fans of this being the first novel to feature not just Jack Ryan but also, in significant subordinate roles, Jack Clark and Ding Chavez of Rainbow Six and other tales, and you've got a juggernaut that's going to hit #1 its first week out and stay there for a good while. 2 million first printing; BOMC main selection; author tour. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series John Clark series
Jack Ryan makes a cameo appearance in Without Remorse"
#1 - Without remorse
#2 - Rainbow six
#3 - The Bear and the dragon
Subjects Ryan, Jack, -- Sr. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
International relations -- Fiction.
World politics -- Fiction.
Presidents -- United States -- Fiction.
Political fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Santa Ana, CA :Books on Tape,2004
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Prichard, Michael (Michael J.)
Participants/Performers Read by Michael Prichard.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 35 audio discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415900612 :
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