Someone who likes lots of detail about the characters, location and politics; and don't mind if the story drags on and on and on.
Cut back on the characters (way to many to keep up with) the story didn't grab me and I didn't know where it was going, I didn't know who was significant to the story. I couldn't follow who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I didn't know why some characters were introduced into the story.
Lou Diamond Phillips was great...I personally think the story needs a re-write.
...I am more than half way through the story and so far the answer would be done. I am going to finish it (it's taken awhile-because I don't like it) and unless some miracle pops out at the end I am sticking with done.P.S. If, some miracle pops out at the end I will come back and update this remark.
Often I don't give much credit to reviews that rate 1 or 2 when the majority of the ratings are 4's and 5's but next time I will read them and consider them more than I have in the past.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
This review is part of my catching up with some great espionage thriller novels I listened to several years ago. I need to start by noting that Audible has made a complete mess or putting the Jack Ryan/Jack Ryan Jr. series novels in order. One needs to lo look elsewhere to get the books in order.
Locked On is the first Clancy novel co-authored with Mark Greaney and the second in the Jack Ryan series with a co-author. By the time this novel was released I had listened to all Jack Ryan series books. Thee novel is clearly better and more concisely written than prior Clancy novels.
With his father running for re-election, Ryan Jr. refuses Secret Service protection and joins the Campus in a "safe" job. He reports to John Clark and works with Clark's son-in-law Ding Chavez as well as the Caruso brothers who are Ryan, Jr's first cousins. Locked On is an outstanding novel! It is the first of three Greaney co-wrote with Clancy. In addition, Greaney has released three Ryan Jr. novels since Clancy's death. All are superb.
Lou Diamond Phillips may be a great actor but he is nor a great audiobook narrator. Thankfully Scott Brick picks up the narration with the next novel.
Formulaic. Somehow it had just enough interest to keep my listening for the entire time, but cannot recall why now.
The romance had a nice twist, but was otherwise littered with corny dialogue and telling emotions with little feeling.
Glad that George Bush and Bush Jr. were along for the ride. Too many political undertones for my taste, but I guess we must all choose sides eventually, right?
Due to a busy work schedule I enjoy audio books more because I spend most of my time in the car travelling to and from work and while Im at work.
I particularly loved the shoot out scene in France. Lots of action, and was on the edge of y seat through out that scene.
I absolutely love his style of narration. He adds accents, different tones, different speach styles according to the characters background or origin and stays on point with his narration. When i listen to his narration i can actually picture mentally the different characters. Very enjoyable, in fact aside from being a Clancy follower, Im becoming a Lou Diamond Phillips follower. Great Narration!!
I listened to the book over the course of a week or two.
I do not agree with some of the other ratings this book has recieved. I found it to be very enjoyable and cant wait for the next book re: The campus and The Team. Loved it!
I started listening to this after checking out Threat Vector. Honestly I think I might have been better off waiting for something after Threat Vector than making the mistake backtracking the series.
Kept the politics out of it. Although annoying and awkward I found it slightly funny the amount of conservative opinion Clancy put into this book. It almost seemed like he created his only personal crazy world where every conservative idea is right and every liberal idea is idiotic and dangerous. At some point I just started to fast forward the election parts, it was just too much, I felt like I was pulled out of an interesting story so an old angry dude could give me a crappy lesson about politics.
Phillips does great voice work, the way he speaks each character lets me have a better time visualizing the characters. There is urgency when things go bad, and he doesn't overdo it.
I started with Threat Vector and I think I'm going to stop checking out the backlog. I had read Rainbow Six and Hunt for Red October and loved them. But I guess I missed the part where Clancy decided to turn his books from just talking about the specs and building the tension to making dumb jokes about MSNBC. But as I said before, I really liked Threat Vector. If he lays off the politics like in Threat Vector and keeps things focused on the story, maybe I might come back to this series.
He is so good that I forgot I was listening to Lou Diamond Phillips. He has great ability to change his voice from character to character.
Maybe it's just me, but I tried 3 times to finish listening to the story, and I just couldn't. The characters didn't grab my attention. I didn't feel any emotion that made me want to continue. And for me personally, there was too much information about the technical aspects. I'm sure some people would appreciate that part, but not me.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Lou Diamond Phillips brought the story to life with his great narration. In keeping with the Tom Clancy tradition there is a lot of action and politics. I enjoyed Clark back as the head of Rainbow even if it was temporary. Thought the flight attendant on the corporate jet as a former naval medic and all round expert was great and hope Clancy expands her role in future books. Looking forward to the next book.
Though I am usually a Clancy fan, and thought Lou Diamond Phillips is a superb narrator, this book is beyond tedious. There are too many meandering unrelated story lines and the book is so full of extraneous technical detail that it could use another round or two of heavy editing! Indeed, it feels like the authors are just showing off their technical knowledge without regard to pacing of the story.
I have not, but will now look for books read by him. He's one of the best narrators I've heard, and I've listened to over one hundred audible books.
I'd cut most of the technical information and jargon. I'd also spin off some of the story lines for another book.
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
Kept losing track of all the names of --- just about in the middle of sentence we were jumped to a new location...!
The action tells were as great as ever in Clancy's books!!!!!
I am a big Tom Clancy fan but I am going to have to say that the storyline on this was not as good as his past novels. I found the severe view of politics in this story to be a distraction and could have done without. The politics either made you good or evil depending on which side of the isle you are on. Besides the politics there was your typical action scenes that we all have come to love form Clancy. I found Lou Diamond Phillips enjoyable to listen to and I would listen to more of his narration's.