Rainbow Six : The Jack Ryan Universe (chronological order)

  • by Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • Series: The Jack Ryan Universe (chronological order)
  • 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, John Clark is efficient and deadly. But even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face as the commander of a covert multi-national anti-terrorism squad known as Rainbow.
Almost as soon as the group is formed, three terrorist attacks occur that seem unrelated at first, but may be the beginning of a new brand of terrorism like nothing the world has ever encountered before. Their success could literally mean the end of life on this Earth as we know it.
Rainbow Six is Tom Clancy's most shocking story ever - and closer to reality than any government would care to admit.

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What the Critics Say

"Clancy is in his element.... When the door blows open and the shooting starts, nobody does it better." (Dallas Morning News)
"Clancy has penned a thrilling novel, full of paranoia, intrigue, terror, and tension that you can cut with a knife. His millions of fans, as well as newcomers to the genre, will eat this one up, and deservedly so! Highly recommended." (Barnes & Noble)
"Rainbow's engagements, which occupy the bulk of the novel, are immensely suspenseful, breathtaking combos of expertly detailed combat and primal emotion." (Publisher's Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Not for me

only my second audio book (the first, I loved) but I have struggled to get beyond the first few (long) chapters. People who already like Tom Clancy will love this story. I made the mistake of thinking it might be like a John Le Carre novel, for me, the benchmark in the political and espionage thriller styles. I'm being generous with 3 stars as I really disliked it. The narrator should read history, science, classics....anything other than tough-guy action man vernacular of Clancy's men. One thing that bugged me about the writing was the characters constantly appealing to an audience by finishing sentences with a question; "wasn't it?", "isn't it?". You tell me, I thought. It comes up a lot and gets really distracting, doesn't it?
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- M.Chuzzlewit

A must read for all military and spy fans

Don't let the long duration deter you. Rainbow Six is an engrossing thriller about a globe-trotting group of elite soldiers to save the world. Do yourself a favour and don't read into too much of the blurb as the story works best when you simply let it unravel as you go.

The action scenes are fantastic, realized in minute detail from spent bullet casings arching through the air to heads exploding in a mist of pink vitae, and bodies collapsing like a bag of potatoes.

The characters are excellent, with the bad guys given plenty of backstory to show that, like reality, doing good or evil is simply a matter of perspective and beliefs.

The novel has served as a solid foundation for the numerous videogames over the years.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-03-2014
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd