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Without Remorse

Narrated by: Michael Prichard
Series: John Clark, Book 1
Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

His code name is Mr Clark. And his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient...but who is he really? In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality - to become the CIA legend, Mr Clark.

This is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.

©1989 Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

The dean of techno-thrillers demonstrates once again his mastery of the genre.' ( Publishers Weekly)
'Highly entertaining' ( The Wall Street Journal)
For sheer narrative punch and emotional impact, Without Remorse is Clancy's best.' - Dallas Morning News

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Very disappointing

Unfortunately a good book ruined by narration reminiscent of a 1930’s new cast. Couldn’t finish it.

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Great

Great to have a version I can bear to listen too. Michael Pritchard does a great job. I love the story but the world view of the protagonist is very fixed. Perhaps showing the era it was written in.

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A+++ must have audiobook

My favourite book. Great audiobook performance. would recommend this to any Tom Clancy fan. Michael Prichard does it justice.

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  • Robyn B
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 21-07-2018

Re-'reading' books via Audible

I first read this paperback book several decades ago. It was terrific to 'read' again via Audible reminding me of details I had forgotten over time. This helps to set-up the background to characters found in the Jack Ryan series of stories. I am disappointed that I can't find "Red Rabbit" amongst the other audible titles.

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Great listening. Good story , enjoyable, e
asy to follow and understand. Intend to listen to more from this author.

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Loved it

Found some parts very moving emotionally, well put together, good to know how Clark began.

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Gripping

Loved it, there are so many twists. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.

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Narrator a bit monotone but book is fantastic

The narrator is quite monotone and doesn't alwsys make it clear who is talking by changing his voice. That aside the book is fantastic and shouldn't be left unread. Listened every moment I could.

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Absolutely brilliant

I highly recommend this to anyone interested in today's political climate and action junkies
Absolutely brilliant

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Bloody Brilliant!

I loved this book after I got used to the narrators voice which I found at the beginning very lacking in depth however it improves as the story gets going and the narrator gets into the characters more. Overall a 9/10!

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  • Jonathan Chantler
  • 25-05-2016

My First Tom Clancy Book

What did you like best about Without Remorse? What did you like least?

Without Remorse was the first Tom Clancy book I've ready. It was very refreshing to read a new style and type of story line.
The audio quality was easily the worst I've heard though. Very unclear and little or no expression from the narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

The voice was unclear and rather expressionless when compared to all the other Audible books I've listened to.

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  • Barry J. Marshall
  • 19-07-2019

Flashback story of early years of CIA and marines in Vietnam war with drug connections to Baltimore.

Great story about a tragic widowed Navy Seal who does the vigilante character and somehow the story has a satisfactory outcome. Set about 1973 during crucial Vietnam war negotiations.

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  • James
  • 15-06-2014

John Clark before CIA

What did you love best about Without Remorse?

The creation of CIA agent John Kelly AKA John Clark and the drug dealers and sex slavers getting what they deserve.

Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have but I will not rate his performance as one of the best as he is just to monotonous.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes as you just want to know how John Kelly will make the Dealers and slavers pay.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-2017

could not get past chapter 4

Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Clancy again?

not sure

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Prichard’s performances?

no

Any additional comments?

sorry but i was falling asleep while driving listing to this and the narrator I thought poor in comparison to other books I've had

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  • Steve Prance
  • 04-02-2019

Storyline good, recording poor

I really like the story, but was spoilt for me by the way the story had been recorded which I found off putting.

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  • Ian W.
  • 07-05-2016

Listen to sample before deciding to purchased

First audible purchase ever returned ,the reason being poor sound quality and dull narration. I do realise that like or dislike of a narrators style can be highly subjective though so I would urge all would be purchasers to listen to a sample before deciding to buy but as for for me the dull monotone style in which this title was read coupled with muffled sound quality made, what should have been a fast paced thriller, into an incredibly dull experience .

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  • Claire
  • 10-04-2019

Good Book, Poor Audiobook

Basically the story jumps around a bit, and because there isn’t a longer pause between one scene change and the next you have no idea that you have changed for a few sentences. It will go from one set of characters to the next with the same gap there is between sentences. I have listened to 100’s of audiobooks over the years and this is the worst I’ve found. He does few chapters that make it worse. I cannot see past this issue myself. By the time the book was drawing to close I really didn’t care if the main character made it or not! My title summarizes my thoughts.

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  • Simon
  • 28-02-2016

Sound quality an issue

Great story, well narrated but the sound quality is very poor sounds like it was recorded on tape.

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  • C. Hewitt
  • 31-01-2019

Excellent

Excellent book let down by poor audio quality, I thought the performance of Michael Pritchard was good despite other reviewers comments.

I really enjoyed it, i found I got immersed quite quickly and forgot about the poor audio (it just sounds like it was recorded on tape during the 90’s but it’s not really a big deal in my opinion)

I’ll listen to the rest of the books in the series now!

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  • Paul Britton
  • 10-12-2018

Epic

The is an amazing story that is expertly narrated. Would recommend to everyone, on to Rainbow Six now

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  • carol l.
  • 05-09-2018

first time for this story loved it

great story to start the series can't wait to listen to the others. I've only ever watched a couple of the film versions of clancy books. deffinately hooked

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  • Stephen
  • 02-10-2018

Wonderful story

Great story and a must know for any Jack Ryan Jr fan who hasn't looked at TC's earlier books.

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  • Churchill1940
  • 23-07-2018

The 1st Great Novel by Clancy. A must 4 All

I read my 1st Clancy book many years ago and revisiting the book in audible truly brought to life by the narrato; the story of the infamous character that would reappear many times in Clancy's iconic series featuring Jack Ryan and many more "famous characters". All of the series are must read the detail in them is wonderful, time in research worthwhile. Every story is brought to life by Clancy and the narrator.
All I can say is read/ listen to everyone of his books and you will enjoy each one.
They're all 10/10; the best stories and characters will keep you rivited to complete the series. They are all masterful!

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  • MikeP
  • 11-11-2016

Superb story from a master author

Took a while to get going, but the action and suspense is excellent.
In the beginning I found the reader a bit monotonous and lacking the acting ability of say Robert Glenister or Colin Mace.
However he seems to relax into the story too, or my own empathy with the characters provides a subconscious infill to round off the tale.
But a brilliant story nonetheless with a fitting finale. I'm intending to read all the Jack Ryan novels in order so watch this space.

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