Book Reviews of Red Rabbit (Jack Ryan, Bk 2)

Red Rabbit (Jack Ryan, Bk 2)
Red Rabbit - Jack Ryan, Bk 2
Author: Tom Clancy
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ISBN-13: 9780425191187
ISBN-10: 0425191184
Publication Date: 7/29/2003
Pages: 656
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 187 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I am a HUGE Clancy fan, and have read all of the Jack Ryan series and loved most of them. But to be honest, this is definitely not my favorite. It does provide some great background into a gap of Jack Ryans history that was referred to many times in the series. However it seems to drag sometimes with unexciting details of the spy business (which I normally enjoy), and government bureaucracy. The last 3rd is good if you can get to it. From what I heard, he came out with Teeth of the Tiger (an unusually short book for Clancy) so fast after this one to make up for the lackluster reviews and sales. After reading it, I can sort of understand.
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Helpful Score: 1
Boring and repetitive. Is there anyone around who is more right wing than this guy? He's written some good stuff but this is just formula dashed off to make a buck.
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This is the story of Jack Ryan before his involvement in the Hunt for Red October - sort of a background for him. A colonel deep in the KGB feels he must defect to get a terrible plot to the CIA before the Soviets succeed. He risks his life and that of his family to do so. Excellent story with background on the CIA and British Intelligence. A good read.
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Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days - in an extraordinary novel of global political drama. . .

It's early 1980s and historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. On his very first day, an extraordinary document crosses his desk. Because of government repression in Poland, the new Pope, John Paul II, has threatened to resign his papacy.

In Moscow, another man is contemplating the very same document. Yuriy Andropov, the chairman of the KGB, does not like what he reads, does not like what it means for him or for his nation. All it takes is one man to cause everything he has worked for to crumble. All it takes is one man to stop him. The Pope is very powerful, but he is also mortal. . .

A very skillful blend of fiction and history!
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It's the early 1980's -- and historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. ON this very 1st day, an extraordinary document crosses his desk. Because of government repression in Poland the new Pope John Paul II has threatned to resign.
In Moscow anotehr man is comtemplating the very same document. The chairman of the KGB does not like what he reads, does not like what it means for him or for this nation. All it takes is one man to cause everything he has worked for to crumble. All this takes is one man to stop him. The Pope is very powerful, but he is also mortal.. . continued in the book!
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My husband read this and liked it. He reads all of Tom Clancy's books.
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This book was boring. Clancy writes good books, but not this one. I kept reading it - thinking it would get better - it never did. No excitement at all. One dimensional characters. Would not suggest it to anyone. I was terribly disappointed.
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Good Clancy, enjoyed very much. Great listen. Good road company.
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Interesting blend of fiction and history in the Jack Ryan series.
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One of my favorite Tom Clancy books. "Clancy is a master of detail - especially those having to do with military action and weapons...And he builds strongly moral, attractive characters, ones we would like to emulate."
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Tried and true adventure from one of the masters.
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It's the early 1980's and Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. An extraordinary document crosses his desk...may cause the Pope to resign.
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Good military story
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Typical Clancy
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Horrible.... the worst from Clancy EVER
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This is a must for all Clancy fans.
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"It's the early 1980s- and historican, teacher, and recent ex-Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. On his very first day, an extraordinary document crossed his desk. Because of government repression in Poland, the new Pope, John Paul II, has threatened to resign his papacy.

In Moscow, another man is contemplating the very same document. Yuriy Andropov, the chairman of the KGB, does not like what he reads, does not like what it means for him or for his nation. All it takes is one man to cause everything he has worked for to crumble. All it takes is one man to stop him. The Pope is very powerful, but he is also mortal..."
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Jack Ryan is back, in an extraordinary novel of global political Drama.....
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good book if you like Tom Clancy
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Interesting member of the Clancy world.
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This was a great read, I have always enjoyed the stories from Tom Clancy.
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Another in the exciting Jack Ryan series full of intrigue and set before the breakup of the USSR.
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I like Clancy and this book kept my attention - he has great twists and I rarely figure them out until the end.
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Classic spy vs. spy by Clancy. Filled with the details you expect from the thorough writer he is. Great tale with a wide cast of characters.
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On Jack Ryan's very first day as a CIA officer, an extraordinary document crosses his desk.In Moscow, Yuriy Andropov,chairman of the KGB is contemplating the very same document...2002
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this was a great book!
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Clancy's usual excellence
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Interesting book that allows reader to get to know the Foleys much better than in other stories. A nice return to the Cold War past.
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TOM CLANCY RETURNS TO JACK RYAN`S EARLY DAYS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL OF GLOBAL POLITICAL DRAMA.
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Tom Clancy returns to Jack Ryan's early days, in an extraordinary novel of global polictical drama.