The Cardinal of the Kremlin

The Cardinal of the Kremlin

In a rolling sea off the coast of South America, a target disappears in a puff of green light. In the Soviet hills of Dushanbe near the Afghanistan border, an otherworldly array of pillars and domes rises into the night. To the two greatest nations on earth, no contest is more urgent than the race to build the first Star Wars missile defense system, and no one knows that m In a rolling sea off the coast of South America, a target disappears in a puff of green light. In the Soviet hills of Dus...

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Title:The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Author:Tom Clancy
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Genres:Fiction
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Number of Pages:547 pages pages

The Cardinal of the Kremlin Reviews

  • Rob
    Jul 08, 2007

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

  • Janet
    Aug 30, 2008

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

  • Robert
    Aug 30, 2009

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

  • dead letter office
    Apr 23, 2008

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

    I have already read this book, years ago, however, a friend just gave me the book tape, and as I can not remember how it ended, and I have tons of ironing to do, this book on tape will be welcome. Story, takes place in Russia and Washington, the Americans are spying on the Russians...

    have you seen tom clancy posing on the flaps of his more recent books, with his aviator sunglasses and his macho swagger? that is the picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. here is another picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. these people love flightsuit...

  • Stephen
    Aug 20, 2008

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

  • Michael
    Jan 31, 2010

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

  • Douglas
    Feb 20, 2010

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

    I have already read this book, years ago, however, a friend just gave me the book tape, and as I can not remember how it ended, and I have tons of ironing to do, this book on tape will be welcome. Story, takes place in Russia and Washington, the Americans are spying on the Russians...

    have you seen tom clancy posing on the flaps of his more recent books, with his aviator sunglasses and his macho swagger? that is the picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. here is another picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. these people love flightsuit...

    Could've told the story in 300 pgs instead of 700. Too many meaningless characters. Predictable ending. BORING meandering gibberish plot line. Jingoism at its worst. Complete waste of time. Clancy is the most overrated writer of words (can't call him an author) of our time. ...

    A? stengiausi... Tikrai stengiausi. Bet ketvirtoji Jack'o Ryan'o dalis, ypa? lyginant su nuostabia tre?iaja - Raudonojo spalio med?iokle - pasirodo, yra tikr? tikriausia nuobodyb?. Meh. Diiiiidelis nusivylimas. ...

    This book is very insightful on real espionage. Many of the techniques used in this book are found in many of the nonfiction espionage books. This is one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read. ...

  • Jonathan
    Dec 13, 2016

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

  • Brian
    Jun 01, 2011

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

  • Jan
    Jul 19, 2010

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

    I have already read this book, years ago, however, a friend just gave me the book tape, and as I can not remember how it ended, and I have tons of ironing to do, this book on tape will be welcome. Story, takes place in Russia and Washington, the Americans are spying on the Russians...

  • Dave Jones
    Oct 06, 2017

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

  • John
    Aug 04, 2018

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

  • Peter Meredith
    Dec 19, 2011

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

  • Brian Sandish
    Nov 01, 2015

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

    I have already read this book, years ago, however, a friend just gave me the book tape, and as I can not remember how it ended, and I have tons of ironing to do, this book on tape will be welcome. Story, takes place in Russia and Washington, the Americans are spying on the Russians...

    have you seen tom clancy posing on the flaps of his more recent books, with his aviator sunglasses and his macho swagger? that is the picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. here is another picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. these people love flightsuit...

    Could've told the story in 300 pgs instead of 700. Too many meaningless characters. Predictable ending. BORING meandering gibberish plot line. Jingoism at its worst. Complete waste of time. Clancy is the most overrated writer of words (can't call him an author) of our time. ...

  • Konaka
    Mar 04, 2012

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

  • Jerome
    May 07, 2012

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

  • Edwin
    Nov 17, 2016

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

  • Ed
    May 03, 2012

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

  • Igor Ljubuncic
    Apr 01, 2014

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

  • Rob
    Jan 22, 2015

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

  • Luke Hays
    Jun 28, 2017

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

  • Efka
    Oct 26, 2014

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

    The CIA?s most highly-placed agent, codenamed CARDINAL, is Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov a 3 time hero of the Soviet Union. He begins passing information to the US but is compromised so Ryan leads a CIA operation to extract him. The information includes anti-satellite lasers an...

    Een van de beste boeken van Tom Clancy. Genoeg spanning, en een hoop techniek. Boek komt soms zeer realistisch over. Het boek handelt over, onder andere, een hoog geplaatste spion, met de codenaam 'Kardinaal', in de Russische Ministerie van Defensie, die al meer dan 30 jaar informati...

    Jack Ryan is doing his thing at the CIA. In a complicated plot, action takes place in Afghanistan where the United States is helping the Afghans resist the Russian invasion. United States is unofficially providing the Afghans with misseles to use to destroy Russian helicopters. A...

    Given the change in the world since this book was released the plot seems a little dated. Aside from that this book is also probably the most compelling that Clany has witten. It also relies to some extent on characters from past Clancy novels which may it a little confusing for first ...

    I have already read this book, years ago, however, a friend just gave me the book tape, and as I can not remember how it ended, and I have tons of ironing to do, this book on tape will be welcome. Story, takes place in Russia and Washington, the Americans are spying on the Russians...

    have you seen tom clancy posing on the flaps of his more recent books, with his aviator sunglasses and his macho swagger? that is the picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. here is another picture of a guy who bought too much of his own shit. these people love flightsuit...

    Could've told the story in 300 pgs instead of 700. Too many meaningless characters. Predictable ending. BORING meandering gibberish plot line. Jingoism at its worst. Complete waste of time. Clancy is the most overrated writer of words (can't call him an author) of our time. ...

    A? stengiausi... Tikrai stengiausi. Bet ketvirtoji Jack'o Ryan'o dalis, ypa? lyginant su nuostabia tre?iaja - Raudonojo spalio med?iokle - pasirodo, yra tikr? tikriausia nuobodyb?. Meh. Diiiiidelis nusivylimas. ...

  • Hugo
    Jan 27, 2014

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

  • L.M. Mountford
    Apr 24, 2017

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

  • Thomas Strömquist
    Mar 25, 2015

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

  • Marcia Lechleitner
    Sep 21, 2018

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

  • Nana Dona
    Jul 11, 2018

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

    The second half is better than the first. There are lots of little holes in the plot. Too much works out too well. But it is dramatic. ...

    I found this book difficult to read because so many characters are introduced and it is confusing. ...

    Again crazy ... really? .... but always a Clancy! But I missed some of his best characters. Enjoyed it! ...

  • Michael Hoelke
    Feb 26, 2019

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

    So I just finished this novel this afternoon and oh man, great Clancy thriller! Tom Clancy does it again, he balances multiple storylines and brings them all together in the end. I like the historical backdrop, unlike Red Rabbit where we had a United States vs Soviet Union, this time w...

    Yet another interesting work of cold war propaganda from Mr Clancy. The story of this book had me scratching my head... what is this about? Firstly it starts off as Iraq freedom fighters, then disarmament talks, then an experimental anti-missile weaponry, then spies in Moscow, then ...

    If I had the option, I would give this book 3.5 stars. It was a good, entertaining read although perhaps not up to the level of other Clancy stories. However, I found the plot resolution mostly predictable. Still I was fascinated by the characters and various plot threads. It was inter...

    3.5 stars. One of the subplots really drags in the middle. The ending picks up very well but just kept this short of 4 stars. ...

  • Tex
    Jun 29, 2018

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...

    One of the best stories by one of my favorite authors, which I first read in 1992. Whenever one of Tom Clancy's novels deals with any subject I know a little something about, it always strikes me as being well-written and true-to-life. This novel deals with spies and counter-intelligen...

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy recounts a fictional story of political intrigue and espionage between the United States of America and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R.) during the Cold War era. The book is 547 pages long, and was p...

    I had been meaning to read "Cardinal of the Kremlin" now for several years. Published in 1988, it is one of the older Jack Ryan technothrillers, one that I had bypassed when I started reading Clancy's works, first "Red Storm Rising" and then beginning the Jack Ryan saga with "Clear and...

    For this reading check, I read a book from Tom Clancy?s Jack Ryan series, named, The Cardinal of the Kremlin. As it is a long novel, this is the only title I have read since the break, and while it took quite a bit more than 2 hours per week, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In The Cardina...

    Man, one of the underrated casualties of the fall of the Soviet Union was Tom Clancy's career. The spy plot of this book is fun, if hokey, yoked as it is to the author's political agenda ("STAR WARS! It's how today's serious armchair generals stroke their chins and avow hatred for war....

    Ahh?..here at last we see the character development of Tom Clancy as architect of the Jack Ryan reality and in the character Jack Ryan himself who has in The Cardinal of the Kremlin lost the obnoxious edge to his arrogance, icing it down with a more calculated daring. Edging toward a...

    ?The Cardinal Of The Kremlin? (TCOTK) is the fourth book written by the late Tom Clancy and the third featuring John Ryan. Written in 1988 it?s set in the tail end of the Cold War and is primarily based in Washington DC, Moscow, and Afghanistan. A time when it was the Russians fi...

  • Xabi1990
    Jul 24, 2018

    After writing my Clear and Present Danger review, I decided I ought to add a few more Clancy opinionaires. So let's continue with this one. A very solid, entertaining book. Le classique, as the French would say. It's got the right dose of technology, warfare, sci-fi hi-tech stuff, espi...

    3.0 to 3.5 stars. This was the first Tom Clancy book that I ever read and it turned out to be my least favorite. On the good side, I loved the introduction of "Mr. Clark" who is my favorite character of the Clancy novels. However, the novel seemed to drag in places and I just found mys...

    Following the disappointing Patriot Games, Clancy redeemed himself (in my eyes) with a spy thriller with classical ingredients, i.e. the extrication of a Soviet double agent by the Americans. It's been a long while since I've read any Clancy, so caveat lector is in place here. But I wo...

    As an author, Clancy brings a workman like approach to The Cardinal of the Kremlin. There is little in the way of fanciful prose, or endearing characters and the story is choppy, however this is far from unusual for him. He relies a good deal on the technical aspects of cutting edge we...

    Executive Summary: I found this one a bit uneven. The start was pretty slow, but the pace picked up as it went on. Good, but not great. Audiobook: Michael Prichard did a decent job narrating. He spoke clearly with good inflection and volume, but didn't really add anything to the boo...

    The short-short version of what became my review: A gripping spy thriller that brings back all that Cold War Nostalgia; but Tom Clancy has obviously never met a lesbian before in his life. --- Perhaps it goes without saying, but Tom Clancy's work is not high literature. He will n...

    He leído una versión de la novela con mala traducción y con mala maquetación, así que la lectura no ha sido agradable. La introducción al meollo de esta novela de espías, donde presenta el estado de la ?guerra de las galaxias? me ha parecido demasiado larga. Jack Ryan ...