A better actor to narrate. Better develop characters. I can't understand narrator's words and he has no emotion in his speaking.
Never buy anything narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips.
Please give us a better sample of the narration. I've read most of Tom Clancy's books and this one just doesn't measure up at all.
Check out narrator's past performance and sound.
I wasted almost $20.00 for a book I will never finish. I feel cheated!
What can I say, Clancy along with Greaney has meant the very high expectation of a great novel! And the huge plus is Lou D. Phillips awesome job at narrating this masterpiece. The narrator can make or break a good book....so hats off to Phillips for doing his part to make this book fantastic to listen to!
The World According to JimG944
I rate the action/suspense novel Locked On by Tom Clancy 4 of 5 stars. This novel had more of a Ludlum feel to it than Clancy, but hey, I enjoyed it. A modern-day terrorist plot is at the heart of this story. The reason for four stars rather than five is that the story seemed to have several plotlines in flight that didn’t tie together in a meaningful way. In fact, the finale plotline seemed to start about ½ way into the book and it didn’t build from the pre-work done in the other plot lines. So, to me, the story was fragmented. That said, it was still a good solid story with richly developed characters. When you get to the finale story line, you’ll wonder “how the heck did we get here?”. I do recommend this book.
I'm not sure. There are parts of the book that I enjoyed and parts that I didn't. But I spent too much time trying to remember the characters and how they fit into the plot. It was very frustrating.
Streamline the plot just a bit more. I'm not saying to make it predictable and ordinary, but when readers have to struggle to keep up with too many twists and turns it becomes a chore to finish the book.
The action scene at the hotel where Jack Ryan, Jr. is on one of his first real missions. He is tasked with driving the getaway car and guarding the exit of the hotel his team is about to inflltrate to catch a guy involved in some bad business. While his team is getting in place for thier take-down, Jack notices some curious activity going on at the next hotel. Trusting his instincts, he leaves his post for a minute to follow five shady-looking guys until he's able to reognize one of them as a terrorist. He quickly relays this info to his team and they immediately recognize a trap. At the last minute they have to change plans in order to save a group of unarmed surveillance guys that are unaware that they are about to be ambushed by the five guys that Jack Jr. identified.
This was the second audio book i have purcahsed and was not disspointed. I listened to it on my walk to work and in the car ride home. I pottered around the house and was able to do chores and make dinner while listening. A great way to tune out. Love it!
Names and acronyms were sometimes hard to reference as you cannot go back and recheck them like you would in a book, but if you have read the books you shouldn't have much trouble. I have missed a few in the series and still found it enjoyable.
Lots of characters to get to know, very descriptive, easy to picture and action packed.
I didn't recognise his voice at all, but he was very good, especially with the multitude of characters he had to keep up with.
Yes I finished the whole book in about three days...a mighty feet considering its approx 17 hrs long.
An Audible fan about to pass 500 titles in my library.
Ninety percent of the book is A+. Solid Clancy. At the end, the end he pulls Wolfe "Man in Full" style plot twist. What?! Other than that... Great book.
This was a great book to listen to. It reminded me of Tom Clancy's earlier books. It is well written and you don't want to turn it off.
The Jack Ryan series has be out there so long, I was curious to see how this book would evolve the characters, especially Jack Jr. It was well worth the credit. LDP does a good job narrating and giving the book additional life.
The fast pace, the characters
Very engaging, easy to relate to characters, fast paced, keeps you guessing.
no it needed to be broken up