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Tom Clancy's Power and Empire

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Tom Clancy's Power and Empire by Marc Cameron, read by Scott Brick.   

As the world shakes from seemingly disparate outbursts of terrorism, Jack Ryan prepares for a crucial negotiation with President Zhou's increasingly hostile China.  

But when a routine traffic stop on an isolated road in rural Texas leads to the discovery of a stolen USB stick, it becomes clear there is a dark connection between the attacks.  

With tensions rising, a US spy ship in the South China Sea gets caught up in a violent storm - a storm which threatens to push it into the path of the Chinese navy, with potentially disastrous consequences.   

As the international summit approaches, and the mastermind behind the violence remains at large, Jack Ryan has no choice but to face Zhou. Little does he realise he's walking straight into the jaws of the dragon.... 

©2018 Marc Cameron (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale." (New York Times)

"Heart-stopping action...entertaining and eminently topical." (Washington Post)

"Exhilarating. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict." (Sunday Times

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Ending Updated! Now is complete book

If you're like me and purchased this audiobook early, you'd have reached a fight scene with the book abruptly ending.

After following up with Amazon, the publisher has corrected it! Now this is the complete book.

It's a pretty decent story, and with the proper ending it's a lot more satisfying than the first listen through!

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Not finished!

Not a complete story, finishes part way through. Still love the characters and Scott Brick is awesome.

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Did this book just finish mid battle?

Good book with a slightly different writing style then a true Tom Clancy novel. Slightly to much back story in some parts and not the normal plot twits. Then the book just stops mid battle. Please don’t tell me the author has gone down the path of creating two part books. That’s just not Clancy!

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Not quite

In and of it's own in isolation this is a great book and Scott brick is good usual awesome.


But, this book is like someone trying to write in the Tom Clancy style, rather than writing in his style. I feel Marc Cameron read a few of the early chronological books and picked a few good bits and pieces and ran with those, rather then understanding the entire Ryanverse.

It also doesn't hook into the previous book properly. I feel like it was a good attempt but missed the mark.

I have subsequently listened to the test of Cameron's Jack Ryan books and can report that all is back on track, although Jrs love life is left unresolved and still discontinuous....

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Meh

Seems that this instalment marks the decline of the young Jack Ryan series. It pales in comparison to earlier works in pacing, characterisation and quality of writing.

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DID NOT FINISH

Audio book did not finish. Stopped half way through the finale with a "Audible hopes you enjoyed this". I have no idea how this finishes. Very upset. great writing and narration.....the book not finishing though killed it.

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  • timothy wright
  • 17-09-2018

Book incomplete

The end of the book is missing. Do not buy this audiobook. Tom Clancy is otherwise amazing.

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  • 15-09-2018

There is something not right

This book ends in the middle of a gun fight, with no conclusions. It feels a bit like the book has only been 3/4 recorded!

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  • mattjfinn
  • 20-09-2018

The last 5 chapters are missing...

It ended abruptly and I thought it was setting itself up for a sequel. However I was not sure about that so I checked a Kindle sample and the book has 62 chapters. This recording stopped at 56. I’m asking for a refund or replacement.

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  • Mr David P Lucas
  • 14-09-2018

Incomplete

I have the hardback book and it has more than 57 chapters in it. This ends in a fight in Tokyo and not with the plot defeated

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  • Blud
  • 16-02-2019

Tom Clancy would turn in his grave

This book should under no circumstances be confused with the Tom Clancy brand. It makes use of the Clancy stable of characters but the story line does not deserve to be associated with the Clancy

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  • Paul Bridger
  • 20-09-2018

Incomplete Book!!!

This audio book is incomplete, it abruptly ends in the middle of a gun fight in Tokyo. Very disappointing.

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  • Dai pp. Sandy
  • 28-02-2020

Welcome back Tom

I have been waiting for the return of my hero (Tom Clancy that is) . Marc Cameron has revived Tom's true style brilliantly and I sincerely hope he will repeat it in future volumes. The narration is excellent,as is of the pronunciation of the Spanish and other languages.
Keep it up Audible

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  • Churchill1940
  • 30-09-2019

Another great novel from the Clancy Group

A story that blends the old with the the new. The Campus sees Clark e back in full action & Ryan Jr. Doing his best to achieve his father's legacy.

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  • Aletheia
  • 25-09-2019

Soporific Nonsense!

Whilst well narrated this is, unfortunately, 7 hours plus of utter drivel. It’s a frail interweaving of uninspired, uninteresting, done to death, half-baked, political and military themes that leave one feeling robbed of time.

There’s no tension, no anticipation, no interesting facts or original writing of any sort.

Obviously, I’m unwilling to recommend it!

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  • WILLIAM ANDREW NEIL
  • 04-06-2019

1st class.

liked it a lot. 1st audio book. love the Ryan series. big thumbs up. happy audio convert.