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

  • Kelly
    Jun 15, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

  • Deanna
    Jan 05, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

  • Khairul Hezry
    Oct 21, 2007

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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... ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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
    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

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

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

    I like Tom Clancy. I enjoyed several things about this title. However, I found it dense and poorly paced. It was hard for me to follow along. I was tripped up but all the microstories in the main story. So many characters to keep up with and foreign names to remember. It was hard to kn...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

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

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

    I like Tom Clancy. I enjoyed several things about this title. However, I found it dense and poorly paced. It was hard for me to follow along. I was tripped up but all the microstories in the main story. So many characters to keep up with and foreign names to remember. It was hard to kn...

    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...

  • Stewart Hines
    Feb 19, 2019

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'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...

    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...

    I tried so hard. I've been lugging this book around since Arizona and I thought I should read at least one Tom Clancy novel in my lifetime. I can't. My body/mind refuse. I'll pick it up on the metro, read a page, and decide I'd rather stare into space for the remaining 40 minutes o...

    I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I liked the plot well enough, and was happy with where the story went in many areas but the technical jargon was in abundance and definitely way over my head. I had thoughts of giving up on this book many times, but the story line kept me ...

    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. ...

    I liked this book. However, I cringe every time the bad guys talk to each other. It's just not...real. Clancy loves to describe military hardware but when it comes to writing realistic conversation, he fails. Still, not a bad book. ...

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

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

    I like Tom Clancy. I enjoyed several things about this title. However, I found it dense and poorly paced. It was hard for me to follow along. I was tripped up but all the microstories in the main story. So many characters to keep up with and foreign names to remember. It was hard to kn...