I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
The Campus-an off the book all out spy agent created by Jack Ryan and now has Jack Jr. as and operator has to try and stop the URC and the EMIR along with another enemy who everyone thought was dead. They are being investigated, turned on, and outright plotted against all in the effort to stop Jack Sr. from winning another chance at being President a second time. This is another solid book in the Jack Ryan universe having all the characters in play the book can be overwhelming especially if you try to read it in 18 hours, I don’t recommend you’ll miss something and not know it until you start to read the next installment. Enjoy Clancy fans.
Before we get started let me warn my liberal friends to look away. This is not a sight you will enjoy.
Locked On is the newest book in the "Ryanverse." For over 25 years Clancy has shared the history of Jack Ryan and company with us. In some ways this world is a parallel universe. Ryan experiences much of the same history, but he is there in ways that no true historical figure can be.
The book starts off a short time after Dead or Alive and continues the story from there. Jack Ryan, Jr. is now the lead character. Along with his cousin Dominick Caruso, and Ryan stalwarts John Clark and Ding Chavez he continues to track down terrorists as part of the clandestine "Campus." Jack Senior is running for President again against a leftist president more concerned with social engineering than truly defending the nation. Behind this president is a wealthy businessman from Eastern Europe who wants to bring socialism to full fruition in the USA. Of course none of these characters resemble any actual people living or dead!
In order to embarrass Ryan the president goes after John Clark, a man with a past. While Clark is on the run the rest of the Campus must track down a master terrorist and stop him before he carries out the most devastating terror plot ever launched.
If my liberal friends are still here I warned you, you will not like this. This book is full of the useful idiots, left wing politicians, left wing lawyers, left wing billionaires, et. al. who make up our society. It is just painful for some folks to look in the mirror.
Excellent book, good narrator, story is believable and flows naturally.
Interestingly, author recognizes the fact that threat to Western civilization is coming from Muslim extremism, no matter what country they are from.
One thing, which doesn???t mean much to most people around here, but I have to mention it:
I am a native Russian language speaker, and Narrator???s attempt (or lack thereof) of pronouncing Russian words and geographical locations to sound Russian is annoying beyond believe. I was so irritated with my efforts to recognize what he is trying to say, that I almost dropped the book altogether. How hard would it be to actually consult somebody? Hell, I would teach him myself???
A very gripping and intricate story from Tom. It was awesome!
LDP's voice characterizations add life and depth to the story.
Overall, another outstanding story and a great performance!
help- there must be a way to return to a specific chapter in audio books, if you are near the end and accidentally loose your place you have to go back to begiining skip from Chapter 1 to 73 one at a time to reach your last place read - not great
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
I think that this novel got too bogged down with technical details for me. The parts that involved Jack and the rest of the central characters, I found extremely interesting and gripping. I will continue to listen to the Jack Ryan series. Hopefully the next book will be as good as previous ones.
If Tom Clancy had actually written the story
One of the worst novels I have listened to
Very slow and monotone voice
Latin America was worn out years ago, just bury it for a while.
I have read and listened to many of Clancy's books,but will not be listening to anymore.
The story line is very intriguing and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job with all the character voices and making them special.
John Clark - one tough dude.
LDP adds a dimension to the characters that I would not have factored in. His ability to bring the different voice and mannerism to each character really adds to the reading enjoyment.
Made me want to get the next book as soon as I could to keep the story going.
Listening to creative stories and well presented dialogue makes long driving trips a lot more pleasurable.
I have a science background and I am fascinated with epistemology.
This novel is as up-to-date as today's newspaper. It gets US clandestine services against Muslim extremist terrorists. The political climate in United States also replicates our current situation. I am not turned off by the attention to detail devoted, I love it. The plot weaving is superb! The audiobook was perfect for an intercontinental flight. I hope that I can find another one as good.