The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears

How do you save the United States President from himself? What if the President is incompetent to deal with the greatest crisis of all? Jack Ryan never thought he would have to ask those questions as, the world order changing, he prepares the ground for the Middle Eastern peace plan that, at last, might be the one to work.But too many groups have invested too much blood. S How do you save the United States President from himself? What if the President is incompetent to deal with the greatest ...

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Title:The Sum of All Fears
Author:Tom Clancy
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The Sum of All Fears Reviews

  • Paul
    Apr 17, 2008

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

    I first heard of Tom Clancy in 1990, when a coworker told me about this author who'd become the darling of military specialists (sonar guys on submarines, for example) because his books displayed an in-depth understanding of their work. So I read The Hunt for Red October, which was ...

    While this book was not terrible, I found it much worse than other Clancy works. Clancy has always been a bit "long-winded," but I never noticed it quite like in The Sum of All Fears. Clancy's penchant for throwing endless trips to Carol Zimmer's store (and that annoying way he writes ...

    The Sum of All Fears Tom Clancy After the discovery of a damaged Israeli nuclear bomb which had gone missing in 1973, Arabs, who got their hands on this weapon of mass destruction, seek the help of a German scientist who helps them replicate the bomb in order for it to be used ...

    This book is full of action, from start to finish. It is also an interesting look at how American politics might work. The big takeaway, I think, is that you don't have to be a powerful nation to build a hydrogen bomb, and it wouldn't be that difficult to get such a bomb across our bor...

    I just re-read this book (about 15 or so years after reading it the first time), and I need to warn those who are thinking of reading it or who have just begun: stick with it through all the different story lines! Make notes if you have to, but Clancy doesn't tell you something that is...

  • Brett
    Jul 08, 2009

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

    I first heard of Tom Clancy in 1990, when a coworker told me about this author who'd become the darling of military specialists (sonar guys on submarines, for example) because his books displayed an in-depth understanding of their work. So I read The Hunt for Red October, which was ...

    While this book was not terrible, I found it much worse than other Clancy works. Clancy has always been a bit "long-winded," but I never noticed it quite like in The Sum of All Fears. Clancy's penchant for throwing endless trips to Carol Zimmer's store (and that annoying way he writes ...

    The Sum of All Fears Tom Clancy After the discovery of a damaged Israeli nuclear bomb which had gone missing in 1973, Arabs, who got their hands on this weapon of mass destruction, seek the help of a German scientist who helps them replicate the bomb in order for it to be used ...

    This book is full of action, from start to finish. It is also an interesting look at how American politics might work. The big takeaway, I think, is that you don't have to be a powerful nation to build a hydrogen bomb, and it wouldn't be that difficult to get such a bomb across our bor...

  • Stephen Gallup
    Aug 25, 2008

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

    I first heard of Tom Clancy in 1990, when a coworker told me about this author who'd become the darling of military specialists (sonar guys on submarines, for example) because his books displayed an in-depth understanding of their work. So I read The Hunt for Red October, which was ...

  • Stephen
    Aug 20, 2008

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

  • Lance Howell
    Aug 30, 2008

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

  • Shawn
    Apr 14, 2009

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

    I first heard of Tom Clancy in 1990, when a coworker told me about this author who'd become the darling of military specialists (sonar guys on submarines, for example) because his books displayed an in-depth understanding of their work. So I read The Hunt for Red October, which was ...

    While this book was not terrible, I found it much worse than other Clancy works. Clancy has always been a bit "long-winded," but I never noticed it quite like in The Sum of All Fears. Clancy's penchant for throwing endless trips to Carol Zimmer's store (and that annoying way he writes ...

    The Sum of All Fears Tom Clancy After the discovery of a damaged Israeli nuclear bomb which had gone missing in 1973, Arabs, who got their hands on this weapon of mass destruction, seek the help of a German scientist who helps them replicate the bomb in order for it to be used ...

  • Ian
    Dec 22, 2008

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

  • Richard Wright
    Nov 23, 2010

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

  • Chad Sayban
    Sep 17, 2009

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

  • Jess
    Dec 30, 2011

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

  • Lisa
    Jun 28, 2012

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

  • it'chy
    Feb 26, 2012

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

  • Justin
    Jul 25, 2011

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

  • Scott
    Aug 10, 2011

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

  • Jerome
    May 07, 2012

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

    I first heard of Tom Clancy in 1990, when a coworker told me about this author who'd become the darling of military specialists (sonar guys on submarines, for example) because his books displayed an in-depth understanding of their work. So I read The Hunt for Red October, which was ...

    While this book was not terrible, I found it much worse than other Clancy works. Clancy has always been a bit "long-winded," but I never noticed it quite like in The Sum of All Fears. Clancy's penchant for throwing endless trips to Carol Zimmer's store (and that annoying way he writes ...

  • Edwin Kort
    Mar 08, 2013

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

  • Darren Burton
    Aug 26, 2012

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

  • Igor Ljubuncic
    Apr 01, 2014

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

  • Rob
    May 05, 2018

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

  • John
    Aug 17, 2015

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

  • Alex
    Feb 23, 2013

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

  • Fredrik
    Dec 23, 2018

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...

    hadde fått 5/5 hadde første halvdel ikke vært så irriterende og vært litt mer spennende ...

  • Mike Hickey
    Aug 14, 2018

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

  • Thomas Strömquist
    Mar 26, 2015

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

  • Asghar Abbas
    Jan 01, 2018

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

  • Antonio Rosato
    Aug 13, 2017

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

  • Russ
    Jan 04, 2016

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

  • Adam
    Feb 04, 2016

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

  • Loren
    Jan 08, 2017

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

  • David
    Jan 21, 2018

    Oh thank God. Thank God it's over. I picked this up en route to Goa a few weeks ago, and I seem to have been reading it forever. As always, Clancy's world is incredibly detailed and credible, in many ways all the more impressive for its sometime parallels to the world we live in today....

    It has been rumored that permission to publish this book had to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and ever since then there is a standing court order that the CIA, FBI, and NSA receive advance copies of every Tom Clancy book a month before it goes to the publisher. Why? Well thi...

    Wow, wow, slow down. What? You never wrote a review for this book! I didn't? No, I didn't. Let's rectify that. In general, I like Clancy's books. They are formulaic and cliche, but also very entertaining, convoluted, with a good mix of politics, technology and Ramboism. The Sum o...

    Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan, bahahaha! Jack Ryan is the Mary Sueist of all the characters in the history of this world. ...

    Together with The Cardinal of the Kremlin, my favorite Clancy. Sure, the stories stars to be a bit repetitive by now, but if you know what you are in for and look upon this as it's own work, it's brutally effective! The Sum of all Fears, is just that - there are so many things convergi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy, especially of his characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, both of whom figure prominently in this Middle East thriller centering on Nuclear proliferation. As good as Clancy is and as compelling as the story can be, this one felt just TOO LON...

    I finally got interested at about 600 pages - no kidding - for about 75 pages. This was the worst book I've ever read (there've been some other bad ones, but I had the common sense not to finish them). If I could take stars AWAY from a book, I would. At about 700 pages, it got so t...

    This is a Tom Clancy novel where the movie is better than the book (like The Hunt for Red October). The Sum of All Fears is so crammed full of everything Tom Clancy learned about building a two-stage nuclear weapon and about submarines and submarine warfare that it really detracts from...

    I think I now know how to make a nuclear bomb... ...

    The Sum of All Fears isn?t Tom Clancy?s best written book in the series, but as the title suggests, it is certainly the most frightening ? especially when it was written during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the thaw of the Cold War. It is a sobering look at what can happen...

    now to make a bomb of my own... rest in peace, tom and oh, one thing i didn't notice when i first read this (this was way back in the '90s): black sunday was referenced three times, though in film form (and not the book) in all instances ...

    "L'ammiraglio Greer diceva che la prima legge delle operazioni del servizio segreto è che la probabilità che un'operazione fallisca sono proporzionali al quadrato delle persone che che conoscono i dettagli". Romanzo che, pur essendo stato scritto nel "lontano" 1991, affronta tematic...

    Working through the Jack Ryan series, I thought this on would be slow based on the early going. Not so. Clancy once again delivers gripping action and parallel storylines that come together seamlessly. My eyes couldn?t read fast enough in the final chapters as the two Cold War superp...

    Executive Summary: After how much I enjoyed Clear and Present Danger this one was a pretty big letdown. It dragged a lot in places, but the ending helped make up for it a little. 2.5 Stars. Audiobook: Scott Brick does his usual fine job. He does a few accents (in particular Russian)...

    Tom Clancy's books are like having sex for the first time: It starts out exciting, gets a little awkward in the middle as you have no idea what's going on and are waiting for something to happen; it becomes intense toward the end but it ends too quickly and you feel unsatisfied. **S...

    Like most of his work, Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" starts pretty uneventful. The events have played out pretty much as you would have expected from the end of "Clear and Present Danger" and the new president and his cabinet have settled into their new roles and with Ryan's help are...

    I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where...

    Dear Penthouse Letters: You'll never believe what happened one day when I was sitting in the library, flipping through the latest copy of "Jane's Guide to Military Technology"--let's just say that my passive sonar went active! Ping-ping-ping went my heart at the thought of sturd...

    Gelezen van 8-03-2013 tot 20-03-2013 Weer een boek uit de 'Jack Ryan' serie geschreven door Tom Clancy. Op dit moment is er een vredespoging tussen de verschillende geloven, Amerika, Rusland en het Vaticaan. Maar zoals in alle boeken zijn er hier ook allerlei onverwachtse wendin...

    Clancy's gripping depiction of just how fragile the nature of leadership can be in the midst of crisis is shockingly frightening. When emotions run high and the ever-present voice of reason (who else but Jack Ryan) is ignored, Clancy masterfully paints his most intense piece yet. ...

    long in some parts but loved interweaving story. ...

    Re-read of this. RIP Tom Clancy. You are missed. ...

    I'd echo the top review: "Thank God it's over." This was a long slog--it took me two years of off-and-on reading to finish. Oh, the data dumps! I eventually learned to skip over the tedious technical descriptions of buttons and mechanisms that didn't alter outcomes in the story one iot...

    My last Clancy, in which a terrorist nukes the Super Bowl. The 800 page book would've been half as large without the prerequisite exhaustive military hardware specifications for each weapon, vehicle, ship, and bullet introduced. Clancy even goes so far in the appendix to explain how he...